"I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever." – Suzanne Collins


What it’s all about

 

I’m here to create pictures of your pet that make you feel the same sense of calm and happiness they bring you every day.

Keepsakes that honor them and you are excited to add to your gallery wall.

Every pet has their own lovable quirks and beauty to them and my goal is it to capture each pet just the way they are.

That’s why I visit them at home, in their natural environment, where they are most comfortable and fully themselves.

 

Your home is the backdrop – it’s what you’ll want to remember.


Info & Rate

 

+ What a session looks like

I spend about two hours in your home, getting to know your pet and following them around with my camera.

Depending on the light in your house, I might guide them a little or have you assist but usually observe and let them do their thing.

I like to learn all about their favorite spots and activities to catch moments that will forever remind you of the lovely everyday quirks unique to your little companion.

+ We are a good fit if ...

... you value a natural approach. More genuine, less posed. I do guide sometimes but mostly observe.

... you enjoy letting things unfold freely and let your pet do their thing.

... you think your pet doesn’t need bows, nailpolish or outfits to be adorable.

+ The most important thing

The most important thing to me will always be that your pet is comfortable. When I first arrive I take all the time they need to get to know me and either calm down or come out of their shell.

Hyper pets can be really fun to get action shots with and shy ones usually figure out that the camera isn’t so bad. It can take time but that’s totally okay!

If you know your pet is typically shy or hyper around new people, let me know and I will send you some easy tips and info to prepare before I visit.

+ The Animals I photograph

I love all animals and am happy to capture the companion you chose, no matter what kind. Just message me and we will figure out the details.

+ Why I don’t offer mini sessions

There are exceptions of course but overall I have found that when rushing to create beautiful, artful and soulful pictures in a short time frame the pet doesn’t have a chance to open up and relax and we don’t have time to really connect either.

So instead I like to create a comfortable environment and take all the time we need to get to know each other, so that your photos will show your pet happy, natural and relaxed.

+ My Rate

$150

  • ~2h in-home session with your pet within 40 miles of Fresno, CA
  • 15 digital files you can use to print, delivered through an online gallery

Travel

I absolutely LOVE traveling, so if you are further away, just message me for more info!

Prints

I will start offering prints soon. If you are interested, just let me know and we will get your photos on the wall!

 
 
 

“Maike didn't rush or push. She just let the dogs be themselves and captured them at their best.”
– Desirae with Widget, Gizmo & Sadie


Real Talk

 

Every photographer is different because – as Ansel Adams put it so well – “You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”

And what does that mean for you? Well, booking the right photographer is something to think about!

It’s actually a little like finding your favorite pair of pants: There are lots to choose from but in the end you pick the one that matches your style, has the quality you want and makes you feel good.

Think about it. And if your heart is all in, I’m right here. Ready to meet you and your pet.