I’m Maike and I love animals, art and exploring the world.
I’m originally from Germany but moved to the US three years ago to be with my husband, Neil.
We live in a little house smack in the middle of California with a big elm tree and a hammock I love to read in.
During the day I visit pets with my camera and spend too much time gazing at my cat in awe. At night we watch stars and have dance parties in the kitchen.
I love that you are here.
Your pet means everything to you but time is fleeting.
What it’s all about
Sometimes I sit in the hammock and watch our cat explore the yard. I love when she gets excited about all kinds of little things: the rattling of leaves in the breeze, the scent of fresh cut grass, a bird landing on the fence.
When I watch her like that, I can feel myself sink into the moment with her and time slows down.
I’m here to create pictures of your animal that make you feel that same sense of calm and happiness your cat, dog, horse or chicken brings you every day. Pictures 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.
If you would like to find out more about pet sessions with me, you can read these articles below:
“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.” ― Ansel Adams
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