I am a pet photographer located in Bend, OR who specializes in capturing the personality of your pets in a low stress, fun, way. Often my images are taken where your pets are the most comfortable, in the home, at a park, or on their favorite walk.
Before moving to Bend, I was the Operations Director for a small non-profit humane society for over 4.5 years. It was the most stressful, emotional, tiring job ever, but I loved it.
When my husband and I moved to Bend I decided to take a break and try something totally new. I started working for a professional photographer's company and I was surrounded by creative people who were able to create art and capture moments in time. I started attending trade shows, classes, and conferences and soaking up every bit of information I could. I missed the animals, so I started volunteering at the Humane Society of Central Oregon, taking photographs of adoptable dogs and cats. My years of working around all shapes, sizes, and temperaments of animals has given me the unique ability to capture moments others cannot.
When we lost our dog Jackson in October of 2011, the professional images taken of him years earlier were all the more precious. It made me realize how important it was to me that I had plenty of images of my own pets, and that I could offer that to others.
Our family includes two dogs: a Border Collie- Aussie cross who took us to the World Skyhoundz Frisbee Competition in 2008, a Miniature (slightly overly sensitive) Australian Shepherd, an older cat named Dubois, and a young trouble maker nicknamed “itten” whom we have had since she was 3 days old. In addition, we have a Quarter Horse mare named Annie who thinks she’s part dog.
If you treat your pets like members of your family, plan your vacations around them or let them sleep on the bed with you - we are going to get along just fine! I currently live in Bend and am happy to travel within the Central Oregon and Willamette Valley areas. I would love to meet you and your four legged family members. Feel free to contact me so we can talk about how to best capture those special moments with your pet that will last forever.
Christiana Gunderson Email me
or call 503-329-5690.
"Saving one dog won't change the world but surely it will change the world for that one dog." ~Unknown