Welcome to Bell’s Furry Friends Photography!
Since 2009, I’ve been photographing people and their pets as part of my photography business, Bell Imaging & Design, LLC. As a pet owner myself, I know that when my clients ask to have their pet photographed they’re entrusting me with a very important task: to capture their pet’s essence and personality.
As my business has grown, I’ve developed a great following with my pet photography and more and more of my clients either have photography sessions for their pets or have pet-related businesses. And Bell Imaging & Design’s Facebook page started to look more like a pet photography page.
That got me thinking… why not offer pet photography as a bone-a-fido (pun intended) division. So I did some research, developed a plan, and in May, I had a soft launch of Bell’s Furry Friends Photography! This business division is dedicated to capturing the relationships between people and their pets, and businesses and their fuzzy clients.
Who are my closest BFF’s? They’re my own pets — coon cat Olivia and greyhound Laura.
Olivia has been with my husband, Bill, and I since 2002. She’s a spunky girl full of cuteness and cunning. And she dominates our greyhound Laura who, at four times Olivia’s size and weighing in a good 60 pounds more than Olivia, is content to play second fiddle.
Laura, our retired greyhound (who never raced), came to live with us on Dec. 27, 2008 (the day before my 30th birthday). Laura’s a non-typical greyhound who acts like a golden retriever, but looks svelte and muscled. She’s really the reason I started photographing dogs as more than just a part of the family.
So now you know who my personal BFFs are, let me tell you about my other BFFs: My clients.
When I started photographing pets, I learned how to read doggie body language through training classes, by educating myself on how to help pets feel comfortable in front of the camera, and applied my documentary photographic approach to successfully help my pet clients (and their people) create amazing images.
My clients are amazing people who love their pets. I also work with many clients who own pet-related businesses or non-profits. They’re passionate about pets and animals and it shows in the work that we do together. I love hearing about how they’re doing and how their BFFs are doing.
I am excited to offer this service to more people as a specialty product. And, if you’ve arrived here, you obviously love your pets, your people, and your businesses.
So tell me a story! I can’t wait to learn more about you and your BFFs!