Party of Four! | Venice Pet Photography

Look, a blog post! At this rate, I might just get caught up before 2012 2013!  I won’t belabor the fact that I’m such a bad blogger – instead, I will attempt to distract you with adorable little faces. : )

First up is Ginger the Min Pin – love that happy face!

Next is Duece, the King Charles; he was probably the most skeptical of this whole picture taking business, but wow, what a natural. Just look at those big brown eyes…gah!

Harley, like many Cockers I know, is such a sweet girl. And so pretty!


And last, but not least, is Foxy the Pomeranian. She cracked me up – such a fun, happy, busy little bee…with a really big personality!


I really enjoyed working with these guys – they were so much fun!

Blogcation

What can I say…my puppy ate my blog?

Sorry, friends, for taking such a long blogcation! We’ve been keeping extremely busy this summer and my poor little blog has been more neglected than usual. I’ve got lots of adorable pup pictures I’d love to share (including this fun foursome) so I hope to dust off my blog and get back to blogging soon!

Suzu + Taffy + Rhys | Welsh Terriers

Last week I had the pleasure of photographing three lovely Welsh Terriers – a first for me! What an entertaining trio; each a little different personality-wise, but all sharing that trademark terrier spirit. As usual, I had a really hard time picking favorites, but here are just a few…

First up is Suzu and she was probably the most animated of the group. I’m pretty sure I captured almost every expression in the book! She’s a fun, gorgeous girl who is absolutely ball CRAZY.

Next up is Taffy; she’s a very sweet girl and has the cutest little grin!

Just shy of 2 years, Rhys here is the youngest of the three. He’s a handsome guy and the perfect mix of sweet and silly.

Thanks to this terrier trio for a really fun morning!

Meet Kylie | Mini Aussie

Kylie is a gorgeous 1 1/2 year old Miniature Australian Shepherd. I had so much fun with working with her during our recent session. She’s a little shy, very sweet, a tad bit silly, and most definitely a momma’s girl! She has some of the *best* expressions – I had such a hard time picking my favorites, but here are just a few…

Kylie shares her home with five (!) of the most beautiful cats I’ve ever seen. Since we were losing daylight, I didn’t get the chance to photograph all of them, but wow – what a gorgeous family!

Thanks Kylie and family for a wonderful session!

Meet Tardy | A Horse of Course!

I will freely admit to not being much of a morning person, but give me some lovely morning light and a gorgeous horse to work with, and I’m all yours! Meet my new friend Tardy – not only is she strikingly beautiful, but she has *the best* personality. She’s sweet, smart, and just a little sassy! I had such a lovely time working with her and her mom, and enjoyed reminiscing about my horsey days back in Indiana.

These two make such a perfect match! Tardy clearly adores Leann, and without a doubt, the feeling is mutual. Although Tardy is beautiful all on her own, I just *love-love* the images of the two of them together – simply gorgeous!

Thank you Leann and Tardy for a fabulous morning!

Remembering Pongo

One month ago today I lost my best friend. It doesn’t seem possible that it’s been a whole month…it seems like just yesterday I held him in my arms while he took his last breath. Where does the time go?

Since Pongo’s passing, I’ve been working on a few special photography projects. When he first started having health problems early last fall, I found it difficult to do much with any of his images. I just couldn’t look at them without thinking that they might be some of the last photographs that I would ever have of him…and at the time, that was not something that I wanted to accept.

But now that he’s gone, I just can’t stop looking at his photographs. It’s not that I need a picture to help me remember him, but every image sparks a memory of our time together. Ah, the power of photography. It’s been so therapeutic to finally be able to go back and work on some of his images from the past several months.

I hope to share some of my projects soon, but in the meantime I thought I’d share some photos from Pongo’s trip to Venice dog beach last November. Pongo absolutely *loved* the beach…I remember he used to make the strangest noises on the car ride there – I think it was a cross between a whine/cry/moan, and it made us laugh every time! This was our last trip to the beach together and I’m so glad that I have these images to help remember such a happy time.

Love and miss you Pongo!

Remembering Pongo - Venice Beach

Pongo - Venice Dog Beach

Goodbye Pongo

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Pongo - Venice Paw Park

Pongo - Venice Beach

Remembering Pongo

Meet Jake

I headed down to Venice yesterday afternoon to meet Jake, a 12 year (young) Chow/Husky mix and his family. What a fun bunch!  Jake is a real sweet guy – I was warned that he never took treats from people he didn’t know, but within minutes we were best buds. What can I say; I bring good cookies! Jake has some serious rock-star hair complete with natural highlights, and the softest, thickest coat I think I’ve ever seen. I can only imagine the amount of shedding involved and I have Dalmatians – a breed known for shedding 365 days a year!

We had a great time, and I want to thank Jake and his family for having me over for a really fun session!

Venice Pet Photography

Jake

Jake Smiles

Jake - Venice Florida