WHO AM I?
I’m a dog person. I talk to my dogs, confident they understand me. I admonish them to be good while I’m gone and assure them I’ll be back soon. Their diet is monitored and their health care is stellar. Their toy selection might be considered embarrassing. Treats? They get fresh chicken chips handmade weekly by my friend, Barbara Martorelli, at Pawcasso in Westhampton Beach. Naturally, they sleep on my bed and are always “boarded” with a friend who lets them sleep on hers. Am I crazy? Maybe, but to me, my dogs are an integral part of my family and deserve to have their memories preserved. Frankly, I have trouble understanding people who aren’t similarly besotted by their pets.
A lawyer and business owner for 25 years, in 2008, I wanted a change. I sold my business and enrolled in the New England School of Photography (NESOP) and the DeCordova Museum School. I studied photography for three years before opening Dee is for Dogs Photography in 2011.
My photographs have appeared in a variety of national and international publications, including Sports Illustrated (the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show coverage), Britain’s Tatler, The Boston Globe, and Hamptons Pet. A full list of publications and exhibitions can be found here.
WHAT DO I DO?
I specialize in portrait photography; my subjects just happen to be dogs and horses. I create heirloom-quality artwork that my clients proudly display on their walls and enjoy everyday.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME?
I spend May-October in the Hamptons. My loyal clients enjoy having their private photo sessions on the beach, at their homes, or in one of my studios (Eastport, NY or Newton, MA). I am also available to travel on request.
Professional photography isn’t for everyone, but if you love your pets as much as I do, you cherish every moment together and wish it could last forever. Unfortunately we can’t freeze time. Children grow fast and pets’ lives are always too short. Thankfully, you can get custom-designed works of art featuring your children (canine or equine) that will bring a smile to your face each time you recall those priceless days. Please contact me today to start the process of creating your memories.