Brodie + Brahma | Summertime Fun

Posted on July 31, 2010

Florida weather in July tends to vary from miserable to even more miserable, with a strong chance of thunderstorms. It can make summer sessions a challenge, but fortunately my four legged clients tend to handle the heat and humidity surprisingly well – especially when there’s water involved!

Some of you may remember my Boxer friends, Brodie and Brahma. I recently took their family portraits and couldn’t resist taking a few fun pictures of them enjoying a break from the heat. Boxers are always entertaining, but when you add water to the mix…SO MUCH FUN!

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer – can you believe that today is the last day of July!? Time sure flies when you’re having fun! :)

Bradenton Pet Photography


Cooling off!

Hot Boxer!

Brahma the Boxer

Water Break

Boxer Fun

Florida Pet Photography | Road Trips!

Posted on July 24, 2010

As many of you know, my first love is photographing dogs. My second love is playing agility with them! While we are currently taking a little break due to the summer heat down here in Florida, I’m starting to plan my fall agility trial schedule. If you have been thinking about having a pet photography session with me, and live outside of the Southwest Florida area, there’s a good chance that I’ll soon be heading your way!

Here is my tentative travel schedule:

West Palm Beach: August 13-15
Ocala: September 24-26
Miami: October 21-24
Jacksonville: October 28-31
Vero Beach: November 19-21

If you live in or near one of these areas and are interested in a session with Simply Spotted Photography, please contact me so that I can add you to my interest list.

And for my Indiana friends and fans, I will likely be making my annual trip back to Indy sometime in September or October. I offer a limited number of sessions and last year they filled quickly, so please let me know if you are interested. As soon as I know my exact dates, I will post an update.

Poor Peyton thinks Florida summers are rather boring, and he can’t wait for his next road trip!

Florida Dog Photography

Meet Angel

Posted on July 19, 2010

Angel is a 5 year old Lab/Golden mix – I think that makes her a Labragolden? In any case, she is a very sweet, very playful, and very pretty girl!

Angel - Labragolden

Port Charlotte Dog Photograper

Angel is pretty much a frisbee nut  - *all* she wanted to do is play with the frisbee. So we played! I just love her expression in this image…so intense!

Frisbee Nut

Unfortunately Angel got pretty hot playing outside and started to look a little like a grizzly bear with the world’s largest tongue…

Oh my!

So we decided to move inside so she could cool off. Luckily for me, I had a beautiful red wall to work with!

Florida Pet Photographer

And finally one more image of Angel’s kitty friend. Sorry kitty…I don’t remember your name, but please don’t jump on my head!

Florida Cat Photography

Thanks again to Angel and her family for a great session!

Angel | Sneak Peek

Posted on July 18, 2010

Just a quick little peek of Angel…and a cute little kitty too!


Belly Rubs!

Port Charlotte Pet Photographer

Meet Barkley | Beagle Puppy Love

Posted on July 16, 2010

Meet Barkley, a 12 week old Beagle who has to be one of the sweetest puppies I’ve ever met (and I’ve met quite a few!). To call her adorable would be an understatement – her itty bitty teeth, plump puppy belly and oh my, those *ears* – ! – she is an absolute doll.

Barkley’s mom is a first time dog owner and she is totally smitten with this sweet little girl. I loved watching how cute they were together – so much so that I actually had to remind myself that I was supposed to be taking pictures! Have I mentioned how much I *love* puppies?!

As much as I believe that anytime is the perfect time to photograph pets, puppies are only puppies for so long – they grow up so fast! And even though I have many puppy pictures of my spotty dogs, I really do regret not taking more. So my advice for my puppy owning friends is to take LOTS of pictures! And they don’t all need to be professional – although I would be *more* than happy to help out. *GRIN*

Kelsey, thank you again for having me over to meet and photograph Barkley – she is most definitely a keeper. You two are going to have *so* much fun together!

Sarasota Dog Photography

Florida Pet Photographer

Barkley the Beagle Puppy

Look at them Ears!

Beagle Puppy

Puppy Teeth!

Florida Beagle Photography

Sarasota Pet Photographer

Sleepy Beagle Puppy

Rascal + Bolo + Lucy

Posted on July 16, 2010

As promised, here are a few more of my favorites of my three Aussie friends, Rascal, Bolo and Lucy. And they really are friends – these guys train at SOTC (Sarasota Obedience Training Club) and I think I’ve had each of them in one of my classes at some point. And yes, in addition to being super cute, they are all very good students!

Rascal is already a little agility star and he’s just an all-around great dog. Very happy and *very* ball crazy!

Rascal - Mini Aussie

Ball Crazy!

Bolo is also a rising agility star – he is soooo fast and so much fun to watch!

Florida Dog Photographer

Bolo Profile

And last, but certainly not least, is Lucy. She has the most *amazing* eyes…this first picture cracks me up!

Lucy Smile!

Lucy - Mini Aussie

Big thanks to the Aussie gang for letting me spend the afternoon with you – I had so much fun!

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Aussie Power!

Posted on July 6, 2010

Ah, my poor little neglected blog…one of these days I might get back on schedule, but in the meantime, I’ve been staying busy and having lots of fun with some awesome pups! Or in this case, perhaps I should say aussome?

Meet Rascal, Lucy, and Bolo – three  ADORABLE miniature Aussies, who are also rescues! These guys have sooooo much energy –  they make my spotty dogs look like real couch potatoes. I had such a great time with them, and will be sharing more of my favorites soon.

I hope everyone had a nice, long holiday weekend! Peyton and I are heading up to Georgia tomorrow for a four day agility trial – FUN!

Rascal - Mini Aussie

Lucy - Mini Aussie

Bolo - Mini Aussie

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