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DEFY CONVENTION AND THE LAWS OF TIME AND SPACE

I believe photographs are like little time machines

Liz Dranow surrounded by steam punk gear

These little time machines connect our future selves with the moments we are living now. I am a photographer because I believe that these moments we’re experiencing and this time we are living in should be studied and savored.

What do you want to remember in a year? Five years? Twenty years? The past should not exist only in the mind. Photography gives us a tangible way to return to the smells, textures and feelings of this exact moment. I photograph pets and their people because the bond we share with our pets is powerful and precious, but it doesn’t last as long as it should.

Liz Dranow surrounded by steam punk gear

“Liz is absolutely perfect, she’s so easy to be around and work with. I was comfortable every step of the way and there was no awkwardness at all. The photos turned out better than I had expected. I seriously couldn’t of had a better experience working with her. My favorite part of the session was seeing Milo, who recently went blind get more outgoing and seeing his old personality coming through as the session went forward. I really think he had fun.” – Hannah J.

Let's tell a story. Your story.

For me, the photographic process is about ensuring the experience feels free, comfortable, meaningful and real for you and your pets. My photography isn’t about me projecting my vision on you, it is about truly discovering and sharing a story, your story.

I aim to create space where we can capture the raw, natural shared moments that make up a lifetime of caring coexistence and the truest of loves. Whether fast or slow, inside or out, sweet or funny, my job is to see and document you, as you are, in your most shining moments of blissful freedom and connection.

Meet the Doctor

I am a traveller. A researcher. An artist. A keen observer of what is. I am a Doctor of Philosophy. A photographer. A hiker. A dog person. Growing up as an American in Saudi Arabia, I have always been a non-conformist. My insatiable curiosity has always led the way, allowing me to leave the ‘shoulds’ and ‘supposed to’s’ behind. As a photographer, I’ve always been fascinated with the underdog, with history and legacy, with exotic far away places and with people who are somewhat unconventional like me.

Meet the Doctor

I am a traveller. A researcher. An artist. A keen observer of what is. I am a Doctor of Philosophy. A photographer. A hiker. A dog person. Growing up as an American in Saudi Arabia, I have always been a non-conformist. My insatiable curiosity has always led the way, allowing me to leave the ‘shoulds’ and ‘supposed to’s’ behind. As a photographer, I’ve always been fascinated with the underdog, with history and legacy, with exotic far away places and with people who are somewhat unconventional like me.

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THE PLANNING

We’ll plan over the phone and chat about your pets, the kinds of memories you’d like to make, and the best place to make them. We’ll iron out the details during the call, so when we get to the session, so there’s no stress!

THE ADVENTURE

Whether exploring familiar territory or adventuring into new lands, we’ll be equipped with snacks, toys, and a mind- set for fun and adventure! I’ll help guide you and your pet through the session so you’ll all have the opportunity to show off the many facets of your personalities and your unique bond!

SHARING

At the end of any adventure, sharing your experiences and memories keeps the adventure alive. We’ll review your photo gallery together by phone or video call and select your favorites. We’ll also discuss how you’d like to display your photographs.

“I had been going to the same photographer every year for over 35 years for my Yorkies. When I had to change, it was very hard. The first two choices did not capture what I wanted. I just happened upon Liz’s website and liked what I read. This is my 3rd shoot with her. She is wonderful with the girls and really capture their “uniqueness”. I didn’t think she would be able to get anything of my puppy who I had brought home only a week earlier. But her timing is flawless. My biggest fear was that we would not get a good photo, but instead I had a hard time choosing from all of the photos Liz took. My favorite part of the sessions was Liz’s willingness to work with me on what I wanted. Also, she is definitely a “dog person.” She was great with my dogs. she is also very friendly and we had great conversations. I also like that she gives her time and expertise to the animal shelter.” – Susan C.

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