While trying to come up with a distinctive name for my pet photography business, I happened to be scrolling through image files of our two Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers…Molly and Dugan. I noticed that I take lots of pictures of their noses, tails…and paws. Wheaten Terriers are known for their big black noses, brown almond-shaped eyes (covered most of the time by their fall) and adorable tails. I didn’t realize it at the time, but Molly and Dugan became the inspiration for my business name. And for the focus I have when making images of my clients dogs and cats. So, here are some images of their noses – tails – and paws!
My husband and I own two classic cars so many Saturdays during the summer we show our cars at festivals across Oregon. One recent weekend were enjoyed an early fall day at a car show in Lebanon, Oregon. As a fine art photographer, I enjoy taking abstract shots of the classic cars but I’m always looking for other photo opportunities. While wandering by the river, I came upon Jerry and his sweet girl Allie. Allie is a mixed breed rescue and she’s about 12 years old. Jerry and his family rescued her when she was quite young. She has arthritis now and other ailments common to old age in dogs but she enjoys her daily walks. Jerry lifts her in and out of the car every morning and takes her for a swim in the river. It eases her pain and she get to play “find the bone”. Jerry hides the same bone in the bushes every day so on her return the next morning she can “find” it again. What a sweet girl. I love these impromptu photo shoots and the chance to give images to the pet owners that they will cherish for years to come.
Aren’t these 8-week old Labs just adorable? These two sweet little girls will be joining their new families in a couple of weeks. One of them is going to live close by in Seattle, the other one is going all the way to Alabama! Talk about cuddly – all I wanted to do was hold and pet them. And oh those velvety soft ears and that puppy breath!