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PRECIOUS PORTRAITS OF YOU AND YOUR DOG

Meet the team

Every dog I meet helps my heart grow just a little bit bigger.

Hi, I'm Angela, your friendly neighborhood dog photographer, serving the areas around Spokane, Wash., and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

I hold the Nikons.
oregon beach maremma sheepdog
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Bella is the pretty one.

She isn't just my professional dog model. She's my best friend and she inspires me every day to ensure dog lovers like me have portraits of themselves with their beloved fur family to cherish for a lifetime.

She loves hiking, exploring, snacking and sleeping. Funny ... those are all my favorite things to do!

Why put your pet in your family portraits?

Pets are soft, cuddly and dependent on us for many of life’s necessities. They sit at our feet or snuggle up by our side and only ask for our attention.

They love us unconditionally.

They are our faithful friends, constant companions.

girl with golden retriever puppy in a snowstorm

They wait for us at the door. They wag their tails when they see us grab the leash or the squeaky toy.

They have their own special personalities and unique characteristics.

We can’t help but look at them and feel our hearts explode with love.

owner and dog playing on ground

From bouncy puppies to our sweet senior souls, Noses & Toes Pet Photography celebrates this connection. I specialize in making your pet the focus of your family portraits.

Let’s create beautiful wall art and lifelong memories of the bond you’ve discovered with your fur kids.

woman kissing german shepherd puppy

A little more about me

Bella and I (and our man human) are nestled in the eastern corner of Washington State. Centered in Spokane Valley, we bounce around Spokane County and North Idaho, looking for great locations to create dog portraits.

I grew up in a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada, with a dream of becoming an NHL writer. I know. How Canadian, right?

I did become a sports reporter, working in Gander, Newfoundland; Kamloops, B.C.; and Calgary, Alberta. I told the stories of young athletes — their triumphs and defeats, their growth. I wrote and wielded a Nikon FM to take their pictures.

But before that, I had a camera in my hands by the time I was 13. And my first model? My family’s rough collie, Princess.

She knew exactly how to pose and just be beautiful.

rough collie and tom cat
Princess the collie and Thomas the cat
woman napping with maremma sheepdog

Then I met him

When I moved to Calgary, I didn’t need my camera anymore. I worked with a staff of incredibly talented photojournalists and my gear was too basic and outdated.

I got rid of it all.

Two years later, this magnificent beast entered my life. Shep, the Maremma sheepdog, turned a high-heel wearing, Mustang-driving city girl into an SUV-owning mountain-hiking gal.

And he put a camera back in my hand.

Because you can’t go to the majestic Rocky Mountains with a boy this good looking and not take pictures.

He led me here ... to dog photography

Today, I have only Shep’s collar, my memories of him and a precious collection of pictures from our time together.

Those memories, those images and every adventure I now take with Bella are my inspiration when I plan and conduct every portrait session I have with you and your dog.

My mission is to make sure dog lovers like you and me have precious portraits of the bond we share with our pets.

maremma sheepdog at mountain range
Shep

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Awards

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2018 Photographer of the Year

Silver

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2019 Writing Competition

Finalist in 3 categories: blog — rescue, single photograph, website

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If you’re all set to get your session for dog photos on my calendar, it’s time to contact me.

Let’s do it!

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