Who's behind Indigo

So who is Karen Black?

Hi! I’m Karen Black, I’m a professional pet photographer and the creator of the Winery Dogs of Ontario Calendar. Above are my dynamic duo Indiana Jones and Lucca and we are the faces behind Indigo Pet Photography.

By now you will have guessed that I photograph people’s pets. In fact, I create images for awesome people who are kookoo about their pets!

Let’s face it, you have invested a lot of time, energy, patience and LOVE into your wonderful four-legged beasts. Without your pampering and exceptional care, they wouldn’t have bloomed into the magnificent creatures they are! Those are VIBs! (Very Important Beasts)

My photography reflects how well loved your pets are. Their personality and character will shine through making for imagery that just begs to be displayed in your home, cottage and office. After all, you are a proud parent of a VIB!

Indigo Pet Photography is based in Niagara, but I frequently travel to my clients, whether in the GTA, Guelph, and everywhere in between. Anything is possible.

“Sometimes you never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.”

-Dr. Seuss

Why choose to work with me?

I have the experience, patience and skills to work with the wily, the distracted, the indifferent, the talkers, the goofballs, and the dreamers. Most of the pets I photograph are anything but posers! I work until I have captured that spirit in images you’ll be thrilled to hang on your walls. Ones that will make you glow inside every time you see them. Because they are a reflection of your love for your pet.

More than 15 years as a graphic designer has helped to shape my point of view. It drives me to find distinctive ways to capture your pet’s personality.

I stay up to date on techniques and am constantly educating myself through workshops and seminars. I’ve attended workshops in France, Chicago, and Pittsburgh with some of the most leading edge pet photographers in the world.

My pet project and fundraiser is the wonderfully successful “Winery Dogs of Ontario” calendar. I’m currently working with a new vintage of winery dogs right now for the third year of the calendar – 2020 Winery Dogs of Ontario version! A portion of the proceeds go to The Bello Project*. Look for it online and at participating wineries in the summer of 2019!

*The Bello Project is a pet related service offered by The Home Hospice Association – they care for and support the pets of people in home hospice situations so they can remain together and transition the pets to new forever homes at the appropriate time. 


Indigo Pet Photography

Mobile: 905.932.1042
29 Montebello Pl.,
St. Catharines
ON, L2R 6B5

My philosophy is simple: catch and release. I'll catch your pet's awesome story in my camera and release it into stunning artwork and storybooks for you to treasure forever. 

Pet photographer to dogs and cats throughout Niagara, the GTA… and everywhere in between!

Top 10 winner on Hair of the Dog