One of the things that never ceases to amaze me is how dedicated professional pet photographers are to the rescue and other dog related communities. Many photographers didn’t necessarily set out to be professional pet photographers but came into it after working with animals. They were dog trainers, dog walkers, vet techs, shelter and rescue volunteers and photographers who had that one special rescue dog who became their reason to pursue pet photography, etc. I am also proud to participate in this community’s efforts.
The following quote summarizes how so many came into professional pet photography:
It started when I began volunteering at a local shelter. My goal was to create photographic images of shelter animals in a professional and flattering light in order to better market their adoptability. From there it evolved to include portraits of people and horses, nature and the world around me.
Lisa Van Dyke, Professional Pet Photographer
Organizations like HeartSpeak are driven by photographers and other artists. Their mission is to “CREATE A WORLD WHERE NO SHELTER ANIMAL GOES UNSEEN.”
Here are some highlights of professional pet photographers doing good work in the community.
- Andrea Ou, owner of Paws and Play Studios, finds time in her busy schedule to foster dogs for Coppers Dream Animal Rescue. She also frequently takes photos of rescue dogs for Doggie Protective Services rescue.
- Lisa Van Dyke, owner of Lisa Van Dyke Photography, maintains the All About Equine Animal Rescue website and blog. She takes many photos of horses up for adoption.
- Misty Oneil Epstein, owner of For Evermore Pet Photography, when she isn’t taking beautiful images of people and their pets, donates her portraits to the local SPCA. They sell the portraits and receive proceeds.
A passion for the rescue community translates into our photography. Angel Dog Photography’s goal is to provide our clients images they would be proud to display in their homes.