Giddy. That was me driving home after my session with Sadie and her family. SO MUCH FUN! Sadie is a lab puppy and not only is she beautiful, but she has such a neat little personality. This little girl has an abundance of confidence and attitude…I know her family is going to have a lot of fun with her!
Jacob is her big (human) brother, and I’m thinking a career in acting could quite possibly be in his future. Such a ham! He and Sadie definitely kept us on our toes. : ) I had an impossible time selecting my favorites, but here are just a few…
What an adorable pair! I’m pretty sure I set a personal record for the number of favorites from a session…thanks again to Sadie and family for a lovely evening!
Meet Pryce, an adorable three month old German Shepherd puppy that I had the pleasure of playing with last weekend. He’s one very handsome boy and a LOT of fun!
Apparently his ears decided to take flight a few days before our session and they made for some very cute (and entertaining) images. Nothing like some big ‘ol puppy ears to make you smile!
Even though Pryce was the star of this session, I also got to play with the rest of his canine family *and* two miniature horses! I hope to share a few of those images soon.
Goodbye 2010; hello 2011!
What an amazing year it was; thank you to everyone who helped make 2010 such a memorable year for Simply Spotted Photography. It’s been an absolute pleasure to meet and photograph so many wonderful pets and people over the past year, and I’m looking forward to meeting many more new friends in 2011!
To kick off the new year, I thought I would share a few images of my Derby pup. He’s 16 weeks now and growing up much too fast!
Happy New Year!
I have so much to be thankful for in my life – a loving family, incredible friends, and three amazing spotted dogs. I also have one of the best jobs ever, thanks to my wonderful clients and supporters – you all mean so much to me and I hope you have a very, very happy Thanksgiving! I’m looking forward to spending the day with my family, including little Derby, who will be going to the beach for the first time…so fun!
Happy Thanksgiving and THANK YOU all for your friendship and support – I couldn’t do what I love to do without you!
It’s been sooooo busy around here lately – I just realized that I haven’t introduced the newest addition to the Simply Spotted Photography team! You might recognize this little guy from a puppy session I had last month – he is now known as “Derby” and he is exactly 10 weeks old today.
Derby – 5 weeks
Derby – 8 weeks
Derby – 9 weeks
I’m sure you’ll be seeing lots more of this little guy – although he won’t be little for long! He’s such an awesome pup and we’re having so much fun with him!
It’s not a big surprise to anyone who knows me, or follows my blogs, that Dalmatians are my breed of choice. I don’t think that there’s much that makes me smile more than a Dalmatian puppy, and as you may have noticed, I’ve been suffering from a bad case of dalpuppyitis lately. So naturally, when I learned of a litter of EIGHT puppies (sired by one of my favorite Dalmatians) was here in Florida, I just had to meet and photograph them!
These little guys and gals (5 males/3 females) were exactly five weeks old when I met them on Friday and oh. my. goodness. they. are. SO. CUTE. For the record, they were not the easiest subjects I’ve ever photographed – at one point I think at least 6 of them were either under me (working on untying my shoelaces) or attempting to crawl in my lap. Absolutely no complaints here though!
Those little smooshy puppy noses, their little grunts and squeals, the way they stumble/waddle/run – ADORABLE. And of course, I can’t forget to mention the puppy breath! They are all so darn cute and so much fun; I don’t know that I could even pick a favorite – although I’ll admit to being slightly partial to the little blue-eyed boy.
Now for my little public service announcement: As with any breed, Dalmatians are not for everyone. If you are looking for a Dalmatian, please do your research first and make sure that you find a reputable breeder that stands for outstanding health and temperament in the breed -or- support your local Dalmatian rescue. Of course, this is true for *any* puppy, but since I occasionally receive comments from individuals wanting to breed to my (both spayed/neutered, rescued) spotty dogs, I thought it was worth stating here.
A super big thanks to the R family for letting me come up and get a much needed puppy fix!
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!
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of photographing Angelica’s entire canine crew – they were a really fun bunch! Well, this past weekend I headed back up to Tampa and this time I got to play with some of their friends and fellow students at Courteous Canine. Even though it was HOT (welcome to summer in Florida!) everyone seemed to have a great time. With several outdoor areas for agility, an indoor (air conditioned) training building, and a DOCK JUMPING POOL, what more could a dog possibly want!?
Suzi would like for me to get out of her way, thank you very much.
You may remember Keegan, the red Border Collie I photographed last December. Not only is he gorgeous, but he’s also incredibly athletic and I might even use the word “graceful” when I watch him on the agility course. Now Keegan, you know I adore you, and please don’t take this the wrong way…but I’m not sure you’re going to score any style points in the sport of dock jumping. But you’re still absolutely adorkable!
Perhaps Rumble can give you some pointers? 🙂
These were just a few of the pups who came out to play…hopefully I can share some more soon!
Last, but certainly not least – meet Power! He is Angelica’s new Border Collie pup and he is SO STINKIN’ CUTE!! Angelica is going to have so much fun with this little guy…that is unless he *accidently* makes his way over to my house when she’s not looking. I seem to have a never ending case of puppy fever, and Power is not helping it ONE. LITTLE. BIT.
Thanks again Angelica and friends for having me out to photograph your pups…you all did great! (And yes, even Keegan…who I’m guessing is not happy about me posting that photo and is now planning his revenge.)
Ipo (ee-po) is Hawaiian for precious, and it’s the perfect name for this 6 month old little girl. Ipo is sweet, yet sassy, and in the short time I spent with her, she managed to have me wrapped around her little paw. She wasn’t falling for any of my usual (and very reliable, I must add) tricks, and made it clear that if I wanted to take her picture, she must be compensated in treats…and don’t even think about being stingy! Such a smart girl…I just love her poodle curls, the little white patch on her chin, and the adorable kink in her tail. Her mom and dad certainly have their hands full, but I think they found the perfect match!
A big thank you to Ipo and family for a wonderful evening!