We had the good fortune of connecting with Jessy Dodd and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jessy, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I believe that if you have a passion for something, even if it’s a risk you should go for it. Not everything has worked out with my career, but at least I’m not wondering “what if”. During the pandemic, I couldn’t photograph people and do portraits, so I decided to put all of my creative energy into my Pet Influencer and Acting agency @poshpetstalent. It was definitely a huge risk for me. It was a way for me to stay connected with other dog owners and learn about different pet companies. And learn about pet photography which is totally different than human portraits. I started my dog’s Instagram page @mishkathetiny. I’m hoping to grow and expand and partner with bigger companies. As of now we have partnered with over 40 designers and pet brands on Instagram. A few of the agency dogs are set trained and know over 50 tricks!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I just kind of picked up the camera one day. This girl knew my dad was a news photographer and asked me to do some photos for her. I had no clue what I was doing. I realized I had to talk to my dad, and go online and learn from others. I feel like I’ve always had a really great way of capturing the mood and personality of whoever I’m shooting. I’ve been freelance. I would love to figure out how to get an agent for photography but it’s not as easy.
So now with the influencer pet agency, I’m really picky about the photos that are submitted to me. Being a photographer has definitely helped me be able to help the dogs and their owners get the best out of their dogs.
Photography is always going to be my main goal…..
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Well this is a funny question since things aren’t quite back to normal yet. But before the pandemic Dodger Stadium would be number 1. Zuma Beach because everyone needs to go to the beach when they visit So. Cal.
I love theme parks and roller coasters. We have a few good ones. They are also good for people watching.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to all of the members of Posh Pets Talent! Definitely need to shoutout @panbehd on Instagram who does all the posting for @poshpetstalent and @spread_coyotelove who runs the facebook group!
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