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 in life.
"If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life" - Marc Anthony
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 a variety of dogs over the last 5 years. 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.
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