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Know Your Business: Pet Photography Comes to New Town
Posted on December 1, 2021 9:04 AM by Town Crier Staff
To continue our home-based business series, this month we'll hear from new New Town resident Nicole Moyer, who owns and operates Sweet Ellie Photography: 
Sweet Ellie Photography is dedicated to capturing natural, personality-filled pet portraits. I developed a passion for photographing animals after adopting my own sweet pup, Ellie, nine years ago. My intention is to photograph pets in order to record how important they are to their humans and to create meaningful artworks which evoke emotion.
My goal is to create a fun and natural environment that lets your pet be themselves. It is important to me for the pet to be at ease and for their personality to really shine. I shoot all natural light portraits at beautiful outdoor locations.
Rescue work is a huge part of my purpose. I spend a lot of time working with area shelters and rescues to take adoption photos, participate in events, and help with fundraisers.
Questions I am often asked:
  • Does my dog need to be trained? No, we have a lot of tricks and strategies to get great portraits. Also, we want the personality to shine and for your dog to be themselves!
  • Does my dog need to be off-leash? first! I photograph dogs on leash and use the magic of post-processing to remove the leash from images.
I recently participated in an internationally run 6-month dog photography challenge and won 2nd place overall for my portfolio of images taken throughout the Hampton Roads area. I am a graduate of William and Mary School of Education and am excited to be back in Williamsburg. Our family is so thrilled to be a part of the New Town community. We love how friendly and welcoming everyone is in New Town! We also love the walkability and that there are dogs everywhere!
I would love to engage with our new community! Send me an email with a pic and the name of your pet and receive a special neighborhood offer!
Instagram: @sweetelliephotos
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