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Photography exploring the unique nature of dogs with New England as our playground

I photograph you with your soul dogs.

Yes, even the reactive ones. (Especially the reactive ones.)
Together, we create images in their safest, most joyful places, 
every season, all year round
then frame some of that love for your wall.
Barnwood Framed Portrait of a husky
Certified Dog Trainer Behind The Lens

Feel secure knowing that I have 11 years of experience working with dogs like yours.

Safe for Reactive Dogs

I respect your dog’s boundaries and can create beautiful photos from a distance.

Comfortable For Senior Dogs

We pick our location and activity with their comfort, joy, and abilities in mind.

Who are we going to photograph?

soul dog and mom zorvino vineyards nh

Your Soul Dog

You know in your heart - this dog has changed you. Get photographed now.

end of life dog photo shoot in western MA

You Senior Dog

Your best fur friend is in their twilight years. Get photographed together.

Watch the leash disappear.

I run a safety-first studio.  Your dog will likely be on leash during their session. 

Afterward, the leash disappears like magic from the images.  

All you’ll see is you, your dog, and a gorgeous New England backdrop

Dog running before
Before with leash
dog running edit
Edited and ready for print
unique barnwood round frame
Finished in a unique round barnwood

Tails of Joy

"It was so fun and easy to work with Darlene, and our dogs loved her, too! The products and artwork are beautiful! Highly recommend booking a session."
People and Pet Portrait
Amanda and Crixus
Vineyard session
"I cannot begin to describe how wildly impressed and IN LOVE my husband and I are with Darlene and her art! She went above and beyond to take photos of our mini dachshund Walter. It was an overcast day and she showed up in full gear and a huge smile. Our pictures are out of this world. Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU for an amazing time. You captured our little guy perfectly."
Hiking dog photographer
Megan and Walter
Bradley Palmer State Park session
"Darlene created a fun and easy photography experience with my dog. She quickly understood his demeanor and was able to work well with him. She was very hands on and able to get "down in the dirt" for a good photo. I was very pleased with the photographs she took and would definitely recommend her to anyone that was looking for a dog photographer."
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Kelsey and Kayser
Memory session
Darlene Woodward and her soul dog, Kota

Meet Darlene 

Certified dog trainer of 8 years.  Lighthearted professional who gets dogs.  Experienced guardian to a reactive, lovable drama queen.

My first glimpse of Kota in person was in the scratched and bitten arms of the volunteer who drove her from Arkansas.  He handed her over and simply said, “Good luck.”

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