Greetings pet lovers! I’m Melissa and I found my bliss combining my love for animals with my expertise as a photographer.
I’m owned by two cats and two dogs and the world revolves around them (mostly!). We moved to a single story house so my arthritic dog doesn’t have to do stairs. The cats have their own quiet room with big windows for bird watching. I’d rather stay home buried under them on the couch watching zombie movies than have a night on the town.
I’ve developed my style and vision over thirty years behind the lens. I have an honours degree in Visual Arts (photography), and continue to study pet-specific photography techniques. I share my knowledge and skills with animal rescue groups and my pet photographer peers internationally. One of my dogs suffers from enthusiasm and one of my kitties is a scaredy cat, so I’ve learned all kinds of behaviour techniques that come in handy working with nervous or excited pets.
I love getting to know your pets. The thrill I get from capturing the sparkle of your pet’s personality and the bond that you share together is what motivates me – it grants me near infinite patience to get the perfect images. Your photography session will be relaxed, fun, customized for you, and my goal is for your final print collection to become one of your most treasured keepsakes. My passion for this work and my attention to detail are reflected in the end result for you. The greatest reward is the look of love (or even tears of joy) on your face when I hand-deliver the final prints to you.