Since I was a little girl, carrying home my first stray kitten wrapped in my sweater, animals have played a major role in my life. Sometimes I found them, and sometimes they found me. The photography bug stung me when I was 10 and no one has found a cure.
FARM LIVING IS THE LIFE FOR ME!
I live on a farm in Northeastern Pennsylvania with many furry beings. With eight dogs, five cats, three horses and six chickens, this furry family inspires me daily and helps me to learn their language, quirks and habits, which makes for a most successful photographic experience for my clients.
NEVER STOP LEARNING
I have received my certification in Digital Photography through Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art and Planning. I have invested time in and out of classrooms, adding to my skill set. I spend a good deal of time each year in continuing education, specifically geared to pet photography and portrait work. I love to capture the real personalities of pets and their people. Through my ongoing Professional Photographers of America (PPA) courses, I have been trained by some of the best photographers in the industry.
I CARE ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE!
As the owner of seven dogs with different ideas about "Sit," you need give me no explanation about what your pet will and won't do (and there is no use kidding ourselves about what cats think about photographers). Whether on location or in studio, my goal is a fun session geared toward a happy animal. That's why we will talk before we schedule a photo session. I can learn more about you and your pet, and you can ask questions as needed. Learning more about you and your pet helps me design a unique experience for both of you.
STUDIO OR ON LOCATION!
My studio is located in Factoryville. The space is a wonderful outlet for creativity, and is designed to keep pets safe, happy, and relaxed as part of their (and your) experience. It also allows you to feel and touch end products, to see what your memories can become, whether a framed or metal print, a canvas, an album, an art block, thin wrap, or card sample, you will get to experience things up close, and not just see a catalogue item. The studio will be a comfortable place to sit and review your photos, make your selections, and decide how to best preserve your images. I am also available for off site photography at a location of your choice, and I have a wide array of good places to shoot great photos on my list.
I don't just photograph pets. I love to photograph children and families too! Senior photos and professional headshots are also a part of my services. AND, I can often be found taking candid photos at local public or private events on the weekends.
Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
Professional Photographers Association of Pennsylvania (PPAofPA)
Northeast Pennsylvania Professional Photographers Association (NPPPA), Board of Directors
Northeast Photography Club (Exhibit Coordinator)
HeARTs Speak, Professional Services Member
Spring 2019 NPPPA Court of Honor - 2 Blue Ribbon Merit Prints
Spring 2019 NPPPA Director's Award - Highest Scoring Print
Spring 2019 NPPPA First Timer's Award - Highest Scoring Prints in Competition, First Time Entries
Spring 2019 NPPPA Adolf "Papa" Fassbender Memorial Trophy - Best of Show
Fall 2019 NPPPA Court of Honor - 3 Blue Ribbon Merit Prints
Fall 2019 NPPPA Director's Award - Highest Scoring Print
Fall 2019 NPPPA B.E. Fella Trophy - Best of Show
February 2020 Clarks Summit Ice Festival Art Show - Best of Show
February 2020 Clarks Summit Ice Festival Art Show - First Place
Spring 2020 NPPPA - 4 Blue Ribbon Merit Prints
Spring 2020 NPPPA Court of Honor - 2 Blue Ribbon Prints
Summer 2020 PPA of PA Inspire Print Competition - Best Animal Portrait
Summer 2020 PPA of PA Inspire Print Competition - 2 Blue Ribbon Prints
Fall 2020 NPPPA - 3 Blue Ribbon Merit Prints
Fall 2020 NPPPA Director's Award - Highest Scoring Print
Capture 2020 PPA of PA Print Competition - 2 Blue Ribbon Prints
129th Annual International Photographic Competition - Merit Image, Showcase Image. "Pure Gold"
March 2021 NPPPA Photographer of the Year Award
March 2021 NPPPA - 4 Blue Ribbon Prints
To book an appointment, head over to the contact page on this website, or send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 2019 - Elaine Tweedy receives Fassbender Trophy for image entitled "Shelby."
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September 2019 Elaine Tweedy receives B.E. Fella Trophy for Best of Show image entitled "But, This Is My Smile."
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