INternational AwArd-winning
fine art and lifestyle pet photography, VANCOUVER, BC



Behind the Lens

In conversation

with ana-maria

My journey began with a childhood dream of healing animals, weaving through a career in mental health to uncover the profound emotional sanctuary dogs provide us. In 2010, photography captivated my heart, merging my deep love for dogs with a creative outlet that later blossomed into my calling.

What sets my work apart? It's my unwavering commitment to elevating pet photography to the realm of fine art inspired by the Old Masters. I'm on a quest to infuse pet photography with the depth, emotion, and timeless elegance these masters captured on canvas. Forget flat, uninspiring backdrops; I create dynamic scenes alive with creative lighting, rich textures, and the dramatic interplay of shadows and light. 
Each portrait comes to life, breathing soul and spirit into every frame.

My style delves deep into the essence of our canine friends, echoing the classical techniques of yesteryears with a contemporary flair. Envision your pet captured in an elegant portrait that transcends time—where their unique character and the indelible beauty of their spirit are immortalized. Every photograph is a piece of fine art, a celebration of your pet’s individuality, woven with threads of timeless beauty.

Whether we're chasing the golden hour's soft luminescence in Metro Vancouver's majestic landscapes or sculpting with studio lights to craft a masterpiece, your dog's story deserves to be told in the most enchanting way!

INT'L. award-winning, Vancouver-based pet photographer with a twist

my happiness:



If I could whisk my pups away for a photo adventure, we'd dash between the mystical landscapes of Iceland, the rugged beauty of Scotland, and the stunning beaches of the Oregon Coast.


guilty pleasure

My secret delight? Chasing tails and cuddling with my two furry troublemakers, Solstice and Freedom. 



You'll find me, my two dogs, and my husband exploring the breathtaking landscapes of British Columbia. 



Nikon Z9 and Z7ii cameras team up with Nikkor lenses (14-30mm, 24-70mm, 85mm, and 70-200mm) to capture every adventure and expression, with professional strobes illuminating the magic in studio settings.


fun fact

I've perfected the art of the "puppy voice"—my secret weapon for coaxing even the shyest of dogs out of their shells during photoshoots!

about you

 Someone who sees their pet as family and dreams of crafting beautiful, timeless art with us. 

Our clients? Pet lovers seeking to immortalize the sheer delight and endless antics of their canine sidekicks in frames bursting with love, laughter, and a whole lot of tail-wagging charm.

Does this sound like you? Inquire with us.




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