digital muzzle

dog photography

tucson, az


I have two dogs, Cody Bear and Pickles, . . . my muses!   I adopted Cody Bear when he was a pup from the humane society.  Pickles, my new border collie puppy was adopted from arizona border collie rescue when she was just a wee thing.    These two keep me very, very busy and make me love and understand dogs more each day.

When I photograph a dog, I want to capture its animality. (kind of like a personality.) I want snaps of his expression that melts your heart and makes you give him that cookie he thinks he has to have. I would love to snap pictures of him playing out of control with his favorite toy, showing off in his back yard or trying to mooch belly rubs.

I have been a professional dog sitter, a volunteer at the local Humane Society, a pet therapy team with cody bear, a pet therapy certification instructor, an assistant trainer with Debora Hogan of Dog Direction, and recently my dogs and I have taken up the sport of agility, which we love.  All of these activities have taught me how to read dogs’ body language, ease their stress and help them have a good time at their photography shoot. The dog is always first. If he’s scared, we stop. If he’s too hot or too cold or too nervous we will reschedule.

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The photographs from digital muzzle will be shots that represent your dog’s character.


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Martha Lochert is a native Arizonan who has lived in Tucson since 1968.  Inspired at an early age by her uncle, a fine art photographer, art director and cartoonist, she knew by age thirteen that she wanted to be a photographer and  started her education  in  the medium at that  time.  As a senior in high school, her portfolio advanced through the local, regional and national levels to become a finalist in the 1981 National Scholastic Arts Competition.  She was offered scholarships to Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia and to the University of Arizona.  She chose to stay in Tucson, where the nationally renowned Center for Creative Photography is located, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in photography in 1986.  She established Martha Lochert Photography in 1985 and has been serving the photographic needs of Tucson and Southern Arizona since that time. She prides herself on practicing a high ethical standard and on putting customer service first.  Yearly in-kind philanthropic photography donations include the Tee Up for Tots Foundation for pediatric cancer research, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Center, and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.

Martha is a member of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), a member of the board of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) – Tucson chapter, and the recipient of numerous gold Addy Awards (for ad campaigns including United Way of Tucson & City of Tucson Floodwater Rescue). She has twenty five years of studio experience and a love of animals, which translates to great portraits of you and your beloved pet.

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