Why I learned Self Portraiture

Little known fact for my newer readers, before I was an ethical fashion blogger, before I was a stylist, I was a pet photographer. Well, a photographer in general. I'd studied photography through high school and college before well, other things. I ran my photography biz for nearly 5 years, you can see some of [...]

Wear It Wednesday | Coordinating Outfits for Photo Sessions

I find coordinating outfits for photo sessions to be fairly easy actually. It can seem daunting what if their shade of green isn't the same as the green in my my husband's plaid shirt? Honestly, probably no one will notice, in general a little effort makes it easy for everyone to look like they belong [...]

How to Create Fabulous Flat Instagram Photos

Instagram is my jam, if I could only have one social media account, including blogging, I'd probably choose Instagram. Photography is practically second nature for me, I started in photography my sophomore year of high school and have been behind a camera ever since. Whether it's my big DSLR or my iPhone, the best camera [...]

Shade + Huey, our little fluffy monsters

I refer to my cats as monsters, not because I am mean or dislike them but they can be good little monsters or bad little monsters. I also truly believe that domestic cats are barely domestic, they clearly are more wild than my entirely dependent dog. Our little monsters came to us in 2011, Asher [...]

Murphy, Jazz and Moose {Shelby Clarke Pet Photography, Montrose Colorado}

Murphy, Jazz and Moose's mom and dad won a 1 hour session and $100 product credit from a local Animal Protection League silent auction back when I first arrived to Montrose. We decided better late than never to schedule their session before I head out-of-town for California. These dogs were so fun, and each had [...]

Lily, Mac + Jazz {Colorado Pet Photography} by Shelby Clarke Photography

On April 26th, I was over on the front range photographing the cutest trio of Yorkshire Terriers all rescued by their awesome humans Chris and Stephanie! Meet Lily, Mac and Jazz! Each of these pups ranging in age from about 9-5 years were all adopted! Both Mac and Jazz were from the Pikes Peak Humane [...]

We Nose Paws, Dog Balm and Salve {Product Photography by Shelby Clarke in Montrose, Colorado}

Remember that beautiful Sharpei, Olga, and her mom, Sandra? Well Sandra is not only our local pet trainer at Chow Down but she also makes this *AMAZING* nose and paw balm for your pets! It's amazing and it's ingredients are freaking awesome. When Sandra purchased her session, we included time to take all her product [...]

pet photography and it’s importance

Last night, I got the phone call I knew would come. She was getting old, forgetting things and couldn't seem to settle down. She was our 10 year old Lab. She was a sister to me and Haley. She used to go to the FFA barn with me when she was a baby and she [...]

Sandra and Olga the Sharpei {Montrose, Colorado Pet Photography}

Meet Sandra and her dog, Olga. A 6 year old Sharpei, who is the most awesome, wrinkly-est, and snorty-est Sharpei I have ever met. She is in fact the only Sharpei I have met. Sandra, is our local Dog Trainer here in Montrose, Colorado. Teaching classes at Chow Down Pet Supplies on Main Street. Olga [...]