Exotic Pets

Do you have a rare or unusual pet? I’d love to photograph them! Birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, ferrets, hedgehogs and more. I’m up to the creative challenge!

What is an Exotic Pet?

At the vet, an exotic pet is loosely defined as any pet that is not a dog or cat. My emphasis is on small pets that are a little out of the ordinary, but still often found in homes – such as birds, rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, lizards, etc.

My portraits are creative and unique to each pet. I love creating custom backdrops for each animal!

Not your Everyday Pet Photoshoot

Paired with creative thinking, images of both exotic and everyday pets become unforgettable.

Wrangler the baby alpaca

Wrangler the baby alpaca

When I first saw Wrangler's springy gait, he reminded me of a cross between a gazelle and a camel. I learned that the leaping gait is called "pronking" and it involves jumping high into the air by lifting all four feet off the ground simultaneously. Sometimes alpacas...

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Peruvian Long Haired Guinea Pig

Peruvian Long Haired Guinea Pig

Prince the Peruvian Long Haired Guinea Pig went outdoors during his photo shoot. How could we stay indoors when the blossoms were so breathtaking? "I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden."Ruth Stout When he was adopted, this...

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Marge the 3-legged guinea pig

Marge the 3-legged guinea pig

Marge the guinea pig was recently brought to a vet clinic with a broken leg. Her owners couldn't afford to repair the leg but the kind surgeon donated his time. Lucky Marge! Another tenderhearted vet at the clinic paid for the remaining costs and adopted Marge. Double...

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Spike the Bearded Dragon

Spike the Bearded Dragon

Spike was the first bearded dragon I've ever photographed! I'm working on a series of exotic pet photos to hang at University Hills Animal Hospital. If you have a bird, rabbit, reptile, guinea pig, ferret or other unusual pet and want to be part of this project, give...

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Rose Breasted Cockatoo

Rose Breasted Cockatoo

Lola, the Rose Breasted Cockatoo, greeted me with a cheery "Hello!" when I first saw her and won me over instantly. None of the other pets I photograph can talk! What a smart and stunning bird! At 10 years old, Lola is still young for a Cockatoo. They can live up to...

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