Hello! My name is Stephanie Lifton and I am the photographer here at Belly Rubs Photography.

Animals are my passion; photography is my art. One day I decided to put the two together and Belly Rubs Photography was born.

As a licensed veterinarian for over 25 years, I have spent most of my life working with animals and the people that love them. My intimate knowledge of the human-animal bond informs and permeates my photography. My experience with a wide variety of animal personalities allows me to capture images that celebrate the unique spirit of each pet.

Here are a few random bits of trivia about me . . .
1. If I were a dog, I'd be a Border Collie.
2. In addition to photography, I love reading, hiking, camping, yoga
, and going on adventures with my kids.
3. My favorite book is "He She It" by Marge Piercy and my favorite poet is e.e. cummings.
4. I never gave up my childhood love of horses.
5. I did agility with my dog, Lilly, until an injury ended her jumping career. Now we visit 9-1-1 call centers as part of a pet therapy program.
6. "The Amazing Race" is my guilty pleasure.

7. I have now successfully taught a teenager to drive.

8. The mountains are calling me, loudly!

9. I am slightly obsessed with whales.
10. I believe in making the world a better place.