My name is Amanda. I am the owner and sole operator of Thunder Ridge Images. I am the first professional photographer in the Sullivan County Catskills to specialize in pet photography, and this is my story.

When my sweet miniature schnauzer, Tucker, became ill with SARDS (Sudden Acquired Retinal Degenerative Syndrome), I was devastated. He had gone blind overnight and over the course of the next several months, he slowly began to deteriorate. He developed liver shunts, bile in his gallbladder (which we had removed), and started losing control of his bowels. His doctor, my family, and I did everything we could to try to save my boy. Unfortunately, it was not enough and the time had come to let him go. 

He was 12 years old when he crossed the Rainbow Bridge in my arms. As he passed, I felt his dear soul, leave his body. It felt like a sigh of relief for him. But my heart was shattered. I had lost my best friend, my confidant, and my child. 

If it wasn’t for the hundreds, and I sincerely mean hundreds, of photographs I’d taken over the years, I don’t know how I would have survived his passing. To be able to look back on all of those precious memories and reminisce about the good times helped ease the heartache. 

Tucker’s life, and his death, have given me new found inspiration and sense of purpose to continue to pursue that which I love most; photographing and preserving the memories of our beloved pets.

When you hire Thunder Ridge Images, you are hiring an artist with over a decade of experience, and backgrounds in client relations and pet psychology. And with an extensive profile, and by combining my artistic flair and technical skill, you can rely on me to "capture today's moments, for tomorrow's memories."