Tips for people interested in becoming animal photographers

When I look back on my journey through pet photography over the past few years, there are a few milestones that I felt launched me to new levels, artistically speaking, that you might be interested in hearing about.

I'm very much a creature of habit; trying new things is often difficult for me. When confronted with new information, I'm frequently overwhelmed until I take the time to break it down into bite sized pieces. Maybe this list will help you break things down for yourself.


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Great success! Shoot and Share photo contest, 2019. Stories behind the entries

That’s a wrap! The 2019 Shoot and Share photo contest has drawn to a close. I’d call it very successful!

I submitted 10 photos to this contest, and all but two of them placed in the top 10% of all images submitted. My images were lucky enough to enjoy place in the top 100 three times, with one even placing 2nd! I thought you might be interested in hearing a little bit about how I created the images that placed highest.

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Arya the Czech Wolfdog

Beautiful Arya the 11 month old Czech Vlcak made her debut in front of my lens this weekend. To call her stunning is an understatement, don’t you think?

Coloured powder action photos by Jess Bell Photography - Ontario, Canada

Powder + dogs + action = awesome!

These images have recently gone viral! I’m so pleased that people like them. I figured that this warranted me collecting some from my recent project into a gallery dedicated to them. I cannot wait to do more. These shoots are available to clients, either as an add-on to a photography session, or packages are available for groups of 5 or more. Contact me at for further details!

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