Letting your furry clients let loose.
Jen Hargrove, M. Photog., Cr., CPP
Get the opportunity to watch and photograph a dog session from beginning to end. This dog photography class will begin with the initial consultation, whether it be by phone or in person, then that all-important “meet and greet” with your canine clients and their humans. You will discover how to make both humans and dogs comfortable while they get familiar with you and your studio. Also covered is camera and lens selections, lighting, background and props as you learn what to use and when. We will also discuss what items are a "must have" for any studio working with dogs. We will explore how to photograph dogs for their humans, print competition as well as why we choose to photograph all our four legged clients "unleashed", also how we work with those uncooperative clients. Before you are done, you will also discuss how we pre-sell at our sessions, our in person dog portrait sales as well as products, pricing, marketing, and the post processing of images. We will also discuss when and how we use digital viewing and sales along with our in person sales.
Jen Hargrove is a portrait photographer in Southwest Wyoming. She is a huge fan of music, especially Van Morrison. She loves to travel, the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs and Notre Dame Fighting Irish and especially her family and fur kids.
Jen entered the photography industry in September of 2012, she has been a member of the Professional Photographers of America since January 2015, and opened her studio, Jen Hargrove Photography, in Big Piney, Wyoming in November 2015 and in Rock Springs, Wyoming in April 2019. She specializes in high school seniors, children and pet (mostly dog) photography. She strongly believes in the importance of continuing education and the role print competition has along with education in growing and evolving as a photographer, as well as a business owner. She also believes that all photographers have a responsibility to help educate other photographers, as well as clients.
Jen has been an IPC medalist for the last three years (one bronze, two gold), she has been the Intermountain Photographer of the Year for the last three years, she has earned two Fuji Masterpiece Awards as well as a Lexjet Sunset Award, in addition to numerous other honors and awards since 2016. Recently Jen earned 1st and 2ndplace in Dog Portraits as well as Best in Show at the Animal Image Makers conference (AIM). In January 2019 Jen was a dual degree recipient, receiving her Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees. She obtained her Certified Professional Photographer designation in July of 2016.
Jen and Tim, her husband (and part time lighting assistant) reside in Big Piney, Wyoming with their two dogs, Bode and Izzy. They have four children, Kennedy, Collin, Hayden and Payton, as well as two granddaughters, Addyson and Rilynn.