Meet Hanah & Gracie….2 sister golden retriever puppies who just turned 3 months old and are headed off to training camp next week. They absolutely had to be photographed before leaving so that their already fleeting puppy-ness was captured. They are gorgeous sisters with soft, silky coats and sweet irresistible demeanors.
I love McIntire…a gorgeous bernese mountain dog. I shot him as a puppy and every year since… He is such a gentle lovable dog but also has a mind of his own and does what he wants. He is no longer an only child as he was when I first shot him. He has gained two brothers who adore him but he is still #1 and knows it….
Here he is as a puppy…just a few weeks old in my studio
and climbing into things he shouldn’t climb into…
with his mom as a puppy…..
mac with his mom in 2010
Mac outside in the park with his dog friends….
Mac has the colorful necklace on…
With one of his brothers at Christmas…
This is sophie, golden retriever extraordinaire. I photographed her at the end of October and got too busy to show her so I’m taking the time now because she is gorgeous and sweet and I want to share her love and put you in a good mood…..
One of Sophie’s best friends!
Sophie wasn’t easy to photograph, she was a fast runner with a huge yard and wanted to roll around in the leaves and chase cars near the fence the entire time. She pretty much refused to pose at all! I don’t blame her…
Finally, after coming inside after a long day she collapsed on the wood floor and 3 minutes later she was out….
Collins is being groomed and pampered waiting to be given to parents for a christmas gift. What an adorable puppy he is…a cream and white tibetan terrier.
I photographed him so that his life as a troublemaking puppy could be preserved and given along with him as the gift…..
He is not lacking energy, that is absolute
It might look like he is calm here but he actually just got stuck in between two pillows and he is trying to figure out how to undo himself….
The new parents have no idea what is in store for them!
Snappy (white) and Lucky (orange) are transplants from Japan….Golden Retriever mixes and the best of friends. Good looking, sweet, warm, affectionate, mellow but spunky and very mischievious. You couldn’t ask for cooler dogs!
Hi My name is Jack. Let’s talk…..
First of all, I’m not like other dogs, I’m special. I know what I like and I Iike when I get it. And #1 is my pink and yellow ball….. #1 non-negotiable…….
Don’t get me wrong, i also like a glass of chilled white wine on a hot summer day but nothing compares to my ball…….I dream about it even while It’s in my mouth…….
I appear to be patient but the wait to get someone to throw my ball sometimes literally kills me inside. When I roll the ball to several people’s feet and everyone ignores me……It just feels unjust, to say the least….
You might think I have an unhealthy relationship with my ball but actually I think I’m way more adjusted than those big lazy dogs that lay around all day slobbering with no desires in sight. Personally I think its quite healthy to be a little dog with huge desires. The two must balance each other out because my disposition is one of the best you will find anywhere….!
A little sun, a little wine, a little run, a lot of chasing the ball…..what more could I ask for?
Oh yes my faux fur blanket I forgot about that. I can’t be without that for long…
After a good long ball chase I like to snuggle in and get my belly rubbed…..
And then I’m up again dusting the cobwebs out of my eyes and looking for action. Sometimes my ball seems to disappear when I take a nap and I have to spend way too much time trying to find it. I think I have a nice profile by the way. Don’t you?
Well, thanks for the chat I’m off to find my ball……
Location dog photo shoot of a Teacup Yorkshire Terrier-Chicago, Illinois.
Photo shoot and prints created as a surprise birthday present