In Love With Rachel Mason Photography (Attention Kansas City Area Pet Owners!)

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Today, I’d like to introduce you to one of my newest sponsors, Rachel Mason Photography, a Kansas City area pet photographer!  Rachel works at a veterinary clinic so you know that she must be good with animals.  And her photography… it will just make you go “Awww”!!  There’s definitely an art and talent involved in photographing animals, as we all know that they don’t always “sit” and “stay” like they’re told.  So having a photographer, like Rachel, that is familiar with photographing animals, is definitely ideal!


1) Tell us a little bit about yourself.
A little about me…well, I am wife to a very handsome man and mom to 3 sweet dogs and 1 bad cat. We currently live in Kansas City in a fabulous old home and enjoy thrifting and antiquing in our spare time. I am a Colorado native and miss my home state very dearly. I love drinking coffee, going to the movies, playing with my dogs, taking walks with my husband, and my iMac. When I am not working as a Veterinary Technician at a multi-doctor practice, I am photographing the pretty details in life…specifically pets. Rachel Mason Photography offers a unique documentary-style of pet photography. No velvet sofas or pre-determined poses. I capture your pet enjoying everyday life with a sprinkle of dirt and a dusting of magic!

2) How did you get into photography? What camera/equipment do you use?
My father was a hobby photographer and was incredibly talented. He shot with a Hasselblad medium format camera and developed all of his own work in the dark room he had built in our home. As for me? For as long as I can remember, I always had a point and shoot, disposable, or polaroid camera in my hand capturing as many memories as possible. Then 6 years ago my husband gifted me my first DSLR. That camera and I were inseparable. We went on many road trips and 2 cruises together. I opened an Etsy shop and photographed all of my inventory with my beloved Canon Digital XT. Last year I upgraded to a Canon 50D and we’ve been best friends ever since. For a more detailed list of the equipment I use often and absolutely love click here.

3) Describe your style of photography in 3 words.
Detailed, Candid, Beautiful

4) What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
That’s easy! Wedding cake flavored gelato.

It was great getting to know you Rachel! πŸ™‚  And here are a few more photos of Rachel’s work!

If you live in the Kansas City area (or will be visiting with your pet) and are interested in a photo session, click here for details on the investment.  And Rachel is also offering 10% off her basic session fee if you mention my one year blogiversary (offer is only good through this Sunday, so get on it!) πŸ™‚

Doesn’t her work capture animals so well?  Growing up my Mom and brother were allergic to pets so didn’t have any in our house.  But when I was in high school, we had an outdoor kitty that we found in our backyard that we took in as our own.  Her name was Mandy… my name is Sandy, duh, and my brother’s name is Andy so I thought it was only fitting! πŸ˜‰  She used to give me these paw hugs and it would absolutely melt my heart!  So since then I’ve been a cat person… don’t get me wrong, I do adore dogs too~!! πŸ™‚

Are you a dog or cat lover? Or another pet?


  1. January 13, 2011 / 3:11 pm

    Her work is amazing, i am definitely a dog lover, ya 3 dogs! and I am a bit obsessed with taking pix of them too!

  2. January 13, 2011 / 3:52 pm

    I have a dog and BOY do I know how difficult it is to take pictures of him. Rachel’s work is fantastic!!

  3. January 13, 2011 / 4:01 pm

    Wow! I don’t have a pet, but if I ever get one I know who I’m calling! Beautiful work!


  4. January 13, 2011 / 4:06 pm

    I think her photography might be worth a trip to KC!! I’d have so much fun having my pets photos taken! I love both cats and dogs. Right now “I” have two dogs. Which really means my parents have two dogs because my landlord is an animal hater. πŸ™

    <3 Ashley

  5. January 13, 2011 / 4:11 pm

    I’m DEFINITELY a dog lover. She is fantastic. These pictures are amazing. And wedding cake gelato sounds like a dream!!

  6. January 13, 2011 / 4:27 pm

    I’m mildly in love…it’s so nontraditional and perfect…pets in their natural environment..just beautiful! What talent! Seriously, I’m obsessing over here!

  7. January 13, 2011 / 4:30 pm

    oh my gosh! What a unique profession! My best friend’s boyfriend lives in KC and his dad is a vet– maybe I’ll get them connected!! πŸ™‚

  8. January 13, 2011 / 4:49 pm

    Wow her work is gorgeous!

    I am first and foremost a dog person!

  9. January 13, 2011 / 4:50 pm

    Aww those pictures are absolutely adorable! She’s got a gift, it’s SO hard taking good pictures of animals haha

  10. ζ₯ζ₯Lai
    January 13, 2011 / 5:08 pm

    Nice info Sandy! I might have her take pictures of my bunny and turtles:)

  11. January 13, 2011 / 5:43 pm

    So gorgeous! I love Rachel’s work! If only I lived in Kansas City… and not Australia!

  12. January 13, 2011 / 5:44 pm

    I’m a cat girl! And the pics of the horses are SO beautiful!

  13. January 13, 2011 / 6:18 pm

    I am totally a cat person! Hense the blog title! We adore our kitties and they can be just as personable as dogs!

  14. January 13, 2011 / 6:35 pm

    im loving this animal photography shop!!! i am a toal nut over my dog peyton so i wish i was in KC so that he and i can meet up with rachel. her photos are amazing!!

  15. January 13, 2011 / 6:54 pm

    Ahhh, so cute!! I would LOVE to get my dog photographed!!!

    I am a dog lover all the way!!!

  16. January 13, 2011 / 6:57 pm

    These are amazing pictures! I’m near Kansas City, but I’m not sure my kitty cat would sit still πŸ™‚

  17. January 13, 2011 / 7:03 pm

    ah mah gahd! I LOVE!

    I’m an animal lover AND photography aficionado.
    This? Is perfection.
    I only wish she lived closer, or I lived closer!
    Thanks for sharing <3

  18. Roxanna
    January 13, 2011 / 7:27 pm

    These are some really amazing captures! If I’m ever in KC with my fur kids…

  19. January 13, 2011 / 7:38 pm

    Lovely photography and interview!! I am an animal lover in general. I grew up with cats, dogs and horses πŸ™‚ I currently still own my Lucy (my horse who is now an older mare that I have had since she was just a filly) and also my sweet Kitty!

  20. January 13, 2011 / 8:29 pm

    wow, i wish i lived in Kansas City! i would totally take you up on this offer. her pictures are amazing!!

    cute and little

  21. January 13, 2011 / 9:15 pm

    beautiful work!

  22. January 13, 2011 / 9:19 pm

    Her pictures look amazing! I’m sure my dog Ellie would love being the star of a photo shoot!

  23. January 13, 2011 / 11:25 pm

    Sandy, Rachel’s photography is gorgeous! Makes me wish I lived in Kansas City.

    Maybe Ruby wouldn’t look so ‘tortured’ in her photos if a professional like Rachel was taking them. πŸ˜‰

  24. January 14, 2011 / 5:36 am

    I would so sign up for that, I want some cute pictures of bama!

  25. January 14, 2011 / 7:32 am

    Two cats, Hamlet and Nanaki they are our children πŸ™‚

  26. January 14, 2011 / 9:15 am

    Beautiful pet photography!! I’m sure it takes a lot of patience to get some of these great pet shots πŸ™‚ And I love how she captures their personality too! I’m a dog lover, though I have no dog of my own (yet!). My landlord is very strict about a new pets policy πŸ™

  27. January 14, 2011 / 9:20 am

    her pictures are gorgeous. I think pictures of pets are just as important as pictures because after all, pets are family. β™₯

  28. January 14, 2011 / 11:00 am

    I’m both a dog and a cat lover (we have 3 cats and one dog). I love these photos! Our dog Barney is super photogenic πŸ˜‰

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    March 8, 2023 / 2:50 am

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