Being a Hudson Valley Pet Photographer is challenging! Today I got knocked over by very enthusiastic golden labs. What I most love when I’m photographing anything is to capture an essential moment. I grew up with the great photojournalism of Life magazine, and was so inspired by Cartier-Bresson and that phrase “the decisive moment.” One of my favorite photographers is Elliot Erwitt, who is extremely versatile, and has made so many memorable and very funny doggie pictures. I am always hoping to catch a decisive moment that shows the character of the animal or person. And if it makes you smile, then I’m really happy!