Barbara O'Brien

Rural lifestyle photographer.

Photographer Barbara O’Brien is based at her small farm in Stockholm, Wisconsin. Her specialty is animal photography but she is also an incredible rural lifestyle photographer. During her career she has tackled a range of assignments including obtaining a polar bear from New Jersey, capturing 17 cats in one shot, and photographing a 1500-pound cow in her studio. Because she personally knows the animals she works with, she is able to pull heartwarming expressions that tell a story.

As a long time animal lover and farm owner, she has been lucky enough to live the life she shoots. She has many, happy clients, has won many awards and has a book by Random House entitled Dog Face.  If you are lucky enough to have a meeting with Barbara, she will bring you some of the best triple chocolate brownies you will ever eat. It’s a specialty of hers that she makes with pure Wisconsin butter and eggs from her very own hens.