Fluffy Butts for Fun and Profit

Creating the ideal (and profitable) pet session

with Gena Tussey, M.Photog.Cr., CPP 

Saturday, Apr 9th  at 12:30 - 4:30pm PDT

Pet photography. Perhaps you have considered adding it to your photo business playbook for 2020. Creating the ideal pet session takes time and thought to be able to not only light and create the set properly but provide the idea environment for the comfort and convenience of pets and their owners.

Gena Tussey will walk attendees through how to start with the idea, create the vision, building it to serve multiple purposes and marketing it to be a money maker each season with minor changes. There is nothing you can’t do with paint, wood, fabric and knick knacks that you may already have just laying around and how Gorilla Glue, hot glue, sticky dots, duct tape are your best friends.

  1. What makes you tick? Where do you want your profitable mini pet shoots to go?
  2. What can your return on investment to be?  
  3. How many clients can you expect to book reasonably?
  4. How much storage do you have for props? What do you have in reserve?
  5. Where can you find inspiration? What’s your style or voice?

She says,” My one piece of sage advice is to “Take what you do seriously but with passion and a sense of humor…we get to do every day what some people can’t wait to retire to pursue is a life calling.”



Gena Tussey, M.Photog.Cr., CPP 

Gena has been a working professional photographer for over 17 years, a Master Photographer, Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer.  Since opening her own studio in December of 2013, her clientele include pet, families, business leaders, actors and characters.  Gena has been a member of the PPA for over 10 years, an Imaging USA Volunteer for 5 years and a volunteer speaker for various networking, Toastmasters International and local public groups on the Print to Preserve movement for over 6 years.

Gena has received numerous Loan and General Merits, Showcase Books, 1st Place PPA Grand Imaging Awards in Creative Open in 2020 & 3rd Place in 2019 PPA Southeastern District in Creative Open, 2 IPC Bronze Medalist Awards, 2019 IPC Grand Imaging Finalist in Creative Open, 2 finalists.  Gena also received the 2008 Pinnacle Award for Photographic Excellence and Portrait Excellence Awards through her time with Lifetouch as well as many other awards through various art galleries and tourism awards.


The Professional Photographers of Washington

27088 Ohio Ave NE
Kingston, WA 98346

(360) 818-4348



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