Lockdown -Opening August 1

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.

A whirlwind!

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!

Christmas in June!

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!

Merry Merry

Merry Christmas from NosesTailsPaws Pet Photography!   (Rebecca and Bill and Molly and Dugan – our Wheaten Terriers).

Also below are some of the images I took at a recent holiday
photo-shoot.  Next up….Valentine’s Day!



Jan’s Cats

We were lucky this year to visit our friends in England again.  Jan and Girts have two wonderful cats…Hedwig is the oldest and spends her time surveying her garden and Coco is the huntress, prowling the garden for mice and “gifting” them to her owners.  Hedwig always poses nicely for me tilting her head or laying on the bed, while Coco makes me work for it!  I must have followed her around the garden for 20 minutes until she finally sat on a garden bench.


Cats are challenging to photograph when they are in their own environment, but put them in a crate and take them to a studio for a portrait session…well challenging is a mild word!  I had a wonderful time photographing cats at Nature’s Pet Market last weekend.  And actually, after these cuties did a little exploring they were pretty good about posing for their pictures.  Nature’s Pet Market includes a grooming area and I enjoy seeing all the dogs who come in for their spa day.  So I couldn’t resist taking a picture of Sophia….a gorgeous blonde long-haired dachshund….who I’m told “always” wears pearls.

Featured in a Pet Magazine

I’ve been partnering since late 2017 with Nature’s Pet Market in Salem to shoot special occasion/holiday photos of dogs.  I’ve had a great time meeting and photographing all kinds of  wonderful dogsl.  I could photograph dogs all day every day!

Earlier this year, PetsPlus Magazine an industry news, analysis and tips magazine specifically targeted to pet business owners contacted Natures’ Pet Market owner, Terri Ellen about an interview.  Each month, the magazine features a pet business owner in a section called “Sanity Files”.  The section focuses on what owners do to keep their sanity.  The magazine includes a photograph of the business owner with his/her pet(s) on a white background.  Then the owner, in their own hand, writes on that white background all the things that keep him/her sane.  I was excited they selected Terri for the June 2018 issue and even more excited -and honored – when she asked me to take her photograph with two of her cutie-pie dogs!  Terri and I got together and I took a variety of images, the magazine selected the one they wanted to use for the feature and Terri wrote about what keeps her sane.  Here’s the final image with Terri’s “sanity keepers”.  Next up for Terri – the interview.  Next up for me – cat photos at her store on April 24!  Wish me luck.

Be sure to check out the June 2018 issue for Terri’s feature!!!