DOG
FUR-LOSOPHY

These are my 10 fundamental beliefs on why I started this dog memory-keeping service:

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DOGS ARE FAMILY.

We’ll do whatever it takes to keep them healthy, happy, and comfortable.
We’ll be their guardian angels.

And we’re unashamed in taking dozens of photos of them everyday, and sharing it with the world.

 
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OUR DOGS ARE IRREPLACEABLE.

Every dog’s paw print, nose print, personality, and quirks are unique only to him or her.
No other dog could ever replace them.

 
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LIFE IS SHORT,
BUT DOG LIVES ARE SHORTER.

When we became dog owners, we knew of the unfair reality that we’ll outlive them.

That’s why we savor every moment,
hug them so much, and document their everyday antics.
And when the time comes — our hearts our never ready —
they’ll know we gave them all of our love, affection, and care.

 
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“DOGS ARE NOT OUR WHOLE LIVES,
BUT THEY MAKE OUR LIVES WHOLE.”
- Roger Caras

We don’t need our dogs like we need oxygen, water, and food.
(And neither do we need coffee, internet, and spa days).

Still, our dogs make life so much lighter, brighter, warmer,
sillier, louder, and crazier.

And owners of a million lint rollers.

 
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DOGS + BEACHES
= HEAVEN ON EARTH.

There’s nothing like living in the warm west coast,
where we take our dogs down to the beach on a whim,
run our paws into the ocean waves,
paddle around the sand,
and enjoy the glowing California sunset.

 
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DOGS PREFER THE OUTDOORS

And they make for playful, fun, gorgeous photographs.

 
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BUT WE LOVE INDOOR LOOKS TOO.

And they make for clean, polished, elegant photographs.

 
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OUR DOGS HATES IT WHEN
WE PUT CLOTHES ON THEM…

But it does make for an absolutely adorable photograph.

 
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LESS = MORE.
QUALITY > QUANTITY.

You don’t need an online gallery with 300 photographs.
Just an 8x10 Album with 30.

You don’t need 3 pieces of small 8x10’s for one wall.
Just one large, gorgeous 40x60 artwork for that space above your coach.

 
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A PHOTOGRAPH BELONGS IN PRINT.

Not in the digital space. The printed photograph is the final product.
To live and breathe, adorning the walls of your home, brightening the office,
inviting you to relax at the coffee table.

We want to savor an image, not scroll past it.
We want to bring it out to life, not hide it on our hard drives.


If you feel like you resonated with all 10 of these fundamental beliefs, then let’s get in touch.

WHAT DOG-PARENTS ARE SAYING

 
Remy

Remy

We had considered hiring a professional to photograph our former dog, but unfortunately we lost him to cancer before we acted. We are so happy that we hired Steamer to take pictures of our dog! Steamer spent a lot of time with us before the shoot to understand what we wanted out of it and what would be the best environment to conduct the photo shoot…

The pictures are truly beautiful. They capture our dog’s personality really well, and the presentation of the pictures is just outstanding…
Our dog has recently been diagnosed with heart problems, so we are really glad we didn’t wait to have this done!
— Remy's Mom, Mary M.
 
Megan and her Dad, enjoying the Southern California sunset together

Megan and her Dad, enjoying the Southern California sunset together

“I am not quite sure how much time my dog and I have left together, but I am so glad I contacted Steamer to capture some gorgeous photos of me and her together while she is still active! For those on the fence about a photographer because of the cost, I would highly suggest to go for it! We only have limited time with these family members, and the end result of beautiful pictures makes it all worth it. The saddest part of having a dog is the limited time we have with them, and I know these pictures will help keep these precious memories with me forever”
— Paul, Megan's Dad
 
Spenny. 6-months old at time of this portrait

Spenny. 6-months old at time of this portrait

As Spenny’s mom and dad, we wanted to have portraits of Spenny as a puppy to remember him as a puppy. But, we can only do so much to ask him sit or stay for a picture. Even though we know he is a puppy and he’s so distracted by the world, we can still get impatient with him. We appreciated how Steamer took the time to get to know Spenny and to be patient with him in taking the pictures. Now we have a huge, 20x30 framed print and also 16x20 prints of Spenny hanging all around the living room. When we got the final printed portraits, we felt happy that we could show off Spenny to guests in our home. They really like all of Spenny’s portraits! We were happily surprised with how smooth the whole process was and we are very happy with the finished products! Thanks for everything, Leanna and Steamer!
— Matt and Kristie
 
"Rowdy" Rousey at 4-months old. French Bulldog.

"Rowdy" Rousey at 4-months old. French Bulldog.

Steamer is a fantastic photographer! He instantly fell in love with my 7-month old French Bulldog, Rousey, which helped create a calm and relaxed atmosphere. She can be quite rowdy with energy but Steamer has such patience and you can tell he just genuinely loves being around dogs. The time we spent with him was filled with such ease that even though it was quite hard to keep her still, we made it happen and we were absolutely thrilled with the results! ... Hands down I recommend Steamer for anyone and their beloved fur-child.
— Janiece and her brindle Frenchie, Rowdy Rousey
Ziggie and Zoie

Ziggie and Zoie

Thank you Steamer for preserving our girls goofiness through photography and at the same time capturing a very mature Ziggie! An image I have yet to capture myself.☺️ Having photos of them around the home brings peace and fullness to our lives. It’s true what they say, “Home is where the dogs are”. ❤️ Their memories will furever live through the beautiful photos you’ve given us.
— Tons of love and licks,

The Tolosa's 🐾🐾

 
Prince Willie

Prince Willie

Steamer Lee is simply the best! He has a unique talent and style in professional pet photography. Steamer connects extremely well with animal owners and understands how much we value our pets. He created a comfortable, safe and fun experience for my 12 ½ year old mini dachshund. Steamer stunned me with the best photographs ever capturing my little Prince Willie’s personality and character.
— Elizabeth, Willie's Mom