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Nash and Sullivan

Sometimes the stars, or in this case the sun, align. A tropical storm was on it's way to the Carolinas and was scheduled to bring rain and clouds the day of Nash and Sullivan's session. Fortunately, a last minute reschedule with another client left the day before wide open! Yay! We were able to move up Nash and Sullivan's session and boy was it worth it! The sun was glowing and it was the most gorgeous light I've seen in quite some time. What made it even more special is that their mom totally "got it". She was just as excited as I was! :) Not only was the light magical...the pups were equally amazing! Nash (or Nash Potato) and Sullivan were so wonderful to work with and I certainly see a modeling career in their future!

Charlotte NC Pet PhotographerSullivan started off the session a little on the shy side. He wanted to stay right by mom...Pet Photographerunless we brought out his ball!!!! As a side note - I think he has the longest tongue ever!!Charlotte Pet PhotographySullivan was a little obsessed with the ball but it worked to our advantage. It got him to venture away from mom and we got some super fun shots of him! I love the one on the left. He's all like, "I know you didn't get a picture of me missing!!!" He made up for it on the right. ;)Charlotte NC Pet PhotographyCharlotte Pet PhotographerAgain...that light! I die!!!!Charlotte NC Dog PortraitsNash on the other hand, was a total camera ham. At 11 years old, he was pretty chill and did anything for some attention. His smile was super-contagious!Modern Images for Posh PetsNash enjoyed the scenery as much as we did!Southeast Dog PortraitsUS Pet PhotographerCharlotte NC Dog PhotographerHe is seriously the happiest little man I've ever seen...Charlotte Dog PhotographerMore fun with Sullivan in heavenly light!Charlotte NC Dog PhotographyModern Animal PhotographyCarolina Modern Dog PhotographyOh Nash. You steal my heart in this image! North Carolina Pet PhotographyNorth Carolina Dog PhotographyAnd the two boys together. We were so excited they did this because they aren't known to hang out too much together. Good boys!!!Charlotte NC Pet Portraits

Kyson, Kalani and Jeter

I was first introduced to Kyson (the cool Pom with the mohawk) and Kalani (the perky-eared toy Aussie) and the Bark For Life events this past spring. They stood out in the crowd and even made the blog and video from the events. I knew they loved the camera so I was super pumped when their mom decided to have a session with me! It turns out that between scheduling her session and the day of our shoot, Kyson and Kalani's mom adopted another pup, Jeter. Poor Jeter was raised on a farm and was left to run free with little care and loving. He is very timid and learning how to be a pup all over again. He is very lucky to now be in a home full of treats, adventures, and, most importantly, love.

I introduce (from left to right) Kalani, Kyson, and Jeter...

Kyson loves to be the center of attention. And with a mohawk and super-spectacular head tilt, I understand why!Kyson has the Pomeranian charm down pat!Kalani, which means Heaven in Hawaiian, is a little more reserved than her brother. She doesn't mind stepping away from the spotlight but can hold her own if she needs to. :)She's a little curious about the camera...When she perks those ears, she becomes a little irresistible furry cutie pie!Lastly, we have Jeter. Like I mentioned, Jeter is still a little bundle of nerves but he did surprisingly well during our session.As long as he was by his new mommy, the world was right. :)However, once he figured out what a treat was and that they are super tasty, he was all mine!We ended our session with the bluest sky over Charlotte.And then the Duke Energy Building lit up in a rainbow for Charlotte Pride. What a perfect ending...I just had to include this last image. At the beginning of our session, we spent some time at the pups' great grandfather's home. He simply adores these guys and has even said he wanted them at his funeral. His eyes spark up whenever they are around and they come to visit him often. I'm so glad we got to capture them together! And in Kyson form, he stole the show. :)


Last but not least, we have Bean!!! She is the last pup I photographed for the vets at Brawley Animal Hospital. :) Bean, like most Dachshunds, had her own idea of how the session should be run. Haha! Once we figured out this cutie was more comfortable around the vets, I just had them run with each other, stand by each other, and work-it together. It worked out perfectly and Bean has some great shots to show off!

I love her girly ears in her running shots...

Totally comfortable with her momma!Bean's vet friend ran with her just off-camera. She was a trooper and, at one point, even lost her shoe in the freshly cut grass!This was Bean's little nest in the uncut grass. The guy that was cutting the grass as we were shooting thought she was going rabbit hunting. Haha!And finally all four of the 4-leggers! What a group!!!

I can't wait to see Bean, Rookie, Frank, and Ernie's faces up on the walls of their clinic. I hope they bring tons of smiles to their clients' and patients' faces!