Hello my name is Angela Stehl and I’m the artist behind Pooch Smooch Photography. I’ve always had two loves in life, photography and animals. I have been lucky to find a way to combine my two passions
From 1996-1998 I attended the Art Institute of Philadelphia where I studied photography. I graduated with honors and began my career. It didn’t take long to realize I was happiest photographing animals.
Since beginning Pooch Smooch I have had the pleasure of working with some very wonderful models and their people. I have been published in several magazines and my photography is featured in the book “Big Picture” written by the amazing dog training group Tall Tails.
I’m often asked how I get great photos of the animals. I look at each new subject with patience and the understanding that we will both be learning something new from the experience. I always try to make the experience as un-stressful as possible for all involved. Timing and understanding have a lot to do with the images I capture. I’m always up to the challenge of photographing an animal who’s owner thinks will never sit still long enough for that perfect shot. You will be amazed at what we can accomplish. It’s about having patience and finding the right motivation.
I hope you have enjoyed the gallery. I look forward to creating a wonderful photograph of your furry, scaly, or feathered family member.