Chocolate Lab

Dog Model Call - San Diego, CA

Dog Model Call - San Diego, CA

I am searching for happy, healthy dogs (see breeds needed below) for a shoot taking place September 11-15th in the San Diego, CA area. Here are the requirements…

  • Looking for the following breeds: Westie, Irish Setter, Lhasa Apso, Chocolate Lab, Shar-Pei, Australian Cattle Dog, and Australian Shepherd

  • Must be good off-leash and ok shooting outside in a park or beach



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?!?

Ummmm...head explosion!

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)

Rockford - Beach Session

Nothing perks up a Lab's eyes quite like an unforgettable trip to the beach. Sand, birds, waves, sunlight, wind, salty air - it's a magical combo that draws us to these lovely places. I honestly think dogs find the beach equally as compelling...especially when you add in a tennis ball and some off-leash fun.

Rockford had a wonderful time at Emerald Isle this past September. Rockford is typically the kinda guy that likes to lay around and watch the neighborhood kids run by. However, at the beach, he did a 180. There wasn't too much laying around - mostly go, go go!

Rockford was extremely interested in the little tennis ball that kept disappearing into the sand...Putting those big paws to use...After playing in the sand for a bit, it was time to move into the water! Rockford loved it!!!Rockford seriously looks like a puppy at the beach! You would never guess he is 7 years old!Time for more ball!This is one of my favorites from our evening together. This was taken after sunset and the colors of the ocean were simply beautiful.The end!

If you are interested in booking a beach session, I have availability at the beginning of May. Check out this post for more information.

Ilsa - Dog Portraits

Ilsa. I almost cried when I met her. I had a flash-forward about 9 years and saw my Eva in her eyes. They look identical to the point it shocked me. However, Ilsa is still a gorgeous girl at fourteen-and-a-half years young! She is a tough lady once named the "Most Hyper Dog Ever Seen" by a local veterinarian. She still has her spunk after having 2 knee replacements, cancer on her nose, and arthritis in all of her legs. She was a pleasure to work with and kept me surprised at her love for yummy treats and the energy she still had. I mean, look at this adorable face... I'm so glad the family wanted to join in for some of the pictures! I always encourage my clients to join in and no one ever regrets doing it. Ilsa still has her skills!And she still has her silliness!We packed up the treats and heading to the local park...

Thank you so much for letting my photograph Ilsa. I hope this was a glimpse into what my future will be like with Eva. I would be one lucky girl :)