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Client appreciation contest

Voting for the 2023 Pet of the Year is closed!

Thank you for voting, the winner will be announced on Firefly Pet Photography Facebook and Instagram on Sunday, Jan 14th at 3pm!

Yappy New Year!

Woo hoo!  We made it to 2024 and I’m hoping it’s our best year yet!

Now that the 2023 season is complete I’m excited to announce the 2023 Firefly Pet of the Year client appreciation contest!  And who will win is completely up to your votes.

The winning pet will receive a $500 Firefly product credit towards new artwork from their recent photoshoot or towards a new photo experience  AND bragging rights into perpetuity!  

And there’s a treat for voters as well, for taking the time to enter, you could also win a Firefly pet photography experience  just for voting!

That’s right, one lucky voter will will their own photo session.  And everyone who enters will get the weekly Firefly “Pupdate” emails with pet-friendly locations, events, and fun things to do – so technically all the pets are winners, too!

To vote – just two steps to vote and be entered for your chance to win:

Step 1:  Look through all the amazing contestants and pick your favorite.  Remember the name of the pet you want to vote for.  You’re welcome to vote for your own pet, but only one vote per person please!  And sorry, pets are not allowed to vote.

Step 2:  Click on the “Vote Now” button to go to the entry form and select your choice from a drop-down menu.  Be aware that there may be similar looking names and that if there are two dogs they will be listed in alphabetical order within their listing.  Hit submit and you’re done!  (Don’t forget to check the spam folder for your confirmation).


Voting closes at midnight EST on 2/11/24 so don’t wait!


The 2023 Pet of the Year Contest runs from 3 PM Jan 5th, 2024 – Midnight January 11th, 2024 (all times EST)

Only one vote per person.

The Winner of the 2023 POY prize will receive a $500 artwork credit voucher towards a new pet portrait session or towards a new order of artwork from their previous session. The winner will be determined by the most votes. If there is a tie between multiple sessions the winner will be determined by random draw to break the tie.

*Winner of the Firefly Pet Photography voters $500 artwork credit voucher must be located within MI. This winner will be selected by random draw.  Anyone outside of Michigan is still welcome to vote.

By voting in this contest you are agreeing to receive Firefly emails from Firefly Pet Photography. Unsubscribing is easy but results in sad puppy-dog eyes from me and you’ll miss out on all the cool pet-friendly stuff that I share on a weeklyish basis.  You won’t want to miss out being one of the VIPs.

Vouchers and prizes are not redeemable for cash and are non-transferable. Winners will be announced on Firefly Pet Photography Social Media by Jan 15th. If the winning voter does not respond within 7 days Firefly Pet Photography reserves the right to select an alternate voter’s voucher winner (say that three times fast!).

This contest is not affiliated with Facebook, Instagram, or any other company. 

After voting you will receive a confirmation email that will most likely to go to your Spam folder so check that if you haven’t seen your confirmation email come through.  And follow FireflyPetPhotography on Facebook and Instagram to get the voting updates.

Mock up of the Tails of Childhood book

Do you have human children as well?

 Well this project is for you!  It will be a coffee-table style book featuring pets with their human siblings. 

Tails of Childhood; Woof Upon a Time is a fundraising project for the Humane Society of Macomb.

Spots are still available, but sessions must be completed by August, 2024, for the book to get to the publisher for a fall printing.  Get all the details here.



Hi!  I’m Jennifer, or Auntie Jen to any pup I meet 🙂

A trained wine sommelier turned professional pet photographer, I’m also chief butler to our dogs and cats (as well as the occasional foster). I love am obsessed with  animals, travel, photography, wine, Disney, and gardening. Any combination of at least 2 and I’m in!

Firefly Pet Photography was started in 2018, from my work with animal rescue.  I’ve fostered over 100 cats and dogs and donate as much as I can to help animals.  This has given me the opportunity to learn about animal behavior, which is important for pet photography because I want to make sure your pet is comfortable and relaxed, even if they are shy or “quirky”.

And I also understand how important it is to have images WITH our pets, as well as images of our pets in a place where we can enjoy them every day (not locked in cell phone jail).  I guess you could say that I’m a photographer for both ends of the leash!

I’ve taken my photography and animal behavior expertise to create a pet photography experience, allowing you to enjoy the time with your pet in a beautiful location, selected just for you.  And of course I’ll sprinkle in some extra pixie dust along the way.  My only “rule” at a photoshoot is that your pet can do no wrong.  I expect them to be themselves, and that’s what I’ll capture for you.  You’ll love the results, with my money-back guarantee.

Give your dog a smooch for me – Jen