We had the good fortune of connecting with Margaret Bryant and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Margaret, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
People outside have no idea how much education we need to be good pet photographers. They take snapshots of their pets with their phones and think that’s all we need to do. To do it right, pet photographers need to know about behavior and handling of dogs, cats, horses and other animals they photograph. They also need to know lighting, camera settings, composition, color harmony, and more to get the desired images.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I tell a dog’s story with fun and whimsical images. What sets me apart are I like to work primarily in the studio, and I have a wacky sense of humor when I have fun with photographing the dogs. I have been in business since 1998. It was a slow start working part time. Fairly early on I found my vision and what I wanted to say artistically, and I have been refining it ever since. I started when there were almost no pet photographers in my market. My business challenge is to continue to reinvigorate my business to keep ahead of the others in the market, while providing great service to my clients.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
It would depend on what they were interested in. We could got to the Klyde Warren Park to see the other dogs and have fun with their dogs. We could go walking and exploring at the Arbor Hill Nature Preserve. Go to the Dallas Zoo and the Fort Worth zoo. If they are of the age to know about the Kennedy Assassination, we can go to Dealey Plaza to see the “X” on the road, the Grassy Knoll and the Sixth Floor Museum. If we wanted to eat on a patio with dogs we could go to The Lazy Dog restaurant, the outdoor seating at the Flying Fish, or pizza at the Cadillac Pizza in McKinney.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My family for their patience with me.
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