Monthly Archives: February 2012

PAWZ Graduation Day!

I was very lucky to be invited to be the photographer for this wonderful event by my friend and colleague Jane Williamson! PAWZ for Wounded Veterans program is a chapter of Canine Support Team’s who’s Mission is to provide specially trained assistance/service dogs to people with disabilities to support their personal, social, and occupational independence. On this day a great group of folks that I was lucky enough to spend time with during their service dog training we recognized and graduated from the program. It was a fun day with great food and company hosted by at the gorgeous Monteleone Meadows. Some of the veterans like Elmer Ugarte who received special mention and gave a very moving speech. Thank you Elmer! Another moving speech given by Carol Roquemore who is one of the founders of the Prison-Based Dog Training Program in California, and is Vice President and Training Manager. Carol’s commitment and devoted efforts are remarkable, this one strong and admirable lady. Her words reach deep and I feel the community is lucky to have her!

PAWZ Service Dogs for Wounded Veterans

Posted in Disabled Vets, Dog Photographer, Service Dogs

Jumpin K9 Agility School – Class Appreciation Day – Pet Photography

I had so much fun as the days photographer for Cindy Valdez’s Class Appreciation Day for her students. Cindy is a rockin’ agility dog instructor in Temecula Valley and her students are lots of fun. The day consisted of lots of fun runs for the dogs, including a Tunnelers at the end of the day. Bobbing for hot dogs which the dogs really enjoyed and I enjoyed photographing and a game of hoops! It was nice to be able to go from activity to activity there was something going on every minute. We even did mini portrait sessions on Cindy’s “dog portrait boulder” ha! Its an amazing spot for photographs made even more perfect by the amazing “cloudage” we had that day. Thank you Cindy for the invitation and very fun and eventful day!



Jumpin K9 Agility School, Temecula, Ca

Posted in Agility Trials, Dog Photographer, dog sports, Pet Photography Session, Professional Pet Photography Tagged |