Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Babies and Pets

There's nothing better ! Last weekend we had a few babies ... they were adorable ! and SO happy !! Here are a couple of shots we got....

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Scene

Just in time for summer ! This is a new scene that I am doing and it is so cute ! We tried it for the first time this weekend and everyone LOVED it !

Monday, April 27, 2009

A Horse is a Horse ....

Of Course Of Course !

And yes, we actually got this cute guy into the RV studio ! We got some great shots with Miniature horse " Happy" and his precious little girls , and then we went outside for some beautiful outdoor shots ! The horse was cute and so were the kids !

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Blog Candy

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Black Beauty

This big guy was so good ! He sat for his pictures and had very good big dog manners ;)
This was my favorite shot , and mom and dad liked it too !

He looks great in the park also , dont you think ! I think he must have gotten there
on his Harley ;)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Diva Dog

I had the opportunity to photograph Chloe the Chinese Crested for a second time on Saturday. She is SOOOO pretty !! I just LOVE this dog ! She must have remembered me because she was SO good for her photoshoot this time around ! we got some GORGEOUS shots of her and her mom was thrilled !

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Busy Weekend

What a busy few days ! I have lots of new pics from this weeks photoshoots that I will be sharing soon ;) But for now .... here is a couple of quick pics of two of my babies who came to work with me on Saturday . I absolutely LOVE being able to bring them with me !

Ava & Colby


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Getting old is Ruff !

Our Calli is getting up there in age. In just a couple of months she makes 14 ! She was our very first dog ;) She has grown up with all 3 of our boys , starting off by sleeping in our 26 yr olds bed when she was a pup right now to present where she sleeps with our youngest son Peyton . She is doing pretty well for her age and some days she runs like a pup ! She doesnt look like she is 98 yrs old in human years ! But she is starting to do some things that tell me she really is getting up there . Her eyesight is not as good as it should be ,she is getting hard of hearing and sometimes she gets lost in the backyard ! She was never a dog to wander off ....she really has been a excellent dog ! But lately when she is left out a few minutes too long ,I find her wandering in the backyard settling by the very back gate ....somewhere she never used to go and she just sits there until I go look for her and then she jumps up as if to say ... Oh there you are ! LOL

She is also getting a little cranky and I dont trust her as much around others ...... I guess when you are her age its your right to want to just lie on your pillow in peace ;) She is a little crickety when she gets up when shes been sleeping too long . She has also become a very deeeeeeeep sleeper and now snores ! She has also reverted back to her puppy days and will steal any and all food .....even if its on your plate as your back is turned !

That said ........ she is still getting great checkups at the vet and seems to be doing O.K ;)

I wrote this to say ......Getting old is Ruff , but looking back on years of memories of a valued furry family member brings much joy and comfort ! Take lots of photos of your furbaby and enjoy every minute with them years fly by too fast and they are taken from us too soon . I know Calli will be with us for awhile yet to come and we will enjoy her golden years as long as we are blessed with them !

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

How did I do that ??

I cannot tell you how many times a mom or dad comes into the studio and exclaims " I dont know HOW you're going to get HIM/HER to sit for a picture ! " ...... OR ...... " If you do this it will be a MIRACLE ! " I just laugh and say ..... dont worry , we have tricks ;)

You see ..... I can say with confidence now , that I can always get at least ONE perfect shot ;) and with tricks,noises,patience,perserverance and luck ....we usually get alot more than one ;) Sure , some dogs ( or cats ) or easier , or harder than others but its the tricks,alot of patience and some help from my wonderful assistants that make it all possible .

So how do I do it ? One of the ways is by using lots of noises to get the pets attention . I bark like a variety of dogs and do a very good version of a meow . People think I am quite nuts , but as long as we get the shot .....who cares right ?

I'm also glad that I have watched more than my share of Dog whisperer episodes. I use Cesar Milans techniques in the studio at times . The "Chhhh" works pretty well ;)

I am "dog tired" at the end of a photoshoot ...... but the puppy kisses and squeals from my parents as they see their baby's pictures on the screen make me thank God that the events in

my life led me to my business. I truly LOVE my job !

Monday, April 13, 2009

Someone Special came to Visit !!

Today I had a very special furbaby to photograph ! My little godchild ..... Emma Madeleine ! She lives all in the way in New York City ! But she made a special trip for her first photoshoot before her mommy ( my cousin Tiffany ! ) and daddy go back home . I think she is the prettiest lil yorkie in town ;)

Here are just a couple of the shots we took today !

The little jet-setter !

And guess who my Helper was today ?????

Texan Cuties !

This is the second time I have photographed this well behaved group of Chi friends from Texas !! It was such a delight to capture this groups sweet little personalities !

Mom wanted to get their Christmas picture done early !

The whole gang again !

The Italian Boys as mom and dad refers to them ! They said .... hey ....arent we supposed to be
Mexican ?? LOL

And last but not least ....sweet baby Possum ;)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A couple of My Babies

What better way to start my blog than to share some of my babies !

Colby & Ava

The Chi Girls

Welcome to my Blog !

I've been wanting to start my blog now for quite some time, but it always got pushed on the back burner because I stay so busy ! But I wanted a place to share what I do ..... which is the best job in the world ..... I am a pet photographer ;)

My goal for my blog is to share pictures ,behind the scene stories , funny stories or just anything I would like to blog about !