Bear Stapely is a photographer and animal enthusiast.

Stapely has been behind a camera for over 20 years. Educated at SCAD and trained in the studios of Chicago’s top advertising photographers, Stapely eventually came to find her passion for working with animals and the people who love them. Serving both private and commercial clients, Stapely executes every shoot with care and precision.

Bear Stapely was initially drawn in by its architectural lustre, Bear has come to love the thriving, animal-loving community at Lowe Mill Arts Center. K8 studio is located on the quieter third floor, with giant floor to ceiling windows, original hardwoods and shelves packed with treats and toys, her studio is a fun refuge for animal and human visitors alike.

Come by and visit Bear in studio 327, where you may find her photographing any number of animal species on any given day.