Self-Taught Pet Photographer Making Charitable Strides

Self-Taught Pet Photographer Making Charitable Strides

Adam Goldberg combined his love of pets and passion for photography when he founded AGoldPhoto in 2016. The company is based in Tampa, Florida, and works with charities and pet owners across the country. Pet photography services include photo shoot fundraisers, traditional and wide-angle outdoor shoots, in-home sessions, office dog photo shoots and pet photo shoot parties.

“They say pets adopt people, not the other way around, and that’s how I feel about my job,” says Adam. “It chose me.”

His journey started out at the Humane Society of Broward County, where he was tasked with updating the shelter’s photography program. Over the next few years, Adam taught himself the basics of photography and perfected the art of bringing out an animal’s personality on camera. This brings forth photos that are not your standard pet photos.

Since then, he has photographed hundreds of animals, helping them get adopted. On weekends when he’s not working, you may still find Adam volunteering his time at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

And animal shelters know the importance of pet photography.

“We’ve always been huge believers that positive, happy images of animals help save lives,” said Claudia Perone, content management, Best Friends Animal Society. “We’re looking forward to seeing our sanctuary animals through Adam’s lens and how these photos can help promote adoption with a first impression—that moment you see an adoptable pet’s photo online and fall in love. What’s more, when we collaborate with people like Adam, we have the opportunity to save even more lives.”

After photographing more than 2,200 pets at 200-plus fundraising events since July 2016, Adam has surpassed the milestone of raising $100,000 for animal charities across the nation.

Adam is celebrating the accomplishment the best way he knows how—by embarking on a road trip to raise even more money for animals. Adam is hitting the road with his wife and their two dogs to host 12 pet photo shoots across the U.S. It is Adam’s third national road trip.

The third annual Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser Road Trip starts in Tampa and culminates at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah. Adam, Mary—his wife and Chief Snuggler at AGoldPhoto—and their two dogs will make 12 stops along the way, including Atlanta, Georgia; Nashville, Tennessee; Kansas City, Kansas; Denver, Colorado; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Dallas, Texas; Tallahassee, Florida and more. The goal is to photograph 200 dogs and raise at least $7,000 for animal charities. Pet parents can reserve a spot for the upcoming trip by visiting AGoldPhoto.com/RoadTrip.

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