Pet Photographer & Digital Artist
Hi! I’m Arica Dorff and I’m a veteran pet photographer and pet painting artist. I was born in Japan, raised in Hawaii, and moved to Las Vegas to play softball for the University of Nevada Las Vegas while earning my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Shortly after college, I discovered my love for photography and opened a luxury pet & family photography studio. After nine successful years as Las Vegas’ top pet photographer with the most amazing employees and clients, I sold my business and relocated with my husband to beautiful Washington State.
Now in the Pacific Northwest, I offer pet & family portrait sessions year round in my area, as well as around the county on my Pet Photography Road Trips. On a typical Pet Photography Road Trip, my dog and I will drive 5,000 miles in 30 days and fit in 30 family portrait sessions. On our road trips, we also manage to fit in complimentary adoption portraits for homeless pets, hiking, kayaking and camping.
When I’m not shooting portrait sessions, I enjoy working from home creating Pet Paintings. My Pet Paintings are created using state of the art digital painting software. Every inch of the digital canvas is hand-painted with thousands of meticulous brush strokes. Sometimes I create paintings using a professional portrait I captured during a family portrait session, but most often my Pet Paintings are created from photographs that clients provide. I also create custom pet paintings for professional pet photographers wanting to offer painted images to their portrait clients.
I continue to enjoy speaking and teaching in the photography industry. In February 2018 I spoke and taught a workshop with the ‘Professional Photographers of Sacramento Valley’. In June 2018 I was honored to be an instructor for ‘West Coast School’ where I taught a week long course on Pet Photography & Pet Paintings! I'm looking forward to teaching at ‘West Coast School’ again in June 2019 at the University of San Diego. In August 2019 I'll be hosting my first 'Washington State Pet Photography Retreat'!
Thank you for visiting my website! I look forward to working with you!