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

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

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

Red Rock Family Photo Session {Sedona Photographer}

Flagstaff Sedona Family Photos

The Casey family wanted to come to beautiful Sedona, Arizona for their annual family photos and who could blame them?  The red rocks, beautiful vistas, and the gorgeous sunsets are unrivaled in the Southwest.  I love shooting in Sedona because at every turn there’s something that will take your breath away.  There are many reasons … Read more

Saying Goodbye to Bloom {Ginger Sessions-AZ Pet Photography}

“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, Filling an emptiness we don’t even know we have.”  ~ Thom Jones The day we announced our Ginger Sessions, photo sessions for terminally ill pets, I got an email from Christine DeAngelis.  Her sweet pup, Bloom, had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and would … Read more