“The hardest part of my job is also the easiest..
A dog’s life span is so much shorter than ours, so a big percentage of my clients in the last 10 years have already died.
Think about that. And know that I love them all. ❤️ So it’s quite the blow every time another one leaves.
But don’t feel sorry..
Because I realized something..
For whatever reason, I have a knack for sensing a dog’s purpose in their owner’s life. I feel it and I can see it through my camera’s lens. Sounds a bit strange, I’m sure, but I am finally ok with saying that is what I do.
And that’s the easy part.”
Robyn Arouty was born and raised in New York, then moved with her family to Houston Texas in her early teens. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with her undergraduate degree in Communications, then went on to obtain her Masters in Psychology at Our Lady of the Lake University, and worked as a Psychotherapist in private practice for many years.
What began as a love for animals and a passion for photography, later evolved into an exciting photography career, and she has been capturing people and their pets for over 10 years now. Her work has been included on the cover of various issues of Houston PetTalk Magazine, graced the walls of the Rick Smith Art Gallery at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, and her “I Died Today” blog post went viral in 2014, chronicling a dog’s final day on earth with his loving family. Robyn was voted one of the “Top 10 Best Pet Photographers in the World” by topteny.com and also voted “Best Pet Photographer” 4 years in a row by Houston PetTalk Magazine.
Over the years she has donated more than $100,000 from a portion of her Pocketshots mini-session fees to local pet charities and has donated countless hours of her time to pet rescue work. Most recently, she photographed patients of Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists and over 130 of those portraits now adorn the walls of the new GCVS hospital following the loss of their original building during Harvey, and a similar project was done for the clients of Peace, Love and Dogs for their new training and daycare facility. Her sessions are exclusive, intimate, and fun and provide her clients with a lasting tangible memory of their beloved pets.
Photo By: JBO Photography