Hey there! I love your pets!
As a matter of fact, I have been photographing animals longer than I have people. Before I became a full time photographer, I have held a variety of job postions from vet med to pet sitting and dog walking to operations at a dog hotel. Yes, a hotel for dogs (shout out to Pooch Hotel West Loop!) I was also named as one of Chicago's Best Pet Photographers. #humblebrag
My decades of experience working with animals also comes with an equal amount of experience observing and understanding animal behavior. Pet photography requires a great deal of patience and understanding animal psychology before the art aspect can even be incorporated to make a beautiful image.
I reside outside of Chicago with my husband, Julio, and our dogs, Dempsey (Shepherd-Boxer) who recently crossed the rainbow bridge, Carmelita (Whippet-mix) and Theodore (Whippet). I began showing Theo in the conformation ring this past year which is something I have wanted to do for a very long time (blows dust off an old Westminster VHS) and I have been loving it! When I'm not making beautiful art of your precious animals I am usually watching reruns of The Office, eating Mexican food, spending way too much money on coffee runs, and nerding out on canine and equine health.