Lisa Asp has been a professional photographer for 25+ years. She began photographing pets after adopting her first dog in 2001, a retired racing greyhound named Jersey. Her niche of animal photography has grown from studio portraits to the great outdoors through a love of wildlife. She gets away to spend time photographing outside whenever possible, which re-energizes her and re-ignites her passion for photography. Lisa has won numerous awards for her work including five Kodak Gallery awards, Fuji Masterpiece, Lexjet, PPA District First Place, IPC GIA First Place, and GIA Second Place, two-time Diamond Photographer of the Year, and more. Receiving PPA “Photographer of the Year” status for the last 12 years straight, Lisa has been named one of PPA's "Elite Plus" members. She enjoys volunteering her time with several pet rescues photographing their adoptable animals, fostering and assisting in their fundraisers and food drives. She is the president of the International Society of Animal Photographers, the Founder and Director of the Animal Image Makers Conference, and a PPA Councilor and PPA-Approved Juror.