The only post-processing class created EXCLUSIVELY for pet photographers!

Take your pet photography from good to incredible with just a few clicks…

and turn your passion into profits!

(without having to show up to live classes, spend hours trawling YouTube videos
or muddle your way through technical headaches)

I was wrong – I learned a TON!  In addition to picking up new tricks for tools that I ‘thought' I already knew, I learned all of the things that I didn't even know I didn't know!

I was pretty well-versed in Photoshop and Lightroom before enrolling in the Post-Processing for Pet Photographers and I didn't really think I would learn much.  I was wrong – I learned a TON!  In addition to picking up new tricks for tools that I ‘thought' I already knew, I learned all of the things that I didn't even know I didn't know!

This year I've even gone back to specific modules to brush up on particular techniques, which is one of the incredible benefits of lifetime access.  My workflow is so much faster and I'm better at recognizing things that I used to miss in my editing.  My editing has improved tremendously thanks to this class – it is well worth the investment!

Betsy Peticolas

Fur Photo

Here's what you'll learn…


Lightroom is a powerful ally in any photography business, yet the majority of photographers aren't using it properly.  We'll show you how to leverage this incredible tool to its full potential so you can set your Lightroom Catalogs up for success.


Harnessing the power of Lightroom Develop module is the key to quick post-processing. You’ll learn how all of the tools within this module work together to create a speedy and streamlined editing process.


Photoshop is a beast and one of the biggest challenges for new photographers is knowing what’s important to learn – and what isn’t. We’ll show you exactly what you need to know for pet photography editing – and none you don’t.
Watch a sample lesson now.

Meet Evelyn, the spunky chicken, as Heather shares one of many ways to use the adjustment brush within Lightroom.

Join Post-Processing for Pet Photographers today

and get…

Immediate access to 125+ bite-sized video lessons targeting EXACTLY what you need to know as a pet photographer.

(No filler, no fluff, just quick tips, tricks and killer techniques to turn your passion for pet photography into real profits)

This course has been designed specifically for pet photographers and carefully curated to take you step-by-step through Lightroom and the most relevant aspects of Photoshop.

That means no more time wasted sifting through hours of tedious YouTube videos or combing through random blog posts that were created for portrait or wedding photographers.

Get ALL the info every pet photographer needs on tap, anytime.

This class is laid out so well and covers all the details in such an organized, easy to follow way.

I am beyond happy with Post-Processing for Pet Photographers!  I'll be honest, I was on the fence about purchasing the class because I have a Lightroom book and I've watched several tutorials on YouTube.  I really thought that I was learning a lot using those resources, but after watching JUST THE LIGHTROOM LIBRARY MODULE I realized how much I was really missing!  I had no idea how many functions the Library module actually has…much less knew how to use them.  I could have continued teaching myself bits and pieces from different resources, but that method can leave you bumping around in the dark, not really knowing what you're missing.  This class is laid out so well and covers all the details in such an organized, easy to follow way.  I especially love being able to rewatch videos and follow along in another window, that alone has helped me to put everything into action IMMEDIATELY!  Thanks to Heather and Nicole, I'm really working smarter…not harder!

Kathleen Bowden

Kathleen Bowden Photography


Hi, we are Nicole Begley and Heather Lahtinen, lovers of animals, experts in photography, and co-creators of Post-Processing for Pet Photographers.  Read on for a bit more about us…

Nicole Begley

Nicole Begley

Founder of Hair of the Dog and Nicole Begley Photography

Nicole is an international award-winning Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, and Certified Professional Photographer.  She's also been a recipient of Photographer of the Year designation from Professional Photographers of America several years running.

Specializing in creating expressive images of pets and their people in Charlotte, NC,  Nicole also teaches pet photographers across the globe how to build their skills and grow their businesses fast.

Prior to launching Nicole Begley Photography in 2010, Nicole spent 13 years as a zoological animal trainer working with everything from seals to aardvarks and every species in between.

Addicted to travel and chocolate martinis, she shares her home with husband Brett, two small humans, and her Puerto Rican rescue dog Zoey.  She is also chief of staff to Emma the cat.

Heather Lahtinen

Heather Lahtinen

Founder of Flourish Academy and Weddings by Heather

Heather is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, Profoto speaker, business coach, educator and trusted mentor in the industry. She is also the founder of Weddings by Heather and the Flourish Academy.

With over 15 years experience, Heather helps photographers refine their skills in Lightroom and Photoshop so they can build exceptional businesses. Driven by an overwhelming desire to see others in the industry succeed, her workshops instruct, illustrate and inspire.

When she’s not teaching or capturing stunning wedding photos, you’ll find Heather at her Western Pennsylvanian homestead enjoying time with her husband, two kids, three cats, one dog and flock of beloved chickens.

What does the course include?


We’re passionate about helping you create images you’re proud of because 1) your work reflects your brand and helps build your business, and 2) your clients expect (and deserve) nothing less.

That's why the sole focus of this course is to give you exactly what you need to create phenomenal pet images and an incredibly efficient workflow.  No more, no less.

With over 125 easy to follow video lessons, you’ll be on your way to skyrocketing your skills and boosting your business. Each video is only around 3-5 minutes in length, so in the time it takes to queue your latest Nextflix binge, you could adjust, enhance and catalog an image worth hundreds (maybe even thousands) of dollars.

We take you step by step through Lightroom, leaving no stone unturned. The Library and Develop modules are incredibly powerful weapons to have in your photography arsenal, so understanding how to use all of the tools within them will allow you to unlock their full potential.

You’ll learn all you need to know about Photoshop, and nothing you don't! Where Lightroom is a program designed specifically for photographers, Photoshop was created for a variety of digital artists. As pet photographers, we only ever need to use around 10% of its functionality. In this course we focus ONLY on what you need to know so you don’t waste any time, build your skills and get immediate results.

Here's what you'll get


We’ve taken literally everything you need to know to be a successful pet photographer and broken it down into short, easy to follow video tutorials. All of the videos are housed in a private Member’s portal, accessible by a unique login you’ll receive when you sign up. Most of the lessons are only 3-5 minutes in length, allowing you to easily digest and implement your new-found skills right away.


Downloadable exercise files are also included with the course, allowing you to work on the exact image used in each video and follow along as we share our favorite creative uses of Lightroom and Photoshop. This is a fantastic way to perfect the techniques first before applying them to your own images.


All the critical Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets are included inside this course. You’ll learn how to brighten and sharpen eyes, remove blue fur, tone down overly green foliage, and much, much more…

PLUS, you’ll also get these incredible bonuses…



When you sign up you’ll get immediate access to Nicole’s full file workflow. Watch over the shoulder of a veteran pet photographer as she takes you through every step of her personal workflow including import into Lightroom and super speedy culling, exporting for sales and creating files that automatically update in your catalog, renaming Lightroom files quickly and easily and creating different export settings. You can’t get information like this unless you pay to work one on one with a professional photography coach. This bonus alone is worth the price of the course!



When you sign up you’ll receive a special bonus video series that walks you through all the benefits of using a tablet. We’ll show you how to choose the right one for you and how to install, use and program custom functions. Most photographers can’t imagine ever being without their tablet once they have one!



Data loss happens, but it doesn’t have to happen to you. When you sign up you’ll also receive a special in-depth training to help you create a backup solution that works for you. We’ll discuss how to make sure you’re covered and walk you through the details of each of our systems. The aim in this special bonus training is to make data loss a minor inconvenience when it happens, not a major catastrophe!


The Hair of the Dog Academy is a proven roadmap that will take you from starving artists to a pet photography BOSS.

If you are like most of our members before joining the Academy, you may be feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and stuck.  Wondering if you even have what it takes to do this.

Spoiler alert.  You do.  You just may need some help. The Academy is overflowing with all of the content and support you need to improve your craft or grow your business – and you get 90 days of access for only $1.

But this bonus expires in just a few days.


It was worth every penny and every minute of my time!  

I'm self-taught in Lightroom and Photoshop and have been using the programs for four years and two years respectively.  I decided to jump into this course because it was so specific to pet photography – and it didn't hurt that it was taught by a fantastic dog photographer and another photographer that specializing in teaching photographers these critical skills.  It was worth every penny and every minute of my time!

I've found lots of surprises along the way from things that I had no idea I could do to things I knew how to do…but now, could do it better, or in a different way. The videos are short which makes it easy to digest. The course takes you step by step, and each video builds upon prior one. I can't recommend this course highly enough!

Liliya Brenner

Lily Raven Photography


Get lifetime access to all files, including any future updates

for only…

Yes…that's a savings of $300 – but only for a very limited time!

Nicole and Heather do an excellent job balancing the course between learning the details of these programs and the specific nuances of pet photography.

I absolutely LOVE Post-Processing for Pet Photography.  Being fairly new to Lightroom and Photoshop, I initially thought that $297 was a big investment for the course as a hobbyist, but as I look back it was well worth it!  I love to have Lightroom open on my iMac and have PP4PP running on my iPad while working through the material!  Even though there are many editing tutorials on YouTube, I've never seen the attention to detail in those videos.  It's also so helpful to have everything I need in ONE resource.  

Nicole and Heather do an excellent job balancing the course between learning the details of these programs and the specific nuances of pet photography.  In my humble opinion, Heather as a teacher is head and shoulders above any source I've seen on YouTube.  I'm so excited to keep practicing my craft and being introduced to new challenges, so I'm thrilled to have lifetime access to this course.  I recommend PP4PP without hesitation! 

Shelley Sherbondy

SDS Photography

Our personal “You're going to love this” guarantee

We get it. Forking out cash for an online course is a big decision. Will it benefit me? Will it be information I actually need? Is it taught in a way that’s easy to understand? Do I even have time for it? All super valid questions.

But we are so confident that this program will dramatically improve the way you edit, organize and enhance your pet photography, that if it doesn’t? We’ll give you your money back. All of it. No questions asked. 

We're inviting you to take a good look under the hood of Post-Processing for Pet Photographers for 7 full days. 

In that time, you can watch the lesson, check out all of the modules and see if you jive with our teaching style.  If you don't, you have 7 days to request a full refund.

So you see, the only thing you really have to lose are all those extra hours you would've spent tied to your computer editing!  

Still got questions?

We’ve got answers!

How are all the videos delivered?

All of the video content is housed online within a private members portal that you will have lifetime access to as soon as you purchase the course. All you need to do is login using your a unique login that you’ll receive when you sign up and then simply tune in and watch any time. We do however, recommend watching the videos in order as the content builds on itself as you go, but there is nothing preventing you from jumping ahead (or back to) a particular video if you need it.   


What equipment do I need to access the course?

To get the most out of this course you will need to have some version of Photoshop and Lightroom already installed on your computer. Don’t worry if you don’t have the most current version though, this course is useful for anyone running any version of Photoshop and/or Lightroom. A word of warning though: once you see all the wonderful functionality in the newest version you’ll want to upgrade. Don’t say we didn’t warn you 😉


I haven’t started or I’ve only just started my business. Should I sign up?

Absolutely! The content in this course is geared towards those just starting out, through to intermediate level. We’ve even had a few seasoned professionals learn a thing or two. There is just so much to learn within these programs and we’ve arranged everything you need to know in a simple, streamlined and strategic way. Check out our video snippet to get a feel for what’s on offer.




I’ve got slow/intermittent internet connection at my place, will this affect my ability to view the video classes?

If you have super slow internet (we send our condolences!) and we can also send the videos directly to you for download, just email us and we’ll get you sorted.

For any other questions related to the course please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

And just to recap…

You’ll get:

  • 125+ video lessons to help you build your confidence and grow your business
  • 3 insanely valuable bonuses
  • Lifetime access to this course and all future updates
  • Tips, tricks, and killer techniques from two of the best in the biz, and in the comfort of your own home

You’ll learn how to:

  • Create a workflow that works for you and saves you time
  • Harness that power of Lightroom that you never realized was possible
  • Finally be able to bring out the best in your images EVERY time
  • Use the powerful adjustment brushes and gradients to make your images shine
  • Remove leashes in a variety of situations and how to easily smooth the background when the patch tool goes awry
  • Merge multiple images to fix complicated backgrounds
  • Fix the dreaded martingale collars commonly worn by sighthounds
  • Make eyes sparkle, fix catchlights and cataracts
  • Create incredible group images EVERY time
  • Manage your color in the dog’s fur
  • Extend backdrops, prepare canvases and create triptychs
  • Bring it all together by watching over our shoulders while we do full edits to challenging images
  • And soooo much more!


Get lifetime access to all files, including any future updates

for only…

Yes…that's a savings of $300 – but only for a very limited time!

I actually learned so much more from this course than ALL of those post-processing courses in my degree program!

I was skeptical about signing up for Post-Processing for Pet Photographers because I had just completed a Bachelor of Fine Art degree with over 120 hours of Lightroom and Photoshop instruction!  Wow, was I ever wrong!  I actually learned so much more from this course than ALL of those post-processing courses in my degree program!

This program is simply unparalleled…from the lifetime access to the material to Nicole and Heather's commitment and continuous engagement in the exclusive Facebook community.  It is really the most amazing online learning program that you can ask for, and my continually improving skills and sales are proof of that.

Janet Deltuva

Ares Emzy Photography

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