As a young girl, I always remember my mom saying “people that have pets are more compassionate”. As an adult, I find myself gravitating to pet people. By design, I’m shy, but when the conversation turns to pets I’m all ears and ready to join in. I like surrounding myself with people that believe their pets are an important member of the family.
I’ve belonged to many dogs and cats all of my life. Each one was as important as the next. In 2002 I adopted my first greyhound and became inspired by their graceful beauty. I was overwhelmed by a passion to capture their soul and elegance through the lens of the camera.
It didn’t happen over night, it has taken years of training and equipment and an unending desire to re-create the spirit and joy that pets bring into our lives.
Buddy was a greyhound that I made an instant connection with the minute we met. He was six years old when we adopted him. Just before he turned 14 years old he got sick and we knew our days were limited. It was important to me to have a photo of him that would be with me forever. Two weeks after I took this photo, we held Buddy’s paw as he crossed to the rainbow bridge.
That was the turning point in my life when I knew that I wanted to create timeless pieces of art, I wanted to be a pet photographer.