Flash back to 1992. My next door neighbor and I playing house but instead of pretending dolls were our children – we had our dogs. She with her Miniature Schnauzer Max and me with Clancy, my beloved Shih Tzu. Both dogs were dressed to the nines in our old baby dresses, knit booties and bonnets. And yes, both in doll strollers as we walked down the street as proud mothers.
As I grew, I stopped pushing Clancy in a doll stroller – and started taking pictures of him. With my pink ROXY film camera he quickly became my most sought after model. I filled albums upon albums of heart shape photos of Clancy and even started taking photos of neighboring dogs – in an album I called Clancy’s friends.
I can’t say that right then I knew my calling in life was to be a photographer – but I can say that I knew dogs would always play an important role in my life. I am drawn to the story and soul of these dear creatures. I believe their eyes are filled with magical wonder. Clancy, like all dogs, had so much to say without any saying a word.
And just like our beloved dogs – I strive to make my photos speak without any words – to capture your dog’s unique essence, their spirit and character. In an authentic and creative perspective, I focus on the naturalist of moments. I not only want to present you with images of your dog being themselves but powerful and memorable images that you can hang on your walls and cherish for years to come.
I also do human portraiture – but without the belly rubs!