Teen Girl Shoots Beautiful and Creative Portraits of Her Pet Dogs

If you’re a dog lover, you’ve got to check out the photography of 17-year-old photographer Jessica Trinh. Her two main photo subjects are her two dogs: a Golden Retriever named Chuppy and an Australian Shepherd named Daisy. Over the past few years, Trinh has captured hundreds of beautiful and creative portraits of her furry happy-go-lucky friends, aided by her keen eye for spotting gorgeous lighting and happy expressions. We dare you not to smile as you look through the images in this post.

Trinh writes,

Ever since I set my hands on a camera, I knew I had unlocked a new dimension. One where you can expand your imagination and run for endless miles. Photography makes you look at things differently. You notice rain drops and the way the sun kisses the Earth. You breath in every moment of your life. You love to live and live to love. There is no time to waste because there is an urgency to capture each loving gesture, smile, and laugh in both humans and animals. Then every photograph becomes timeless and you smile, knowing that you hold a few split seconds in your hands. I live in a box called a camera with the lens as my window and everyday I sit on my couch watching the world outside through a different perspective. No worries, my dogs are right beside me looking at it the same way.

For more of these photographs, head on over to Trinh’s Flickr photostream. Watch out though: you might spend hours and hours falling more and more in love with her dogs (and her photography).

Update: Trinh has informed us that the 8th photo in this set, the one with the butterfly, is actually a digital composite.

Image credits: Photographs by Jessica Trinh and used with permission

  • bashingbagpipes photography

    wish i was takin awesome photos like this at 17. great work!!!

  • DZ

    I love these! I wish my photos were these good when I was 17! hahahaha

  • Joseph Teeter

    Wow, she’s already showing some serious talent. Absolutely amazing lighting in those shots, not to mention all the creativity.

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  • Rod Rudd

    Super talent blooms forth….

  • madmax

    She has a luminous future indeed. Thanks for your photos, Jessica!

  • Mark Brooks

    I love seeing new talent, and as a dog owner/lover, these pictures really speak to me. Great work!!

  • Sylvette

    Simply beautiful

  • John Nathaniel Calvara

    I love these. They are amazing. I bet she even uses RAW Format :)

  • Atlanta Owner

    She’s not only very talented for her age, but years from now these photos will be a great way to remember her dog as well – well beyond traditional pet portraits, because they capture emotion and not just a pose.

  • Calvin

    I’m 17, and I can say this girl’s definitely doing work you’d expect from a professional photography. Great photos, Jessica!

  • Kimberly Siebert

    I wished I could shoot this creatively at 40, are u kidding??? Already a force to b reconed with. not to mention she’s going to be making some good money as a pet photographer when and if she chooses this as her profession. Shes already more creative and techicnically more talented than 90% of pet photographers working today. They make serious cash with boring fish eye images. I’m sick of seeing that particular style. When looking at her picts, it leaves me wanting more, and more. Images that do that are the perfect type of image, PERIOD. to add insult to injury, the way she speaks make it obvious she is wise beyond her wee 17 years on this planet. Those are the types of people I like to surround myself with. luv u Kelly, amara, emorywednzday, melisa. Wished I were surrounded more..I’m going to hunt down more of her shots. I need more Inspiration!! Thanks for giving her props and sharing with us.

  • Lennarth Sundberg

    Wow impressive !? really nice shots, I’m on a better mood already…

  • Beverlee Larsson

    Jessica you are a true talent! You will move so many, with your beautiful, artistic, photographs ;) Can’t wait to see more!

  • Jim

    Number 8 is photoshop

  • Ralph Hightower

    Great creativity! The dog behind the camera made me laugh. The dog with the aviator goggles and the one with the butterfly on the great? Fantastic!

  • KiNG

    yeah!!! num 8 is photoshoped.. sry, but just sometimes, ppl with great camera doesnt meant they are a good photographer..

  • EddyMachetty

    Lucky Kid!! at 17 i couldn’t even afford a point and shoot.. Great talent inded!!

  • jared monkman

    Your argument is weak

  • Debbie Ritch

    She said it was photoshopped…what’s the big deal?

  • Debbie Ritch

    She said it was Photoshop!!! And a damn good one, at that.

  • Debbie Ritch

    Great shots!!

  • Michael Zhang

    We added in that update after these comments were made :)

  • Tom

    so refreshing!!

  • Susan Tyndall

    In this digital age of Photoshopping, its wonderful to see a young woman with a love of the camera and a love of her two dogs.You shine, Jessica, and so does your talent.No fancy tricks or gadgets needed.

  • Mackenzie

    Best Pictures EVER! I Wish I Can Get To Be That Good. But All I Can Do Is Practice!

  • Rena

    OMG what a talented person and soooo beautifully put about her world and the camera. I love everyone of these pictures and wish I could do the same.

  • Photography Wisdom

    Wonderful shots

  • Mahesh Verma

    Really Nice :)

  • Rahul Kashyap

    Awesome collection really nice :)

  • Ftard

    I misinterpreted this as her physically shooting, with a gun, portraits that she painted of her dogs.

  • northierthanthou

    She’s good!

  • Car Accident Attorneys

    She has some amazing talent. Good God.

  • Glenn Owens

    Gorgeous Photos!

  • ss

    yep that’s what a 2,500$ camera looks like

  • Melissa Mallory Cecilia Parks

    all of these are great, but some are absolutely fabulous! The butterfly on his nose. Money can’t buy that once in a life-time shot. Great job!

  • Christopher Clyde Pagtalunan

    really highly appreciated! nice concept!

  • Bakeca Incontri Milano

    it really doesn’t matter … the photos are so beautiful

  • Patrick Day

    a really great set of photos

  • JerryNic

    I love her work.

  • Felipe Paredes Schulz

    really good, and she use really well the only model she can get… her dog

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  • Sean

    What an eye. Kudos!

  • BobyBob

    cute pics,…….btw “ftard”, u aint alone, i did the same buddy,i.e misinterpreted

  • BobyBob

    btw “ftard”, u aint alone, i did the same buddy,i.e misinterpreted

  • Daniela Piedras

    he looks like a happy dog (: very lucky to have you!

  • crux

    these are awesome lightbulbs ans chess are A+
    Well shot

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  • Mr.New

    I don’t see how $ value has a “look.” Besides, 7D & 50/1.4 costs less than $2500 (USD).

  • Linda

    What beautiful pictures. What a talent. I can never get a good picture of my dog