I have loved animals my entire life. From a very young age I remember wanting to be a vet when I grow up. I always had pets, I was always exploring outside trying to find whatever wild creature I could, I would read books about pets and wild animals alike, and my love for animals is still a part of me today (although I really don’t think it will ever go away). In more recent years I spent some time volunteering at an Audubon center caring for the animals there and leading programs to teach children as well as adults about wild animals and the environments they live in. Now that I am in college working on my degree in Environmental Science and eventually Wildlife Biology, I have come to the realization that whatever I end up doing with my life will involve animals, and I am totally okay with that. Along with my adoration of animals, my love for photography has grown over the last few years. So it just kinda made sense to mash the two together. Animals + Photography + Volunteer Work = AWESOME! I began photographing shelter pets in the Spring of 2015 and haven’t looked back since. I am a member of HeARTs Speak, and you can read a little more about them here.
You know that really cliche saying, “A picture is worth 1,000 words”? Well it is true, a photograph can say a lot of things. Shelter animals rely on that first impression their photos give to people who are searching for the perfect companion (or partner in crime). ONE photo can make the difference between a pet being looked over or getting adopted into their forever home. By providing portraits of these pets, it gives them a much better chance at finding the right person for them! I am not compensated for the work I do for these shelters, but I do get a warm fuzzy feeling inside which is honestly so much better.
The best place to stay updated on my work with these animals is on my Facebook page!
If you are a non-profit animal welfare organization located in New Hampshire that is interested in working with me, please contact me here! If you are located in another New England state PLEASE feel free to contact me as well.