Meet your pet photographer

When I was 12, I made my Grandma cry

It happened at the dinner table. My Mom showed her a candid photo that I took of her the week prior. Grandma HATED having her picture taken. But as it turns out, she only hated it when she knew it was being taken. She loved this photo and I was never more proud of something in my life.

Her reaction has stuck with me all these years later.

That very raw, emotional moment of witnessing someone else's genuine happiness and excitement is powerful. Creating something that draws out such deep feelings, those are the experiences I live for. Those moments are the driving force behind everything I do.

How and why are dogs my specialty?

From the moment I photographed my first session with a dog as the main subject, I knew I had just begun my journey of loving what I do and it never feeling like work. BUT, there was so much I needed to learn. I poured my heart, soul and every penny I made, into learning more about dogs. I went to out of state pet photography conferences, invested in workshops to learn from accomplished pet photographers. I learned behaviors, body language, temperaments. I upgraded my equipment to assure I had the best tools to create what I had envisioned.

I've worked with thousands of dogs since 2018. From dogs in the shelter that have never felt the affection of a human, to family dogs, farm dogs, service dogs, to highly accomplished award winning dogs and dogs that have been to the Westminster Dog show!

Dog's are something special. They make me incredibly happy. They make you incredibly happy. Witnessing genuine happiness as I talked about above...that's why dog's are my specialty.

"If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life" - Marc Anthony

Some fun facts about me:

  • I have been a photographer since 2011 (exclusively pets since 2018)
  • I grew up in Sanborn, NY
  • I have two boys, born almost exactly ten years apart
  • My husband is an Army Veteran & my biggest fan
  • I have two mastiff mix rescues that are both parvo survivors
  • Make that 3, we just got another!
  • I foster dogs with Awesome Paws Rescue
  • I bought my first horse with a credit card when I was 18
  • My favorite movie is The Jerk
  • I love music festivals, hiking and road trips
  • What's on my spotify: Zach Bryan, Mt. Joy, Hozier, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Tragically Hip and lots of true crime and photography podcasts!
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Family chaos captured by Amanda of Seventh Arrow Studio

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