2015 WINNER - AzPPA Frank Rigo Award - Highest Scoring 1st Time Entry (print competition)

PROUD MEMBER OF:

 

Professional Photographers of America Member

Professional Photographers of America Member


Member of WIPIN

Member of WIPIN

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Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh, I can't recall a time in my life that I didn't have a pet of some sort and a camera in my hand. From my very first beagle pup, Sandy, that allowed me to dress her up and take pictures to our sweet Sparky (pictured above).  I "rescued" him from a pet store in 2000 - THE BEST $50 I've ever spent! He was a momma's boy and we loved him to pieces. We lost him in 2011 after a two year battle with seizures and infections. During that time, I was snapping pictures like crazy, trying to capture all the memories I could. I believe this is when the seed that would be called Pawztography was planted, though it wouldn't come to fruition until 2012.

Pet rescue is a huge part of my focus, becoming a voice through pictures for those that cannot speak. I'm an artist member of HeARTs Speak, a 501 c3 organization that supports artists working on behalf of animals in shelters, and offer pro bono photography to various rescue groups in the Phoenix area.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by! If you have any questions or are interested in booking a session, please head over to our Contact page to fill out an inquiry form. I  look forward to hearing from you and meeting you and your furry companion(s)!

Dawn