When Lucy and I met Jenna Leigh Teti yesterday, I was excited to get some great shots that I could use on the site as well as in promotional materials. When I got the photos this morning, I was thrilled with the results. They weren’t just great photos. There was something more in the end product. I have a gazillion pictures of me and Lucy together taken throughout the years and none of them possess what Jenna was able to capture in just one short hour. Every picture tells you a little something about our relationship and you can tell how smitten I am with my old gal, Lucy. (Hopefully, you can also tell how smitten she is with me!) It takes special talent to be able to do that, but perhaps it’s not that surprising since Jenna’s first word as a child was, “Woof!”. Clearly, she’s got a special connection with our furry four-legged partners in life.
Jenna is a fellow Park Slope resident and photographer specializing in candid and environmental portraits of dogs, cats, and children. She also does pro bono work for our local shelters, so that her lovely photos help draw the attention of potential adopters. If you visit her blog where she features a lot of these adoptable dogs, you’ll notice that each dog’s personality is captured through her lens. Just the other day, two dogs that had been in rescue for an entire year without interest from prospective homes got adopted with the help of their new profile pictures. Jenna also likes to acknowledge and reward those who have adopted pets by offering 50% off of the session fee and an additional 50% off of prints for those who’ve adopted from the rescues she partners with.
Jenna currently shares her home with her three-year-old French Bulldog, Bandit. I’m excited to work with her in the upcoming days to brush up on Bandit’s manners as well as to teach him some tricks and fun games.