In Category: Rescue Photography

I'm back with the Beautiful Beasties Network Project 52 - this time focusing on photographing more than one pet!  My week started out with a rescue photography session with two of the cutest puppies.  After I was done with the individual images, I popped them together.  I love how it provides some sense of  'scale' to both of them! Then we headed off to the mountains!  Between my two dogs and my sister's two dogs I figured I would have lots of opportunities to wrangle up some group images.  That proved not quite so easy!  Jack and Julie have the posing down pretty well, although they were soppy pups!  Photographing at high noon by reflective water was no fun though - needed my off camera flash to overpower those shadows. I found the easiest way to include Riley in the image was naturally capturing what they love to do - Julie chewing

This week's project 52 with other pet photographers around the world is to incorporate words into our images.   This topic immediately brought to mind the many voiceless animals that need homes.  Sweet puppy Mikey was just  rescued and is in a wonderful foster home but is now looking for his forever home.  I don't want anyone to walk by Mikey!!  Sniff......     You can read the entire poem here.  Now let's see how other pet photographers interpreted this thoughtful theme starting with  Boston pet photographer, Blue Amrich Studio.  This is a blog circle, so click on the links at the bottom of each post until you end up back here!    

I am back with this week’s blog  post where I have again joined up with other pet photographers from the Beautiful Beasties Network  to collectively challenge ourselves with a weekly assignment.   This week’s assignment is Bloopers!  Well this was perfect timing for bloopers as I photographed 40 pups and their owners on Sunday in support of NorCal Poodle Rescue and there were a zillion bloopers!   Here are just a few! Next up is Los Angeles Area Pet Photographer - Spotty Nose .   Click on the links at the bottom of each post and follow the blog circle back to here!  Have fun!

What a blast!  On Sunday I photographed 40 assorted poodles, doodles, and other pups all in support of the wonderful non-profit rescue group - NorCal Poodle Rescue. They do such wonderful work and it was my pleasure to give them all a lovely portrait of their furballs with all proceeds going to help save more poodles!  

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.

When I volunteered to help capture lovely images of foster dogs with the Contra Costa Humane Society, I had a feeling it would be hard to not fall in love with every dog!  Well Tillie proved just how hard this can be.  Her precious little self shyly entered my studio, but within minutes she had warmed up to me and the whole idea of being photographed (and getting lots of love and treats!).   Are you ready to give this lovely lady a forever home?  Check out all the scoop at the Contra Costa Humane Society.      

I had a blast on Sunday photographing pets and their people at the Contra Costa Humane Society's Paws for a Cause Fundraiser.  In addition to a gorgeous day and hike, there were fabulous pet contests, great food provided by Rubio's of Pleasant Hill and Whole Foods, and booths manned and goodies provided  by amazing sponsors from Pet Food Express and Sports Basement. Big Dogs was another terrific sponsor of the event!  Pictures are available here and I am donating all proceeds from the purchase of these pictures to the Contra Costa Humane Society.  Here is a sneak peak at some of the furry goodness!