Hi, I’m Michelle, and I’m a member of the photography team at DogLab.
Describe yourself in one sentence.
A lover of art, animals, food and always smiling and laughing.
Tell us about your professional career
I knew from a young age I wanted to be a photographer.
Remember those old wind up cameras? I was addicted to them as a kid. This obsession with photography stayed with me as I grew up.
As you might have guessed, Photography was my favorite class in High school.
In college, I studied photography and graphic design. I graduated summa cum laude from Newbury College in Boston.
After college, I landed a job working at a local photography studio where I expanded my skillset.
I kept getting requests to do photo shoots on the side. So, years later, I worked up the courage to open up my own photography business.
It’s been the hardest, most rewarding experience of my life – I get to capture memories for people that they will cherish years from now. What’s not to love about that?
What made you want to join the DogLab team?
DogLab needed a local photographer to take photos of the products they review.
The opportunity combined my love of dogs with my passion for photography.
Given that I must have spent thousands of hours photographing my own dogs, I thought I’d be a great fit.
And DogLab agreed!
I am now responsible for many of the photos and images you see on DogLab as well as helping the team to test and review products.
I love that the job is so versatile. One moment I’ll be capturing Huskies running through the snow, the next I’ll be taking close up product shots of pee pads.
What’s your favorite part of the job?
Coming up with creative ways to frame a shot, especially when a dog isn’t co-operating – I love the challenge.
What’s your least favorite part of the job?
Telling my dogs that they products for review are not for them when they arrive at my studio. It’s hard to say no to those puppy dog eyes!.
Show us your pups!
Sure. Check out these two handsome dogs!
Breed: Boxer x Foxhound Mix
Age: 9 years old
Loves: Running around and acting like a puppy
Funny Story: We trained Holly to play dead. Somehow this confused her and she forget how to sit. Now every time we issue the sit command, she plays dead.
Breed Miniature Australian Shepherd
Age: 3 years old
Loves: Chew toys
Hates: Vacuum cleaners
Funny Story: Norris gets car sick. Once on a long trip to see the family he hopped out to excitedly greet everyone before vomiting on my brother in laws shoes!
It was fun to introduce my dogs and tell you more about myself. I look forward to seeing you around the DogLab website.
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