Hi, I’m Maike!

(like “mica”)

I document pets and farm animals at home. It’s where they are most comfortable and also where you have the most memories with them. Because I think that’s what really matters.

Together we preserve all those little things that you love most about your pet. From the goofy things that make you laugh out loud to the freakin’ adorable things that makes you go “Awww”.

Every animal – cat, dog, horse or chicken – has unique traits that make them them. I’m here to catch that for you and make keepsakes you can hold onto forever.

 

3 things I care about

aside from pet photography, So I feel more like a friend to you

What a session looks like

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

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

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I like to learn all about their favorite 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 …

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... you value a natural approach. I do guide sometimes but mostly observe.

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

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


Shy & Hyper Pets

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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.

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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!

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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.


All Animals are welcome

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I am most experienced with cats and dogs and have worked with horses too.

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But no matter what animal your pet is, I’d love to meet them. Just message me and we will figure out the details.

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Did you see the chicken session on the blog? So much fun! :)


Why I don’t offer mini sessions

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There are exceptions of course but overall I have found that beautiful, artful and soulful pictures can’t be rushed.

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I like to create a comfortable environment for all of us – your pet, you and also myself.

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Taking the time to get to know each other pays off. Your photos will show your pet more happy, natural and relaxed.


My Rate

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$150

  • 2h in-home or on-pasture session with your animal within 40 miles of Fresno, CA

  • 15 digital files you can use to print, delivered through an online gallery

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Travel

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

You can also check my Travel Calendar to see if I’m in your area.

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Prints

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


TAKE YOUR TIME

 

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.

 

I’m so, so excited to meet you and your four legged friend!