paw in hand

Where’s the face? An empty house. No pitter patter of paws against the hardwood floor running to greet you at the door. No jumping with excitement and a slobbery kiss to melt all your worries away. No more looks from those endearing eyes. Many of us have experienced the heartache of losing our beloved pet…

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If you have wall space in your home, you may be considering hanging frames for your artwork. When you book a portrait session we will begin with a consultation discussing your goals for the session and where you would like to display those images in your home. Your session will be customized to creatively work…

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Blogging for Pet PhotographersThis post is part of circular blog with other Professional Pet Photographers. Our goal is to focus on a particular topic/assignment each week and put our own spin on it. There are photographers from all over the world participating.  Follow the next link to view how the next amazing photographer tackles this weeks…

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This weeks theme is self- portrait.  I felt what better way to do a self portrait than reintroducing myself by re-capturing my journey with the dogs whom I have shared my life with. As I was growing up, there was nothing I liked more than to pet any dog I saw.  I begged and begged…

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Sharpie rescue lucked out with a forever family and fur-brother

In thinking about the topic for this week, I decided to focus on the Lucky Dogs that were adopted from Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter recently. While the beginning of the pandemic resulted in a lot of pet adoptions, we still continue to receive a steady stream of animals that need homes. With new dogs…

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October is National Adopt a shelter dog month.  Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter continues to be committed to finding homes for abandoned dogs despite having to slightly change the process related to Covid 19.  The Center is currently not open related to Covid but volunteers continue to foster dogs and you can schedule appointments to…

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I took my first picture of Rogan back in January 2018.  This Beautiful dog came to Second Chance  Canine Adoption Shelter for a new chance at life. This guy was smart and adorable and I thought he would find a home shortly.  It soon became clear though, that finding a home for Rogan would be…

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Halloween, Bear in isolation

When I first saw the subject for this week, I was thinking of going a totally different direction with the subject.  We had a photoshoot at the shelter this weekend however where the dogs get dressed up in their Halloween costumes.  Once I took this image however, I decided to go in a totally different…

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Bear, dog

I enjoy using natural light for my photographs.  It enables you to be more spontaneous with your photographs and not worry about lugging around a lot of heavy equipment. With natural light you could let the light fall directly on the subject, so that they have nice even lighting Or you can use the light…

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Sometimes rescue animals are very distrusting of that big black box (camera) that you are holding to your face. One of the ways that I get them more relaxed is to play with them.   Once they are in motion running after a ball or toy  they can sometimes become oblivious to the camera. Here are…

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