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“To be honest, we thought it might be weird to have a large portrait of our dog in our living room and an image box full of pictures of her. Guess what? It’s not. We see them every day and it brings us joy. Lots of joy!” When I first met with Rondi and Geoff […]

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album of white dog

There are many pieces and parts to a photography experience for your dog. First and foremost, is your dog’s comfort level and safety. Most dogs come to my 70 acre property (also at the end of a dead-end) where it’s free of cars, city noises, other dogs & people. Not dealing with those elements makes […]

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woman holding a ball taking a picture of a white dog

I remember when Tasha booked a session with me. Tasha, like most of my clients, was a bit hesitant about having her St. Bernard puppy (yes, Bo was a puppy!) do a session because she thought he might not cooperate and we wouldn’t be able to get many images. Which is why I love making […]

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This trip was worth the wait…3 times rescheduled over a couple years (thanks to that one virus, that shall not be named). It was led by world renowned photographers; Nicole Begley (Nicole Begley Photography & Hair of the Dog Academy), Kaylee Greer, Sam Haddix (Dog Breath Photography), Charlotte Reeves (Charlotte Reeves Photography) & Craig Turner-Bullock […]

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Group of people wearing green celebrating in the Scottish Highlands

You’re getting ready for your dog’s photo session and you’ll need to think of what to bring with you! 🐶 Collar—Think of it like school pictures…you picked your best outfits and were ready to shine. So, if your dog has a big clunky collar, you might want to try to use something else. Collars won’t […]

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colorful dog toys

Fun stuff for pets and people Are you looking for a most fabulous gift for a pet or a pet ‘paw’rent (you included)? I’ve got you covered! I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite goods & services—featuring local businesses. Adorable Bandanas From: Sew Doggy Boutique  Why: Well, for one thing, they are so stinkin’ cute! […]

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dog shampoo bar

One of my favorite things about the football season is watching Jimmy Fallon do NFL Tonight Show Superlatives.  I thought…Hey, this would work for pets.  So, I dug into my 2021 archives & pulled out some images that were the lucky winners. Enjoy! DERPIEST FACE—Cora Cora wins this hands-down…but not just by this image. There […]

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dog sleeping with a text overlay

“Do I have to be in the images, too?” You don’t HAVE to be, but I definitely recommend joining your pup for at least a few. We’ll think beyond traditional posed portraits to tell the story of your relationship in a fun and natural way. You’d be amazed at the power of camera angles and […]

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winter scene with woman and goldendoodle in the snow

“My dog won’t sit still and can’t be off leash.” “I can never get a good picture of my dog…” Guess what? Most of the dogs I photograph aren’t formally trained. Or even sort-of trained! It’s not unusual for a dog to be on leash for the entire session. Leashes keep your best pal safe […]

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woman next to a golden doodle on a log

Young or old, tough guy or softie, it really doesn’t matter, does it? A dog crawls up on your lap and into your heart and then before you can possibly be ready, she breaks your heart.  -Tom Conroy Ouch. More like ouch X10. It had been the day our family had dreaded ever since we […]

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