Judi grew up and still resides in the Pacific Northwest. She
still recalls the first camera that was put in her hand by her dad, "a spy
camera", better known as a Minox. There, her passion began.
Winter is Judi's favorite season and she loves to photograph animals in the snow. She spent time both as a participant and leading Horse Photography Tours for the last 15 years.
On her "bucket list" was to photograph Snow Monkeys, in Japan. In 2012, her dream became a reality and she "fell in love". Watching monkeys during the harsh winters groom one another, forage for food, the social interaction between them was amazing, Judi couldn't believe how human-like they appeared, especially while preening. Their little fingers were perfect! She returned in 2013 and 2014. Judi has felt blessed to capture amazing images of young monkeys growing up. They will always hold a special place in her heart.
Judi will return to the Hideout Ranch to lead a Winter Horse Photography Tour, February 12th - 18th, 2017. Registration is now open. http://phyllisburchettphoto.net/winterphotohorsetourhideout2017/
Judi is also excited about a new opportunity, traveling to Alaska in 2017, to photograph the epic Winter adventure combining photography and dog
teams during a popular sled dog race, (which precedes the Iditarod and takes
place over a portion of the same trail). Mushers and their dog teams must
contend with temperatures far below zero, winds that can cause a complete loss
of visibility and long hours of darkness. The dogs love the adventure and the
challenge is rewarding for them. If a dogs become tired or there are signs of
distress, the dogs are pulled out of the race. The safety of the team comes
first, before winning the race!
Judi's photographic experiences range from being a Seattle PI newspaper photographer, to Municipal photojournalist, to Western/Wildlife photographer. Judi is passionate about her work. Through her dreams, visions and her passion for photography, she creates images that speak to her heart.