Pets & their

PEOPLE

You know how hard it is to take a flattering selfie with your pet because you’ve probably tried. Relax and let me photograph you with your pet!

German Shorthair Pointer dog in 1976 Chevrolet C10 Scottsdale

The human-animal connection

I find that people are more relaxed when their pet is by their side. For starters, it gives them something to do with their hands so they feel less awkward. Dogs also do unpredictable things – like lick you on the face! Animals produce more genuine smiles than any dumb joke I can tell.

Let’s talk about retouching. I aim to make people look well-rested versus like Joan Rivers after her 100th facelift. I generally get rid of things that aren’t permanent, like a scratch or blemish. If it’s permanent, like a mole, I leave it. It would be weird if someone retouched out Cindy Crawford’s mole, right? Often people say I took the best photo of them they’ve seen in years. So, don’t be afraid of getting in front of my camera!

“Karen took pictures of our two puggles and our daughter. She is an amazing photographer! Very professional, friendly, and patient. We were blown away with the final product. If you’re looking some get some quality photos of your loved ones look no further. We can’t say enough good things about her work.”

Steve

“Karen was amazing with Sashi (our 3 1/2 yo Portuguese Water Dog who tends to be a bit A.D.D.). She was able to get many adorable photos of her – and also with us! Charming, beautifully professional, really knows what she’s doing, prompt and fun to work with.”

Cameron

A Photoshoot for the Whole Family

Not only are your dogs a huge part of your family but they also make your annual family portrait much more FUN!

Dog and Child Photos

Dog and Child Photos

Give your children a professional photoshoot with their childhood dog. It’s a gift they will cherish for years to come!

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My Favorite Guide Dogs

My Favorite Guide Dogs

Two of the dogs in this photo are guide dogs. Mimosa, the black lab, just retired after a decade of service. Fodi, the yellow lab, recently graduated from the training program at Guide Dogs for the Blind and will be the new guide dog for Sue. What makes it really fun...

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Puggles: Bailey & Tillie

Puggles: Bailey & Tillie

I love it when kids are in the mood to be photographed with their pets. To be honest, this happy 6-year-old was way more into the photo shoot than her puggle dogs were. Hey, it happens. You can't blame the pups because they are getting older and have had some recent...

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Lola & Roz

Lola & Roz

Lola is an Airedale/Cattle Dog mix who was adopted from Denver Dumb Friends. The crazy thing is that her person picked her out while her husband was at work and told him about their new dog later! He was quickly smitten with Lola and agreed to adopt a second dog as...

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Faith the cattle dog

Faith the cattle dog

The goal of Faith's shoot was to get photos in a mountain setting. I do believe we found everything we were looking for - aspens, wildflowers, blue skies and dramatic boulders that were relatively easy to climb! Colorado is so beautiful in the summer. This sweet...

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