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Meet the photographer 

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a Minnesota-based pet photographer specializing in capturing the bond between people and their pets. I understand that pets are important members of the family and I am here to capture those special moments that you will treasure for a lifetime.

A woman and her dog smile at the camera in front of a mountain range.

What is 'Scruff Life'?

A scruffy dog runs at the camera with a smile on her face.

Scruff Life Photography was founded in 2021 with a passion for photographing our four-legged best friends. The name 'Scruff Life' is a nod to one of my dogs, Mishka. Her defining feature is, you guessed it, scruff!

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My mission is to capture the essence of your pet's personality and the special connection you share with them. I offer a variety of photography sessions, including portrait sessions, adventure sessions, celebration sessions, and dog-powered sports. My goal is to create timeless images that you will cherish for years to come.

About Me

Meet Lauren, the photographer and owner of Scruff Life Photography. She is sitting on a couch with her three dogs.

In my free time, I love getting out on hikes with my fiancé and our dogs and exploring all that Minnesota has to offer. I also enjoy hanging out at the local coffee shop and (slowly) reading a good book. If I'm not out on the trail or sipping some coffee, I might be sitting at the computer editing photos surrounded by my three dogs, Lana, Mishka, and Conway.


My favorite part about being a pet photographer is capturing little moments you share with your pet that you might overlook in your everyday life. That look you exchange when you seemingly know exactly what the other is thinking. Those silent moments and exchanges speak volumes and I love to document these for you to look back on and cherish for years to come.


I can't wait to have you and your pets in front of my camera soon!

We might be a great fit if...

A sunset over Lake Superior with orange, purple, and pink hues.

You love watching
sunrises and sunsets.

A woman and her dog stand facing away from the camera in front of the mountains.

You love road trips
and visiting new places.

A hiking trail through a maple forest in the fall.

You love hiking,
especially in the fall.

Ready to capture some memories?

I understand that your pet is a cherished member of your family. Let me help you capture the bond you share. Book your session with me today and I'll create beautiful pieces of art that you will cherish for a lifetime.

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