Sylvan the Dog | Flagstaff Pet Photographer

Dog in a bandana sitting in the sunshine by Melissa Dunstan Flagstaff Pet Photographer

A few times a year I’m called by clients for a Ginger Session, an end of life celebration photo session. Ginger Sessions are named after my heart dog, my darling, sweet and precious Ginger Dawg who walked with me as my best friend from 1999 until 2007. They are a profound part of my business … Read more

Top Flagstaff Photo Locations | Flagstaff Photographer

Flagstaff is a great town, offering everything from natural areas to downtown funky looks. Looking for Flagstaff photo locations can be overwhelming, so I hope this little list can assist you in choosing the backdrop that resonates with you. Aspen Corner Without a doubt, Aspen Corner comes in at number one because of it’s beauty. … Read more

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