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    I'm glad you're here! I'm Heather.

    < - That's me over there, getting slobbered on by my boxer, Jessie. It's ok, I don't mind the slobber.

    I've been a professional photographer since 2002, and have always included the family pets when photographing families and kids. I've expanded on my love of all things furry by creating the Dedicated program for Police K9s / working dogs, and the Unconditional program for family pets.

    I have a deep respect for what animals add to our lives. They bring love, messes, joy, and chaos, each in their own unique way. Please take a look around and feel free to drop me a note as well. I'd love to hear from you :)

Three more K9s – Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office

After the loss of K9 Tikko in March, SSO has now trained his successor. Welcome, K9 Ryker!

RYKER front

I also photographed K9 Cyrus, a single-purpose narcotics dog, who works with the SSO Tactical Unit. Cyrus’ energy level is off the charts, and he proved to be a challenging subject to photograph!

CYRUS front


As we began photographing K9s in late 2010, K9 Rommel was just getting ready to retire. His handler decided he should have cards anyway, so I photographed Rommel too!

ROMMEL front 1

K9 Tikko – End Of Watch :(

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of K-9 Tikko, devoted partner of Dep. Brian Biegel since 2009.

Tikko, a male Hungarian Sable Shepherd, died today due to complications from a genetic disorder. Tikko was a dedicated law enforcement partner and ambassador to this community. His service and companionship will be greatly missed.


Halloween with our dogs :D

Our Grim Reaper had a fearsome Cerberus to accompany her tonight.  And our Police Officer had a criminal to escort!

Finnegan, in his debut as the Three Headed Dog who guards the gates of Hell, was amazingly cooperative with our shenanigans, which included a harness to hold on his extra heads:D.  I also want to point out that Jessie is  NOT a ‘Bad Dog’, and that she really wasn’t a fan of the jailbird hat.