Nicole is a Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, and Certified Professional Photographer (M.Photog.Cr.,CPP) as well as a four-time medalist in the International Print Competition. Prior to becoming a professional photographer in 2010, she spent 13 years working as a zoological animal trainer. She worked with everything from aardvarks to seals, and primates to free-flight birds. Nicole Begley Photography focuses on creating expressive and modern artwork of Charlotte, NC’s finest furry faces.
In addition to servicing private clients, Nicole runs a popular pet photography network called Hair of the Dog which features a membership, blog and very active Facebook group. She also has authored a book entitled “Pet and Equine Photography for Everyone”, which is available in bookstores and on Amazon.com.
Thank you, Nicole. Your talent, experience, resourcefulness, and entrepreneurial spirit was a breath of fresh air. You have a lovely way with people and a gentle sense of humour which set the tone for the retreat. Big fan here. – Jacqui Jensen-Roy, Jacqui Jensen-Roy Photography
Kaylee is a professional US-based pet photographer who shoots commercially and privately for clients across the nation. She is living out her dream through a camera lens in gorgeous Boston, Massachusetts. Her photographic style is drawn directly from the inspiration she finds inside the canine soul. She is fueled by the joy, soul and unrelenting happiness that is so unique to dogs.
Kaylee is known for her love of vibrant colors, process of capturing the comedy and character of dogs, and unique and whimsical style. Through Dog Breath Photography, it is one of Kaylee’s strongest passions to give a voice to the voiceless by volunteering her time to local shelters and photographing the abandoned and homeless animals who lie in wait for a second chance.
Charlotte is an award-winning Australian photographer based in Brisbane with 12 years of experience in photographing pets. Her style incorporates creative use of natural light, location and expression to produce vibrant and emotive work highly praised by her clients. Charlotte also volunteers her time and talent to aid several rescue groups to fundraise and help find new forever families for homeless pets.
Addicted to creating lightbulb moments for students, Charlotte has been teaching pet photographers since 2013. She relishes simplifying tricky concepts, and helping people achieve their goals by making the learning fun, practical, and positive. Charlotte runs a website dedicated to teaching pet photography, offering private mentoring, video tutorials, e-books and a super popular online course about photographing dogs called RealShoots.
Charlotte is an excellent teacher, very professional and obviously loves what she does. She interacts really well with the dogs and their owners and was very attentive when teaching me and answered all my questions with ease. I feel so much more confident now than I did before the mentoring session, thanks! – Nicola Harnett, Brisbane