As a pet photographer I am always getting dirty, surrounded by slobber, fur, dirt, mud, water, you name it Iv'e encountered it. Most of my fellow photographer friends are amazing at capturing weddings, and other human portraits, but I am the only one that photographs pets. I love it, not only because I love animals, but I like the challenge and the unpredictability of the animals and environments. In my many years of pet photography Iv'e been nocked over, jumped on, had dirt, sand, and water splashed on my camera, have had dogs mouth my lenses, and have stood in 4 feet of water all with my camera in my hand. Many people look at me like I'm crazy, and I am sure a part of me is, but that's what I love. When I am in these situations I really feel involved in the photoshoots and with my clients. Granted I am very careful when it comes to my camera equipment but with out risk there would be no reward. This was the case with my photoshoot with Oliver. Because I went out in the water with him I was able to capture some pretty cool moments. As a photographer I always try to be innovated and push my limits and working with animals is one way I am able to do that.