Being able to stop time and capture the beauty of your “everyday” with your pet is magical and what I love to do.
My first puppy, Missy, cost five dollars at the pet store and was a smart investment for my parents! At two years old I was learning to respect, love and care for my puppy, Missy.
My sweet girl helped me on the road to becoming the crazy (in a good way) animal lover and photographer I am today! My nutrition degree from UC Davis cost my parents quite a bit more and didn’t include any classes on puppies!
My first born was a beautiful Rottweiler named Axel-our last name is Rose-guess what music we were listening to back in the ‘90s?
My husband, Rob, brought Axel home right after we bought our first house. As Axel got older, I knew that I wanted a beautiful portrait of him with our first human daughter, Courtney. Thank goodness I had that beautiful framed canvas portrait made.
There is not a day that goes by that I don’t look and smile at that beautiful portrait on my wall from over 25 years ago.
In the summer of 2019, I took a portrait of our 14-year-old English Labrador, Angus, that I absolutely cherish. It was an everyday moment that had happened many times before, but it was the last one we would all share. For that brief and quiet moment, it doesn’t remind me of how tired and aged he had become.
Using pet photography to unleash (pun intended!) my creativity, connect to the community and put a smile on people and their pet’s faces is amazing; I never get tired of it. Currently, the pups in our pack are four rescues-Bentley & Daisy (pictured above) and two new additions-Carmen, a Chihuahua that thinks she runs the household and Stevie, a sweet senior pup. All were rescued from Tri-Valley Animal Rescue in Dublin, California where I help photograph adoptable pups.
Besides photographing adorable pets, you can find me: