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Sosa Photography History

Luis 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.

In 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.

Luis 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.

Patty 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.

Patty 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.

Patty 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.

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