Project 52 – More Than One

I’m back with the Beautiful Beasties Network Project 52 – this time focusing on photographing more than one pet!  My week started out with a rescue photography session with two of the cutest puppies.  After I was done with the individual images, I popped them together.  I love how it provides some sense of  ‘scale’ to both of them!

Then we headed off to the mountains!  Between my two dogs and my sister’s two dogs I figured I would have lots of opportunities to wrangle up some group images.  That proved not quite so easy!  Jack and Julie have the posing down pretty well, although they were soppy pups!  Photographing at high noon by reflective water was no fun though – needed my off camera flash to overpower those shadows.

I found the easiest way to include Riley in the image was naturally capturing what they love to do – Julie chewing something and Riley looking for something to chase!

When people ask how I am able to successfully wrangle group shots, I assure them that I get tons of rejects too.  Thought I would include this one!

1.  Note Molly sitting atop Riley’s photo-bombing head!

2.  Jack and Julie pose oblivious to all around them.

3.  My husband picks this moment to practice balancing on a log.

Let’s see how other pet photographers managed this fun assignment by following the blog circle around the world and clicking on the link at the bottom of each page until you end up back here.  Let’s start with Raleigh pet photographer, InBetween the Blinks! 

Project 52 – Words

This week’s project 52 with other pet photographers around the world is to incorporate words into our images.   This topic immediately brought to mind the many voiceless animals that need homes.  Sweet puppy Mikey was just  rescued and is in a wonderful foster home but is now looking for his forever home.  I don’t want anyone to walk by Mikey!!  Sniff……



You can read the entire poem here.  Now let’s see how other pet photographers interpreted this thoughtful theme starting with  Boston pet photographer, Blue Amrich Studio.  This is a blog circle, so click on the links at the bottom of each post until you end up back here!



Project 52 – Bloopers!

I am back with this week’s blog  post where I have again joined up with other pet photographers from the Beautiful Beasties Network  to collectively challenge ourselves with a weekly assignment.   This week’s assignment is Bloopers!  Well this was perfect timing for bloopers as I photographed 40 pups and their owners on Sunday in support of NorCal Poodle Rescue and there were a zillion bloopers!   Here are just a few!

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Next up is Los Angeles Area Pet Photographer – Spotty Nose .   Click on the links at the bottom of each post and follow the blog circle back to here!  Have fun!

NorCal Poodle Rescue Portrait Sessions

What a blast!  On Sunday I photographed 40 assorted poodles, doodles, and other pups all in support of the wonderful non-profit rescue group – NorCal Poodle Rescue. They do such wonderful work and it was my pleasure to give them all a lovely portrait of their furballs with all proceeds going to help save more poodles!

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Tillie – ADOPT ME! Contra Costa Humane Society

When I volunteered to help capture lovely images of foster dogs with the Contra Costa Humane Society, I had a feeling it would be hard to not fall in love with every dog!  Well Tillie proved just how hard this can be.  Her precious little self shyly entered my studio, but within minutes she had warmed up to me and the whole idea of being photographed (and getting lots of love and treats!).   Are you ready to give this lovely lady a forever home?  Check out all the scoop at the Contra Costa Humane Society.

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