Meet Kayt

Kayt is a mom to a little human, her dogs Bellamy & Todd, kitty Basil, and her horse Festus. She has a degree in Equine Science and years of experience in the veterinary field, along with many years behind the camera.

Some things she likes to do when she isn’t behind the camera includes endurance riding, eating chocolate, and spending time with her kiddo. Oh and streaming (Netflix, Disney+, Hulu…). Favorite shows include: Supernatural, Letterkenny, and Painting with Bob Ross.

Her schooling and work experience allows her to capture your pet’s unique personality through her photography and that special bond between you and your companion. Whether it’s your horse, dog, cat, or iguana, she’s ready to provide you with amazing portraits to love and cherish for decades to come.

kayt with her sheltie puppy

Meet Todd

As a rough collie x Australian shepherd mix, Todd runs the farm. His favorite tasks are making sure the horses stay in line, and catching the varmints that are in the barn. 

One of his most favorite things however is cleaning up all of the food leftovers from the little human. Man, does that kid leave some good stuff around! Always one to great you with a smile, Todd is definitely a loved part of our family. 

collie dog

Meet Basil

This cat is seriously my best friend. I actually was there for his birth in our bathroom and he’s been my sidekick ever since. One of my favorite things is to put my nose to him and he’ll give me a kiss. 

This cat loves snuggles, and food. Lots of food. So be careful what you leave out around him! He does occasionally mouse for us and brings them to us as a “present”. We….appreciate the effort….sort of. Haha.

basil the cat

Meet Bellamy

'Bell Bell' as he is so lovingly called is the youngest member of the party being born in February of 2021. Bell is a purebred shetland sheepdog and my first ever show dog. It's been an awesome experience getting into dog showing and I look forward to learning and continuing.

Bell Bell is notorious for chewing up toilet paper and other things he isn't supposed to though his favorite toys are stuffed animals. He's the fluffiest little snuggle but you'll meet and he has a heart of gold. I couldn't ask for a better companion. He truly is my 'heart dog'.

bi blue sheltie
"Kayt took photos of my dog Dax. He is among the dorkiest dogs on the planet so I wasn't holding out much hope for good pictures from ANYONE, much less a talented photographer. Kayt was AMAZING with my dog and knew EXACTLY how work with him to get him positioned for great pictures. As for me, my wallet was much lighter after buying the whole gallery because I couldn't choose just one of the pictures she took. My dog and I both had a wonderful experience and 1000% recommend Kayt Winkels Photography and look forward to working with her again!!"
--Amanda Monson