Category Archives: My Journey

Stories about my experience in the world of pet and animal photography

What Happens Next?

After they pass. This post is a follow on from a blog I wrote just after my dog Bear passed away. At the time I engaged the services of Passing Paws to cremate and return Bear home to me, though it wasn’t recently that I knew that was even a service available to pet owners….

The Heart Dog

I’m writing this at the suggestion of some wonderful fellow photographers and animal lovers. This post is not for the faint hearted so only read on if you are ready to feel all the feels. My heart dog Bear passed away shortly into the new year and honestly I am struggling to deal. Hopefully this…

On being a professional “Member”

So much can happen in just a year. So much can happen in less than six months! It feels like ages ago now but it has only been only 4 months since I left my “day job” to pursue my pet photography business full time. Not very long in the scheme of things considering I…

Sorry about the mess

In my previous life as service manager in a residential construction company, part of my role was to meet with customers that had queries, or even complaints, about their houses and then proceed to negotiate satisfactory outcomes with them. These meetings took place at their home as that obviously was the product we were discussing….

Celebrate your pet with Furry Hearts Storyboard

New Stuff!! New Stuff!! I’m so freaking excited to add this to my product offerings as we kick off a new financial year. You want to tell the story of your beloved pet. And while the above-the-mantle hero shot is glorious to behold, sometimes you need that extra something that expresses the different facets of…

Mirrhi the Dingo

“I think she likes you” Ann says as Mirrhi steps a paw from the table to my shoulder so she can get a really good sniff All around my head before commencing an investigation down my top (where she saw me put my lens cap… don’t ask, curvy girls know the drill). “Oh yeah, she…

Leap of Faith

So today really is the first day of the rest of my life. Yes, I know that’s trite but for me, in this moment at least, it is the truth. Last Friday I walked out of my job for the weekend for the last time. After 20 years in construction, fourteen of those on the…