I’ve spent the last year photographing pets in my Los Angeles photo studio, and it’s been one of the most fulfilling ventures in my life. While I may have started Pet Portraits by Danielle Spires based on a need, it’s become something else. It’s an ode to Noguchi and Isabelle, my two best friends I lost last year.
This new venture has helped me pay off their enormous vet bills, and it’s been cathartic to shoot these intimate moments between people and their beloved cats and dogs (and snakes and tarantulas!). I want to share some of my favorite photos from the last year!