When I got the request to do Nelson Animal Hospital‘s commercial photos, I was GLEEFUL. I absolutely love animals of all kinds and in fact wanted to be a vet until the wise age of about 8. I learned, much to my chagrin, that sometimes vets have to look after chickens and at that time of my life, I was TERRIFIED of chickens. Thus, I am not a vet. But I have gotten over my fear of chickens.
Spending two days at the clinic was absolutely wonderful. I got to see all kinds of animals and how much their humans cared for them, as well as make photos of the genuinely thoughtful and kind people who work there. It’s clear how important animal health is to everyone who works there, and so their photos needed to show their honest, caring nature.
Nelson Animal Hospital chose me for their business photography because of the natural feel of my work and how I make photos that are true to who a person or place is. We didn’t set up a single photo, and this made everyone at the clinic completely comfortable with me and the camera.
Nelson Animal Hospital’s Commercial Photos
Here’s what Sara, clinic manager, described their experience:
“The entire process was both unique and unexpected. There was something about your energy and the way you explained everything that really made the staff and clients not only willing to participate, but also very comfortable with the entire process—something I didn’t think was possible, when I said photos I think almost everyone groaned!!
I thought the experience would be … pretending to do something, posed awkwardly and frozen in time while I wait for you to buzz around and get shots from different angles. Needless to say, my experience was quite contrary! I was so impressed with how you interacted with our staff and our clients & their pets, they were all so comfortable and willing to participate with you. When I received the images, I can see that you were flitting about like a hummingbird collecting extraordinary shots when we didn’t even know you were watching! The images you collected were so raw and natural that they really captured the essence of our work day—the funny times, the sad times, and everything in between. The pictures you took of various objects or equipment in the clinic also really showcase the many different tones and emotions connected to each of the like. We went over the images as a group and tried to narrow down the ones we wanted on our website, but we loved them all so much that I think we only took 5-10% of them out of the short list…”
Full disclosure, this experience was just as satisfying for me. It’s one thing to work around beloved animals all day, doing what I love. But it’s entirely another to be trusted by my clients to make images of them doing what they love. A meaningful connection for everyone!
If you’re looking for personable, honest photos for your website and social media, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to learning about you and your staff!