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

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

A couple and their dogs in the wildflowers

Wildflower Couple photo

“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” ― Stephanie Perkins, Anna And The French Kiss I get to spend a lot of time with some incredible people and this couple is among the best.  Their adoration for each other and their dogs was so heartwarming.  … 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

Valentails Photo Fundraiser {Flagstaff Pet Photography}

I’ve always felt very strongly that the best way to change the world is by volunteering. My father had a saying that has stayed with me my whole life….”Contribute what you can, when you can and how you can, whether it be money, time or service…YOU can ALWAYS make a DIFFERENCE.  Even the smallest gestures can … Read more