DOG SHOW PHOTOGRAPHERS -SINCE 1974
P.O. BOX 159 , MANDEVILLE, LA 70470-0159
FAX: (985) 845-3242
Professoional Photographers of America
Sosa Photography History
Sosa began to photograph professionally in the 1970's. His first
official All-Breed Dog Show assignment was in 1974. He now
photographs all-breed shows in 6 Southern States, as well as
independent specialties. Luis taught photography at the University of
New Orleans Community College for over a decade, and has had several
gallery shows of his work across the South.
addition to photographing dog shows, Luis Sosa is a Civil Engineer
with several college degrees including a Master of Science from
Tulane University. He is a registered engineer in several states,
and a commercial photographer and videographer specializing in
architectural and construction documentation.
is also a member of several National Breed Clubs and has held many
different positions in the clubs he belongs to. He has served as
President, Secretary and Board of The Louisiana Kennel Club, and past
Vice President and Board member in the French Bulldog Club of
America. He became a Delegate to the American Kennel Club over a
decade ago, and an AKC judge in 2005. He is approved for the
Non-Sporting Group, Dachshunds and several Working breeds.
Sosa has had dogs her entire life, always having Bullmastiffs, or a
pet Doberman. In the early 80's Patty starting raising and showing
Rottweilers, but it was her getting her first show Bullmastiff that
started a true love for the bully breeds. After Bullmastiffs came her
French Bulldogs and the rest is history.
In the early 1980's Patty taught puppy kindergarten at the University of Southern Mississippi. She also organized many match shows, rare breed shows, and public education.
is the Treasurer of the Louisiana Kennel Club, and has served in many
other positions for the Club. Patty also served on many committees
for both French bulldogs and the American Bullmastiff Association, as
well as being a parent club approved mentor for both breeds.
started photographing dog shows when she and Luis married in 1992. As
a breeder owner handler, her understanding of the importance of every
win picture, and this helps her relate with all the exhibitors.
Luis and Patty have been AKC judges since 2005. Patty has judged the French Bulldog club of America National Specialty in 2009, as well as specialties in Russia and Sweden. She also judges a number of Working Breeds.