Editorial, commercial and portrait photographer Claudia Johnstone has always been a lover of dogs, people and life. She has a background in architecture, was born and raised in Germany, lived in the UK for 3 years, and has been calling Arizona her home since 2008.
Although she has had a deep appreciation and interest in photography most of her life, it wasn’t until 2009 that she started following her passion for photography. In fact, her beloved dog Dutch – a beautiful black Labrador from The Netherlands (hence his name!) – was initially her muse. A photo she took of him with her new 50mm f1.8 lens sparked something so profound in her, that she decided to pursue her love for photography, and in particular pet photography, slowly but surely transforming from a hobbyist to a professional photographer. As a pet lover herself, Claudia very much understands the special bond we have with our beloved dogs, cats, or any other creature for that matter. The connection and unconditional love we feel with and for them are priceless and everlasting. If only they could live forever!
Although her muse Dutch has since passed away, he lives on in every photo she takes…
Let Claudia capture your pet’s personality and your love for each other by telling your story with images that will not only touch your heart and soul, but that you will cherish forever.