I'm so blessed to have two beautiful shelter dogs in my life. I adopted Sherman over four years and Hailey a couple of years ago. Sherman is the tri-colored Border Collie mix is around nine. We had several inches of snow here in Port Townsend a week or ago and I was surprised to see how much Sherman loved laying in the snow. Hailey, the German Shepherd mix, is three and more active. She loved running and playing in the snow.
Last year I stepped down from photographing shelter animals looking to be adopted at our local animal shelter the Humane Society of Jefferson County. I had volunteered there for over 15 years, taking photos every Sunday, creating a poster, and sharing my photos with the shelter for them to post on the website Petfinder. Petfinder is a searchable database that helps animals find homes.
I really enjoy taking pet photos for my clients and wish I took more of them, luckily I have my own models. Too often I'm asked to take photos of a family's cat or dog when an owner finds that their pet has become sick. I would much rather be able to include a family pet anytime when taking family photos for a client. I have the ability to photograph dogs, or cats, in my Port Townsend studio. Taking photos in the studio offers fewer distractions and my constant lights reduce the fear a dog might have with a flash going off. The gray background paper I use really makes for a lovely photo. You can visit my Pet Photography Gallery to see more photos. Don't put off taking a photo of your "fur" family member, anytime is a great time to photograph your family pet.