Commercial Photo Clients


Bark_CameronWoo

“The thing about working with dogs, and animals in general, is that you have to expect the unexpected… You have to improvise and be really quick on your feet and really have a connection with animals, and both Nat and Bill do that, they are always able to get the best out of the dog. The Labs & Co. are the ultimate creative collaborators — they bring a rare mix of aesthetics, design and composition to our projects, inspiring the best in everybody. They deliver on my most important criteria … making the finished product better than I’d imagined.”

—Cameron Woo, Creative Director, Bark Magazine
PLAY_WillChen

“Bill and Nat were referred to me in 2011 and I have done multiple projects with them ever since. Natalia is a exceptionally talented photographer and her work has played a key role in helping our marketing to capture buyers and shoppers. She is able to capture special moments of interaction between pets and our products and that brings our products to life in a way that words cannot describe. On the other hand, as the project manager, Bill has always made sure deliverables and targets are met, and he is always prompt and meticulous which makes life much easier for clients. I would certainly recommend The Labs & Co. to others who are seeking a professional commercial photography team.”

—Will Chen, Owner, Founder and President of P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle & You

Design/Illustration Clients


DINOS_JessDolce

“I’ve been very fortunate to work with Photo Lab a number of times since 2011. Nat has done all of my graphic design work over the years – from my logos and branding to business cards, posters, and t-shirt designs. I’m always thrilled with the results. Not only is the creative work excellent, but working with Photo Lab is a pleasure. They’re professional, responsive, and committed to getting it right for their customers. Plus, they’re truly wonderful people. The joke around here is that I start a new project every year, just so I have an excuse to keep working with Photo Lab! They’re that good. If you have a chance to work with Photo Lab consider yourself very lucky.”

—Jessica Dolce, Creator of DINOS: Dogs in Need of Space + Jessica Dolce: Humane Education + Communications
AFF_CaitlinQuinn

“I have been incredibly luck to work with Nat and Bill through my organization, Animal Farm Foundation. Not only was the project, an infographic about dogs, a huge success, the quality of the work, the timeliness of the response from Nat, and the ongoing support that she gave to us, was all amazing. When we contacted Nat afterward wanting to create a tshirt design and offer the infographic in a few other languages, she was supportive and immediately responsive, getting us everything we needed and more! We couldn’t be happier and look forward to working with this amazing team on more projects in the future. I’ve recommended them to so many colleagues after our experience and will continue to do so. And on a personal note, I so love the aesthetic and design work of this company that I’ve given their calendar as a gift to friends and family and jump at every opportunity to own their work. Truly the highest of quality and always done with such care –their love of their subjects and clients always comes through and that is an inspiring and rare gift.”

—Caitlin Quinn, Director of Operations, Animal Farm Foundation
DIG_GilaKurtz

“We have had the pleasure of working with Natalia and Bill for the past 4 years.  I was first introduced to their amazing photography through a good friend of mine.  When I look at their photography, I am emotionally moved.  They are artists that capture the beauty of dogs and cats in a way that evokes powerful emotion.  As owners of Dog is Good, both Jon and I are fans of their blog as well.  Beautifully written and quite powerful, the blog high lights the relationship people have with their animals and articulates the positive influence each have on the other.When Dog is Good, a lifestyle brand for dog lovers, was searching for ideas on how to best showcase a design around what it meant to be a “dog mom”, I came across some typography design created by Nat.  In an instant, I knew she was the designer I wanted for this project.  Both Bill and Nat were so easy to work with.  They listened carefully to what I wanted to accomplish and presented concepts in a very timely fashion.  They were open to my suggestions and quickly made the minor edits I requested.  The end result was a design that we all fell in love with.Since that first design, we have had the pleasure to collaborate on additional pieces of art. Everything has always been exactly as I had envisioned.  The power of words combined with design created by Nat is nothing short of spectacular.

Professionally, both Bill and Natalia are accomplished and delightfully people to work with. They deliver everything as promised, communicate well throughout project development, and always meet deadlines.  Personally,  they are both kind, honest, very giving, and share a tremendous love for animals…which is evident in all the wonderful work they create.

I will continue to recommend their services and continue to work with them. I look forward to a photography project with them as well for Dog is Good.”

—Gila Kurtz, Founder, Co-Owner and VP/Sales of Dog is Good, LLC
SusanAndTeri_CreativeRescue

“We worked with Bill and Natalia on our Arts & Eats: SF Mission book and subsequently on our Arts & Eats: Oakland These unique easel-styled books evolved into beautiful works of art both on the recipe pages and subsequent art pages thanks to the creative graphic design and artful vision of both Natalia and Bill.  Their work and attention on these books helped us and our nonprofit, Creative Rescue, which in turn benefited many San Francisco Bay Area  animal rescue organizations and the artists at both Creativity Explored (San Francisco) and Creative Growth (Oakland).  We look forward to continued work with Natalia and Bill on future Arts & Eats books.”

—Teri Hauswirth, Co-Founder and of Creative Rescue

Portrait Session Clients


ElsaAndCassius

“I am so grateful to Bill and Nat for their professionalism, expertise, creativity, and passion for animals. Bill and Nat captured wonderful memories of our sweet bulldog Cassius, just after his diagnosis of a terminal illness. With much compassion for our family, they took time and care to ensure his playful spirit and kind soul shined through in their work. Now that Cassius is gone, our family finds comfort and happiness in seeing him everyday in our photos. Thank you, Bill and Nat, for your passion for and commitment to each individual family.”

—Elsa + Dave
JenAndPoppy

“It was just an immediate connection, we’ll have these photos forever and that makes Poppy timeless… so it makes us really happy. Booking a shoot with Bill and Nat was one of the best decisions my husband and I have made since we adopted our golden retriever, Poppy, last year. We wanted to capture her unique personality and the love we have for her – and for each other! Bill and Nat photographed us all with ease and intelligence, making our shoot feel more like a fun family outing than a structured session. The outcome was a collection of photographs that exude Poppy’s golden aura to perfection. We’ll treasure them forever and most definitely come back to Bill and Nat for more in a few years to document Poppy’s years with us. Additionally, my husband, a realtor, wanted some shots of him and Poppy together to use commercially for his marketing needs. Now when he walks Poppy around town, he is recognized by strangers and connecting with potential clients. They all want to meet the dog from his ads. Brilliant!”

—Jen, Steven and Poppy