Our photographer Jackie Madara-Campbell and her "soul mutt" (and best model) Dawson.
Pet photography with purpose
Both Jackie's love of animals and her love of of photography started when she was just a kid. Today these twin passions unite in her work as a photographer of pets and kids of all ages.
Jackie likes to say she does "Pet photography with purpose. " That isn't just a catchphrase. Both personally and through Four Dogs Photography, Jackie devotes her talents and time to animal rescue. It's something she's done for many years. Just ask the four dogs for whom Four Dogs Photography is named. They all came to Jackie's family because of Jackie's animal rescue involvement.
Photojournalistic style captures the story
Jackie's photojournalistic "follow the action" style enables her to capture stories and personalities - both pets and kids (some say the two hardest subjects to photograph). That special ability comes from Jackie's roots in television news.
Decades ago, Jackie began a journalism career with a camera over her shoulder. Although she left the news business many years ago, she never put down the camera.
The Four Dogs difference
When it comes to photographing difficult subjects, whether it's animals (of any kind), or photographing children - experience truly matters. Capturing great images of kids, pets and wildlife requires not only a specific set of technical skills, it also requires experience with behavior. (See Jackie's wildlife work at our sister company Jacqueline Azur Art Photography).
Jackie chose to concentrate her private work as a professional photographer on pet photography and child photography for many reasons - not the least of which is that she understands how to photograph pets and how to photograph children.
When it comes to pets, Jackie understands how our pets behave and that each pet is an individual with his or her own personality. Although in that way they are much like us, they are also very different in the way they think and how they behave. That understanding - gained by experience - is one of the things that sets Four Dogs Photography apart. Her knowledge and experience enables Jackie to photograph your pet in a way that captures his or her true nature and personality.
Jackie also understands children (of all ages). She is a mother of two teenagers and aunt to seven children. Along with her other experiences, her family experiences have taught Jackie a lot. She recalls, nearly two decades ago, taking her first child to a "baby photographer" at the age of three weeks. It was a nightmare, but it taught her what NOT to do to her newborn photography clients.
The newborn photographer not only required Jackie tp bring her tiny infant across town to his photo studio, he actually tried to get the three week old baby to smile. Needless to say things did not go well. Also needless to say, it is quite opposite of what Jackie's clients experience.
What to expect at Four Dogs Photography
When you book a personal professional pet photography session with Four Dogs Photography, we come to you. Whether it's your inside your house, your yard, your nursery, your yard, or your maternity hospital room. Our mobile studio enables us to photograph your pets, photograph your newborn, your infant, or your kids where they are all most comfortable - and where you are most comfortable. In our experience, that is so important to great photographs - and to a great photograph session experience.
Also, when you book with Four Dogs Photography, there are no surprises. That means there is never a sitting fee and art is included. Our packages are all inclusive - and we mean all inclusive (except sales tax, we can't control that, unfortunately). We also want to give you choices, so you can add on more wall art, prints, or home decor items if you choose. But unless you want add-on art or products, your package price covers your entire prestige photography experience and your artwork.
Additionally, as part of your prestige pet photography experience, Jackie spends time getting to know you and your family (including your pet if you are booking a pet session) before your pet photography session.
This "meet and greet" is a crucial part of Jackie's artistic pet photography process. She gets to know each client so she can find out what makes each child or pet's personality special - what makes each family special. That authentic knowledge, along with her experience with children and with many kinds of animals - both domesticated and wild - helps Jackie capture your moments in photographic art for your family to treasure - always.
"Because our pets' precious lives are so short, in the complete picture of our lives, each is with us for such a short time. I think that makes the goal of my work - capturing their personalities and their spirits in photographic art - all the more meaningful. It's one of the reasons I truly love what I do.
When it comes to kids, I know first-hand how fast they grow. Great pictures of my children at all stages are among my most treasured possessions. That's what I want to provide for my clients."
- Jackie Madara-Campbell
We make time stand still for you and your family members through the magic of our lenses.
Contact Four Dogs Photography today to schedule a private session and your space with custom-made photographic artwork that freezes time and speaks to your heart.
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