BORN TO SHOOT THE WORLD AROUND ME
Passion drives me, and my passion is to capture and interpret the moments that happen around me.
I knew at a very early age that I wasn’t going to be a parent of human children. Instead that maternal instinct has always been aimed at my four legged fur children. I am one of those people that will greet a dog out on a walk before addressing their owner. Do I like animals better, no; equal to humans, yup. It is just the way I am made.
In my fine art photography I used photography to find the hidden truths that lie within humanity. The joy of pets is there is nothing hidden. They are truth. Making that truth shine is my goal as a pet photographer. I want to capture the unadulterated joyous heart and soul of your pet.
I sometimes feel capturing raw truth is more difficult that fabricating hidden truths. When capturing truth the photographer (and the pet parent if they are at the session) have to remove themselves from what is going on around them. To catch the real essence of your beloved companion we have to let them be without adding our own preconceived ideas or desires.
I don’t want to photograph your pet at the beach if they are afraid of water just because we might think it would be a beautiful shot. I want to create a beautiful image in the space that your pet is comfortable and doing what they feel is fun. I am not going to capture a stoic shot of your pal sitting in a field as the sunsets behind him if he would rather be running through that field chasing crickets.