Meet Millie.. She is the face behind the Pit-Stop concept. She was turned in to the humane society starved, scared, abandoned and was neglected in every way possible... but through all that, she still was standing with the look of determination.
From the first day I lay eyes on her, I felt a strong sense of urgency take over me. I became proactive and asked to foster and care for Millie. Since that day, I wanted to be her voice for other abused, neglected and homeless animals.
Pit-Stop Photos is a combination of words I hold dear to me. "PIT" of course is for Millie, the pit bull mix and STOP is derived from the F-Stop of a camera that determines the focal length. When these words come together, I feel that Pit-Stop Photos can do great things!
Pit-Stop Photos came to me shortly after I started fostering Millie. I was at a cross-roads with my own photography business, L.A. Photography, LLC. After recently retiring from the wedding photography industry in 2016, I desired to face new challenges, new genres of photography and creative outlets. I had only known the wedding industry for the past 10 years but something inside me was wanting 'more'.
I wanted to be fulfilled and inspired once again as well as contribute and make a difference within my own community. I have always been passionate about animals and since volunteering at the GBHS, it triggered a desire in me to try and go above and beyond my ability to help.
I no longer wanted to feel guilty for turning a blind eye at a pet's suffering and pain. So many people have an 'out of sight, out of mind' concept. We refuse to look at those sad commercials and we scroll quickly past dog photos showing abuse and starvation. I use to be one of those individuals but that didn't do anything but help 'ME' feel better.
This is when I decided to start recruiting other dog lovers with 'doggie headshots'. These headshots were a way that my client could have a nice keepsake portrait of their pet and at the same time contribute to The GBHS.
Pit-Stop photos is a great way for people to contribute for a good cause. It honors these shelter animals from afar and bring awareness to abandoned, neglected animals in need of a home.
With each session, a portion of the proceeds will go directly to the GBHS, as I accept only a portion of the sitting and ask you to write the remaining amount in a check to the GBHS at the end of our session. This way, you know what you contributed as an individual and not wonder 'how much' or lord forbid 'hope' that I donated on your behalf. All donations are made public unless requested otherwise.