My very first SLR camera was a Canon Rebel T1i that I had received as a birthday gift back in 2009. At the time, I was running my own pet care company specializing in pet training, walking, and therapy. So naturally, I thought, why not photograph these fur balls as my very first clients? I honestly couldn’t have picked better subjects to practice my skills on. After all, I saw them in their natural surroundings every day, and on top of that, you can guarantee that these guys will always show the kind of raw emotion that can be difficult with human clients at times. Those are just some of the many reasons why I love and admire animals so much, aside from being so full of positive energy and so damn cute all the time.
These photographs have a special meaning to me as it was the time of my life where I had that “aha” moment in my budding photography career and I had realized that this was the closest thing to stopping time and seeing it live on as close to forever as possible in a single photograph.