Kayla’s Coney Island Adventure
I feel very lucky to have found a career doing something that I would do anyway as a volunteer. In fact, I got to where I am today by first volunteering with my local municipal animal shelter. Even now as a full time animal rescue photographer, I still volunteer with…
Strutting with the Mutts of Foster Dogs!
Yesterday I joined Foster Dogs’ team for Strut Your Mutt at Hudson River Park’s Pier 26
We had a great team of foster parents, adopters, supporters, and of course, dogs! All together we raised over $2500 for Foster Dogs, Inc.!
Our adoptable dogs got some great exposure and had a blast strutting their…
Foster Dogs NYC Fospice: Beau
I recently started volunteering as a photographer for an amazing organization called Foster Dogs NYC. After photographing their adoption event at BarkFest, I was honored when the organization’s founder Sarah asked me to take photos for their Fospice Program. This program, which was inspired by the ASPCA’s fospice program, provides end-of-life comfort and care…
Our Summer Vacation (well, mostly photos of Escher)
Last week, Jon and I took a road trip through the Catskills and up to Vermont. Since Escher has gotten used to the world more, we decided to bring him with us! We all had a fantastic time enjoying the great outdoors, visiting with dear friends, checking out potential wedding venues…
Announcing Baby Hudson Leo
My nephew is here! My nephew is here! My nephew is here
Design ©Minted, Photo ©Stacey Axelrod
We had a fun impromptu photo shoot to make the above birth announcement. Sara and Mike’s cat, Domino, was a very good test model whenever Hudson needed a break. Here’s a little peek behind…
Baby Hudson is coming soon!
I am very happy to announce that I will soon be an aunt to a special little boy named Hudson Leo Axelbaum. My beautiful sister Sara is due on June 6, 2015. She and Mike are so excited to be parents!
Me, Sara, and our mom Amy (photo by Mike)
Proposal: Mike & Wendy
Yesterday I had the great honor of arranging and photographing another good friend’s proposal. Mike not only entrusted me with documenting his surprise proposal to Wendy, but he also asked my fiancé Jon and I to help set it up. Mike’s plan: They’re taking a Saturday afternoon stroll through Central Park when Wendy finds a…
Proposal: Jason & Katie
People have asked me “why did you choose to be a pet photographer?” Well, first of all, I’m crazy about animals, especially cats and dogs. What I love the most is how easy it is to capture an animal’s true personality. They don’t get self-conscious like people and most animals…
My new life with a shy, fearful dog: Escher's Happy Tail + Resources for Reactive Dog Owners
Back in March, I started a new initiative to photograph the “happy tails” of animals adopted from the ASPCA Animal Shelter. Up until then, we had asked adopters to submit their own photos. But I thought we could do a better job honoring adopters while showing the joy that comes…
My Great Aunt Dinah, 100 Years Young
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the greatest GIF there ever was
Happy 100th Birthday, Dinah! You are an inspiration to the whole family and we all love you very much.
In honor of this occasion, Dinah’s daughter Farrell collected photos, drawings, and messages from Dinah’s family and friends…