The Wild is Waiting

Answer its call.

The wild is waiting.

Answer its call.

Join me on adventure photographing the dog you love in Washington State Parks.

Live the journey where your soul feels free.

What better lesson can we learn from the dogs we love, than to live in the moment?

To be here now, together.

Feeling the earth beneath and all around us.

Choosing our path as the moments guide us.

The smells, the sounds, and every beautiful sight we see, steering us to places that move us deeply.

If nature is the place that sets your soul free, then this call to adventure is for you.

SoulDog in The Wild is a call to adventure with the dog you love.

There are over 100 state parks in Washington.

And I’d like to photograph dogs in all of them.

Together, we can play on the trails and the beaches, in the rivers and the lakes, among the wildflowers and the trees.

Join me, and we’ll create art to remind us how wonderful it is to live in this place with the dogs we love.

Hey, I'm Marika!

If there’s only one thing I know for sure, it’s that I’m here to live.

And to feel it all.

Not to escape, but to seek out more opportunities to live this life in all its beautiful messiness. In all its joy and grief. In every moment that makes it ours.

I’ve created SoulDog in The Wild to honor the memory of my Soul Dog, Kerouac, who taught me so much about living with a wild and open heart.

My hope is to find healing and inspiration through this journey, and to create art that does the same for others.

I’d love for you and your Soul Dog to join me in living this beautiful mess, together.

Let’s go see some incredible places, and make art to remind us just how great it is that we’ve lived.

Hey, I'm Marika!

If there’s only one thing I know for sure, it’s that I’m here to live.

And to feel it all.

Not to escape, but to seek out more opportunities to live this life in all its beautiful messiness. In all its joy and grief. In every moment that makes it ours.

I’ve created SoulDog in The Wild to honor the memory of my Soul Dog, Kerouac, who taught me so much about living with a wild and open heart.

My hope is to find healing and inspiration through this journey, and to create art that does the same for others.

I’d love for you and your Soul Dog to join me in living this beautiful mess, together.

Let’s go see some incredible places, and make art to remind us just how great it is that we’ve lived.

Let's go explore.

SoulDog in The Wild is a personal project for me, but it can be something special for you too.

While I work my way through the goal of photographing dogs in every state park in Washington, you can make new memories with your Soul Dog and this wondrous place we call home.

Your SoulDog in The Wild session can be whatever you need it to be.

More time spent with your dog.

A chance to be seen in all your light.

Moments you’ll hold onto forever.

Here's what happens when you say yes to this adventure:

You’ll inspire community.

When you choose to participate in SoulDog in The Wild, you’re sharing your journey with our community. The art we create will celebrate you and your Soul Dog, but it also honors the beautiful places we explore together. All of this serves as inspiration for others to step into their own stories, and live the journey with the dogs they love.

You’ll help keep our spaces wild.

Keeping our wild spaces wild is all of our responsibility. Creating art that brings awareness to the importance of caring for our earth is part of what we’re doing through SoulDog in The Wild. In addition to that, a portion of every session fee is donated to organizations that help keep these spaces wild and wonderful. 

You’ll be part of a legacy.

There’s so much potential for what we create with SoulDog in The Wild (a gallery show, a book, and more!) When you book your session, your Soul Dog’s story will live on through all of it. They’ll be representing so much beauty in our world, and they’ll help create a living legacy of these wild places we call home. 

Your SoulDog in The Wild Photo Session Experience

SoulDog in The Wild Session Package

Starting at $2500

  • A private custom photo session at a Washington State Park
  • An Authentic SoulDog in The Wild Wall Art Piece
  • An official SoulDog in The Wild state parks Adventure Map
  • Official SoulDog in The Wild swag for you and your dog
  • Your dog will be an official “Soul Dog” of the state park we photograph them in*
  • Potential to be featured in a future gallery show or book
  • An unforgettable experience embracing the wild beauty of nature, your Soul Dog, and your connection to it all

*Some or all of the parks will have more than one dog featured in order to reach more spaces, and to capture the beauty of our parks throughout the different seasons.

Where the wild meets your walls

Your SoulDog in The Wild Wall Art Piece

The experience of exploring your chosen state park for your SoulDog in The Wild photo session is just one piece of what we do together. I believe in giving ourselves the opportunity to reconnect with moments, places, and feelings through physical art. Not just a digital portrait to glance at on our phones, but a piece of art that hangs where we can see it daily. To remind us of this beautiful life we’ve lived with our Soul Dogs.

This is why your SoulDog in The Wild session experience includes one gorgeous wall art piece. It’s not just any ordinary wall art piece though. Your SoulDog in The Wild wall art piece is a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Your 20×30 inch* acrylic wall art comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, naming it an official SoulDog in The Wild collection artwork, and will hold your dog’s name and the park we featured.

  

*Exact artwork dimensions may vary depending on the final image selected, but will be up to 30 inches on the long side. Upgrades will be available along with options to purchase additional artwork.

SoulDog in The Wild
Keep the adventure going
Your SoulDog in The Wild State Parks Adventure Map

I had these custom maps made to help me keep track of the parks as I photograph dogs for SoulDog in The Wild.

Your session with me is only the beginning for you. I want you to continue your adventures in Washington State Parks with your dog. So I had these maps made for you too.

When you book a SoulDog in The Wild session, you’ll get your own copy of the map of your choice to hang at home (and to inspire you to continue to explore with your Soul Dog).

Soon, the maps will be available for everyone to purchase, which will help support the project as well as raise funds for organizations doing great work for our wild spaces.*

 

* A portion of the proceeds from map sales will be donated to local (Washington State) nonprofits.

Your SoulDog in The Wild State Parks Adventure Map
Keep the adventure going

I had these custom maps made to help me keep track of the parks as I photograph dogs for SoulDog in The Wild.

Your session with me is only the beginning for you. I want you to continue your adventures in Washington State Parks with your dog. So I had these maps made for you too.

When you book a SoulDog in The Wild session, you’ll get your own copy of the map of your choice to hang at home (and to inspire you to continue to explore with your Soul Dog).

Soon, the maps will be available for everyone to purchase, which will help support the project as well as raise funds for organizations doing great work for our wild spaces.*

 

* A portion of the profits from map sales will be donated to local (Washington State) nonprofits.

Answer the call by booking here

Fill out the form

Where will we adventure to?

In your inquiry, you’ll answer a few questions, including letting me know when and where you’d like your SoulDog in The Wild session to take place. It’s okay if you’re not sure which park (or what season) you want your SoulDog in The Wild session to be yet. I’ll help you figure it out based on which parks haven’t yet been booked, and what kind of adventure you and your dog want to experience.

Meet with me for a chat

How will we embrace your wildness?

Planning your session involves us meeting over Zoom to talk about you and your dog. We’ll plan your adventure based around the park you’ve chosen, the artwork we’re creating (your authentic SoulDog in The Wild wall art piece as well as any other art you have your heart set on), and your story. When you’re ready, you’ll officially book your session, and become a part of SoulDog in The Wild.

Let’s go!

You ready to answer the call?

Once you’ve officially booked your session (invoice paid, location and date set), we’ll be ready to go! From this point, we’ll plan out any additional details for your session (when and where to meet on the session day, any specific spots in the park we want to feature in photos, etc). I’ll be available to help you plan out what the wear (if you’d like to be in photos) and what to bring for your session too.

SoulDog in The Wild Inquiry Form

After you’ve submitted the form below, you’ll be redirected to a page to book your zoom consultation. You’ll also receive an email with the same link to book if you aren’t ready to schedule it right away.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are plenty of Washington State Parks that don’t require us to hike far. If you prefer to have your session in a super accessible location, we’ll pick a WA State Park that fits your needs and still gives us opportunity to create your beautiful SoulDog in The Wild wall art piece (and more).

If your heart is set on having a photo session for your Soul Dog in a particular park, but that park has already been completed for SoulDog in The Wild, we can get you booked in for a regular session. If you really want to be a part of SoulDog in The Wild, I suggest we work together to find another park. You never know, you might just discover your new favorite place.

PLEASE be in photos with your dog. I can’t tell you enough how grateful I am to have booked TWO professional photo sessions with my Soul Dog before she died. The photos of us together, just being our wild selves, are some of my greatest treasures.

If you’re nervous about being in photos, I get it. It can feel awkward not knowing what to do, or what’s happening behind the camera. But here’s the thing. When you are with your dog, just being in the moment together, you are absolute magic. We’ll work together to create a fun, joyful, and stress-free experience for you and your dog. If anything awkward comes up, we take a break, regroup, do some zoomies, and continue living in the moment where you and your dog are in your beautiful light.

Afterwards, you’ll be so happy to have photos that show just how amazing you are with the dog you love.

Oh, you’re definitely going to want more than just your authentic SoulDog in The Wild wall art piece. During your ordering appointment (where we go through all the best images to pick your SoulDog in The Wild wall art piece), you’ll have access to my full line of SoulDog artwork options. I’ll be there to help you decide what you’d like to purchase, and which images will look best based on the art you want to fill your home. 

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