Help Us Save Rescue Animals

September 21, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Wooo Hooo! We made the finals of a creative grant contest put on through our stock photography agency, Shutterstock. This grant would help us to grow our rescue group photo program.




Please help us to win by voting for us at

View the video under Susan Schmitz, click the check box next to the name then click on the Vote button at the bottom of the page. You can do this every 24 hours until September 30th.

Here’s a little more info from a press release: 

Phoenix Photographer Selected as Finalist for Shutterstock International Contest
Susan Schmitz chosen from entries received from 39 countries, 5 continents
September 20, 2013. Phoenix, AZ. Scottsdale pet photographer Susan Schmitz of A Dog’s Life
Photography has been selected as one of the 26 finalists for the “Shutterstock Stories” Creative Grant
Program. The International contest, part of Shutterstock’s 10th Anniversary Celebration as the leading
global provider of digital imagery, attracted entries from artists in 39 countries and 5 continents. Winners
will be selected by a panel of creative experts and a “People’s Choice Award” will allow the general
public to vote for their favorite entry at by Monday, September 30th.
Schmitz, whose work was voted “Best in the Valley” by Phoenix Magazine in 2010 and 2012, was
notified of her selection on September 19th. “I’m thrilled to be part of this amazing group of artists. We
hope that Shutterstock will “throw us a bone” by awarding us a creative grant. This would go a long
way in helping me to grow my rescue group photo program,” says Schmitz, who had to submit a video
and corresponding story about her work for the contest announced earlier this year. The finalists
include photographers, filmmakers and illustrators from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South

Shutterstock will award a total of $75,000 to the winning photographers to be announced on October 
8th. The general public can view the submitted video’s and photos of all the finalists and vote once
daily for “The People’s Choice Award” winner through September 30th.
Schmitz, owner of Photo Fusion Studio in Scottsdale, a cooperative of leading area photographers, is
the only Arizonan to be selected. Her pet photography division called “A Dog’s Life Photography,”
produces high quality images used by advertising agencies and manufacturers nationwide. Through
her work she often assists local rescue organizations with finding placement for pets and is a staunch
believer in animal rights.
For more information on Susan Schmitz, visit and
or call (480) 237-9933. Photo Fusion Studio is located at 7127 E. 6th Avenue in Scottsdale.


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