Hair of the dog Podcast

Weekly conversations to help pet photographers excel

Welcome to the hair of the dog podcast

I’m all about helping pet photographers achieve their wildest dreams – whether that’s honing their craft or building a thriving, six-figure+ business. From tried-and-true strategies and practical tips, to digging deep into the often-overlooked aspects of success, like mindset and personal growth.

Join me for actionable advice and fun, candid conversations that will inspire you to take your pet photography to the next level!  Scroll down to check out our latest podcasts, or click the button to listen on Apple Podcasts.

Most Recent Podcasts

Below you’ll find our most recent podcasts, starting with the most recently launched.

The Offline Photographer Ep. 4

The Offline Photographer Ep. 4

This episode of the Freedom Focus Photography podcast, hosted by Heather Lahtinen, delves into the “Offline Photographer Challenge” introduced in episode 219. The challenge is part of the Elevate program, designed to help photographers enhance their in-person marketing strategies by engaging with their local community. Heather invites Laura Wombwell to share her experiences and insights on expanding marketing efforts through building relationships with other photographers.

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Dark Heather

Dark Heather

Heather Lahtinen has been a regular guest on the Freedom Focus Photography podcast, bringing her insights and experiences to our vibrant community of photographers. 

But today’s episode unveils a side of Heather we’ve never seen before – a side that she used to keep hidden. 

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Art, Lifestyle, or Love: What Drives Your Business?

Art, Lifestyle, or Love: What Drives Your Business?

Through the past 10+ years of mentoring pet photographers, we’ve noticed that the “why” of many pet photographers falls into one of three buckets. The love of art, the goal of lifestyle, or the love of dog. It’s important to dive into these differences because these motivations can shape not only your work but how you present it to the world.

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Your Mind Circus with Karen Bartos

Your Mind Circus with Karen Bartos

233 – Today’s episode of the Freedom Focus Photography Podcast is an episode that will resonate with photographers across all specialties. In this enlightening conversation, I sit down with Karen Bartos, a boudoir photographer whose journey from landscape and high school senior photography to the intimate world of boudoir is a narrative of transformation and self-discovery that every photographer can learn from.

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Embracing Rejection with Korina Joseph

Embracing Rejection with Korina Joseph

This time, our host, Nicole Begley, sits down with the incredibly talented Korina Joseph, a pet photographer who has truly made waves in the industry. Korina’s tale is a testament to the power of perseverance, community, and a little bit of creativity.

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Wanna see our whole list of podcasts?

See all the episodes we’ve created to date. Spoiler alert- there are a lot of them!

“Invaluable resource for pet photographers!”

The Hair of the Dog Podcast is just another one of the amazing resources that Nicole Begley has created for pet photographers! Running a photography business is so much more than taking pretty pictures. Nicole and her guests share so much more on the HOD podcast, the information is truly invaluable!


Looking for a certain podcast topic?

Check out our special pet photography podcast topics below, to get the information you need now.


Dog and horse photography skill-building tips


Photoshop and Lightroom tips and tricks

Pricing & Sales

Pricing sessions & products, and selling both


Starting up, workflow, copyright and more


How to find clients and get your calendar booked


Mindset strategies for a successful business


Searching for something super specific?

Search our podasts (and YouTube videos!) for topics like:

best lens locations video collections SEO copyright

“Informative and very useful”

This podcast shares a wealth of useful and practical information for all photographers. I listen to many of the Podcasts several times and take notes.I highly recommend it for all photographers, not just pet photographers.


Wanna hang with fellow pet photographers?

Are you ready to connect with pet photographers from all over the world?  Join us in the Hair of the Dog Community – a community created for working and aspiring professional pet photographers.


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