2018 – New Beginnings and New Website

2018 marks the launch of a new website. As my last one was built in 2012, it was time! But a lot more exciting things are in the works!  Two books are in production:  ‘Hug Tails: Portraits of Therapy Pets’ and ‘Flight.’  ‘Hug Tails’ is truly a work of love for me.  I have photographed almost 120 therapy teams at work and in my studio.  This book captures the emotional connections these pets establish so quickly with people!  ‘Flight‘ is a photography book displaying the wonder of birds in flight.  This has been so much fun as these birds are flying in my studio.  Lots more to come on those two projects.

My own work is going through a metamorphosis as well as I am emphasizing more fine art work that required that I significantly develop my art skills! Surely is testing my right brain!   But this allows my clients to display my work as art on their walls.  I had much success in this area in 2017 and my work was featured in a number of Fine Art Magazines. Interested in learning more about this?  Click below!

Julie – Awarded her AKC Therapy Dog Title!

This is my dog Julie. She is almost three and was just awarded her AKC Therapy Dog Title.  This title is awarded after 50 therapy dog visits, which we reached earlier this year.  She has been a therapy dog for over a year now with The Animal Rescue Foundation Pet Hug Pack and East Bay Humane Society PALS Program. 

To become a Therapy Dog, Julie first had to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test  and then was evaluated by the two groups she participates with.  We visit a therapeutic nursery school, hospice and hospital patients and work with young readers at a local library.  She loves doing this and so do I!