AllPaws Pet Photography: Our History
AllPaws Pet Photography began in 2010 after our beloved dog Mischu was diagnosed with lymphoma. Her care was very costly and we realized that we would have to rely on our artistic talents to start a new business to help with treatment costs.
Our passion really lies in making the connections with animals and capturing their essence. We really enjoy taking the time to get just the right photos of your best friends and it shows in the style of photos we take.
Terry & Michele both graduated from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in Wisconsin where both studied Photography, Graphic Design and Illustration. Terry’s professional experience ranges from traditional Illustration to Computer Graphics Artist. He got his start art directing photo shoots, and then became a successful Airbrush Illustrator on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. His most recent experience was as a 3D Modeler for a high profile video game company in Redmond for 10 years…and he’s a Photoshop Guru!
Michele’s degree in Graphic Design landed her a job as an Art Director with the responsibility of running an in-house photo studio. Her attention to detail and creative passions made her sought after in her field. After working for many agencies in the Chicago area as a freelance Graphic Designer, Michele moved with Terry to Washington state in 2001.
In 2010, Terry revived his passion for photography with his ‘Project 365’, where he took a photo a day for a year. You can read his blog: terrys project 365 .
Between the two of them, they have over 50 years of creative experience.