Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a portrait session with your dog?
Recently, Griffin had a pet portrait session with me in City Park. I thought I’d include most of his images so you can see the type of photos you can have taken with a dog on a leash.
Usually the thing most people worry about when wondering if they should schedule a session is that their dog won’t sit still or maybe they can’t take their dog off a leash. Griffin’s mom also worried about that before her session. I told her not to worry, I’ve been photographing dogs for 9 years now and I know I can get fantastic photos even if your dog can’t be off lead. I firmly believe a dog should act like a dog during their portrait session. It’s the best way to get fun portraits of them in my opinion.
Here’s a before and after of Griffin getting his photo taken while he’s still wearing his leash.
All of Griffin’s photos were taken with him on leash.
Don’t let a leash stop you from getting the best portraits of your dog.
There are so many things to be grateful for, a family I love with all my heart, a husband that loves to cook (cuz I don’t wanna!), friends both near and far, and all the people that support me in my crazy dream to photograph dogs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m also incredibly grateful for my furry best friend, Boo Radley. Boo is a dog that makes me practice patience. He’s a dog that makes me take breaks and helps me appreciate all the little things in life. He’s grateful for cuddles and loves our family with all of his great big heart. He is the dog that makes me laugh on a daily basis. He’s got a wicked sense of humor.
I’m grateful he rescued us, and I mean that wholeheartedly! He rescued me when my heart was broken because of the loss of our first family dog, Cleo. He rescued me when my family, job, and life was changing at such a fast pace I didn’t know what to do with myself and he saves me daily from taking anything at all too seriously.
If I believe in anything at all it’s the power of a dog to love unconditionally and I’m grateful everyday to learn from them.
Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and your furry best friends.
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Boo Radley came to the studio with me to help me with a Halloween photo. He was a pretty good boy since we brought his all time favorite snack, cheese.
Later I realized I should have changed the sign. It should have said, “Tricks for Treats.” That’s Boo’s motto of course. It’s probably your dog’s motto too. They all like to be paid for the work they do.
Anyhow, I just wanted to wish you and your family a fun Halloween. Looking forward to seeing all the costumes this year.
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To all the dogs that walk beside us on adventures, ready and eager to take one more step as long as they are with us. Happy to smell the fresh air, and maybe one more tree if you don’t mind. To the dogs that plop down by our feet when we’re tired or have one more thing to work on before we call it quits for the day. To the dogs that know when we need an extra snuggle or a little bit of sympathy. Here’s to the dogs that run to the door when we come home, wagging their tails so hard their back feet spin on tippy toes from side to side. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here’s to the soul dogs that change our lives forever, always for the better, they make our houses homes and fill our hearts with joy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here’s to you Leo, you sweet soul dog, you. A furry best friend that’s departed on his own walk, an adventure only he can make. He’ll take with him a piece of your heart, not to cause you pain, but to make his solo journey just a little bit easier. After all, you’re his person, and all his very best adventures have been with you. Rest easy sweet Leo.
I’m not one to announce my own birthday under normal circumstances but my husband had this awesome cake made for me and I had to show it off. I think this might be the best cake ever. It’s dog photography in food form.
He sent the baker several of the photos I’ve taken and she used them to make this masterpiece. Of course I had to pause the celebration to take a few photos of it. Come on, I’m a photographer, it’s to be expected.
We had a really hard time cutting the cake, no one wanted to cut any of the pieces that had dogs on them. However, once we finally got the cake cut it was pretty darn tasty.
What was that? You want to know what I wished for? I can’t tell you or it won’t come true.