Always a Student by Alexandra Gunnoe

So I’ve been pretty quiet on my blog so far this year.  So much has been happening and I wanted to make sure things were in place before I shared the news.

Firstly, I moved from the UK back to the Seattle area in December, where I’m originally from. This city has changed a lot from when I lived here previously and I’m so thrilled to be back, seeing it with fresh eyes.

A huge part of my motivation for moving here was the Communication Leadership graduate program at the University of Washington, which I had been researching for over a year.  And now I’m pleased to say that I have been accepted into the program; the degree I’m pursing is Master of Communications in Digital Media, and I actually just finished up my first quarter last week.  I couldn’t be happier…my studies are engaging and stimulating, and I’ve had the chance to use my photography in new ways.  As for my business, photography will continue to be my livelihood and my passion.  I can already tell my studies are changing the way I approach visual storytelling and it’s incredibly exciting to think about how much I will learn by the time graduation nears.

So what have I been working on?

One of my most recent projects was a little film I put together while working with Pet Partners, a non-profit that provides certification and training for Animal-Assisted TherapyDogs.  I had the privilege of attending several training and therapy sessions and learned a ton about how much these animals add to patients’ lives.  My aim was to show what Animal-Assisted Therapy is, the kind of impact these dogs have, and what it takes to get your pet certified.

If you have a couple minutes please take a peek (and watch in HD)!

Alexandra Gunnoe Photography

AlexandraGunnoe.com

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