Gregg Boersma's own dog, Griffin, is undoubtedly his muse. It was Gregg’s desire to capture stunning images of Griffin in a manner that did his beauty justice that lead to Gregg’s use of on-location studio lighting and his resultant style. According to Gregg, all dogs are awesome creatures and he simply loves capturing their images in a manner that presents them as the uber-models they really are. This is especially true for dogs that need a home. Gregg’s greatest reward is to create an image that grabs a person’s attention and results in an adoption. His satisfaction comes from knowing that his images have enabled another dog to enjoy the same comfort and adoration he showers on his own.
Wendy Devent lives and works in Lethbridge, Alberta. She owns a dog daycare and is surrounded by dogs day and night so it was only natural that when she picked up a camera she started photographing dogs. She enjoys taking the rescue dogs to a park and letting them play and explore for their adoption photos just like she does with her regular clients. Nothing says “adopt me” better than a happy dog.
Susan Schmitz is a photographer/digital artist living in Phoenix, Arizona. She specializes in fun, whimsical and conceptual images of domestic animals. Most of her animal models are photographed through her Rescue Group Photo Program, which was developed as a way to help animal welfare organizations to find fur-ever homes for pets by providing them with high-impact photos that give adoption ads greater visibility.
Rachele Totaro is Italian, born in the 80s, an animal-lover and vegan. She works as a writer, but she takes pictures for love! She says that "Through a lens I see better and I'm grateful to photography because it has taught me to find beauty in the world and to share it.” Her favorite subject is furry, owns a tail and is looking for a new home! She adds, “my favourite feeling is knowing that my pictures can make a difference and change stories."
Breanna Rae Weber is all about capturing the happiness and soul of our furry, feathered, and scaly best friends and turning them into art. Her zest for life trickles right into what she does, creating photographs and art that is rich and vibrant. Working with pets in need is one thing that fuels her and she focuses a lot on little critters, especially rabbits, caring for those who are often under-socialized and misunderstood. She works closely with Sheboygan County Humane Society as well as Lakeshore Avian and Reptile Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. photographing their adoptable pets, fostering pets, and helping them find their forever homes! Animals are an important part of her life and strives to educate herself on the individual care and behavior of the various animal species she works with. Her motivation for what she does all comes down to one simple thing: making people smile.
Amy Whitman has a knack for capturing the character of each individual cat she photographs. As a volunteer photographer for three local rescues in and around Delaware, she believes quality photos can make a great first impression and increase visibility to adopters who otherwise may never have the chance to see them. By creating a positive, respectful and enjoyable atmosphere, she encourages the cats to be themselves and let their unique personalities emerge.