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dogisART’s 1st Thanksgiving

What are you thankful for this year?  Me :: first a foremost, my smiling baby girl!  Second, having the courage to actively pursue my dream of pet photography… which is scary!

I’ve had a camera in my hand ever since I was a kid and growing up in small-town Wisconsin gave me ample experience shooting animals.  I have a very solid knowledge base.  Looking back, I would say that this is my destined profession.  Looking forward, however, my knee’s start to rattle.  It is scary to “publicly” debut dogisART! this year in Minnesota (my business has been around for a number of years through word-of-mouth referral only) because I have SO MUCH TO LEARN and so many mistakes to overcome still. I look up to so many great pet photographers out there and sometimes become overwhelmed by their skill.

It’s even more scary that a **dream** might cease to exist, if I fail.

That being said, I remind myself that my unique way of telling your pets story is what separates me from other photographers.  The infinite level of technical skill will be learned along the way.  I’m here :: learning, helping, and trying to make my dreams happen. If I fail, it will be doing something I love…  I hope you all enjoy viewing my pet stories (through a visual medium) and being apart of my development.

Phase 1 of development :: I need more time shooting cats.  I have some great cat photographs (I need to update my galleries to display them….once I figure out how! I need that kid who helped my build this site to show me how to work it.  **frustrating**).  Sorry for rambling.  Cats.  Yes, I need cat models!  So please email me if you want a FREE cat session.  There is room for improvement with my feline photos.

Phase 2 :: learn all of this tech stuff (web-site building, web optimization, yadda yadda…so I don’t have to depend on others to do it correctly).  It’s already giving me a headache 😉

Happy Turkey Day everyone & thank you for stopping by!

Betty Boop :: Small Dog Rescue of MN

Miss Betty Boop needs a home!  I stopped by her foster mom’s house today to meet this cute girl & snap a few pictures.  She is a very dainty sweetie-pie looking for love & a forever home.  You can see Betty’s full profile on the Small Dog Rescue site.


dogisART! photography :: 25 dogs in 2 hours

photographing 25 dogs in 2 hours = An opportunity I LOVED!!!  Although 5 minutes per dog is hardly enough time to capture all facets of their spirit, we got some great shots.  Thank you to all you fabulous “parents” for coming to LuLu & Luigi’s White Bear Lake grand opening :: as well as letting me spend a little time with your fur-kid.  Below are a few photos from our sessions.  All portraits are on my facebook page for ease of sharing with you.  Email if you would like prints/canvas/etc.  Have a great Holiday season!





Humphrey :: Lovely Pit Mix

Don’t let his skull & crossbones collar fool you (adorable btw) :: this little boy is a sweetheart!  First pup that I photographed last night at LuLu & Luigi’s new store, so I thought it best to blog him first!

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