Hello! I'm Nicole Lloyd - Pet Photographer
First and foremost, I am an animal lover. I have two dogs of my own, Moose and Sid, so I appreciate the bond between a human and their beloved pets.
I started my photography journey in high school, shooting primarily sports. However, I didn't fully start to develop my passion and skills until 2015 when my family gifted me my first DSLR camera. Since then, I have spent countless hours learning and practicing to sharpen and hone my photography skills. I currently volunteer with K9 Justice League and VBACAC.
Simply put — animals are more than just pets
Meet my dogs
My heart dog. We adopted Moose in February 2020 - just before the CoVID-19 pandemic. He was my first dog, and so despite my years of experience as a dog-sitter and foster, I was still learning so much with him. We have spent tons of time training together, and he has his AKC Canine Good Citizen and Trick Dog - Intermediate titles. Moose is best known for his dashing good looks, a serious case of FOMO, spurts of crazy energy, and being an all around goof ball.
This special boy came to my family as a foster in April 2021, but he never left. We officially adopted him in August 2021. If you can believe it, he is 100% Siberian Husky. He has a host of congenital issues, including vision impairment and a severe overbite. However, he has never let any of this stop him from living his best life. He is an amazing cuddler, and loves to be loved on.
LAUREN // REDD AND KANE
“Nicole is the absolute best at pet portraits. She is comfortable around pets of all sizes and temperaments, and she possesses the patience it takes when photographing animals. Nicole also strives to capture each animal's specific personality in her photos. She did a great job of holding the attention of both of my dogs, one very photogenic and the other with permanent RBF, in the same shot (a BIG feat). 11/10 would recommend and will be using her services in the future!”
KAREN // SHEA AND FREDDY
"Nicole did an amazing job photographing my two black dogs, which are very difficult to photograph due to their color and their different personalities. She knows exactly how to capture their attention to create the most beautiful pictures. I couldn’t be more happy with how their photos came out, they were perfect! She was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her. Thank you so much Nicole!"
ASHLEY // Mickey and Family
"Nicole is amazing when it comes to family photos. She is the best at getting the dog to look and pay attention. She is patient with the kids and makes sure to keep everyone happy! She makes the entire process a breeze and always gets the best shots. She is very timely with getting the photos back to you and does an amazing job editing. We love every picture she takes. We have worked with her for many years and she has done a great job at every stage of our pets and kids lives!"
SHELBY // CARTER
"Phenomenal. That is all that really needs to be said - Nicole is PHENOMENAL. Our crazy Golden Retriever pup (1.5 years old at the time of the shoot) had never had professional pictures taken before meeting with Nicole and let me tell ya, you’d never know! Nicole was incredible with keeping his attention, capturing his true personality, and making this entire shoot effortless. It’s an added bonus that Nicole was just a true joy to be around! 10/10 would absolutely recommend Nicole’s services (and actually, I already have! Carters bff booked with Nicole soon after our photos came in!) We will HAPPILY be booking again in the future!"