Barbara Brady-Smith is an international award–winning pet photographer and the owner of Share the Joy Photography. After concluding a successful career in banking, Brady-Smith decided to pursue full-time pet photography with a special focus on rescue pets and pet therapy. Her own experiences as a therapy dog volunteer inform her artistic approach, which captures the details of appearance and personality that make each pet unique.
Brady-Smith earned her MBA from UC Berkeley. She is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), Master Photographer, and Photographic Craftsman. She is a four-time PPA Photographer of the Year, and her other recognition includes the PPA’s Western Region Kodak Gallery and Animal Photographer of the Year awards, as well as the Professional Photographers of California’s Animal Photographer of the Year, Environmental Photographer of the Year, and People’s Choice awards.