Who’s Behind the Lens?

Who’s Behind the Lens?

It’s hard to come out from behind the camera. I figured it was time.

So here we go, an official introduction. I’m Jan Bezzo, owner and photographer behind Shadow Dog Photography. As a pet photographer I create photographic art of your beloved animals so you can enjoy those memories forever. 

It’s all About the Animals!

I’m a photographer that specializes in pets. That’s it, just pets. And sometimes their people too. Working with you to fully understand your visions allows me to create custom and unique images. Every pet means something different to every person. Knowing this, my goal is to make that connection and provide photographic artwork that makes you smile. A lot.

Animals have always been a part of my life. Being covered in dog hair has always been normal (isn’t it??) for me. Spending days and nights at the horse show barn, often missing out on a whole lot of sleep.

Nowadays my family shares our home with two German Shepherds, a leopard gecko, three snakes, and three guinea pigs. Photography has always been my way of capturing those candid moments, and I still love looking back at pets that have long since left me.

Giving Back

For several years now I’ve worked closely with shelters and rescue organizations. Taking a photo of a homeless dog or cat was a natural fit for me. Taking a photo that told each animal’s story, that connected the viewer to that animal—that became my passion. I know the power of a compelling photo, and every homeless animal deserves to have one. It’s their chance for a forever home, and I love helping make this happen. Capturing the image that makes you feel like that animal is looking deep into your soul, that’s what it’s all about for me.

The connection between you and your pets is incredibly special. 

Now’s the time to get some professional photos of these family members, don’t you think?


Hi, I'm Jan

I help dog parents celebrate their best friends with adventurous portrait sessions and extraordinary artwork for their home. Tail wags and smiles guaranteed! Based in Whitewater, WI.


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