Want to improve the lives of homeless animals AND create a beautiful portrait of your pet?  Introducing the second annual...

Portraits For Life

a pet portrait event benefiting Friends For Life Animal Shelter & Sanctuary


What: short and sweet photo session for your pet

When: Saturday February 24, 2018

Where: indoor studio near downtown Houston

Cost: scroll down for collection & pricing information

I was absolutely blown away by what Megan could do in a short 15 minute photo session. There were so many great photos, my biggest problem was deciding which ones I wanted.
— Amy D.
Her photos captured their personalities in a way I could never have accomplished with my phone camera. The pieces I ordered were ready quickly and turned out beautifully.
— Carolyn M.
We have 2 dogs who are not very well trained, and I was concerned we would not get them to listen or face the camera. Megan came with all sorts of tricks to keep their attention and the photos came out amazing!
— Pam P.

How it works



Reserve your spot using the link below. ($50 from each session will be donated to Friends For Life!)

bring your pet

(Feb. 24)

Enjoy a 15-minute photo session at an indoor studio.

Place your order

(MAR. 1-9)

Meet me at my home to view your proofs, look at product samples, and place your order.

Enjoy your portraits

(LATE March) 

Pick up your portraits and enjoy!

Portraits For Life Pricing

Reserve your spot by pre-purchasing Collection 1 below. 

Once you see the proofs, choose your two favorite images or upgrade your collection. 

Ready-to-hang wall portraits are also available for purchase.

$50 from each session will be donated to Friends For Life. 

Collection 1

15-min session

two images *


Collection 2

15-min session

four images *

mobile photo app


Collection 3

15-min session

six images *

mobile photo app

keepsake box


* each image = 8x10 print with matching high-resolution digital file

I look at my prints every day and smile til my cheeks hurt!
— Niki C.
I am obsessed with my dogs and really wanted to ensure I have lasting memories of them. Megan’s customer service and final product were outstanding!
— Shawna M.
Megan is so easy to work with, great with animals, and most importantly is an animal advocate.
— Liza K.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Friends For Life?

Friends For Life is the only no-kill LEED-certified animal shelter in Houston.  The unique programs they offer have saved thousands of animals who would be lost in the traditional shelter system.  To learn more about the FFL mission and programs, see my interview or visit the Friends For Life website.

Where will the photo sessions take place?

These limited edition sessions will take place at an indoor studio near downtown Houston.  The studio is located on the 2nd floor of a converted warehouse building.  Free parking and restrooms are available.

What will the background look like?

There will be two neutral backgrounds - one is a darker brown, and the other is a lighter greige.  I'll have a simple ottoman for your dog to sit and lay on, and the floors in the warehouse studio are rustic wood.  Refer to sample images on this page.

Can you photograph my cat or other pet?

Yes, dogs and cats are welcome!  For other types of pets, please check with me prior to booking so I can confirm with the studio owner. 

I have more than one pet.  Can you photograph them together?

No problem!  Each 15-minute session can accommodate up to two pets from the same household.  For more than two, please book an additional session.  

Can you photograph me and my pet together?

This event is for pets only.  If you're interested in a full session that includes photographs of you and your pet together, send me a note via the contact page.

What if my dog is not trained?

Don't worry!  Whether your dog is hyper, lazy, outgoing, or shy, that is completely normal.  Training is not required to achieve great images, although a basic sit/stay does help.  Nearly all the dogs on my website are regular family pets who were photographed with their leashes on.

Will there be a lot of dogs around?  I'm worried my pet will be distracted.

You may encounter other pets in and around the building immediately before or after your session.  However, only one family will be in the studio at a time to reduce distractions. 

When will my photographs/products be ready?

You will view your proofs at an in-person ordering appointment during March 1-9 and place your order.  Your products will be ready for pick-up 3-4 weeks later.  If you are not available to meet between March 1-9, we can schedule an alternate date, but it will delay product delivery.

Can I get digital files?

Yes, all purchased images come with the matching high-resolution digital file and personal print release.  Digital files will be available via online download.

I can't make it on February 24.  Are other dates available?

This is an exclusive 1-day event.  If you would like to be the first to know about future events, be sure to enter your email in the form below.  VIPs get priority booking for all limited edition sessions (e.g. bluebonnets), fundraising sessions, and model calls.

What were the results of last year's fundraiser? 

Together, we raised $1000 for Friends For Life in 2017!  Read more about the first Portraits For Life event.

How else can I support Friends For Life?

In-kind donations are greatly appreciated and can make a tremendous difference!  Commonly used supplies are listed on the FFL wish list.