I’m Kaylee.

That’s me, above, the girl with the camera stuck to her face.

My hair is fire engine red and I prefer to sip my drinks through a straw.

If unicorns were real I would have nine in my backyard.

I like the monkeys with the colorful butts. (Mandrills.)

Animals are my favorite reason for living. There is something about the honesty in the eyes of an animal that gets me everytime.

I still can’t fully wrap my head around the fact that stars are really flaming gaseous balls of fire. It’s something I commonly ponder.

I want to snuggle every single dog that I meet. Even if they dont want to snuggle back. (lucky for me, usually they do.)

I like vanilla chai tea and observing people as they pass me by on the street.

Lightning bugs absolutely fascinate me.

It is my humble belief that life is for living and not just existing.

I started Dog Breath Photography on a hope and a whim. For as long as I can remember, my camera has always been at my side. Growing up, I would always trail behind my family on our outings – photographing every lovely thing I would see. Which to me, included sticks, rocks, bugs, grass, etc. (everything). And on my other side, opposite my camera, there was always my dog. A wagging, fuzzy ball of love that made everything better with his smile. Cameras and dogs have since become the most prominent things in my life.

I attended the University of Tampa in southwest Florida where I majored in visual arts and communication. There, I excelled in art and design and found an intense love for colors, artistic concepts and creativity. But, above and beyond the visual communications, art history, and design classes – my favorite classes were always the photography ones. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in 2009, it felt natural to turn towards photography. I began dabbling in photographing landscapes, architecture and portraits but quickly realized that I  belonged doing the thing that I was the most passionate about – photographing dogs. (and cats! and horses! and anything that’s generally fuzzy with four legs!)

So, here I am. I feel so blessed to be able to live my dream of capturing perfect moments that people will be able to keep and cherish forever.

Thanks for stopping by and learning a little bit about the brain and the heart behind Dog Breath Photography.

Now, let’s make beautiful things happen. 🙂



7 thoughts on “About”

  1. I’m SO glad that Jerry & I ran into you at the MSPCA and still can’t believe how quickly you recognized the newest love in our lives, Chloe. Even in the dark as you were leaving the building, you almost instantly knew her by name – amazing! She is an energetic little spit fire that keeps us hopping but also gives us more laughs and smiles than we ever could ever have imagined. Thanks for providing your business card and offering to send us photos of Chloe. We would absolutely love any and all photos you might have on file.

    I’ve spent some time going thru your blog and your site. I’ve never been much of a blog person, but your site has totally captivated me. Your photos are absolutely stunning. I must admit that I am glad that we did not see you site sooner and I will not be able to visit it too often because we’d end up with a menagerie of beautiful dogs. Really, I think two is our limit but you have so beautifully captured every dog that you photograph that you make it VERY difficult, impossible really, not to want to bring each one home.

    Thanks for the fabulous work you do at the MSPCA. I’m certain your pictures have inspired many adoptions, hopefully into happy, loving homes.

  2. Kaylee, I’m so glad to have finally met you at Friday afternoon’s volunteer picnic at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm. Your photos are perfection, and after having spent an hour or more on your site I am sure I can spot your photos on the Available Animals section of the MSPCA at Nevins Farm website. You have a lovely personality and your gift to the homeless animals at Nevins Farm is unbelievably generous and special. I am absolutely, totally sure that your incredible photos have helped some of our animals garner more attention earlier in their stay than if they had been photographed by a commoner like me! – Dina Buccieri

  3. Hi, I’m not sure how I stumbled onto your blog while searching through the internet, but I’m so glad that I did! I was reading about the dog in the pet store and I have to tell you that I had tears streaming down my face while I was reading your blog. You have an amazing talent and your pictures are stunning. I was showing my kids and they laughed and smiled at the pictures.
    I too am a photographer and just started a blog and posted my first post 🙂 It has taken me a long time to get that going. Thanks for listening to me babble.

    1. Aw, thank you so much! I so appreciate such kind words! 🙂 And thank you for the compliment on my hair! haha! I always wanted to be a mermaid, so I figured Id have Ariel hair for a while. 😛

  4. I have always loved animals (especially dogs) and a few years ago began to realize my passion for photography. I have recently begun doing ‘proper’ pet photography (by that I mean photographing rescue dogs instead of only my own pets), so I know a bit about how difficult it is.
    Basically, I just wanted to say that I find your photos amazing, and to ask what equipment you generally use? (Both in terms of lenses, lighting, and editing.)

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