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Heather Lussier admits she used to prefer cats. That changed when her six-year-old son begged her for a puppy. Enter Kali, a beagle named after the Hindu goddess of destruction and who relished living up to that name. But after some training for both Heather and Kali, the beagle became the most behaved member of the family. Not long after, Heather added to the pack by adopting two rescues.
It didn’t take long for Heather to incorporate her newfound puppy love into her profession. She is one of fewer than 2,500 certified professional photographers worldwide, with credentials such as photographing the Dalai Lama and having her work exhibited exclusively in the Adobe Animal Hospital. When she isn’t commanding humans to “sit,” “stay,” and “roll over” for magazine-quality photo shoots, Heather serves as the principle photographer at Posh Pooch Portraits, capturing vivid, close-up images of beloved animals through in-studio and on-location shoots. A devoted yoga practitioner, Heather demonstrates calm, centered energy to earn pets’ trust and bring out their most photogenic sides. She treats every shot as a piece of fine art, offering printing and framing services to turn every image into an heirloom.