“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.”
– Joan Miro
Adventure Pup Photography was established to tell the stories of my own two adventure pups – Juneau and Kylo. They were natural adventure dogs, of course. With all the hiking and camping we did, there were tons of great photo ops to make a visual diary. I have always known that my pups won’t be around forever, so I started making sure the family had inspiring and interesting portraits to remember all the great times we had. Even though members of our pack have come and gone, our walls are adorned with memories of our pups in all the great natural settings Colorado has to offer.
“My dog does this amazing thing where it just exists and makes my whole life better because of it.”
Adventure Pup Photography is unapologetically dog-centric. Dogs are integral parts of our families and there is no shame in celebrating all the happiness (and messiness!) they bring to our lives. Personally, I have given up on the idea of my wardrobe ever being free of fur. I see rogue dog hairs in my pasta but eat it anyway. I also smile at passing dogs before smiling at their humans. If I were to show you a photo on my phone, it would require a lot of scrolling through dog pictures. If that level of ‘dog-centric’ sounds like you, then it sounds like we’ll work great together.
Why I’m Cool
“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”
– Alfred Eisenstaedt
There are dozens of other photographers you could possibly work with, so why work with me? Well, I brag about it a bit on The Adventure Pup Difference page, but a lot of the reason you should want to work with me is how I can relate to you and how easy things will be between us. When you work with me, we’ll be instant friends. Maybe not like a BFF type because I could never take the place of your current BFF, but I could at least be the type of friend you would call to go on a hike. We can talk about anything and everything, or just enjoy the silence because I easily do both! I can also serenade you with movie quotes from early-2000’s comedies and bad Dad jokes, or nerd out about Star Wars. We can also talk about dogs the entire time because we all know there are tons of their quirks we can gush about! All of this is important because the better you feel about your photoshoot, the more you enjoy it. And when you’re in a great mood, so is your pup. There is a positive correlation between the mood of a pup and their human!
Another good reason to work with Adventure Pup Photography is that you will be doing some good in the process! We don’t only care about you and your pup – we also deeply care about the well-being of all animals and the natural environment we get to enjoy, and we want to share our success with them. 10% of all profits are donated to the things that are near and dear to us – 5% will be donated to nature conservation efforts, while 5% goes towards animal advocacy efforts. You can choose the organizations benefiting from your contribution or I can make a donation in your name to some of my favorites. No matter the cause, it’s a win-win situation!
Something you should know
“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.”
– Peter Adams
One thing to note – Adventure Pup Photography is not run-of-the-mill pet photography, and that’s why it might not be for everyone. I set myself apart by being a boutique “studio” that goes anywhere in nature. You’ll never actually find me in a studio, though – I specialize in natural setting photography with natural lighting. I love big hero shots in a field of wildflowers with mountain peaks in the background. I also love a good action shot running down a trail or playing in the water. Since I know all dogs aren’t created equal, I also love a shot of a pup rolling in the grass at a local park or stopping along a walk to smell the roses. In general, I just love going to places that are awe-inspiring and tell awesome stories.
“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.”
Adventure Pup Photography wants to make your pup the hero of the story. As a dog dad, I totally get it. Dogs are an important part of the family and should be celebrated as such. Cell phone quality images just won’t cut it. Having gorgeous portraits of your pups hanging on your wall are the perfect way to keep memories alive. It doesn’t hurt that the professional portraits with scenic Colorado backdrops make for awesome wall art at the same time. Another win-win situation!
So, my new adventure friend, it’s now your story to tell – how exciting do you want to make it?
So, now what? Want to talk about it? Adventure Pup Photography provides a free consultation so you can ask all the questions you have and help ensure we’re the right fit for you. We can talk about anything like your ideas, scheduling, costs, and even your plan to display your soon-to-be awe-inspiring portraits.
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Not ready for a consultation yet? It’s totally ok to keep checking things out! If you’re looking for inspiration, you can check out Instagram or Facebook to see other pups on adventures. You can also check out our reviews on Google to see what others are saying. Lastly, be sure to read about the Adventure Pup Difference before you go!