I am blessed to be able to say that I love what I do! I was honored by Fox TV as one of the top portrait photographers in Los Angeles the last 4 years. I also received the Bride's Choice Award from Martha Stewart the past 2 years and was chosen as Culver City's favorite photographer as well. It's really exciting.

Fusaro Photography is a boutique inspired photography studio. Our style is modern, fresh and creative. We cater to clients who not only value art and creativity, but the entire experience as well.

Expect there to be no rules. Expect to get dirty and jump on the bed. Expect to hunt for sticks and dig holes on the beach. It's all about you and what makes your family unique. Think of the possibilities! 

As you can tell from my portfolio, I love to capture animals in a very relaxed manner. I typically spend between an hour to an hour and a half shooting, with time for breaks, treats, etc. It's truly like a play date, or hanging out--no overwrought posing or cajoling, just very easy-going and stress-free for all involved. I most often hold the session in one of LA's gorgeous parks or at the beach, but if you want me to come to your home, I'm more than happy to do that as well. 

My philosophy is simple. I strive to capture people and their pets as they are. No forced smiles or stays. No uncomfortable poses. I believe everyone is incredibly unique and I want to capture every silly face and all the emotions and every moment. Working together, we will craft a truly customized photo session, with personal attention to you and your family.  Pups grow up and memories may fade, but your photographs will remind you of the happiness, the wonder and joy of that special moment in time.

A Little More About Lori

Lori Fusaro is such a dedicated advocate for homeless animals that she’s been using her photographic skills to help them for more than a decade. Lori is a regular at overcrowded animal shelters in the Los Angeles area, where she’s donated hours of her time photographing dogs and cats to increase their chances of getting adopted. Lori works as a staff photographer at Best Friends Animal Society-Los Angeles and runs her own business, Fusaro Photography, whose clients include DreamWorks Studios, Paramount Pictures, Petfood Express, and many animal-rescue organizations, including Pasadena Humane, Petco Foundation, BAD RAP, Guide Dogs for the Blind, k9 Connection, and Angel City Pit Bulls. She also serves on the advisory council for HeARTs Speak, a group that connects artists with the animal-welfare community.

Lori has an uncanny ability to capture the personality and spirit of each animal she photographs. Just like people, some dogs are goofy and gregarious, while others are shy and quiet — and a Lori photo immediately helps you to sense what a dog is like. It’s easy to see why Lori has been named Best Pet Photographer by Los Angeles HOTLIST for five consecutive years and has earned many other awards, including Top Portrait Photographer for 2008 and 2009 by FOX 11 Los Angeles KTTV-TV and 2010 Readers’ Choice Award Winner from Tails’ Pet Media Group.

The busy photographer’s life changed forever in June 2012, when she was on her volunteer rounds at Carson Animal Care Center in Los Angeles County. There she saw Sunny, a 16-year-old dog who had been left at the shelter by her human family because she had a large cancerous tumor on her leg. Lori couldn’t get Sunny’s sad face out of her mind.

“So, I adopted her,” Lori recalled. “My intention was to give her a few good weeks filled with love and to be there with her when she passed away.”

But Sunny didn’t die within a few weeks. Instead, she thrived for more than two years in Lori’s care.

“Because of Sunny, I’ve been inspired to help other old dogs like her,” Lori said. “That’s how I got the idea for "My Old Dog". My goal was to inspire people to think about adopting a senior animal.”

"My Old Dog" is a national best seller and continues to inspire others to adopt senior animals.