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Meet Sorrell Scrutton of Pets By Sorrell in DTLA

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sorrell Scrutton.

Sorrell, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started out modeling internationally when I was younger. I spent so much time on set that I would ask the photographers questions about their cameras and lighting setups. My parents saw my interest in photography and bought me a semi-professional camera and enrolled me in some photography classes. When I stopped modeling, I began working as a freelance photographer for a short time in Toronto before moving to Los Angeles 5 years ago. I continued my freelance work in LA and had a few friends ask me to photograph their pets. It all started by word of mouth and grew from shooting my friend’s pets for fun to shooting giant billboards for pet hotels. It’s the real-deal dream job for an animal lover like me.

Has it been a smooth road?
Creating and running a business on your own is a lot of work. I do everything myself which can sometimes be stressful. I had to learn the business of running a company and for a creative like myself, it was very difficult not to give up on many occasions but to just push through and realize how rewarding it is.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Pets by Sorrell is a pet portrait studio in downtown Los Angeles.

As a pet owner, I know every pet has a unique personality. I try to surface that uniqueness through my portraits. Whether rambunctious and playful or shy and nervous, I can always find a way to connect with the animals I photograph and capture their true spirit through the image.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
People treat their pets like family so naturally, they are part of the family albums or mounted on their walls at home. Almost everyone has at least 1 pet in LA! This makes it a really great city to have a pet photography business.

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