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Create pet portraits in the studio year-round that clients will cherish for years to come.
Using simple lighting and a few props, you will learn how to capture the unique
personality of each pet that enters your studio. Lisa will share how she prepares her
client and addresses their concerns before the session. You will learn how the pet is
acclimated to the studio upon arrival. Lisa will also cover the poses, props, products,
and themed sessions that she creates for her clients. Following a review of lighting
patterns and lighting setups that she uses; you will watch Lisa as she photographs a
dog and works through some of the challenges that can occur during a session.
Based out of Coal Valley, Illinois, Lisa has been capturing the relationships and personalities of families and children with her camera since 2004. In 2013, Lisa began to focus on pet portraiture and her primary client now has fur and whiskers. Lisa creates portrait art of family pets, service and therapy dogs. She also works with local animal shelters and rescues to provide images to assist them in finding homes for the animals.
Lisa partners with several businesses and her pet portraits can be viewed throughout the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities.
Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in Special Education, a Master’s Degree in Education and taught in the public school system for many years. She continues to teach photography classes to both amateur and professional photographers covering a wide range of topics.
Lisa has been awarded the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees. She is also certified through the Professional Photographers of America and has won numerous awards both at the state and international level.
13 Crestview Drive
Coal Valley, IL 61240