They are family and like none other. Your photographs should radiate their unique, special spirit.
The World is our Studio
We'll go where you and your pet love to be so you can have fun being yourselves while we capture moments that will bring a smile... and sometimes a tear... for years to come; moments that will unleash memories of all that you love about your beloved.
Paul Caponigro said "It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it's another to make a portrait of who they are." This and my philosophy that the best photos happen when we're having fun are guiding principles behind my approach. We’ll go wherever you and your companions enjoy, and do the things that bring you all joy. Perhaps it’s playing in a park, wandering a trail, swimming with abandon, or lounging at home. While everyone is being themselves, having fun, I’ll be capturing expressions and moments. Often the best shoots happen when everyone forgets that I’m there and you’re just in the moment, whether it’s having fun, sharing a tender moment, or just being silly.
This process does take more time than sitting for a shoot in a more controlled studio setting. I still do studio photography but after much experimenting over the years, I find myself, and more importantly my clients, most drawn to the results I get from this photojournalistic approach.
10 years ago I began shooting for the Oregon Humane Society. There I photographed hundreds of cats and dogs who have had the hardest time finding a new home. And in the process, working with trainers, I developed a broad range techniques that fit different personalities. So, before the shoot, we’ll talk about how to best set you and your friend(s) up for a fun experience. Whether they’re shy or see everyone as their new best friend, whether scared of cameras or curious how the camera might taste, or whether they’re a blur of energy or are facing the challenges of a slowing body we'll find an approach to match.
Besides shooting for the Oregon Humane Society I also shoot for many other non-profit organizations both locally and nationally - many animal related but also some medical non-profits. So, know that in hiring me, you’ll not only get meaningful art to share and look back on but you’re also helping me continue to support the mission of organizations like Fences For Fido, Wallace Medical Concern, Family Dogs New Life Shelter, PAW Team, Pongo Fund and Animal Rescue New Orleans.
A full two location shoot is $300. This includes up to a half day of shooting, travel to a couple different locations, plus post-production work (editing, photoshop, etc). And it includes the equivilent of 2 8x10 prints plus a web gallery of images that you can share.
email or call me at (503) 522-1252.