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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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.
Recently I went to France to photograph dogs. Yep, you read that right. I traveled from Denver, Colorado to Paris, France just to photograph dogs and it was AMAZING! Let me tell you it was a dream come true for this dog photographer.
My first week in France I stayed in Paris. I was a tourist for a few days and went to see a few of the things I missed the last time I was in Paris. I went to the Catacombs to see dead people, I went to Montmartre to see art, and I walked anywhere and everywhere to find yummy pastries and coffee. Is there anything better than Ladurée macarons? I think not.
Oh, but you wanted to know about the pet photography session didn’t you?
This lovely lady is Lea. She belongs to Lisa, a musician that lives outside of Paris. They came to meet me for a portrait session and we wondered all around Paris trying to find a few fun places for Lea to have her photos taken.
We went to Maxim’s, and to Napoleon’s tomb and a pretty little spot right outside of the Tuileries garden. Even though Lea had not really spent any time in the city, she did an amazing job being my adorable little dog model. She’s shy, but I have my ways with the puppies and Lea was my new furry best friend in no time at all. She did so well we even got to run off leash for a bit of playtime underneath the Eiffel Tower! Oh how lucky we are!
One of the things I noticed about Paris is that dogs are welcome. I saw them in restaurants, in train stations, and hotels. Some were off leash and some were not and no one seemed to pay any attention. I was amazed to walk off the train and to see dogs following their owners off leash onto the cars. The dogs I saw were all very well behaved. I’m not saying all the dogs in France are perfect but they do seem to be ok with dogs being dogs and the dogs seem to respond with being very close to their owners and behaving pretty well in a lot of different situations.
Here are a few of Lea’s photos from our pet photography session in Paris.
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Let’s say you’re in a foreign city with your luggage and all of your gear right outside the train station. You’ve just met Linda one of the people you’re going to be working with the next week.
Then the most amazingly adorable little Staffordshire terrier puppy is pouncing around and you just happen to be near one of the best preserved roman amphitheaters. You then find a way to overcome the language barrier and you beg the nice woman who is walking her dog to please walk with you and all of your luggage a few blocks away just so you can get a photo of her dog in front of the Arena of Nimes.
Then you jump for joy when she says yes and you wheel your luggage over cobblestone and leave your laptop on the ground and hope no one walks away with it so you can get the best shot of her sweet little puppy then you might be a dog photographer having a trip of a lifetime.