I photograph dogs, mostly. Performance dogs, doing what they were bred to do. Racing, jumping, hunting, retrieving. I am not a "conformation guy," and while you may see some conformation photos from me, its not really my thing. You can see my work in my Portfolio, and recent shoots in the Event Proofs section of this site. I hope you will be impressed. If you have any questions or comments, or are interested in seeing if I am available for a shoot, please feel free to drop me a note.
I attend as many performance events in Northern California as I can. If it's a Sighthound event, I'm often there with my two Borzoi, so when I'm not running them I get out and shoot as many dogs as possible.
Given the logistics of running my own dogs at these events, I do miss photos here and there. If I don't have shots of your dog, I can only offer my apologies and "my dogs come first" as an excuse.
If you are a dog owner and would like to ensure I get some good shots of your dog, or would like me to attend an event or meet you specifically to shoot your dog, I'm happy to entertain such projects as well. Feel free to catch me at the event to make sure I'm in the right place at the right time!
I shoot coursing and racing events (AKC and ASFA lure coursing, LGRA and NOTRA racing), agility (CPE, AKC & NADAC), flyball (NAFA), and hunting (NOFCA, AKC). I do not shoot conformation shows, though I am up for shooting the performance events typically tied to a Nationals or Specialty show.
If you have a performance dog event that you'd like to have me shoot, please contact me and we can discuss the logistics. In most cases, I should be available for Northern California events. I don't charge the hosting club to come shoot in Northern California, though I do expect to be the exclusive event photographer. For events further away, let's discuss it and see if we can make it work.
If you're interested in custom print sizes, black & white prints, or art paper prints, good for you, these can really enhance your images. Or if you would like custom photoshop work to make your images into real frameable products, contact me. Some examples of what can be done are on my Custom Prints page.