Working as an animal photographer allows me to combine my two passions, and for me, life doesn’t get any better! Thriving on variety, every assignment presents me with its own unique challenges and rewards.
My clients consist of advertising agencies and design firms from across the country. I love to travel, and will travel the world for an assignment, as long as there is a steady supply of BBQ and pizza.
Category Archives: Animal Blog Posts
Well, another year has gone by, and that means another Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. This year brought a change in venues, and that posed some interesting photographic challenges. The preliminary judging was held at 2 mammoth piers along the … Continue reading
Photographing a large number of cats over the past month has given me a chance to ponder the difference between working with “professional,” “house,” and “rescue” animals for my advertising projects. As a rule, I’ve opted for “professional” trained cats … Continue reading
2012 was a very busy summer here at the studio! It began in June, when this group of therapy dogs stopped by for a portrait session. Following this goofy shoot, we focused on projects for Purina, Emerson, and Firestone in … Continue reading
Base Camp from the air. Last month I had the rare opportunity to fulfill a dream of mine; to photograph a large variety of the wildlife of Botswana. Not, as is customarily the case, in my studio, but to embark … Continue reading
If the shot looks simple… …we’ve done our job, because it probably wasn’t. Every shoot involves the efforts of a team of individuals. Digital artist Dave Kreutz is the guy behind the scenes who makes my images come together. With … Continue reading
All modern domestic dogs are the direct descendants of the wolf. Tens of thousands of years ago, wolves came out of the forest and began their first interactions with humans. Some returned to the wild, but those that stayed were … Continue reading
Over the past year, my Lab Polly and I have been volunteering with the Canine Therapy Corps at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. CTC dogs have gone through a stringent screening process; training and testing in order to become certified … Continue reading
Happy New Year! As 2011 wound down, I learned that 2 of my photos had been selected as winners in the APA National Photo Contest; 1st place landscape & 2nd place lifestyle. Also, as promised, here are a few of … Continue reading
A common question asked of me is how I became an animal photographer. Although I’ve had a life long love of animals, this speciality was not in my sights at the start. I began my career as an advertising photographer … Continue reading