I’m Jill!

I have been a professional photographer for over 20 years. In that time I have won some awards, taken some great photographs and met some amazing people along the way.

My sessions are fun and relaxed and I love helping my clients dream up their perfect portraits. In 2008 we started making the move to specializing in Pet Portraiture.

Not only am I nationally accredited in Animal Portrait but as of February 2014 I now hold a national accreditation in Canine Portrait.  As of July 2017 I hold an accreditation in Feline Portraiture.

Pet Photography is not new. Here in Alberta there are a number of studios that cater to pets.

Some may think it is a recipe for insanity but I LOVE it! Call me crazy.
If I could wish 1 thing it would be that every pet lover around had an amazing portrait of their beloved cat or dog!

Pets are photographed on location or in their home. Many pets are not comfortable in strange places or with new people. I like to keep things relaxed and calm. I do this my keeping the number of people involved in a session to myself and the owners. And by choosing a location that is comfortable for your pet. This way I can capture your pets true personality.

I have been a member of the Professional Photographers of Canada since my days as a NAIT Photography student in 1998. Since 2007 we have made a point of giving back to the community, specifically the animal rescue community. We have hosted an annual fundraiser for local rescue agencies, we donate to groups raising money for rescue in the form of silent auction donations and we are huge advocates for adoption. We donated our photographic services to groups needing adoption images. In the pasted we have done work or donated to the Edmonton Humane Society, Second Chance Animal Rescue, Under Dogs Rescue, Pit Bulls for Life and Infinite Woofs Animal Rescue. I was honored to photograph the 2018 Edmonton Humane Society Fundraiser Calendar. We always have love to share so if you know of a group that could use a hand let us know.

In addition to my portfolio I have also shared a page with images of my 2 best friends.  Charlie & Molly, my crazy little rescue dogs.

When you are ready to create some amazing photography send me an email or give me a call.

Ph: 780-499-8182
Email: jill@jshantzphoto.com

Thanks for stopping by.


PS  If you would like to check out my human portraits please visit. www.jshantzphoto.com