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Capturing Hearts: My Journey with Salt Lake County’s Adoptable Dogs

Hey there, pet lovers!

I’m thrilled to share a slice of my world with you—a world where furry smiles are captured, wagging tails are celebrated, and every click of the camera brings a hopeful dog closer to their forever home. For nearly a decade, I’ve had the privilege of volunteering my time and photography skills at Salt Lake County Animal Services, a journey that’s not just close to my heart but has become a part of who I am.

While many talented pet photographers out there contribute to animal welfare through fundraising, I’ve chosen a slightly different path. Donating money is great, but to me it feels a bit too removed. I prefer to be “in the trenches” so to speak. Every other week, armed with my camera and a heart full of purpose, I step into the shelter to photograph the adorable, adoptable dogs waiting for their chance to shine. I believe in the power of a photograph—the way it can capture a soulful gaze or a playful spark—and I’m committed to ensuring that each dog is seen in the best possible light, quite literally!

And it’s an amazing feeling to know that a dog has been adopted because of a photograph I have taken.  I know how much my dogs have changed my life, and if a photograph can change a dog’s life, and that dog will change their human’s life, that ripple-effect is breath-taking. I am a part of something bigger than myself when I do this, and it is so important to me to take these photographs.

This labor of love is more than just a volunteer gig; it’s a chain-reaction of kindness. When you choose TimePunk Pet Photography for your session, whether it’s a family portrait with your four-legged family members or a solo shoot of your pup, you’re directly supporting this mission. Every snap and every smile contribute to the resources and time I dedicate to these shelter dogs, and for that, I am profoundly grateful.

Recently, my journey caught the attention of a local news station, and they decided to shine the spotlight on these unsung canine heroes and the behind-the-scenes magic of our shelter photo sessions. It was an opportunity to showcase not just the power of photography, but the team effort of staff and volunteers to help make these photographs happen.

I invite you to watch the segment and join me in this heartwarming adventure. Your support, whether by hiring TimePunk Pet Photography or simply sharing the story of our furry friends, means the world to me and, more importantly, to the dogs waiting for their moment to be seen.

Thank you for being a part of this journey, for believing in the power of a photograph, and for helping every dog put their best paw forward toward a brighter future.

Watch the Behind-the-Scenes Look at Shelter Photo Sessions

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