What a wonderful program!

Mt. Diablo Veterinary Medical Center and Hill’s Pet Nutrition have teamed up with Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services to provide dog food to needy seniors.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is generously donating bags of Hill’s Healthy Advantage pet food to low-income seniors in Contra Costa County. Hill’s is matching every bag of Healthy Advantage pet food purchased at the Medical Center. Food will be distributed to needy seniors in the Friendly Visitors Program of Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services.

Purchase a bag of Healthy Advantage pet food to donate to the program, by contacting Marilyn Hagler at Mt. Diablo Veterinary Medical Center (925) 284-1350.


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Horses are such beautiful creatures!  How often though do you have the opportunity to photograph 7 of them in a lovely setting all in one day? Professional Photographers of America sponsored a horse photography workshop under the wonderful tutelage of photographer Ann Gordon.  Here are a few images from the day!


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The beautiful fur of some dogs just calls for a background of  fall colors.  Well, those are pretty hard to find in California, but with simple digital enhancements from Color Efex Pro (specifically Indian Summer), gone are the evergreens and Autumn is here.  Which colors do you think look better?  (I use Color Efex Pro 4 with Lightroom 4).



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This handsome boy, Tucker, is Mt. Diablo Veterinary Medical Center’s September Pet of the Month!  Tucker is a 10 year old Golden Retriever who has endured several lengthy and involved surgeries.  The staff choose him for this honor because of his consistent positive attitude and because he still loves them even after all of his medical treatments! Don’t you just love his smile?

Tucker Meet Handsome Tucker, Mt. Diablo Veterinary Medical Centers Pet of the Month!


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Contra Costa Humane Society’s annual Noah’s Ark-tion is September 20th!  Head on over and help raise funds for their  programs and animals!  You will also see a silent aution item for a session and prints donated by ME!  Lots more details here.

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Phoebe is a such a lovely spaniel – 10 years old and so loved by her family.   She is as sweet inside as she is beautiful outside!


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I headed back to Radar’s house to take some ‘splashing’ photos.  Radar loves to play in water and when he gets wet, every part of him shakes!  How fun are these??  I love this big boy!!


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I didn’t name my business ‘Share the Joy Photography” on a whim.  I named it that because of dogs like Radar;  just so full of life and happiness that he brings joy wherever he goes.  And wherever he goes, he goes FAST!  All 120 pounds of him! We ventured all around the beautiful Lafayette Community Park.   I think he rather enjoyed having his handsome self photographed!





I first met Charlie when he was just a puppy.  Ever full of ENERGY, we were not quite sure he would want to sit still for his photo session.  Well, he proved us all wrong.  Could he be any more beautiful?  And we just had to add my two pups to the last photo as they have been such good friends since they first met!



If you thought a German Shepherd doesn’t have a goofy side – you are mistaken!  Strider was so much fun. And such a good sport climbing on that couch!  He is 9 years old and has quite a record of achievement. This is his official name and titles:  GCh. Rohan’s Reward TC, CGC, HT, RE, CDX, CHIC.  I was honored to have the opportunity to photograph him!