The GulfCoast DOG Pet Extravaganza

I’m so excited to be participating in The GulfCoast DOG Magazine’s 2009 Pet Extravaganza that is coming up this Saturday, October 17 at the Sarasota/Bradenton International Convention Center. This is going to be a GREAT event! There will be over 125 pet related vendors from around the country, animal rescue groups, agility, flyball, and obedience demos, guest speakers, fun activities for the kids, lots of great giveaways, and MUCH MORE! Admission is only $5 for adults, $3 for kids 6 and over, and free for children 5 and under. Well-behaved dogs (on-leash) are also welcome! For more information, please click here.

In addition to having a booth, I’m also going to be offering mini portrait sessions, with a portion of the proceeds going to the animal rescue groups in attendance. You can also sign up to win a free session – please stop by and say hello!

Peyton Smiles

Peyton - Dog Photography

Sarasota Pet Photographer

Chief Waldo + Biker Brock

Olive the ballerina is a tough act to follow, but Chief Waldo and Biker Brock are pretty darn cool. I love Waldo’s costume (hand-made, by the way) and Brock pulls off the biker look very well…although he really isn’t a tough guy! I had such a great time – thank you Kristi (and family) for having me over for some early Halloween fun!

Chief Waldo

Halloween Bulldog

Handsome Brock

Tough Brock

Olive the Ballerina

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing three awesome pups! I met two of them earlier this year so I knew that this was going to be a really fun session. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed – three dogs + costumes + five human wranglers + cheese = a big mess…but it was so much FUN!  I thought I’d start with pictures of little Olive, who is going to be a ballerina this Halloween – what a perfect costume for this pretty girl!

Olive the Ballerina

Halloween Pet Photography

Olive

Waldo’s Tattoo

This morning I photographed my good doggie friends Waldo and Olive (and a new friend named Brock) in their Halloween costumes. They were all extremely cute and I’ll have pics up soon, but first I had to share a picture of Waldo and his dad’s very cool tattoo! When I found out that he had gotten a tattoo made from one of the pictures I took during our last session in March, I was so excited – I’m pretty sure this is the first time one of my images has been made into a tattoo!

So here’s a few pictures of Waldo and his tattoo – note the olive on the toothpick (in honor of his little sister) – way cool!

Waldo Tattoo!

Waldo - Bulldog

Bulldog Tattoo

More Peyton + The Ball

As promised, here are some more pictures of Peyton! Did I mention that he’s just a little bit ball crazy? In every single picture I took of him, he’s either chasing the ball, carrying the ball, watching the ball, retrieving the ball out of the swimming pool, or looking for the ball. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BALL! What a cool little dog he is…

Sarasota Pet Photography

Peyton

Run Peyton Run

Post Swimming

Eyes on the Ball

Peyton – A Peek!

Meet Peyton, a two year old Yorkie/Poodle mix. Not only does he share the same name as one of my spotty dogs, he also happens to be a Colts fan – how cool is that?! I fell in love with this little guy during our session – he’s black & white, absolutely adorable, and full of personality. Oh, and he is also a tennis ball fanatic! Look for more Peyton pictures coming soon…

Peyton

Tennis Ball Fanatic

Peyton Smile

Sarasota Pet Photography

Colts Fan

Cissy – Basset Hound

Meet Cissy, a year old Basset Hound that I met and photographed while I was in Indiana. I just adore her – those sweet droopy eyes, big ol’ ears, and her little forehead wrinkles…waaay too cute! Cissy lives on a farm where I used to board and train my horse while I was up at Purdue…I really miss that place, but it’s always fun to go back and visit!

Well hello there!

Cissy the Basset Hound

Does my nose look big?

Napping on the Farm

Cissy

Cissy - Indiana

Cissy

The Dachshund Duo

Meet Ozzie and Finn, quite possibly two of the cutest Doxies *ever*! Dachshunds are a breed near and dear to my heart – I grew up with a mini black and tan named Ebony, and she was such a good dog. My parents now have a little red girl and I’ve been trying to convince them that Lucy needs a friend – maybe these pictures will help?

Anyway, these two are so much fun and they really do make the perfect pair. They are both full of energy and I really enjoyed watching them run around their neighborhood – they even showed off their (very impressive) swimming skills in the lake! First up is Finn…

Finn

Finney

Finn

And here’s Oz…is it just me, or does he have “mischief” written all over his cute little face?

Oz

Oz - Sarasota Pet Photography

Oz

Oz

Finn & Oz

Thanks again Crystal, for letting me play with your fun trio!

Dixie – Labradoodle

Meet Dixie, a 1 1/2 year old Labradoodle. She’s a tennis ball fanatic, an excellent retriever, and just an all-around sweet girl! Dixie shares her home with a pair of miniature dachshunds (and they are *quite* the pair) – pictures of these two are coming soon. In the meantime, here’s Dixie!

Dixie

Dixie - Sarasota Pet Photography

Dixie

Dixie - Labradoodle