A New Boo

HOW TO FAIL AT 7 THINGS AT ONCE

10, 9, 8, you know when there’s a countdown it leads to something big… 7, 6, 5. What if the something big was 7 new failures smacking you in the face? 4, 3, 2, or what if I decided to actually make those changes instead of just thinking about them…1.     Happy New Year!!!

A New Boo

Boo wishing you a happy New Year!

Normally, I am not the kind of person who makes New Year Resolutions I am the kind of person that makes lists. Lots and lots of lists. Lists of what to do today, this week, this month, what groceries to buy, what errands to run, what books I want to read, what music I want to listen to and on, and on, and on. Thank God for electronic notes, I tell you!

The great thing about lists is it can help you remember all of the things you want to remember and you can cross them off. There is something very rewarding about crossing anything off including, “get dishwasher soap.” I always thought the only real difference between an ongoing list and a New Years resolutions was just the date. I can start a list anytime. But New Year, well you know all about that.

But, what if I’m being too easy on myself? What if I’m not challenging myself enough? The thing about resolutions is they are usually something life changing (and something most people forget by February). While my list is ongoing and I do create some big demands for myself on those lists maybe it’s not as challenging as it could be. So I thought I’d make a new list this year. A list of resolutions. It’s nothing profound that you wouldn’t see on anyone else’s list but I thought if I told you about them and followed up on how I’m doing, those resolutions might be a little harder to forget about. So here they are in list format, there are seven. I’ll follow up a few times during the year and at the end of the year to see how I did.

  1. Exercise more – I work a lot and really need to get out of my computer chair more often.
  2. Use my metal studio more. As a pet photographer, I create art for a living but the metal studio is just for me, no demands, just create.
  3. Work on my selfie game. Ok, here is where it gets kind of interesting. You know if I’ve ever taken photos of you that I try really hard to get you to relax and enjoy the process of getting your photo taken. Well… I hate getting my photo taken. I hate it. I need to work on that for the same reasons I tell you to get your photo taken. The people we love want photos of us!
  4. More time for adventures with Boo – as I said I worked a lot last year and I feel like Boo and I both missed out on exploring Colorado.
  5. Education – there is always something to learn with photography, printing, and owning a small business. This year I committed to a week long course in Costa Rica with some of the best photographers in the world.
  6. Blog more – I stopped blogging sometime last year because all my blogs had been about the 52 week project. The project is great but I just didn’t have the time and to be honest I had done it for 3 years so while it was fun it was also kind of meh. I wanted to blog about something else but I wasn’t sure what. This month I’ll be exploring the things I do want to blog about and then creating a year long blog calendar for myself.
  7. Friends – I miss my friends. Did I tell you I worked a lot last year? This year I will be more connected to the people that are most important to me. I have a few visits planned for a few of my out of state peeps. For my peeps in Colorado I just need to be more consistent about getting out of the house. Hey, maybe some of them will let me bring Boo? Poor Boo, that might be asking too much.

Comment below and tell us what’s on your list!

Happy New Year!

 

XO,

Deanna

The 8 Luckiest Dogs in Colorado | Colorado Lottery

Last week I told you all about photographing dogs for the Colorado Lottery. This week the tickets are out and I wanted to show you which dogs will have their faces on the Lucky Dog scratch ticket.

Take a look and see the 8 luckiest dogs in Colorado.

 

XO,

Deanna

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Lucky Dog Scratch Ticket | Colorado Lottery

Who is the luckiest dog in Colorado? Right now I think it’s me! I’ve been bursting at the seams waiting to tell you all. In January I photographed a lot of amazing dogs for the Colorado Lottery over a two day period in Denver and Pueblo and they created a fun new scratch ticket called Lucky Dog that goes on sale today.
They selected 8 different photos of dogs for these adorable scratch tickets and they look so cute! Check out my video to see some of the dogs I photographed and then check out their page to see who made it on the tickets. Stay tuned for some behind the scenes images.

Thank you, Colorado Lottery, I had a great time!

XO,

Deanna

#ColoradoLotteryLuckyDog

Deer Creek Valley Park | Guinness

Who’s a good boy? Guinness is good boy.

I met Guinness and his family through the folks at Freedom Service Dogs. They wanted me to photograph him and his family for an upcoming campaign.

It turns out Guinness and his family are avid hikers so we decided to meet at the Deer Creek Canyon Trail in Littleton, Colorado. If you haven’t been to Deer Creek Canyon and you’re in the area, go. It’s a fairly easy hike and it’s gorgeous. Not only is the trail beautiful you also have a great view of the front range and the trail itself is nice and wide for plenty of walking space.

Guinness recently moved to Colorado and was happy to have his photo taken for a little attention and a lot of snacks. He enjoyed the trail too, sniffing and observing everything and looking incredibly handsome. What a lucky boy. It’s nice to have a family take you to all these fun new places all the time and great to get so much exercise. Don’t get us wrong, Guinness is just fine getting a good nap in too.

Take a look for yourself. Below are photos of Guinness the dog during his photography session at the Deer Creek Canyon Trail.

Good boy, Guinness.

Guinness the dog on a hike in Co

Guinness at Deer Creek Valley Park.

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If you would like to book a pet photography session in the Denver Metro area contact us and schedule a session.

XO,

Deanna

Who’s a Lucky Dog

In January I photographed a lot of lucky dogs from Denver and Pueblo in the studio for a fun new project. I’m so excited about it and can’t wait to tell you what it’s for. But, you’ll have to wait just a few more days to find out why (oh, it’s killing me, I really want to tell you!)

In the meantime, try to guess which dog is the luckiest dog in Colorado!

Below are a few of the lucky dogs that got to participate in the project. Aren’t they cute? You lucky dogs you!!

Lucky Dogs in Colorado participate in photo session.

These lucky Dogs participated in photo session with StinkDog Photos for a fun new campaign in Colorado.

 

Schedule a session with StinkDog Photos for your lucky dog.

 

XO,

 

Deanna