I am very happy to be able to use my photography to help adoptable animals find their fur-ever homes. When you book a session with me, you are indirectly contributing to the life-saving services I provide to these animals through the Salt Lake County Animal Services shelter. Your support allows me to afford equipment, supplies, continuing education, and dog and cat treats, as well as the time to devote to photographing adoptable pets in Northern Utah.
In addition to photographing adoptable pets, I help with fund-raising, by offering photographs in exchange for a donation to the shelter at events like Petapalooza, and by donating silent auction items to the annual Spay-ghetti Gala. To stay updated on these events, sign up for my newsletter.
With a large number of non-profit rescue organizations in the area who do an excellent job in finding furever homes for so many pets, I felt I might be able to best serve the adoptable pet population in Utah by working with a local county animal shelter. I started volunteering for Salt Lake County Animal Services in 2014, was named Volunteer of the Month in February 2016 and am still a regular photographer for the shelter to this day. To see some of the animals I have photographed, take a look at my regularly-updated album.
Salt Lake County Animal Services shelter is a high-volume, no-kill shelter in the heart of Salt Lake county. In 2022, they adopted out over 10,000 pets, including dogs, cats, and rabbits as well as other animals. With a large number of animals coming through their doors each day and limited resources, the shelter relies on volunteer help for many of its daily activities.
I also work with other volunteers to photographs dogs as part of their ‘Hounds Around Town’ adventures, and we include many of the dogs in my current passion project, Shelter Dogs and Street Art.
I am also a proud member of HeARTs Speak, a global network of photographers, writers, graphic designers, sculptors, painters, illustrators and animal advocates who provide our time and professional services, pro-bono to animal welfare organizations in our communities.