An image I love from a recent session photographing fostered puppies from Homeward Bound Rescue. I believe miss Ruby has been adopted (yay!!), but plenty more dogs are looking for homes–please check them out!
I recently went to the home of an extremely dedicated volunteer for Homeward Bound Rescue, a foster-based rescue. I had an amazing time photographing some of her foster dogs (including many ridiculously cute puppies), but also made some time to photograph some of her dogs, as well, as they had such engaging personalities and looks! We had a blast playing in the backyard after we were finished with puppy time.
First up is Fletcher. He was adopted over 7 years ago and is an Australian Shepherd. He LOVED the camera and was pleased to smile big for me.
Have I mentioned how much I love shooting in snow? It provides such a nice, clean background! Only downside: frozen fingers.
2 year old Kaia, a Siberian Husky. Such striking eyes!
Ms. Bella, a Lab x Golden Retriever mix. We played, then she showed me some of her many facial expressions.
This is Kuna, a 4-5 year old Malamute. He’s been fostered through Homeward Bound since May of 2010 and is looking for his forever home. Please check him out if you love big dogs–he is a sweetheart!
And finally, this is Wynn. She received the second most votes in my photography session giveaway, so I was beyond pleased to be able to meet and take photos of her. Wynn and her sisters were abandoned by an irresponsible breeder and rescued by her now-owner. She is deaf and has a vision impairment, but is very smart, sweet, and happy (and a complete old soul). I typically use sound a lot to engage dogs when photographing, but instead relied on some really yummy smelling treats and hand signals to entice Wynn. She truly is an amazing little pup (and obviously incredibly loved!).
Thanks, puppies, for having me over! If you’re interested in adopting or helping out the rescue in general, please head on over to Homeward Bound.
Hello, there! I’m glad you found your way to my brand new site. I am so excited to have such a beautiful platform on which to share my photography with you! Major pat on the back to 3200 Creative for the brilliant site design and outstanding customer service. Thank you!
Let’s get right to it! Miss Olive is the sweetest pup* and really worked it for the camera. She is a quarter Beagle, quarter Brittany Spaniel and the rest is unknown, although there has to be Jack Russell in there and maybe even a touch of Whippet?
There was something about this session that was just perfect–Olive’s demeanor, the furniture, the light, everything! I love when clients choose to have their session in their home, since everyone’s home is different (and your pet is probably the happiest)… not to mention not letting the Minnesota weather get in the way.
*If you do not know me in real life, you will quickly discover pup and puppy are NOT age-specific terms for me.
Anyway, to the images!
Macro dog. I might claim this as a self-portrait rather than a portrait of Olive. 🙂
I love this image and it lent me a lot of inspiration for the new site. Don’t tell anyone, but Olive is not normally allowed on the couch. Sometimes I have to bend the rules a bit, especially if your couch is this awesome.
There’s something about puppy noses that I find irresistible.
One of my favorite images, to date. Look at that physique!
Thank you, Olive for having me over to play!
I’m looking forward to sharing a lot more photography of pets, portraits (including musicians!), and weddings. Are you on Facebook? I am. “Like” me to be the first to hear of an upcoming pet photography session giveaway and how you can win.