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Valerie Shaff will be nice to your dog and your horse, I promise.

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Valerie with her first dog Taffy, circa, 1961.

Valerie with her first dog Taffy, circa, 1961.

After being given her first camera at age seven, Valerie's first subject was her dog Taffy. Twenty years later she was taking a picture for a friend and the result was magical; a gorgeous portrait of her friends dog, Cocoa.

For years Valerie took photos of dogs but she is now turning her attention to horses! (See commissions).

Valerie says, "I have a way with the 4-leggeds. People watch me work and comment about how much patience I have. It's the only area in which I have it.  When I photograph animals I have a lot of focus and that yields patience."

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