I have been passionate about animals for as long as I can remember, and dreamed of becoming a veterinarian as a child. But as I grew older, photography led me in a different direction, and I discovered that I could capture an animal’s unique beauty and amazing personality through my lens.
My love of photography began with my father, who practiced the art for the majority of his life. I began as a hobbyist in high school, and my father nurtured my interest by teaching me everything he knew and even set up a darkroom in our bathroom where we developed film and made prints together until I went off to college. Over the past 20 years, I have grown immensely as a photographer and retouch artist, and officially started my pet photography business in 2008.
In February of 2014, I received my Master of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) in recognition of my superior photographic competence demonstrated through photographic competition, advanced education and service to the profession.
Over the course of my career, I have received many awards and special recognitions including the Kodak Gallery Award and Photographer of the Year from Professional Photographers of Colorado in 2009. My pet portraits (“Fetch!”, “Let’s Play”, “Have You Seen My Coat”?”) have been accepted into the prestigious PPA Loan Collection, and I continue to receive print competition awards and merits each year.
By combining my passion for animals with my experience in photography, I offer my clients soulful and artistic portraits of their pets that will be cherished forever.