Dogs are family.
And our personal photo collections and albums mean more to us than we think.
It’s those family photos that we put on our work desk, and hang on our walls at home.
That’s why my mission as a dog photographer is to help you own stunning and fun portraits of your dogs to proudly show on your work desk or hang at home. Because dogs are family too!
In December 2016 (just four months ago), I received this email:
Hi Steamer! I was just wondering if you had any availability to have a little family photo shoot for my dogs. We have 4 dogs, all small breed and 2 of them have birthdays this month, one is turning 13 (Chispita) and the other will be turning 17 (Princess). Princess is our oldest and has always, up until now, been a very healthy dog. I love her with all of my heart and I think, before we run out of time, we should have really good family pictures.
This email came from a friend’s little sister, Andreina Huizar (pronounced ‘Ann-DREE-na’).
Now this email came in the busy month of December, when we’re all running wild holiday shopping, working, holiday parties, family parties, wrapping gifts, and trying to find time to watch Elf.
Usually I would’ve pushed the photo shoot out to January when we’re more sane and calming down, but there were two factors that motivated me to do this photo shoot as soon as possible.
For one, they have not one but two senior dogs whose birthdays are in December, one turning 13 and the other turning 17.
Second, it was the last line in her email that gripped my heart,
“I love her with all of my heart and I think, before we run out of time, we should have really good family pictures.”
Having lived with a senior dog, I know how quickly their health can turn even in just one week.
So in the middle of our busy December, I was burdened with a mission to capture Princess’ birthday portraits before any new health issues suddenly turn up. This is why I do what I do.
And just like that, one week before Christmas, we did a birthday (and Christmas!) photo shoot for Princess and her furry family.