Joy… Meaning… Love…
These three words are the reason that Bell’s Furry Friends Photography exists. They are the reason you own a pet. They are the reason I photograph pets. They are the reason that creating memories is so important.
Marti’s parents adored her. As a gorgeous older beagle, Marti was a delight to meet and even more amazing to photograph. We scheduled the session at their home to help keep Marti at ease. Her parents had never gotten a photograph that they loved of Marti.
Marti had cancer. She had no whiskers. The session was given to them as a gift from a local kennel that uses me for their photography.
Five months after her photo session, Marti lost her battle with cancer. But the images we had created remained. Knowing that they had taken the time to create something beautiful gave them peace.
And that alone turned the sorrow into something beautiful.
Gordon is one of the classic wary dog stories (I work with a lot of them). Gordon had some trust issues so we took it slow. For our pre-session consultation we took it easy and played while his owner and I talked about the goals of the session. I introduced the camera to Gordon and how it sounded. By the end of the consultation, Gordon was approaching me and comfortable.
When it came time for our session, Gordon was still a little apprehensive, but we succeeded in having fun and creating great images. The mark of a good pet photographer (or any photographer in general) is patience.
Two years later, that relationship remains. Gordon and I reconnected and had a blast while out on a walk with his owner.
These two stories are just many of the reasons that I love what I do.
What sets BFF apart?
I’ve been photographing pets as a niche since 2009. In that time, I’ve worked with a wide array of pets with a variety of temperaments. I’ve worked with their owners to create images that are meaningful and beautiful.
I also continue to educate myself. I’ve taken dog training classes, dog behavior classes, and pet first aid and CPR training. I want to give you and your BFF the best service possible.
And as a pet owner myself, I understand what it’s like to have a best friend who is fuzzy. I understand the joy (and frustration) that they bring. I also understand how passionately we love these creatures who are with us for such a short time.
Bell’s Furry Friends Photography also offers custom design services. Debra Bell, the owner of BFF Photography, has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine as well as a background in graphic design. That means BFF can help craft your story and design custom items to accent your home.
So choose, BFF Photography if you want:
- Memories that will live on
- A stress-free photography session
- Someone who will take the time to ensure your pet (and you) have a great time
- A photographer who will take your needs and vision to heart
- A photographer who is also a pet owner