Animals have always been a constant in my life. I was raised in Southern Louisiana, we had your typical pets but also had farm animals, (horses, cows, chickens). I also kept reptiles for quite sometime. I have respect for and experience with a variety of animals of all sizes.
In 2008 I started my photography business in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois taking portraits of people, weddings and working with rescue groups. After 3 years I realized I wanted to focus on pet photography.
I am a firm believer that to be a good pet photographer you must respect your subjects, take the time to understand their needs and their behavior. Their safety is also top priority at all times.
I enjoy every single moment with my camera and the animals I get to photograph. I admire my subject's beauty, uniqueness and their strength. Each of them are special to me and I love each one. It is hard to express the happiness they bring to me. I believe it is this admiration and love that people see in my artwork.
With every session, my goal is to create timeless fine art images that represent your pet's individual personality and to create a beautiful piece of art for your wall.
I am a member of Professional Photographers of America and I enjoy entering images into print competitions. I compete in order to learn and grow as an artist.
2016 North Central Districts- 4/4 Merited Images
2016 International Photographic Competition- Platinum photographer
2017 North Central Districts- 4/4 Merited Images , 1st Place in Animal Portraits, Top 10 Cases
2017 International Photographic Competition- Bronze photographer with 3 images being selected for the Showcase Book.
I have been featured in the Petco Foundation calendar in 2013 and 2014. The Daily Dog Tag has featured my Sighthound Project to help me get the word out. One of my biggest accomplishments was in 2016 being published in Harpers Bazars- Town & Country (UK) Winter 2016 issue. The image selected was one from my ongoing Sighthound Project.
My husband Chris and I share our home with 2 senior dogs and 1 senior cat. With our son all grown up, Monty and Mojo are our spoiled little fur kids and we enjoy showering them with attention.
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