On Cats and Dogs

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a professional photographer who just *LOVES* to create beautiful portraits of “average” cats and dogs. Because the truth is that our pets present some of the most challenging─and rewarding─portrait subjects to be found. And they can teach us a lot about photographing their human companions. Sure, we all stand around…

Lazy Saturday

As a photographer, sometimes my own pets are my favorite subjects. Today my beautiful cat, Pigeon, decided to be a willing model. When I saw her sleeping soundly on the couch beneath our living room window, I couldn’t help but take her portrait.  She woke to the sound of my camera focusing, a pop of…

Chasing Waves

There’s not much that makes my pet happier than a good wave to chase. Perhaps it’s the blue heeler in her, or the german short-haired pointer. And for me, there’s nothing more fun than photographing portraits of my happy dog! Needless to say, there were plenty of motor boats enjoying the warm spring weekend today,…

Winter Fog

Say what you will about about cold and rainy winters in the Pacific Northwest, but the fog that has settled into our corner of the world has makes a pretty spectacular portrait backdrop–for pets AND people!  Here’s a shot of my dog, Cookie, on a cloudy New Year’s day at the Sandy River Delta Park…