Forestbird is the literal translation of my maiden name - Waldvogel. And more poetic.

I'm a fine art photographer who relocated to Southern California from Michigan in 2007, and again to Covington, Georgia in March 2015. I specialize in stunning portraits of companion animals, with or without their people. My focus is on horses.

I've loved horses my entire life and I'm thrilled to be living in the midst of horse country, where I ride regularly. I started Forestbird Photography while on sabbatical from "regular" work assignments, when my passion for photography started following me to the barn. Art combines with instinct and affection, enabling me to get to the essence and character of my subjects. The result is an art piece that will grace your walls for years, a remembrance of that precious time and place in your life with that beloved companion.

Based in San Diego, California, and Covington, Georgia, my photography is available by both private commissions and limited edition art prints and projects.

Please contact me at or 770-789-5742 for more information, custom quotes and availability.

As an extension of my passion for horses, I am involved with a number of equine welfare organizations and am pleased to offer my services to assist them with the important work they do. This ranges from taking photos for their websites to donating my services and finished pieces to auction for the fundraising efforts. You can find more information about the organizations I work with on my blog and my Facebook page.