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

  • Bridget Parker

    Did nobody else notice the one picture where the dog’s eyes are closed, it has marbles flying towards it/hitting it in the face?

  • Guest

    Just because you have an expensive camera doesn’t mean your photography will look good. the one thing that pisses me off most is when people say things like “Oh you must have a nice camera.”
    Dude, if I bought a $2000 paint brush, would that make me a good painter? Think about it.

  • Erik Gomez

    Just because you have an expensive camera doesn’t mean your photography will look good. the one thing that pisses me off most is when people say things like “Oh you must have a nice camera.”
    Seriously? If I bought a $2000 paint brush, would that make me a good painter? Think about it.

  • chiobio

    I thought it was water ._. but now that you mention it… yes, I think they are marbles… not heavy ones, though.

  • Mundo

    hahahaa, you’re a tool.

  • Nicole Nishida

    These pics are awesome!

  • mmhmm

    makes sense considering this is a photography website…

  • BBakeca

    Awesome pictures! Great job!

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    OMG i wish that when i will have kids i want them to be as creative as this kid amazing clicks

  • katie

    I think it’s water…

  • John Korvac

    having a playfully photogenic dog sure makes her job look easy =)

  • Dbakeca Italia

    beautiful pictures

  • tesmith47

    cool, this was on film? (EOS750 canon)

  • tesmith47

    i dont think that was a 2k camera, more like a old used canon eos 750 $50

  • MelissaNicolexo

    Super cute :)

  • Gal

    Your photography depicts the LOVE in your heart and it truly triggers mine. THESE are some my most favorite ever – photos of four legged family members – and I have seen many across the Internet. YOU have what it takes and I look forward to seeing more of your work.

  • John Magruder

    Hell I hope I am this good before I am 50! Great stuff!

  • Nomadic Samuel

    These are sooo cute :) I love the shots playing chess the most :)

  • Greg Seth

    gooks, lol

  • Greg Seth

    all tricks and gadgets moron

  • dean800

    uptil I looked at the bank draft for $6284, I be certain …that…my friends brother actually receiving money in their spare time from their laptop.. there dads buddy has done this for under thirteen months and just now cleared the dept on their apartment and bourt a top of the range Mazda. we looked here, jump15.comCHECK IT

  • Swamykant

    Cool pictures.. Very creative :)

  • tamgraver

    Wow, your photos are outstanding. Very impressed. Keep it up many people, try for many years to develop talent like this. So happy I ‘stumbled’ across your page.

  • Weirod

    Wow just wow beautiful awesome pics

  • MistaG_5763

    Poetry. and Wisdom in a 17 year old. Watch out young-bloods, this mama’s killing it! Keep speakin, girl.

  • Matt Lit

    Beautiful work! I’m a professional dog photographer and educator and these are truly inspired!

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  • Dallan

    All ass and douchebags, troll.

  • John

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen pet photography this good, these belong in the most prestigious art exhibitions in the world.

  • MartineGrymyr

    Allright. I’m just gonna leave my camera right here.

  • Emily Boyd

    If you think Brenda`s story is impressive,, two weeks ago my uncle’s girlfriend basically got paid $8793 grafting sixteen hours a week from their apartment and they’re roomate’s mom`s neighbour has done this for 4 months and easily made over $8793 in there spare time from their computer. apply the tips from this site… jump15.comCHECK IT OUT

  • Laura

    These are stunning. The digital composite is also creative and special. I rescue dogs and nothing brings me more joy than to have my heart moved by photos like these. Great job!

  • Theodore Worthington

    Can no one else see the Photoshop elements of these pictures?

  • Mat Heidinger

    I just make a vid..

  • Mat Heidinger

    +I couldn’t afford a 1.4 at the age of 17. It costs 450 bucks. my whole camera equipment is worth around 500 bucks..

  • Mat Heidinger

    no on a 50 1.4 canon 5d mk3

  • fedrer

    She is really good. However, we are only seeing the awesome pictures. If she is anywhere near me, she has 100gb of missed shots and probably 2 gb of good ones, if she shoots RAW.

  • BDWT

    I agree with everyone else, that it’s not always about spending lots of money to make nice photos BUT you are right, if you click on her flickr and look at the meta data, the later photos are all on a 5dmk3. The older ones are shot on a Rebel. But still, throw a low cost 50mm 1.4 onto a crop censor and you’ll still get a ridiculous shallow dof that will produce results like these.

  • BDWT

    Damn the up and coming competition, if I had that eye when I was a teenager maybe I wouldn’t have wasted x number of years in University. I hope she continues to push herself, we might see more great work from her in the future.

  • Umar Jamil

    Hmmm Nice One!

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  • Mi pequeña cabra

    what an amazing job ! love it !!

  • michael

    def shud work for national geographic , ur style wud go well with nature, good stuff :) had to giggle at the 4th from the bottom (y)

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  • Nico

    these are awesome photos :)

  • Shannon

    The bubble ones are just wonderful! Truly brings out his bright and smiley personality. What a wonderful way to remember your dog!

  • Franklin

    i wish i had photoshop when i was 17

  • Tim

    I think it’s time that argument moved on; the corollary, `you can make good shots with a naff camera’ *really* annoys me.

    Nice results, however (including the dreaded photoshop) she got them. Apart from dressing the poor dogs up, anyway.

  • ihatemyself

    Im 27
    and I can’t shoot like her … :(

  • Katie

    What a cooperative dog…