This is Stacey.

Stacey Axelrod has been photographing pets and their people since 2007. She is an animal rescue advocate in the New York City area and a proud graduate of the Photojournalism program at UNC-Chapel Hill. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband Jon and three pets: Atlas (long cat), Lola (fat cat), and Escher (the dog).

Stacey loves animals.

As a professional pet photographer, Stacey's lens is almost always covered in nose prints and fur. Between 2013 and 2018, she was the Staff Photographer for the ASPCA and the NY Photographer for Best Friends Animal Society. She originally discovered her passion for photographing animals while volunteering at the Orange County (NC) Animal Shelter. 

Photography for Animal Rescues & Shelters

These days, a photo might be the only opportunity for an adoptable pet to make an impression. If you represent a NYC-area rescue organization, animal shelter, foster network, or other animal non-profit, please contact Stacey about discounted and pro bono photography services.

Stacey is a member of HeARTs Speak, a global community of photographers, writers, graphic designers, sculptors, painters, illustrators, shelter staff, rescue volunteers, and animal advocates working together to ensure that no shelter animal goes unseen.

Creative Advisor - Foster Dogs Steering Committee

Stacey is proud to support Foster Dogs Inc. with photography services and creative guidance as a member of the all-volunteer Steering Committee. Foster Dogs is the connection between people who want to help a shelter dog and the homeless dogs who need their help.