I think a good portrait grabs your guts like the chorus to your favorite song: you may know it inside out, but you keep coming back. This is the kind of picture I make for my clients. I don't try to take pretty photos of your pets, because you don't need me for this--your phone is probably full of them. I reveal a moment when they are a little bit larger than life.
To do anything worthwhile with pet photography you have to be as comfortable with animals as you are with your camera, and I bring my training as a multimedia storyteller to years of experience with many different kinds of critters. Not only have I loved my own menagerie of pets, I've worked professionally with everything from butterflies to a Harpy Eagle named Luigi, so when you warn me that your grumpy tomcat takes a while to warm up to people, you can trust that I'll respect his boundaries and find a way to coax out his personality.