Who we are....
Tangible Memories Photography has the patience and animal expertise to produce portraits that perfectly reflect the special relationship you have with your pets.
It takes an extensive knowledge of animal breeds and behavior, and lots of experience working with different temperaments to get just the right shot in a stress-free atmosphere.
Jennifer Michaelis was raised in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, where the beautiful evergreens and abundant lakes sparked her interest in the arts. She was given an old film camera from a yard sale at the age of 12, and she immediately began pointing it at the menagerie of critters that ran around her parents home.
Spending summers at dog shows and always training the latest batch of Pomeranian puppies sparked her interest in animal behavior. It was the beginning of a lifelong passion.
In 2006 she graduated from the University of Montana School of Journalism with a BA in Photojournalism and a minor in biology. From there she photographed weddings, did senior portraits and did freelance work for The Missoulian newpaper, but her own animals continued to fall in front of her lens.
It didn't take long for Tangible Memories to be born of her two strongest interests. Weekends continued to be full of dog shows and horse shows, preserving precious memories for those with a dedication to their animals.
Currently Jenn continues to follow her passion for animals. Owner of SassyT Canine Academy, she teaches group dog training classes at Port Chester Obedience Training Club, as well as offering private instruction to clients in Westchester county.