Lisa Vanderhoop is a wildlife photographer with an educational background in Wildlife Biology. She worked in science research for several years and then went on to work in science/nature documentary film-making as an associate producer. She has worked on films for National Geographic, Audubon, the Nature Series, ABC, the New England Aquarium and other PBS productions.
The inspiration behind “Vineyard Seadogs” was Lisa’s dog, Amos, a Weimaraner. She and her husband, Captain Buddy Vanderhoop – Island Fishing Charter, would take Amos as a pup out on Buddy’s fishing boat the Tomahawk II. During their fishing adventures, which Amos loved, she started noticing all of these other dogs out boating, fishing, romping in the surf – even kayaking. It was then the realization hit – the Vineyard really had “gone to the dogs”!
Having a photography background Lisa thought it would be kind of unique and fun to photograph some of the “Seadogs”. Now after thousands of photos later – Lisa is out with her new Vineyard Seadogs Calendar for 2021. The great thing about this project is that there is a never-ending cast of incredible canines ready for their “close-up” to be included in the future Seadog Calendar. Hey if anyone knows of a really great Vineyard Seadog, let her know! Lisa is currently busy photographing for her 2022 Vineyard Seadogs Calendar.
The new Vineyard Seadogs Calendar is available at Bunch of Grapes, Edgartown Books, Good Dog Goods, Rainy Day, Alleys, Cronigs, SBS, Tisbury Farm Market, Craftworks, Menemsha Inn, and Simply Soaps.