Hi! I’m Darlene and I specialize in photographing the joy and unique personalities of family pets. I developed a passion for photographing dogs as long as I’ve had my “ever-so-patient” rescue dog, Kota. She led me on a path of becoming a professional photographer and dog trainer. Her challenges as a rescue with a difficult start in life inspired me to learn as much as possible about animals.
Patience and perseverance are interpersonal strengths I developed in two of my former careers as a middle school teacher and flight attendant. There are quite a few differences between children/people and dogs, but I learned through it all that some “well timed” treats, such as cookies, can surely make the difference. And if it takes a “coyote caller” to get that perfect head tilt, I’ll be right there to capture that perfect moment with one in hand!
I admit to being a bit of a perfectionist. I also admit to NOT being a morning person, but in order to get that gorgeous golden light capture, or sunrise silhouette along the north shore coast, I promise you I will be there with my cup of Peet’s coffee in hand, camera ready to go! My goal is to capture the moments, the human-animal bond, and in turn decorate your home with beautiful memories of your pets to last a lifetime.