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.


  • theresa stillman - Terri, You did an awesome job with these photos. You definitely have the skills and personality for the job. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope to see you again. Sincerely yours,
    Theresa ( Chloe and Pierre’s Mom)ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Breaux - U really capture the beauty inside dogs and that special bond , we share with them.
    I thank u for being so kind to Marshmallow and I and sharing your talent,that makes everyone smile.ReplyCancel

  • Kelley - terri,

    what types of packages will you have tomorrow for the photos with Santa? do you charge per dog?


  • Catherine Morgan - Hi Terri, this is your neighbor Catherine. Wow I saw your tree and talked with Karen. Have a great time at the Humane Society event. I was wondering if you would like to make some money going in on doing a doggie calendar. I have lots of client dogs and my own; with the right avenues we could do it justice. Call me later 503-856-4855 PreciousPetPal.comReplyCancel