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Pet photographer serving the greater Boise / Treasure Valley, ID area
Caldwell / Nampa / Kuna / Middleton / Eagle / Boise

  • Writer's pictureShannon Edney

The Art of Dreamy Dog Portraits

Capturing Dreams



I specialize in creating dreamy portraits that capture the essence of your beloved canine companions. My passion for photography and love for dogs come together to create stunning images that transport viewers into a world of magic and whimsy. In this blog post, I will explore the art of dreamy dog portraits and how I bring these enchanting images to life.

I believe every dog has a story to tell, and my goal is to capture the beauty and spirit of each furry friend through dreamy portraits. My signature style combines soft, ethereal natural light with creative compositions to create images that are both enchanting and timeless.



One of the key elements of my dreamy portraits is the use of natural light to create a soft, diffused glow that adds a magical quality to the images. Whether shooting in a sun-dappled forest or a golden sunset, I carefully harness the power of natural light to enhance the beauty of my canine subjects.

In addition to lighting, I also pay close attention to composition, using elements such as flowers, foliage, and props to create whimsical scenes that evoke a sense of wonder and delight. From enchanted forests to secret garden hideaways, each setting is carefully chosen to complement the unique personality of the dog and create a sense of magic and adventure.



But perhaps the most important element of my dreamy portraits is revealed in connection shared with our canine subjects. I take the time to get to know each dog and create a relaxed, comfortable environment where they can be themselves. Whether they're striking a regal pose or romping through a field of flowers, my goal is to capture the true essence of each dog and celebrate their individuality.

The result is a collection of images that are as unique and magical as the dogs themselves. Each portrait tells a story, inviting viewers to step into a world of fantasy and imagination. Whether displayed as wall art in your home or treasured in a custom album, these dreamy portraits are sure to bring joy and wonder to all who see them.



At Shannon Edney Photography, I'm passionate about creating dreamy portraits that celebrate the beauty and spirit of dogs. If you're looking for a truly magical way to capture the essence of your beloved canine companion, I'd love to work with you. Contact me today to schedule a session and let's create something truly enchanting together!


International award-winning portrait photographer Shannon Edney's photos have been featured on multiple magazine covers with photos published in print and digital advertisements around the world.

Based out of Missoula, Montana, and moving to the Nampa, Idaho area in May 2024, Shannon specializes in pet portrait photography showcasing dogs, horses, and their people. Shannon is known for her ability to catch the perfect expression and capture her subjects in unique lighting, resulting in portraits rich in artistry that will be treasured for years to come - whether it be on a fine art canvas or in a custom artisan album.

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