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As a pet owner, I get it. It feels like there's always a reason to put off the hassle of getting photos taken of or with your family pets. However, before you know it your time with them is limited and you simply want to remember them forever. 

•Are you worried that your pets won't sit still?
•Concerned your dog has to stay on-leash?
•Not sure what artwork will work best in your home?

Never enough time

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Testimonials

My biggest fear was that our St. Bernard, Bo, wouldn't cooperate. Ann was so patient and prepared for everything. It went better than I could have ever imagined.

To be honest, we thought it might be weird to have a large portrait of our dog in our living room and an image box full of pictures of her. Guess what? It's not. We see them every day and it brings us joy. Lots of joy!

TASHA SHEA

Our family almost didn’t have the session with Ann. We are so glad we did. We lost our 13 year old lab Sam 4 weeks after our session and we would have missed out on the keepsakes we will cherish forever. 

GEOFF & RONDI GOELLNER

DAN STERNBERG

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Click the link below. We start with a short call, and together will start to plan your personalized pet portrait experience. I'm here to help you from start to finish.


This is where the FUN happens! Leave all the worries and expectations at the door. It's time to relax and enjoy the experience. Your dog's only job is to be a dog!


The best part. You'll get to select your favorite portraits. I'm there to guide you through all the options so that you can select art work that works best for you.


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As a pet owner I get how busy life can be, and how quickly things change. They're such an important part of your life. Too many people let me know they wished they had not waited to get photos with their dog.

I also know that it can feel like one more challenge to find time on your calendar, choose the right location, and hope that they cooperate for just a short bit. 

Which is why I love making the complete portrait process simple and fun. My clients enjoy having their pet portraits hanging throughout their homes so much, that many come back to document their pets throughout their pets lifetime. 

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You & your pet will be guests at my 70-acre outdoor studio where there are many areas set up specifically for dogs. Interested in studio sessions? That's available, too!

Your dog gets distracted?

I've got good news!

No worrying about other dogs, busy parks or streets...I've got you covered!

A Private Escape in Southeast Minnesota

Here's why you should come to me...

Private Oasis. Distraction-Free. Endless Possibilities.

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Most of the dogs that I photograph are actually on-leash. You'll never know the leash was there after I edit your images to perfection.


Wanna know a little secret? 

leash/owner removal

1 dog + 1 dog = 2 dogs!

Hi, I am Ann!

As a pet mom, I simply love helping other pet owners create lasting memories of their pets. So many of us have our smart phones full of decent photos of our pets, but rarely are they good enough to warrant printing or hanging them on the wall.

Which is why I have loved honing my skills and curating our special property, to help ensure that we can bring out, and then capture your pet at their best, and in their element.

After a few years of helping my clients get photos that they really loved, I learned an even bigger lesson. It wasn't until after chatting with some of my repeat clients when they would share their regrets. Despite having the best intentions to take their digital images and print them into an album, or frame them on the wall, they never got around to doing it.

As the weeks and months passed, trying to choose the best image, combined with trying to understand the seemingly endless options for framing and printing materials, it was just too overwhelming.

Which is why I now take just as much pride in guiding you through the best wall art and display options as I do in taking the picture. I love learning about my clients own spaces, their style, and not only helping you choose the best images we capture, but also helping you design the best way to showcase this experience in your home, so that you can best cherish it for years to come.

I sincerely look forward to jumping on a quick phone call to learn more about you and your pet.

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FAQs

My dog doesn't know how to sit or stay, is that a problem?

My dog doesn't know how to sit or stay, is that a problem?

Not at all! Some of my favorite portraits are of dogs standing up. And rest assured, I have a DEEP well of unique sounds and tasty treats to grab their attention-even if it's just for a split second while I capture each image. 

My dog can't be off leash. Can I still do a session?

My dog can't be off leash. Can I still do a session?

Yes! Absolutely! Believe it or not, 95% of the dogs that I photograph are on leash. Leashes not only keep your best pal safe, but they’re also important for following local laws when photographing in urban environments (but most sessions are at my outdoor studio). You'll never know the leash was there after I edit your images to perfection.

Where are sessions held?

Where are sessions held?

Most sessions will be held at our outdoor studio-70 private acres. There are many stations set up specifically for dog photography. Your dog can be in front of a 100+ year old bridge. More: Barn wood. Tin wall. Rainbow doors. Benches. Flowers. Rocks. Wood pile. "Graffiti" Wall. Pond. A mile of the blue ribbon Trout Run creek.

The "problem" will be narrowing down the choices! But that is a good problem and I'm here to help you with that!

*I also travel to clients (I've even flown to some) and some of the Limited Edition Sessions will be held at predetermined locations. 

My dog is super reactive to other dogs/people/bicycles. How can we do a session?

My dog is super reactive to other dogs/people/bicycles. How can we do a session?

I completely understand; the world can be a scary place for all of us sometimes. Good news! Our 70 acre property is completely private. While I can’t control the squirrels or rabbits, I can assure you there won’t be any traffic or other dogs to cause your pet to get distracted more than normal.


My dog is a never ending ball of energy. How do you manage high energy dogs?

My dog is a never ending ball of energy. How do you manage high energy dogs?

My camera shutter speed goes all the way up to 1/8000 of a second—in other words, plenty fast enough to capture even the most active dog! Our sessions never require your dog to sit, stay and behave for hours (or even minutes) on end. One of the benefits of hiring a pet-specific photographer is that I know how to work with “hyper” models and still deliver gorgeous images, jam-packed with personality.

Can I be in the images too?

Can I be in the images too?

Of course! I love documenting the wonderful connection between you and your dog. While we can certainly capture a traditional portrait of you both smiling at the camera, my clients especially love the candid images of the moments you share. If you're especially camera shy, I can still create some lovely, creative images that tell the story of your relationship. Trust me, it won't be as bad as you think! ;-)

Do you photograph pets other than dogs?

Do you photograph pets other than dogs?

While the majority of my clients are of the canine variety, I do photograph the equine and feline set from time to time (and the occasional cow!)

What time will our photo session be?

What time will our photo session be?

The most magical light for photography happens during the “golden hour,” which is why I schedule most sessions during the last two hours of daylight. I have many different stations set up for you to choose from and they are all in the best locations with optimal light. Trust me, I spend days just walking around to look for the best dreamy light. 

However, I can be a bit more flexible depending on the location and I also have lighting gear that helps give that special pop.

Can I just get the digitals?

Can I just get the digitals?

While I do specialize in artwork, you CAN also get the digital files at full resolution so you'll be able to print  them on your own later on. Any wall art, album or image box comes with matching digital sharing files.

How much will I spend?

How much will I spend?

Well, It all depends on what you're looking for.  Some spend $1,000 - $10,000 or more. I'll guide you to the best products that suit your home. The best way to figure this out is to hop on a free, no obligation call! Head to my contact page.

Is this for me?

Is this for me?

You want a full-service experience with a complete customizable session

You value quality & want to celebrate your dog through stunning artwork

Your dog will be the main focus of the session (but you should also be included in some images!)

You want a photographer who also thinks your dog is awesome & will treat her/him with the utmost love & respect
You are looking for a quick/low-cost session

You just want a few pictures to share online

You want more pictures of people than your dog

Your dog is just a dog

This is for you if:

This may not be a good fit if:

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