Sarah Beth Photography | Minneapolis Saint Paul Minnesota Dog & Pet Photographer | Studio Pet Photography | Commercial | Joy Sessions » Distinctive, artful dog and cat portraits in studio and on location. Voted Best Pet Photographer in the Twin Cities 2010 and 2011.

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Scrappy is a wiry, scruffy terrier mix who gets to spend his days at an amazing home on Lake of the Isles, where his mom dog-sits for the resident pups. I was really excited to see this place… it’s enormous and beautiful, and a perfect backdrop for a well-mannered old man.
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I’m so excited (giddy, really) to have been featured in the August issue of Professional Photographer Magazine, the official magazine of Professional Photographers of America! It’s a huge honor, and what might be even cooler is I’m in the same issue as the amazing William Wegman. (I have 5 of his books on my shelf as we speak) I subscribed to PPMag when I started my business in 2006, and an interview they ran with Amanda Jones was my first peek into pet photography. I have to say, I thought it was nuts that she only photographed dogs, (I assumed photographers only shot kids and families and weddings) but it definitely planted the seed for what was to come. I’ve been on the edge of my seat, waiting to receive my copies in the mail and they finally came this morning. Thank you PPMag for asking me to be a part of this issue! And thank you thank you thank you to all of you who allow me to do something I love every day. I’ve come a long way since this all began, and I can’t wait to see what’s ahead  :) *Update* It’s pretty tough to find these in stores, but for those interested you can purchase copies directly from the company by emailing cpearson@ppa.com  More info on their website here.
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These two sweet boys came in to the photo studio earlier this summer, mainly for 12 year old Lucky. He’s the light-colored Malinois, and his little (but really big) brother is 2 year old Lucky, the Black Lab / Wolfhound mix. Aren’t they handsome?
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I was at my mom’s place for a couple days this past week, where she’s got a pair of elderly goats and a bunch of kittens. I can’t believe how dreamy and wonderful the light is in that barn! It makes me want to find a great natural-light studio here and incorporate that into my repertoire….. maybe someday  :)
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