Hi, I’m Maike!
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.
I love to call pictures keepsakes because as much as I wish every little creature could be around forever, time with them is never long enough and photos can remind us of the lovely everyday quirks unique to them long after they are gone.
"I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever." – Suzanne Collins
+ 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.
+ All pets are welcome
I am most experienced with cats and dogs and would love to work more with horses too! But no matter what animal your pet is, I’d love to meet them. Just message me and we will figure out the details.
PS: Did you see the chicken session on the blog? So much fun! :)
+ Why I don’t offer mini sessions
There are exceptions of course but overall I have found that beautiful, artful and soulful pictures can’t be rushed.
I like to create a comfortable environment for all of us – your pet, you and also myself. Taking the time to get to know each other pays off. Your photos will show your pet more happy, natural and relaxed.
+ My Rate
- ~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
I absolutely LOVE traveling, so if you are further away, just message me for more info!
I will start offering prints soon. If you are interested, just let me know and we will get your photos on the wall!
“Maike made sure to capture so much personality and love in each photo.”
This is me
9 blurbs to get to know me better
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.