Capturing Images of Dogs at Play

Dogs and play. We know they love to play, but they all play so differently. While my Midnight had never ending energy to catch balls or frisbees, Shamus loved to play with his stuffed animals and his big orange ball, much like the ball in the picture below.

Declan loves taking sticks from me, but is not so keen on bringing them back if I throw them. Rather, he prefers to take the stick from me and have zoomies around the yard trying to keep the stick away from me.

No matter how you picture your dogs play, I know that is part of your story together with your dog. These are the moments you want to remember years from now.

During your consultation, I will be asking questions about things your dog likes to do, whether he is a couch potato or active dog. Including your play together in the session is a great way to depict the story of your lives together so that the images can bring a smile to your face in the years that come.

white dog playing
close-up for personality

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Meet some kitties!

This week I had the pleasure of visiting HumaneCNY to talk with some school aged children about photographing pets as they visited the center. While I was there, we had the pleasure to meet these three kitties. They would all love a forever home.



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Capture your journey with your pet. Nancy Kieffer is a pet and nature photographer serving  Central New York, the Adirondacks and Beyond.  Capture how you share your life with your pet! It may be a vacation adventure or curled up on the couch. Travel assignments welcomed.

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Lessons from a Senior Dog

Nancy Kieffer

Working as a pet photographer as well as volunteering in a rescue, I have been blessed with getting to know a number of senior dogs. While I lost my Midnight at a young age, I was very fortunate to have Shamus with me for many years. Shamus was my clown, but boy did he know how to live! His wisdom grew as the years pressed on. I learned that each day spent with my senior dog was a lesson on the importance of living in the present, cherishing our bond and embracing our everlasting friendship.