The Silly, Fun and Heartwarming Moments that happen while the Camera is still Snapping

When I am with a client or at the shelter, I often find it hard to put down my camera. Whether we are actively working on a pose, or taking break our furry clients are forever striking awesome poses. I have been known to “finish” a session only to lift my camera again as we are walking back to our cars. I thought it would be fun to share some of those fun snaps, that were captured in between the regular planned session.

The silly things we do:

From slobbery faces to funny expressions and flying ears, our dogs give us a source of entertainment to put a smile on our faces and relieve some of the stress of the day.

The Fun Times:

Rolling in the grass, mud or snow are some of the favorite fun activities. Some dogs though can’t get enough of their ball, or enjoy wrestling with the other dogs. Thelma and Louise, the great dane puppies had some wonderful wrestling matches.

Heartwarming connections:

The connections these dogs felt with their owners or protectors was obvious. The connection that Nevada the German Shepard may be less obvious. The snoopy dog was her baby- literally-after she lost her own litter. She cared for that baby for weeks, and only let a few volunteers at Second Chance adoption shelter to get near her or her baby. I felt honored to be one of the volunteers she trusted.

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Seattle Dog Photographer Holly Cook talks about why she always has her camera ready during a dog portrait session and why she thinks the best portraits are the ones that aren’t posed

Come and find your Best Friend!

Second Chance has a unique program near Syracuse N.Y. where inmates train the rescued dogs. This program gives both the dogs and the inmates a second chance in life.  Appointments currently required related to Covid-19 protocols.

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LENA is still waiting for her forever home. She is a senior dog that would love to be the love bug of someone that would dote on her.

Please contact Friends of Second Chance.

Friends of Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter
6660 E. Seneca Turnpike
Jamesville, NY 13078

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.