About Me – Iowas Premier Pet Photographer

About Me

Hello. I’m April!

And I don’t remember a time in my life when I haven’t been surrounded by animals – whether they were cats, dogs, or rabbits.

Before I could walk, my dad bought a Norwegian Elk Hound puppy, named “Ole,” to serve as my companion and keep me out of trouble.

When I was six, the Easter Bunny came to live with us permanently. She was a little Dutch bunny. And I helped my Dad build a hutch for her.

When I was 12, I took dog training classes with my dog, Holly.

I once asked the neighbor lady, “If you saw a sheep walking down the street, what would you do?” And she said, “April, I would bring it to your house!”


This year, I unexpectedly lost my border collie, Chief, when he died at just age 10.

That’s why I’ve made photographing pets and their people my central focus.  Those of us that know animals realize that each and every one has a personality, and, tragically, their time with us is too short.  

My goal is to have each animal’s unique personality shine through in their images for you to remember these moments for a lifetime.

It’s your pet’s time to shine…

They give us unconditional love, let’s create artwork that will last a lifetime