Hi there! My name is Rachel and I am a fine art/freelance photographer. I specialize in canine portraiture, spending most of my time with wolves, wolfdogs and other feral canid species. However, I also enjoy collaborating with models, fashion designers and makeup artists who want to add something unique to their portfolio. I like to work with individuals who have a love for nature and are interested in photography as an art form.
"The wolf is neither man's competitor nor his enemy. He is a fellow creature with whom the earth must be shared." -L. David Mech
I have over 10 years experience as a photographer and canine trainer. I love to incorporate the beauty of wolves with my models and show my audience the true nature of these fascinating animals.
Above are my three Ambassador Wolves from my facility, Ironwood Wolves
. They are trained in photography and work in film, and I mainly use them in my personal work and any paid assignments. If you are interested in working with myself and my animals, feel free to contact me for rates. If you are a photographer yourself or a model who want to include them in any concepts you may have, my animals are also available to do that as well.
Working with these animals is no easy task. They are very stubborn and things must be done on their own terms. Please keep in mind that shoots can last several hours with small breaks in between, and certain outfits/props can spook them so a lot of patience is needed. However, working with these animals is so rewarding and certainly not your everyday shoot!
M O R E L I N K S:
Ironwood Wolves (official website)- www.ironwoodwolves.com
Ironwood Wolves (Facebook)- www.facebook.com/IronwoodWolves
Photo Blog- www.rachellaurenphotography.blogspot.com
**as of 2010, I no longer do tfp work aside from a few small exceptions. Contact for rates, the wolves and myself do NOT work for free!**