Outdoor Pet Photos in Flagstaff | Flagstaff Pet Photographer

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 life’s purpose. Also, I’m a huge proponent of kids having a pet. Not only have studies shown that kids with pets are healthier, but the unconditional love offered by a pet is like nothing else they’ll experience in this life. And, considering we’ve just seemed to cross the finish line with COVID, I think kids need even more love and understanding. Navigating online school and the pressures that come from it can be extremely stressful for kids, and a pet can help them succeed.

When COVID shut our world down, I had a handful of clients scheduled. And now, a year later, I’m just now able to get them all in front of my camera. During the pandemic, I erred on the side of caution. I had so many clients who worried about their photo sessions and I just kept reassuring them that one day we’d be able to capture them. And hopefully, our world would return to normal. But, boy, was I wrong. (About the world being ‘normal’)

I don’t think we’ll ever get back to what we used to consider ‘normal’. Do you?

But I digress, let’s talk more about the best job in the world as a Pet Photographer 🐶 I loved spending time with Buddy, who is a rescue pup living in Flagstaff and Phoenix with his human brother Oliver. While his parents don’t know his breed, I do see a little Rhodesian Ridgeback in his ears, stance and color.

Buddy romped in the Coconino Forest as we snapped photos in between his antics. He’s a funny pup and I just can’t wait to see what this goofy puppy looks like next year.

Thank you for the adventure guys! I can’t wait to see you next year!

Rhodesian Ridgeback mix Buddy in tall grasses gazing at the camera by Melissa Dunstan Pet Photographer Tangled Lilac Photography
Portrait of a Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix by Melissa Dunstan Pet Photographer in Flagstaff Arizona at Lowell Observatory
Black and White photo of Rhodesian ridgeback mix with his boy by Pet Photographer Melissa Dunstan of Tangled Lilac Photography
Black and White photo of a rhodesian ridgeback mix by Melissa Dunstan Pet Photographer Tangled Lilac Photography

I’d love to photograph your family, human and pets! When you’re ready, contact me and I’ll tell you all about our options for a stress free photography session.


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