"When our Dalmation, Pongo died 7 years ago, I didn't just mourn him. I mourned the fact that we had so few really good photographs of our beautiful boy to keep his spirit alive for us. Fast forward a few years later, thru the losses of both parents as well as my beloved husband, and the immeasurable valuable of great photography's even clearer to me today. Which is why I took the plunge & made an appointment to work with Sandro Avila of Leash Out Pet Photography within a year of adopting my wee Beagle, Peaches. I'd been eyeing his work for a couple of years, and knew from sample photo's he posted & comments by happy clients, that his work was special. And I wanted special... Special is EXACTLY what I got, which is pretty spectacular considering I had concerns. Not about Sandro but about Peaches. As a rescue who spent her first few years of life fending for herself (and a litter of pups!), Peaches is a bit tricky to handle sometimes. And as a Beagle whose nose-to-the-ground hunter's instinct can compound things, I was concerned she'd be difficult to photograph. Not in Sandro's loving & expert hands... Right off the bat, she fell in love with him, following where he led - and led he did, with a gentle, respectful & patient hand. And the magic he captured that day means my girl's multi-faceted spirit will always be with me. Her on alert. Her on the hunt. Her on the run. Her being mischievous. Her grinning ear to floppy ear. Her licking her chops. Her eyes full of love... Her. Bold. Beautiful. Her. I'm so very, very glad I decided to work with Sandro. He's got an incredibly gifted eye, a real sense of magic, and a dog lovers heart. If you want your fur-baby's spirit captured for all time, so who they are and all they mean to you is with you always, you can't go wrong hiring Sandro. In fact, it'll be one of the best investments you'll ever make."
"Sandro is one of the most loving people that I have ever met. He knows how to bring out the best in a dog for that "to die for" photo! He has taken one session with James and even in the dreadful heat we got some AMAZING pictures! We are doing the "O Canada" and I look forward to the fall session when Sandro will see James come alive with the cooler weather. Book and you will NOT be disappointed!!"