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!

Peace of Mind

For the third year I’ve had the pleasure of photographing dogs for the Willamette Valley Hospice “Walk-n-Wag” program.  The $10 donation to enter participant’s dogs in the annual poster contest goes toward a program called “Peace of Mind” which allows hospice patients to know their dogs are well taken care of while they struggle with their health issues.  This year I photographed 51 dogs!!!  Rescues, pure breds, oldies, young pups, black dogs, white dogs and every color in between.  I loved every minute of the three hours on my hands and knees!! Each of them were such cutie pies.  And what a great cause!!!

 

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!

Oh what fun!

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!

Leap

Moved out of my comfort zone last week when I took St. Patty’s day pictures.  Decided to include some people!!!  Very scary.  Many thanks to Shayna and Ryan for letting me experiment with them and Piper.  And also, thanks to Kate and cute little Bogie.  May have to do more of this.  I’ll be back at Nature’s Pet Market on May 4 taking photos to celebrate spring and Mother’s Day.  That might be a good time for Mom’s to have their pictures taken with their “pet babies”.  Just sayin’.   Enjoy!.

Kissable Faces

“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!

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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!