Our furry kids are precious to us, and you want to know who you are dealing with before you entrust your future memories to a photographer. I don't blame you!
I firmly believe that the past shouldn’t exist just in our minds – or on our phones. We should be able to revisit that past whenever we want.
When I was a kid, I grew up in Saudi Arabia, and before we left the country, I bicycled around the community we lived in, taking photos with my little Kodak Instamatic so I would remember the place I grew up. I still have some of those photographs (it was a film camera, so everything got printed) and looking at them I can still remember the heat and humidity and grit from the sand mingled with my sweat.
When I got married (I married my husband for his dogs - well, it was a package deal), I discovered how much I love photographing dogs. When we got our first puppy together, Fiona, I started a personal blog to share the photos of her growing up with my family. At the time I didn't realize I was documenting her life as well as the life of my entire family, but 10 years later, I’ve got a time capsule that documents her entire life – and the life of her siblings.
I honestly didn't realize how valuable that blog and those photographs were until we lost Fi's younger sister Abby to cancer. Rather than having a few photographs of Abby as her illness began to catch up with her, I have all of her antics, adventures, and dorkiness at my fingertips. Through those photographs, Abby is alive, bouncing through life, living each moment to the fullest. My dogs have taught me it is possible to paddle upstream in the river of time through photographs and visit the past. I want to help you capture the now with your pets, so your future self can re-discover the moments you are living today.
You might have taken some photos of your own, and want something a little different, or you might not have given much thought to the kind of photos you'd enjoy because you are busy going from the dog park to the pet bakery to the groomer or to doggie day care and then back home again, but you know you'd like to capture and cherish forever the love you have for your pet.
Or, possibly, you are like me, and your pets are the center of your universe and you can't imagine not having fantastic, archival-quality photographs of all of your pets at every stage of their lives.
If you'd like to hear more about how I can help you create a time machine your future self can use to revisit the now you and your pet share , please take just a couple of minutes and tell me a little more about you and your pet (or pets - the more the merrier!) using the built-in contact form here. Or, if you prefer the telephone, call me directly at 801-712-3200 and we can talk about your pets and what makes them special to you, and how we can work together to capture those precious (and exciting, and crazy, and fun) moments with your pet.
If you'd prefer I contact you, just let me know how to get in touch with you, and you'll hear from me shortly!
By the way, my name is Liz, I live in Park City, Utah, and I photograph pets throughout northern Utah. By booking a session with me, you are supporting my efforts to photograph adoptable pets at Salt Lake County Animal Services. If you hear barking in the background when we speak on the phone, that would be one or all three of my Goldendoodles, who always have their own opinions about things and are more than happy to tell you whatever is on their minds at the moment! When I'm not photographing pets, I am a full-time statistician at the University of Utah, crunching numbers, designing research studies, and generally engaging in Super Nerd activities!