Davidson Pet Photographer

Toby - Angel Session

Sometimes things aren't all rainbows and sunshine. Things that happen can be unfair and don't make any sense...almost to the point of provoking anger. I really think that's how I would have felt if my dog had the same diagnosis that Toby recently got. There is only at 0.2% chance that it would happen. Unfortunately, Toby was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. As a neutered pup, there is such a small chance of that even happening. How can it even be? The vets were shocked and had to contact other specialist just to confirm and figure out the next steps to take. I would have been so mad.

And I'm sure Toby's mom was/is/will be. That's so personal. However, when I showed up for Toby's Angel Session, there was nothing but love, tears, and smiles. We talked about his cuddly self and checked out puppy pics. Toby won't leave this earth without feeling a lifetime of love - that is a guarantee.

Toby had his prostate drained a couple days before our session. That provided some much needed relief for both him and his mom. Not to mention, he was full of smiles for the session!Without previously knowing about the illness contained within, I wouldn't have any idea he was sick. He was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed! We were all so thrilled!!!I love this shot of Toby looking at his mom. That's a connection only a dog and human can have.The grass was wet with dew the morning we met. Instead of allowing us to dry off his wet little legs, Toby decided to use the towel as a nice picnic blanket. :)This final picture pretty much sums up Toby. He's a happy, smiley, sweet and silly man. I wish him nothing but luck in the road ahead. Huge hugs to his furry family. xx!!!!

Pebbles and BamBam

If I knew that Pebbles and BamBam were so darn cute, I would have watched WAY more Flintstones when I was growing up! But in all seriousness, to say I'm not excited about this post would be the understatement of the year. Not only was it hard to narrow down Pebbles and BamBam's images while editing, it was pretty impossible to narrow them down for the sneak peek! In turn, this may be longest blog post ever! I hope you don't mind! ;) This adorable pair's mom booked their session months and months in advance to make sure they had prime Fall colors for their photo shoot (very smart, BTW). Even though we had to reschedule once because of cloud cover, we only had to put off the session a couple days. I'm so glad we did because these cutie-patooties looked FAB with all of the sunlight and amazing colors! We spent a beautiful evening together at Fisher Farm in Davidson (which is probably my favorite place to shoot - LOVE).

So you may be asking yourself what kind of doggies are they? They are Pomeranian/Cocker Spaniel mixes that happen to be a doggy accident (cover Pebbles and BamBam's ears!). Two dogs met at a bar-b-que (I'm not kidding) and the rest is history if you know what I mean!

Pebbles is the lady and donned a pink-themed collar throughout the session. BamBam is the handsome boy and sported a matching collar in blue.

Right off the bat, I could tell I was going to love this pair. They had a BALL running through the huge fields of the park and weren't shy to come right toward the camera!After tons of running and exploring, we took a break and did some "posing". They sure know how to work their magic!And we made some time for the family...Pebbles and BamBam were done with the cuddling and posing and were ready to go right back into play mode. BamBam's toy of preference is the ball, while Pebbles prefers sticks (of any size).Aren't their tags so perfect?!? They were an Etsy find by Woo Woo Workshop which is owned by Melissa McGraw Petrusch. (Shout out to another McGraw!)After our session and because the pups worked so hard, they were treated with one of their favs...ice cream!!! How freakin' cute is this!?!?Please ma'am, may I have some more? (said with your best Oliver Twist accent)

Wow...what a fun, fun session! If your dogs work super hard, what is your favorite treat to give them?

Sir Buck - Dog Portraits

Sir Buck, or just Buck for short. I really don't know if I can put into words just how sweet this man is. At 9 years old, I think the white heart on his face describes it all. This is seriously one (if not THE) most kind dogs I have photographed. His mom described his hobbies as getting "attention of any kind from any of us" and his tricks as "being sweet all the time". She nailed it! When I arrived at Buck's house, he immediately ran up to me and asked for a good scratching and then rolled on his back for a belly rub. Throughout our shoot, he refused to leave anyone's side. He was either right next to me, his mom, or his brother. It totally pulled at my heart strings. His whole mission through the day is to get lovin' from anyone that will give it to him. If people would learn more from dogs, this world would be so much more amazing.

Buck's human brother is only 2 years older than him so they have basically grown up together. It was important to Buck's family to get some great shots of the two of them together.I love Golden tails in golden light...After hanging out in the back yard, we made our way inside where Buck got even more lovin' with a great tummy scratching.We also got a couple shots of Buck's "annoying" little brother, Rico. Another cutie...

Thank you, Buck, for such a lovely session. You are the definition of a doggy companion and your family is lucky to have you.