Hi, I’m Colorado dog photographer Matt Lit. I’ve been capturing images for more than four decades! I began my photography journey in high school. By college I had earned a reputation as an on-the-scene photojournalist freelancing for the major daily newspapers in Phoenix. My photojournalist’s eye has always defined my vision. From my beginnings as an award-winning photojournalist through my career as a commercial, editorial and wedding photojournalist my images have always been tied to capturing the moment as described by iconic photographer Henri Cartier Bresson.
My dog photography grew from my many dog-owning wedding couples and their wedding engagement photo sessions. My innate ability to work with dogs came through making for portraits the couples loved and more than a few queries about training their dogs!
While I still photograph a broad range of subjects dogs are my main focus!
I love capturing a dog’s unique personality! I photograph dogs for magazines, advertising and fine art dog portraiture. My signature dog photography “look” comes from location lighting. I employ qualified assistants freeing me up to concentrate on photographing your dog! Add in stunning natural location backdrops and you see what makes my dog photography unique.
I have been owned by dogs since 1985 when I rescued a Coy-dog in Northern New Mexico.
Photos: From top: Matt and Aspen winter biking; Matt and his last dog, “Mr. Bear Dog” Photo by Kent Meiries; Bear Dog with his “sister” Glory Girl; Matt doing photography on location in Colorado while Bear helps.
Sadly, Harley has left us. After co-fostering a rescued White Boxer named Harley my friend and I co-adopted him. He spent his time equally-joyful at his dad’s and mom’s! 75 pounds of pure social butterfly and lapdog! While he wasn’t with us nearly long enough we gave him a safe space to fully realize personality and love for the camera. We miss you Harley! 11/13/21.
Matt is also an award-winning photojournalist whose work has won international awards and exhibitions.