Wagz Pet Photography is based in San Diego, CA. Dana Gambill, owner and photographer, has been shooting professionally for over 15 years.
Having grown up in Del Mar, CA, her love of photography began in high school when her dad bought her a 35mm SLR camera. It changed her life. She took pictures of everything and spent hours in the darkroom getting her pictures to look perfect.
She was so entranced with photography that when spring ended a long sunless winter in Eugene, OR – she was shocked. She had completely lost track of time.
Trying to be practical, though, she chose to major in advertising. And while she learned a lot, it wasn’t nearly enough to quench her desire to be behind a lens taking pictures.
In 1995, she completed the education she wanted to finally fulfill her dream. She graduated from the Art Center College of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in – you guessed it – photography. She spent the next several years as a wedding photographer, using the techniques of photojournalism to capture those spontaneous moments that make for indelible memories.
Dana says the experience was invaluable. “I learned how to pay attention to details, how to think on my feet, and how to capture those special moments that only happen once in a lifetime.”
About her current work, Dana says: “My two real passions in life have always been photography and animals. Forming a pet photography business made perfect sense. It has proven to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”
A long time dog owner, Dana has affection for all four legged critters.“ She gets much joy from capturing each pet’s unique personality and way of life. As with most people, Dana believes pets are members of the family and is so honored to make lifelong photographic memories for their humans.
Dana says she “absolutely LOVES photographing pets and hopes you check out her website and allow her the opportunity to work with you and your furry, tail wagging friend.”