Face it, more people are choosing pets of all kinds as their "children" than ever before! And
who is always at the door when we get home, full of excitement and unconditional love?
Why shouldn't they have portraits to match their personality and charm? Learn how to create
portraits for pets that last a lifetime.
Where do we find the clients that not only match our criteria but also have the disposable
income for their besties? What is your best chose for clients and how to bring in the entire
family and company by just getting them in for a holiday mini session? What is your best
return on investment for pets, families and beyond? What products sell best for which
sessions? What simple programs and steps you can use to take your images and make them
come to life by workflow and excitement?
Lets bark, meow and hiss our way to wonderful portraits that your clients will love and help
you pursue your competition goals as well!
Growing up on a small farm in East Tennessee, I longed to see the world and experience things completely different from my home.
I joined the USAF and received not only a job classification in Immunology but also in Combat Camera...which came in handy while photographing High School Seniors and Underclass for Lifetouch from 2002-2013.
With those skills and my background education in Interior design and a passion for upcycling, I was able to open my first brick and mortar studio in December 2013 and ultimately bought and built the permanent Gena Tussey Station House Photography in Maryville Tn, during the Covid 19 pandemic...so anything is possible!
I joined the PPA in 2008 and received my CPP in 2012, Master of Photography in 2016 and Craftsman in 2018. I also received my first GIA finalist for 2 images in the 1st Creative Open category in 2019 and received my first Grand Imaging Award for “Fly me to the Moon”, which was fine looking goose, MaGoo!
I was also a finalist for a GIA in 2021 in Restoration. With 3 Bronze Metals and a Silver Metal all obtained in portraits of people and pets, I look forward to earning more metal in
January 2023 as I work toward my Master Artist Degree in Restoration.
I am an avid animal lover and enjoy what quiet time I have being mistreated, screamed at and poked by my 3 geese, a thug duck, 2 parrots and a Blue Tick coon hound who apparently thinks I simply hold down the other side of the bed.
My enthusiasm and excitement about what we are blessed to do everyday for a living, brings all participants the joy of photography...except for the cats...they’re not overjoyed by it...just somewhat amused.
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