I tell you what. I think dogs are absolutely gorgeous and special animals. However, Karma here knows he's extra fabulous! He is a German Shorthair Pointer that can frequently be seen in the show ring. In fact, after our session together, I went to one of his shows and he won Best of Breed right then and there! Right?!?!?!
Karma's mom spends a great deal of time with him...working on structure, core, agility, etc. She taught me so much during our chats and I feel... (click on the image above to continue reading)
It is such an honor to have a client come back to use my services again. It means more to me than anything and I can't thank my repeat clients enough. It's especially meaningful when the main goal of the repeat session is to announce a major event in their lives!
I photographed Rylee, Chloe, and Zoey's a couple years ago. Since then, their parents have gotten married and...wait for it... (click on the image above to continue reading)
Ooooooh, Simba. You are such a handsome happy-faced boy!
Simba's session took place on a very hot day (like there have been any cool ones lately?). But as long as I had his toy, he wasn't walking away to go inside to cool off. Haha! In fact, we had to hide his toy a couple times just so he would go in to take a break!
This bouncy boy loved running around his backyard, giving me smiles, and chasing his beloved toy. Some of the action shots were cracking me up with his... (click on the image above to continue reading)
When I think of some of the biggest animal advocates in the Charlotte, NC area, Dr. Rostan of Charlotte Skin and Laser is one of the first that enter my mind. She does so much for the Humane Society of Charlotte and pets throughout our area. It is an honor to know her. (She also does amazing work on people's skin!!)
I've had the privilege of photographing Dr. Rostan's pack before, but it has since grown larger! Yay! It now includes a new little puppy, Daisy. This little floppy-eared girl had me squealing!!!! She could simply be the... (click on the image above to continue reading)
Nothing brings a smile to your face like your dog bouncing along and exploring the beach. Now is your opportunity to capture that with amazing images that you'll treasure forever!
I'm so excited to announce that Pet Portrait Beach Sessions are now booking! 2015 brings a new location - Folly Beach, SC. It's super dog-friendly, beautiful and just a short drive from Charlotte. A limited number of sessions are available from... (click on the image above to continue reading)
Taking pictures of dogs getting baths (or tubbies as my pups know them), is one of the most fun and entertaining things to me. They are drenched and so goofy looking but still have a smile on their faces! So when I was asked to photograph the annual K9 Support Dog Wash for Dogtopia of Charlotte, I jumped on it!
This year's event raised money for Paws With a Cause - an organization that...(click on the image above to continue reading)
So my dream when I die would be to come back as this pup right here. Graeme was adopted from the Humane Society of Charlotte by a seriously sweet couple from England. I imagined him (over the years) picking up on their English accent and using that voice as he ushered me in his house, showed me around his lovely pool, and spoke to me in that way that dogs do. To me, he's so prime and proper but, in reality, he likes to... (click on the image above to continue reading)
A fluffy, goofy, energetic ball of fur. Yup. That about sums up Murphy, a sweet little rescue that was found matted, sick, and heartworm positive. He was nursed back to health by some wonderful vets and placed in a home full of love, treats, and lots of toys. And per Murphy, they better be cloth or fabric toys...non of that rubber nonsense. Haha!
For our shoot, we hung out in his domain...a nice fenced-in yard where he is...(click on the image above to continue reading)
A few weeks ago, my dogs were restless and needed a nice break from their normal stomping grounds. I felt the same way. Plus, I needed to make sure the location I selected for a commercial shoot was looking nice and spring-like.
We hopped in the car and went to one of my favorite shooting locations (I often recommend this secret place to my clients). As we walked to my favorite field, we turned the corner and I was almost blinded by...(click on the image above to continue reading)
Horses are majestic creatures and I wish I had the opportunity to work with them more. Because I didn't grow up around them, I honestly do still get a little intimidated by their size and strength. But then I see their personalities shine through and I'm reminded that they are like any of our smaller furry pets. They just want love, affection, and treats! ;)
Jehosse and Bullet's session was rained out the first go-round, but then coincidentally got rescheduled to Derby Day. How fitting! It ended up being... (click on the image above to continue reading)
What is the first word that enters your mind when you hear, "1-year-old Chocolate Lab puppy"?
Well, if you're me, it's FUN!!!!!
Then what do you do when you find out her name is Spaghetti?!?
That's about what happened to me when Spaghetti's session was officially booked! It was really happening! That day seriously couldn't come fast enough... (click on the image above to continue reading)
Before I even started Mac's session, I knew there was a special story behind this dog. As I questioned his parents, this amazing tale of a bond between dad and dog came to life in front of me. I think I was staring with my jaw hanging low in awe of the relationship. I am certainly not a writer but it would be a shame not to try to share this story.
It all started 9 years ago when this family was looking for a canine companion. They were trying to go with a local Poodle rescue but... (click on the image above to continue reading)