ABOUT BARKOGRAPHY by Kim Hollis

photo credit: @catsdogphotography

photo credit: @catsdogphotography

If you're reading this, I'm guessing you love dogs. I do too. For many of us, our relationships with our dogs are some of the most important relationships in our lives because they provide us with so much unconditional love.

photo credit: @rodneyscotphotography

I'm Kim and since I was a little girl, I’ve always dreamed of working with dogs. My love for a black lab named Buddy led me to launch BARKography and I’m so grateful to him for helping me find my 'why' in life. "Love Looks Like This" says it all to me.

I’ve always loved photography but I’d never thought about being a photographer until Buddy had a health scare in 2014. I bought my first professional camera so I could photograph him. Five weeks later I said goodbye to him and those images I have mean everything to me. I appreciate having them every single day and that’s why BARKography exists. I am so grateful to this little black dog for helping me find this path in life.

Now I want to capture these moments for you. Seeing the emotion a client experiences as she unwraps the wall art piece I’ve created of her dog makes my heart smile.

I love dogs. They are a part of my soul I believe there is power in a photograph. I’ve experienced it myself. If you want images you can cherish forever, I would be honored to provide them for you. 

We've established that I love dogs, right? I also love to travel. My dream is to schedule BARKography Travel Sessions around the world. Check the home page to see where I'm traveling this year. If you don't see your location listed, feel free to suggest your location. A couple of my locations this year were planned because of suggestions I received.

How do I spend my time when I'm not photographing dogs? I love NFL football. I play fantasy football every year. 

I'm a UNC Chapel Hill grad. I love college basketball although I'm not sure I'll ever recover from the championship game loss in 2016. Seeing them win the 2017 NCAA Championship did ease that pain a little. :)

I am also a lover of music. My favorite instrument is the piano. I play a little but I have a piano with a player on it so I can listen to it whenever I want. It is my zen.

My dogs mean the world to me. I don't have amazing images of my first two dogs Sloan and Sam. The images I now have of Buddy, Willow and Moose are priceless to me. If you're thinking of doing this, act now. Don't wait. Time goes by too fast.

Doesn't your dog deserve his own photography session? I think all dogs do because Love Looks Like This

Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
— Agnes Sligh Turnball