About Colorado Dog Photographer Matt Lit

Award-winning photojournalist

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.

Dog Photographer

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.

Dog Rescuer

I have been owned by dogs since 1985 when I rescued a Coy-dog in Northern New Mexico. 

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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.

Follow Matt’s dog photography on Instagram & Facebook and, of course, here on ColoradoDogPhotography.com!

Matt is also an award-winning photojournalist whose work has won international awards and exhibitions.

More about Matt Lit, his photography and his photography teaching is at MattLitPhoto.comOr visit linktr.ee/fotomatt to see a complete list of Matt’s work.

Colorado dog photographer Matt Lit: Beaver Creek Dog Photography – Vail Dog Photography – Summit Dog Photography – Frisco Dog Photography – Taos Dog Photography – Denver Dog Photography – Evergreen Dog Photography