Q: I’m an artist and I want to use Sophie’s work as inspiration for a painting/drawing/work of art.
A: It's great that Sophie's work has inspired you, but unfortunately for copyright reasons, no reproduction or copy of Sophie's work is permitted. That includes reproductions for charitable purposes (if you intended to sell the work to raise money for a shelter for example).
Q: I work with a shelter/rescue and want Sophie to shoot here!
A: Sophie has a waiting list of shelters from around the country (and the world). She will consider everyone, but her travels depends on resources and time. If you would like to be kept on the list, in case Sophie heads your way, you may email some information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include: LOCATION, INTAKE NUMBERS (especially pit bulls), LONG TIMER INFO (how long have your long timers be waiting), YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION.
Q: I want Sophie to take a picture of my dog!
A: At this time unfortunately Sophie is not accepting private commissions, but feel free to email to be kept informed if things change in the future.
Q: Does Sophie have recommendations for how I can help shelter dogs?
A: Please reach out to a local shelter or rescue and see if they are looking for volunteers, or what supplies they are in need of. Many of these non-profits need all the help they can get, whether it be financial, in products, or in time you can commit.
If you would like to offer your services as a photographer (great!): You should research local rescues and find the ones that don’t have good photography yet. That probably means they don’t have a photographer helping them already, and you won’t be stepping on anyone toes by offering your services. Larger shelters / more established organizations can be a bit more difficult to approach (with lots of red tape), so if this is your first experience, you might want to start with smaller organizations, they are usually more flexible.
Q: Help! Can you help re-home my dog?
A: Sophie is not a rescue and unfortunately cannot assist in re-homing your dog. We recommend you reach out to your local rescues and shelters. Make sure to provide all the information possible on your dog. If you can foster or help find a foster home until the dog is placed into an adoptive homes, the chances for you to receive help from a rescue will increase. Every rescue is full and overwhelmed with requests. This has to be a collaborative effort.
Q: Can you share my fundraiser or this dog I saw online?
A: Unfortunately, Sophie can only promote dogs she has met/photographed. There are many dogs in need around the world, and that rule keeps her from burning out.