Dog Photography

Escher, Petey and Odin

Escher, Petey and Odin are a trio of amazing rescued pups with a mom that has a heart of gold. Her love for dogs, friends, and family runs deep. So much so, in fact, a special someone (or someones?) gifted her with a session for her three babies...(I will never tell!). Just their special way of saying thanks for being such a wonderful person and furmom. :) We spent a lovely evening in and around their Mount Holly neighborhood. The leaves were just past prime but we still succeeded in finding some wonderful color and a gorgeous field (that I fell in love with).

I introduce Petey, the shy but so, so sweet white Boxer/Hound/Bulldog mix; Odin, the little Chi/Jack Russell mix that loves his big brothers; and Escher, the goofy big Dane/Lab/Boxer guy that was our comic relief. :)

Modern Pet PortraitsCharlotte NC Pet PhotographyCharlotte NC Dog PhotographerCharlotte NC Pet PhotographerEast Coast Pet PhotographerFun and Modern pet portraitsNorth Carolina Pet PhotosCharlotte NC Dog PhotographyModern Images for Posh PetsNorth Carolina Pet PhotographerNorth Carolina Animal PhotographerCarolina's Pet PortraitsDog Portrait PhotographerThis could possibly be one of my favorite kissy picture. We were under high-tension power-lines with houses in the background, but at the right angle, these two look like the only ones around for miles. Love, love, love.Mount Holly Dog PhotographerThanks for being such a wonderful mom and friend, Jen!!!


Some days are just made for the perfect photo shoot. The day I met Fergie, the sun was out, there was a slightly cool breeze, and the colors of fall were starting to appear. We met in an abandoned field that was filled with gorgeous yellow flowers which complimented Fergie's wavy fur. Her spunky personality was on full display as she bounced around, explored, and chewed on sticks.

Even though Fergie had a busy day of traveling (she'd been visiting rescues looking for a fur-buddy), she could keep going and going. Every once in a while her eyes would get a little heavy, but then the breeze would bring in a new smell and her face would perk right up again.

Man, I just love this happy little girl! Meet Fergie, the 10-month-old Cockapoo...

Playful and fun dog photographyCharlotte, NC Pet PhotographerCharlotte, NC Dog PhotographyCharlotte, NC Pet PhotographyPet Portrait PhotographerFergie's beautiful parents even joined in for some pics. Isn't that a lovely family?!?Carolinas Dog Portrait PhotographyCharlotte, NC Dog PhotographerRunning Cockapoo in GrassNorth Carolina Animal PicturesModern Animal PortraitsThis session had definitely made me ready for the fall season! The colors throughout this shoot are going to be phenomenal in Fergie's Coffee Table Album! Can't wait!!!

Mr. Banks

When you get the opportunity to photograph an unbelievably cute and scruffy dog for some large artwork for a vet's office, you jump. Like ASAP. And, man, I tell ya, Mr. Banks didn't disappoint. Here are just a few of the amazingly cute images this superstar knocked out in a matter of about 30 minutes. He didn't waste any time hamming it up! Charlotte NC Pet Photographer

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Oliver and Chicklet

Oliver and Chicklet are an amazing little pair of Papillons. Although they greeted me with a bark-fest, they actually calmed down enough to show off their cute faces for the camera. Not fans of the grass and yard, Oliver and Chicklet decided to hang out with their people on the back deck. It was perfect! We hung out in the breeze of the fan which, not only kept the mosquitos at bay, but it made the pups' flowing hair that much more gorgeous! I introduce Chicklet (on the left) and Oliver (on the right)... Charlotte NC Pet PhotographerChicklet shows off those lovely ears!North Carolina Pet PhotographerMeanwhile, Oliver gets some lovin' from mom. Doesn't he look like a little Panda bear?!? Carolina's Dog Portrait PhotographerPet Portrait PhotographyChicklet is 11 years young but doesn't look a day older than 2!Modern Images For Posh PetsThis is what Chicklet does all the time...chew on her chip...Contemporary Pet PortraitsOliver chooses to pass the time with his tongue out to the side looking as Ewok as can be! :)Charlotte NC Dog Photography

Edmund Fitzgerald and Hershel

When Edmund Fitzgerald's dad contacted me for his session, I'll admit that I didn't know what the Doxie's name was in reference to. It wasn't until after I talked to a friend of mine that I learned of the famed freighter and folk song. After reading up on the story, I was confident enough to go into the session knowing everything about the tragic events of the boat's wreck. Now I just needed to find out why this tiny little Dachshund was named after this freighter...Charlotte NC Animal PhotographerTurns out that Edmund Fitzgerald's parents are big Gordon Lightfoot fans (this singer of the folk song) and have been to several of his concerts. In ironic fashion, they thought it would be funny to name such a tiny, little creature after a huge 728-foot boat. How hysterical!!!Mooresville NC Pet PhotographerHe is so cute and photogenic!North Carolina Dog PortraitsMooresville NC Dog PhotographySoutheast Dog PhotographerNot to be overshadowed, Hershel is Edmund Fitzgerald's older brother. His gray face shows his age but he is wise beyond his years. :)Modern Images for Posh PetsHe still has some craziness in him too! :)Fun On-Location Dog PortraitsRunning Doxie in Charlotte NCDoxies are so cute when they run!!! I love their flying ears!Contemporary Pet Portrait PhotographerCharlotte NC Pet PhotographerMooresville NC Dog PhotographerHehe! Edmund Fitzgerald almost looks like a toy here...Mooresville NC Pet PhotographyWell, if you didn't know about the Edmund Fitzgerald and/or the song, I hope you get the chance to look it up and get a little history lesson today! :) And if you don't, at least you got to look at some super-cute pups!

Sadie and Chloe

I've said this a million times before. I hate cancer. When Sadie's mom contacted me over 4th of July weekend, she knew something was going terribly wrong with her baby. Out of nowhere, Sadie became ill and disoriented. She was rushed to the vet and given fluids and had some tests done. Turns out she was anemic and would also need to come back for an ultrasound. At that point, her mom was obviously scared of what was to come. We scheduled a session immediately.

Fortunately, Sadie was pretty much back to her normal self when we began shooting. As you'll see, she was smiling (and, wow, does she have a contagious smile!!!) and even doing a little running. I love that she didn't look (or act) ill the entire time. Gosh...she is such a sweet and wonderful girl.

Days after our session, Sadie had her ultrasound appointment. A mass was discovered on her spleen and her parents were now faced with the almost impossible decision of whether or not to put their almost 12-year-old dog through surgery. Before they could make up their minds, nature had it's way with Sadie yet again.

She went into another bad state and was rushed to the emergency vet again. This time, she went into surgery right away to remove her spleen. The mass was removed and the biopsy came back confirming everyone's suspicions - splenic hemangiosarcoma...cancer.

Sadie is now back home recovering from surgery and is doing great! The vet gave her 2-5 months to live but I think her amazing spirit will keep her here much longer.

I can't express how emotional this roller coaster has been for her parents, her fur-sister, Chloe, and even me. I'm so grateful we could make this session brings tears to my eyes.

And without further ado, this my dear Sadie (on the right) and her sister, Chloe...

Modern Images For Posh PetsKnowing the circumstances of this session, these smiles amaze me...Charlotte NC Dog PhotographerSadie has been through ACL surgery and has the signature "sit" of that now. Haha! Oh, and did I mention she is deaf? She is so alert and'd never know it!Charlotte NC Dog PhotographyAnd Miss Chloe is a little bit a a goofball. Her eyes and that lovely fur are so photogenic!Charlotte NC Australian Shepherd PhotographerCharlotte NC Pet PhotographyWe spent our session at the Harrisburg Farmer's Market. There were some cool buildings, trails, and fields to explore. I'm so in love with this wide shot.Contemporary On-Location Animal PhotosChole might be a little jealous of the extra attention Sadie's been getting... ;)East Coast Dog PhotographerCharlotte NC Pet PhotographerNorth Carolina Pet PortraitsSee!!!!! Sadie got a little pep in her step!!!! I'm sooooooo glad!!!US Animal PortraitsI just love this dog...Modern Dog PhotographyAnd the family picture. I don't think a dog could have a happier face. This was definitely a moment Sadie will always remember. She got so many hugs and kisses this day. Chloe, on the other hand, is ready for a nap.Harrisburg, NC Pet PhotographyPlease keep this family in your thoughts over the next several months. It's not time to say goodbye yet. xx!

Mackenzie, Rouge and Scrappy

Mackenzie, Rouge and Scrappy made the trip all the way from Raleigh, NC for their session last month. After dodging rain storms, we were able to pull off their session in what was probably the most humid evening on record. Ha! We explored a big chunk of Fisher Farm where we found some amazing wildflowers, awesome smells, and big land to run through. We were a sweaty mess by the end! This session was scheduled because Mackenzie, the brown and black German Shepherd, is getting a little older and her mom wanted to capture her in all of her beautiful goodness. She brought her sister, Rouge, along as well. She's the black German Shepherd with the name to match her personality. Lol! I love it!

German Shepherd PortraitsThey also brought along their little brother, Scrappy. Now this little guy is a crack up and oh-so-small! He was lost in the tall grasses and got so wet during the shoot. This little firecracker loved every second of it though!US Pet PhotographerThe shot on the right just about sums this pack up. Mackenzie is so regal, Rouge is a goofball, and Scrappy is a little silly...Charlotte NC Dog PhotographerHere they look like little angels though. ;)Dog Portrait PhotographerCharlotte NC Pet PhotographyMackenzie and Rouge loved playing ball in the wide open fields!Davidson NC Pet PhotographyNorth Carolina Dog PortraitsI can't get over this face! I love little Scrappy! His mom sings to him..."Because I'm Scrappy, Scrappy..." to the tune of Pharrell Williams' "Because I'm Happy." Charlotte NC Dog PhotographerDavidson NC Dog PhotographerExploring...Charlotte NC Pet PhotographerModern Images for Posh PetsI love this shot of the gorgeous Mackenzie...Dog Photographer of the CarolinasScrappy was so tired by the end of the shoot. He needed some lovin' from his mom... :)Davidson NC Pet PhotographerThank you for such a fun but hot and sweaty shoot! ;) I'm so glad we avoided the rain and were able to squeeze this in! xx!

Gertie (again!)

Some of you may recognize Miss Gertie from her super-adorable studio session a couple months ago. Her mom just knew she also wanted to capture her silly lady on-location at her home. We waited until the weather warmed up so we could get Gertie swimming in the pool...her new favorite hobby! After dodging some rain showers, the clouds parted and we had a nice, humid evening poolside. Gertie was excited to see me again (really, she's just excited to see anyone that will play ball with her) and put on her best show. We started off checking out around the backyard before cooling off in the water. :) Charlotte NC Dog PhotographerCharlotte area pet photographerGoofy girl!Outdoor Pet PortraitsHow do I keep Gertie's attention? Pull out a squeaky ball. She's all mine!Charlotte NC Pet PhotographyCharlotte NC Dog PhotographyUh oh! The ball went in the pool! Better put on the lifejacket just to be on the safe side. Gertie won't go in the pool unless... Frenchie Playing in Pool...she has the safety of her pool float to land on first. French Bulldog PortraitsThen there's no stopping her!Modern Images for Posh PetsPet Portrait PhotographerUS Pet PhotographerFrenchie swimming portraitAgain, her special float (and a super cute give-me-the-ball face)... :) North Carolina Animal PhotographerI love this little munchkin! (PS - Her mom is the fabulous designer and owner of Olive Yew, a fantastic jewelry shop. You must check it out!)Charlotte NC Pet PhotographerAnd my favorite outtake! Gertie doesn't appreciate getting splashed. Hahaha!Fun Pet Photography North CarolinaThanks, ladies, for such a fun shoot! So glad we got to de-mosquito and de-stink in the pool! :)