Hi and welcome to Doggy Studio. Thank you for taking the time to be here.
I live on Miami Beach with my love and partner of 5 years Jimmy. We have two Weimaraners; Maui (my soulmate, 11yrs) and Zeke (our wild child, 3yrs).
I started photographing dogs in 2002 when I was in college; my thesis was based on studying the roles our dogs play in our lives and why we love them so much. At that time my photography gave me the opportunity to be behind the scene of many veterinarian offices documenting some very emotional cases that touched my heart. I was able to connect with many people as they told me about how important their dogs were in their lives. This project opened my eyes and ignited a passion inside of me that ultimately lead me to open Doggy Studio.
After graduating in with my Bachelors in Fine Art I got a great job working as a photo editor but never felt genuinely happy with that type of work and in 2007 I left the “corporate world” to purse my art.
I opened Doggy Studio in 2008 with the hopes of connecting with more people that felt that same passion I feel about dogs and art. Since that time I have rediscovered the power that images can hold; the important role they play in telling the story of our lives.
The goal for my images is to bring the same smile to your face that your dog gives you when you walk in the door from a long day away from home. Its about making something beautiful and special that expresses you and your dogs unique personality. I strive to create images that will move you, that make you feel emotion every time you look at them.
A little bit more about me and what makes me happy…
I love the ocean. It has the power to bring me peace no matter how chaotic things may seem.
I love proving myself wrong by doing something I thought was impossible.
I am serious chocolate addict.
Music can uplift my mood within minutes. I sing out loud all the time and I dance like a wild woman in front of Maui (my dog). She looks at me like Im crazy.
Art has had a huge effect on who I am. A single photograph can bring me to tears.
Photo taken by the amazing Jonathan Canalas