Even with everything going on this year, 2021 flew by! In addition to private clients and holiday pet photo shoots, I participated in a three-day pet photography workshop in August. I finally learned how to take good pictures of dogs running at me (not as easy as it might look!) and I learned how to use a strobe outside.
I photographed two “firsts” for me….a ferret and a bearded dragon! My gosh, the ferret was like a slinky and was curious she never stopped moving…the bearded dragon on the other hand didn’t move an inch!
Here are a few collages of some of the images I took this year. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and peaceful 2022!
What a sweetie! Russell is four months old and such a love. He was so good in the studio during his almost one hour session. He explored a bit but came through with lots of great poses. I’m looking forward to photographing him as he grows up!
October, November and December – these three months were so fun!! I took images of 44 dogs and 9 cats with Santa at Pets Etc. on December 5 for a fundraiser. Donations that day raised $400 for Prevent A Litter. I also got to photograph 19 dogs and 3 cats in the studio**. I also photographed a gorgeous Lab/Pitbull mix named Ryder. He posed beautifully on the foot bridge at Minto-Brown Park. We got lucky with with no rain and even a bit of sun. Here are just a few. Hope you enjoy these pictures! I know each one of them put a smile on my face!
Looking foward to continuing to photograph dogs and cats both in and out of the studio in 2021.
**Yes, I wore a mask, all clients wore masks and Santa wore a mask until he was ready for me to take the photo. All social distancing requirements were followed and the studio was sanitized after each appointment.
I took a few in-studio photos when our state went to Phase 2 of the open/lockdown restrictions. Chester’s Mom and Memphis’s Mom wore facemasks and of course, I wore one too. And I used a long lens for social distancing. I sanitize the studio after each session and will make sure I only schedule three dogs per day. Memphis is a doll…I just love his one up, one down ear. He posed beautifully. Chester came to the studio for his four month old photos and then we took more photos outside a month later – again with a long lens. He’s now five months old and had his first haircut! He looks like the poodle he is.
I will officially open back up August 1 for both studio and outdoor photoshoots. Check my website at the end of this month for my Covid 19 rules and for a specially priced re-opening mini session! Hope to see you soon.
December was a whirlwind! I photographed 105 dogs and six cats!!! Oh my gosh…each one was adorable and so happy to meet Santa. I took a break in January, but February rolled around and guess what…Valentine’s Day photo shoots! And then…wait for it….St. Paddy’s Day in March. Great start to 2020!
Santa made a surprise visit at Nature’s Pet Market while I was taking 4th of July photos. So of course I asked if he would pose with some of the cuties who came for their portraits. He obliged and I was happy to get some great shots to use for promotional purposes for this year’s Christmas photo shoots. Aren’t they all adorable? There’s Ziggy in his 4th of July scarf and Dakota, Penny and Dexter all lined up. Fuego had a few things to tell Santa about not wanting to live with any more dogs (Loki and Murphy share his home). Kuna opted for a red collar with bells for her photo with Santa and Spork wore her 4th of July scarf handmade by her Momma. Lucy, the Diva, opted for a Santa hat. Such fun we all had!!! Enjoy!
I had so much fun taking pictures for two recent clients. Rita is a gorgeous English Shepherd. She is seven months old and so sweet. Her Mom lives on beautiful acreage with an incredible view. Rita was full of energy and super treat motivated! Hunny the Maltipoo, on the other hand was so tiny that I spent most of an hour on my hands and knees in wet grass getting sweet shots of her for her 2nd birthday. Her Mom had multiple outfits and collars for her photo shoot and Hunny posed beautifully. Enjoy!
“Kiss Me” – “I’m Yours” – “Be Mine” – each dog I photographed for Valentine’s Day took a piece of my heart. A number of repeat clients showed up for the session at Nature’s Pet Market and several new dogs sat for their portraits. Lily, Lacy and Shade as well as Dancer and Bogie were troopers! Here are just a few of those kissable faces. Next up – you guessed it – St. Patty’s Day. A top hat, a few shamrocks and a green scarf and any dog (or cat) can be Irish for a day. Enjoy!