Rutz dogs Misha, Dillon and Lucy in Seattle, WA on January 15, 2018. (© Karen Ducey)

Rutz dogs Misha, Dillon and Lucy in Seattle, WA on January 15, 2018. (© Karen Ducey)

Karen Ducey's fine art animal portraiture is dedicated to celebrating the bond between pets and the people who love them. She can be found either on location or in the studio, using lights and professional equipment to capture saturatuated colors, sharpness, and the animal's true personailty. 

When not shooting commercially, Karen is a photojournalist. She is the founder of AnimalsNorthwest.com a news site dedicated to telling animal issue and protection issues in the Pacific Northwest. She also freelances for some of the most highly respected news organizations of our day including the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, GEO, ABC News, Getty Images, Reuters, the Washington Post, Marketplace Public Radio, NationalGeographic.com, the Seattle Times, Newhouse News, Alaska magazine, Time, The New York Times, and Crosscut. For almost a decade she also worked on staff at major news publications including the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Puget Sound Business Journal and The Indianapolis Star.  

Karen's animal photography work includes pets in studios, on location, in natural light and formal light, at weddings, races, dog parks, animal rights’ protests, and Hurricane Katrina rescues. From Dock Dogs jumping their farthest to doggie fashionistas strutting their stuff, abused dogs, shelter dogs, working dogs, dogs with Santa Claus, the Grinch, and couch potato dogs have all found their place in front of Karen’s lens. In addition, her newspaper story on chained dogs in King County helped raise awareness of this issue and led to the rescue of many of these dogs.  

For more information about Karen Ducey please check out hereditorial and commercial website www.karenducey.com