Outdoor Pet Photos in Flagstaff | Flagstaff Pet Photographer

Dog portrait with his human brother outside in the woods by Melissa Dunstan of Tangled Lilac

Being a pet photographer is one of the best parts of my photography business. Not only do I get to meet so many handsome and sweet clients like Buddy, but also their families. I love photographing the special relationships humans form with their animal friends. I might even go as far to say it’s my … Read more

A Sunflower Session with Dutch the Golden Retriever | Buffalo Park Flagstaff

Rescue Golden Retriever in sunflowers smiling at the camera and dog photographer

“If you’re lucky, a Golden Retriever will come into your life, steal your heart, gift you laughter, and change everything” – Unknown author I’ve known Dutch for years, and for all these years, he’s acted so joyous to see me, and so much like a puppy.  When I see Dutch, I know whatever mood I’m … Read more

A French Bulldog Studio Session

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” – Ben Williams Holy FRENCHIES!  My studio became Disneyland for me when Lisa Ethridge, DVM came in with her French Bulldog puppies, and their dad, for a studio photoshoot.  To quote my favorite movie Spinal Tap, my happiness level went up to … Read more

Valentails Pet Photo Fundraiser

I remember making a phone call once in the early 90s to my dad. I was attending the University of Georgia, a Biology major, trying to get into Veterinary School. I remember the day perfectly, it was a Friday, and had been raining. My windshield wipers needed replacing and I had been putting it off. … Read more

Pet Photography: Rio the Portuguese Water Dog

Meet Rio. Rio is an energetic, lovable and mild-tempered Portuguese water dog. Rio’s mom teaches at NAU and loves coming home to her best friend every day. People who know me often say that I appear more comfortable with animals than I am with people. They are not entirely wrong. Documenting the love between humans and … Read more