My name is Beth Andrews and I am owner, photographer, and art director of Hound and Hoof Fine Photography. My passion is photographing animals- horses, dogs, cats and wildlife; and turning those photographs into fine art. Animals are beautiful, soulful, interesting, often funny, joyful and spirited. They make us smile. I think they are everything art is supposed to be.
I live in Louisville, Kentucky with my family. My husband, Bruce, once pulled the car over because a frightened squirrel had dropped his nut in the road and he wanted to make sure the little guy got it back. So...of course, I married him! My son Jake knows and loves every species of mammal, fish, reptile, bird and insect on Earth. He's going to save the planet, I think. ( I hope I am not expecting too much....) Of course, my life is completed by my crazy, wonderful dogs. Daisy "the Dingo", a big white dog with very deep thoughts and an extraordinary need to please; and Henry "McFlee", the always food and attention deprived corgi who does a belly dance after every meal. Then there are my two horses- "Mighty Max", my reining show horse who never met a lead rope he couldn't untie and "Whinny", my beautiful baby palomino who I'm hoping will be a reining rockstar someday. But if she's not, that's OK too.
I've always had a deep connection to animals. I just get them- and they get me. There is simply nothing better, for me, than to wake up every morning knowing I get to mingle with really amazing pets and the wonderful people who love them. I find it profoundly rewarding to make an animal really shine in a photograph. And if capturing the beauty, wisdom and unique character of animals helps us humans appreciate them more, then that's even better.
So, thanks so much for stopping in and checking out my blog. We'll meet some pets and people here who will make you laugh- others will touch your heart. Sometimes I might talk a little about travel or my life experiences (I actually have some of those, on occasion!) But mostly, I hope you enjoy the photography of animals in our community and beyond.
If you'd like to learn a little more about Hound and Hoof Pet Photography and see my portfolio, you can just click right here: www.houndandhoof.com