Meet the Artist
Soul Dog Studios was first conceptualized in 2014 following the passing of Epic, a Belgian Malinois, owned by photographer Kristen Bretscher. Love, memories, and photos of "soul dog" Epic were all that remained after his death, and, although a photography enthusiast for over a decade, loving and losing Epic was the catalyst for Kristen taking the leap from amateur to the professional level in photography. Understanding the unique individuality that accompanies each animal and their profound effects in our lives, Kristen lives to photograph moments that capture the souls of these beloved beings who make our lives so much more fulfilling and complete.
Combining long-standing principles of design and photography with the latest technology and software in digital imaging, Kristen is able to produce photographs of outstanding technical and artistic quality. Creative utility of light, techniques in depth-of-field, and tasteful post-processing have defined her memorable photographic style - a soulful, soft, almost ethereal look and feel that is easily recognized by photography enthusiasts and professionals worldwide.