I first saw these photos on Feature Shoot and flipped! I reached out to Amy and here is her story about these magnificent photos.
"Before I went to my first dog event I was very deep into a terrible photographic rut. I had hit a breaking point, and I asked myself “What do YOU love? What are YOU interested in?” I looked around my room and saw my Pomeranian Sasha looking at me. Something clicked in my head and I became curious about dog culture in New York City. The Doggies and Tiaras Pageant, founded by pet fashion designer Roberto Negrin, was the first thing I found when doing my research. The moment I stepped into the New Yorker Hotel it was like I got my groove back. After I went to this pageant, I continued to go to other similar events, but the name “Doggies and Tiaras” just felt fitting for the project in general no matter the occasion. It’s a very interesting and specific social scene here in New York (for the dogs AND humans). After this initial event, I just became even more intrigued by this specific social circle of dog owners in Manhattan. I've been photographing various events of theirs ever since." Thanks Amy, I worship these photos!