Cate Goedert and Tulip

About Cate Goedert – Santa Fe Pet Photographer

Twelve years ago, I adopted a little rescue dog and named her Tulip. The day I brought her home, several rules were put in place; no sharing a bed, no dressing up and no baby talk. These rules lasted two weeks before I broke every one of them.

Living with Tulip has taught me much about being in the moment, exploring new territory, responding to the unexpected, taking joy in little things and laughing every day.

I began taking pictures of Tulip early in our relationship and, over time, I discovered that I love to photograph animals of all kinds, shapes and sizes. It was this natural progression that led me to the Santa Fe Humane Society and Animal Shelter.

I visit the Shelter several times a month to photograph the animals who are waiting for new homes. More than once, I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing the moment when a animal and it’s companion-to-be fall in love.

The portraits I create honor an animal’s character and individuality and reveal the deep connection a family shares with a pet.

I’ve been a fine art photographer for many years and my training includes study at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, the Goodman School of Drama, and the Center for Creation Spirituality.