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Kelly Baugh

Kelly Baugh

Owner, Pack Leader, Photographer, Herd Manager & Ear-scratcher

Hi! I’m Kelly Baugh!

Welcome to the website of my passion and business, Amyranth Pet Photography!

Playing fetch. Scratching their soft ears. Working together. Petting all their favorite spots. Falling asleep together. Is there anything as wonderful in this world as our pets? For me that answer is a resounding “No!”.  This is why I founded Amyranth Pet Photography. I love working with all types of animals and capturing the incredible bond that exists between you and your pets! You will never see an image made by me that features a stressed animal. (with the rare exceptions that are rescue photographs, as those poor souls are going through so much!)

Our memories aren’t always as reliable as we want them to be. Can you remember every little detail of the pooch you had as a child? How beautiful your gray mare looked in spring? How tiny your kittens paws were? If you do, I envy you, as I seem to forget certain aspects of my dear pets as the years pass. I hopelessly hold on to my very old mobile phone, one of the first ones with a camera, that holds some images of my childhood pets. The images on there probably aren’t any bigger than 380 pixels, but they’re all I have left of them, with no possible way of getting those images of the phone. Every now and then I put that phone on it’s charger and boot it up, just to look at those images. This is one of the reasons why Amyranth Pet Photography is so important to me: I don’t want anyone to be left without images of their pets, as their only fault seems to be that they just don’t live as long as we do!

I was imported from the Netherlands in 2013 to marry my husband whom I met online. We lived in Northern California (San Francisco Bay Area) for four years and recently moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in search of a better climate and various other factors. One of my biggest passions is riding horses; training them correctly without conflict or pain. I am ever improving my riding and I love riding dressage (classical training). Other than riding and photography I love reading, cooking and spending time in nature. I run Amyranth Pet Photography alone; I’m the one who answers your first inquiries, who comes for your pre-session consultation, who shoots the images, edits them and delivers them! I love handling animals and am very good at it; I know a thing or two about dog training and have all the right tricks up my sleeve to get them to do what we need them to during sessions! I know how important body language is around animals and I am told all the time that people’s pets are very comfortable around me. (Even the shy ones!) I have experience handling: horses, dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, bunnies, guinea pigs and hamsters. I am very easy to get along with, I am always on time and have endless patience with your animals.

The Zoo

These guys make my world go round. Chances are Prince will be helping my edit your artwork!! 😉

Jace

Jace

Border Collie x Great Pyrenees

Prince

Prince

Whiteface Lutino Cockatiel

Cinder

Cinder

Blue Mink Bicolor Ragdoll

Merlin

Merlin

Blue Mitted Ragdoll

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