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.

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!

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!

 

 

The joint was jumpin’!

OMG…16 dogs!  So wonderful.  Scarves worked on all these cuties (OK..some images I can’t post because their humans are using the pictures as Christmas cards..but trust me…they were sooooo cute).  Handsome, sweet, adorable…each one made my heart sing.  Enjoy!

Fall, Winter and the Holidays

Fall, winter and the holidays were in the air when I photographed these cuties last weekend.  Java the gorgeous black cat would only pose with a collar or hat.  Rocky the Boxer kissed me, my assistant and the lens on my camera while Buddy the Lab posed quietly.  Murphy the 11-month old Golden Retriever was beyond excited.  And Thornton (who I’ve had the pleasure of photographing since he was 10 weeks old – he’s almost five now) sat regally with a Christmas bow around his neck.  Bandit helped me with a lighting test and wore a cool Christmas hat.  I’m looking forward to more photo shoots on November 24, December 1 and December 8.  So fun!!!!

 

Meow!

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.