imagesbyDearil | About

What can a one-legged, disabled photographer and a burned out Animal Shelter Director do?  The answer for our family was, "Start a dog photography business so we can provide folks with great photos of their dogs in and around the show ring!"  Since 2011 our photos have captured some exciting moments and made a lot of people happy!


Your dog is always Best in Show in your heart, and I want to capture that special love, along with their special moments!


I work closely with all our clients to create unique, visual branding for all their business, dog show & personal needs. We also create memories of families, children, pets, places and events through the use of fresh and creative designs for wall art, advertising, websites and other graphic arts needs. We offer photography and videography at dog shows, in the studio, or at an outdoor location near you.

Contact me today and book a unique experience for your unique pet! donna@dearil.com or 870-703-3118

Hi, I'm Donna Yeldell! In 2017 I became the sole owner of imagesbyDearil, after the passing of my husband, Dearil. It's been a tough year, and I've let some things fall, but I am still dedicated to our customers and continuing to thrill our dog-loving clients with images of pets and their people.

I've shown dogs for 30+ years and many people know me as the handler, groomer, breeder, owner and cheerleader of Steppin'wolf Irish Wolfhounds. My education includes a Masters of Business Administration from Texas A & M University Texarkana, but I have worked in the animal business for most of my adult life. I have worked as a pet groomer, dog handler's assistant, vet tech, animal control officer, and animal shelter director and now I am a pet photographer! I am also the past President of the Ouachita Valley Dog Training Club and an active member of the Irish Wolfhound Club of America.

I love a good movie with my family, going to the dog park with my dogs and volunteering at my church! I have an eight-year-old grandson, Deval,  who is always excited to go to a dog show with Gigi, but even more excited about watching YouTube! Our household currently includes me, Deval, my son who is Deval's Uncle Decon, three Irish Wolfhounds, one Dorky, two cats and our African Gray bird.