As a dog photographer, I’m so fortunate to have the opportunity to pursue my passion for working with dogs. It also guarantees I work with people who feel the same way about their dogs.
When working with dogs and their owners, I love to experience their relationship, watch their verbal and non-verbal communication, and see the joy in their shared companionship.
Why do we love our dogs so much? For many of us, they provide that unconditional, non-judgemental love – they are so generous in how much love they give. As humans, we can be judgemental about other people. Dogs are not like that – it doesn’t matter what we look like, what kind of car we drive, or how much money is in our bank account; they accept us for who we are without prejudice.
Dogs can be in tune with our feelings and sense when we are happy or sad. While they can’t tell us in words, they are good at using their body language to convey they feel we can do the same for them. I’ve read that petting, playing, and cuddling a dog releases oxytocin, a hormone associated with bonding and affection, in both the human and the dog. I believe this as I know how it makes me feel!
When photographing dogs with their humans, I want to capture images reflecting this profound connection and the joy people share with their canine companions.
Preserving those cherished memories for them with beautiful artwork they will treasure forever is a privilege.