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My Approach

I view all animals as special. I try to make a personal connection with the animals I photograph. I believe this shows in my photos.

My Story

As with most people, my life’s journey has had many twists and turns. Two constants have followed me through out my life. The first one, my love of animals, has been ever present. My father gave me my first pet (tropical fish) when I was 4 years old. To this day, I still maintain several fish tanks. When I was 8, my parents gave me my first best friend which I named Koko. Koko was a German Shepard/Terrier mix. She was so small, her first bed was a shoe box.

My second passion started out slowly. I was given various, simple to use cameras as a kid growing up in suburban New York. When I turned 18, my mother gave me my father’s 35mm camera, a fully manual Leica (c. 1932). Up to that point, I had used simple, Instamatic type cameras. This was a whole new animal, I consider it my first serious camera. It was up to me to set the film speed, the shutter speed and the aperture. Not knowing how to use it, I brought my Leica into a camera store and asked for some help. After a brief lesson, I purchased a light meter for my “new” camera. This was the beginning of my love affair with photography. Having to shoot in fully manual mode and the high cost of film and developing (I was an always broke 18 year old college student at the time), I learned to slow down and think about the photo before I actually pressed the shutter. Years of practice and tens of thousands of photos later, I turned pro.

A handful of years ago, I started to view dogs as more than just pets. I read about and studied the relationship between dogs and humans; how dogs and humans co-evolved. It occurred to me that this special relationship wasn’t accidental. Dogs were a gift from God. As I was forming this idea, I noticed that dogs I came into contact with reacted more and more positively towards me. Today, most dogs I meet act like we’ve known each other for years. Wagging tails and lots of kisses is now the norm.

It only seemed natural that I combined my two passions into one endeavor. Thus, Wag4theCamera was born. Photographing cats, dogs, fish, birds and the occasional horse has transformed my life. I’ve never been happier. I hope my passion and love of animals shows in all my pet pictures.

Meet the Team

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Steve

Founder & CP (Chief Photographer)

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Xena

Vice President

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Timothy Barrett

CFO

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