Teresa owns a photography studio in Dallas where she photographs people and pets. Teresa also volunteers her time with an organization she founded called Focus on Rescue. It is this second project which brought her to my attention. Puppy adoption websites are filled with awful pictures. Obviously, in this internet age, a first impression photo from the web can make all the difference in a pet being adopted or not. So, Teresa volunteers her time with rescue groups and shelters taking glamour shots of the dogs.
Her photographs have helped speed up adoption rates and cut down time in foster care from 3-6 months to 8 weeks –making room for more homeless animals. She publishes calendars and greeting cards showing the beautiful faces of adopted animals to raise awareness for their quality and beauty.
Focus on Rescue seems like a spectacular idea and recently finished a photography webinar series – saving lives with cameras.