The Photographer

My name is Blue and I'm the girl behind the camera here at Beyond the Fence (formerly Blue Amrich Studio).  This wild adventure started out as a desire to explore the natural world with a little red dog who was always by my side.

I started landscape photography because I wanted a way to share the amazing world that was around me, to show people that perfect moment when the woods glow as light filters through the leaves, when the quiet pond reflects that brilliant blue sky, and when the sunset paints the world with the most vibrant colors.  Of course whenever I go out to chase sunsets or discover new places, my dog bounds to the door ready to go. She's been there for every one of my mud and sun adventures.

Even the best photograph can't capture the feeling of the sun on your face or that smell of the forest after the rain.  Just sharing my photographs wasn't enough. I wanted to share the whole experience of sun and woods and wind with everyone and with their dogs who are always ready to explore.  I created Beyond the Fence for you and your own adventure dog (who I'm sure will be bounding to the door as soon as you pick up the leash) to come out and explore the incredible world waiting just beyond the fence.  Of course, I'll be there with you to capture a piece of that beauty for you to bring home, a little bit of nature and a lot of doggie joy to make you smile every day.

Blue getting her dog, Iris, ready to have her photograph taken
Iris, the Australian Shepherd, sitting in front of golden grass at sunset

The Mascot

Iris is the original adventure dog, the crazy storm wind who came into my life and turned everything upside down.  She is my muse and my inspiration.  She gets me out of the house to enjoy the sun and the trees.  She reminds me to live in the moment and to always take time to watch the sunset.

Iris came into my life in in 2007 when I adopted her from the NHSPCA.  She'd already been through multiple homes, and like a typical Australian Shepherd, she had boundless energy.  She's taught me about patience, loyalty and laughter (and maybe a bit more patience thrown in for good measure).  We've hiked countless miles and trained in agility and sheep herding.  She is truly my perfect, crazy girl and I couldn't ask for a better traveling companion as we explore the beautiful world around us.

Sharing the natural world with people and their dogs is the my greatest passion. Is your dog ready to come on an adventure?

Giving Back

To give back to the community, I volunteer my time with rescue groups, shelters, and other non-profit organizations. I've had the honor of working with a number of fantastic organizations including Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, the MSPCA, and Dogs on Deployment. Through my volunteer work, I've met some amazing people and dogs, and I'm always so grateful when I can use my skills to help find forever homes for dogs in need. I'm a proud member of HeARTs Speak, which is an international database of photographers and artists dedicated to helping rescues and shelters find homes for all of the wonderful animals in their care.

If your non-profit organization is looking for volunteer photography services, please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs. I always love hearing from local shelters and rescue organizations!