Monthly Archives: October 2016

Keeping it in the Family – K9 Officer Family Portraits

This was such a cool and unique session. This family had dedicated their lives to protecting and serving the public, and yes that includes the dog! We got together in Oceanside at the historic Luis Del Rey Mission to get these wonderful images of them to honor their efforts and careers. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day.

Nero, the K9 police officer dog is someone I’ve met before and even seen in action and it is really impressive. He took relaxed mood that afternoon and even gave me some cute head tilts and poses, although he did wear his uniform and vest for me. You can easily see that he is an officer but also a great pet. His love for Karina and James is very obvious and sweet.

Kudos to Karina for her idea for the door shot it’s one of my favorite ones, my clients are so creative! We hope to see them all again very soon and meet the rest of the family.

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Posted in Professional Pet Photography

For Barley the Yellow Lab

Barley was a beautiful dog we met this summer under sad circumstances. This beautiful lab was diagnosed with serious illness and we called out to photograph him before his time came. I have a love/hate relationship with these pet sessions. On the one hand I am deeple honored to be able to provide this service for my clients, on the other I normally struggle not to leave tears. Its a tough situation but we can say we really understand how these owners feel. Many times I can honestly say that I have sat and thought that I wish I’d had better photos of some of our lost loved ones before they passed.

Happily Barley was feeling pretty good the day we arrived and we made a point not to do anything that would tire him out too much so we shot the session in his owners very pretty yard. He was very happy to go along from spot to spot and gave us the cutest smiles the entire time. Can I say I LOVE doggies who smile! He really didn’t act sick but we knew better  and yet we were glad he enjoyed himself and had a nice afternoon. Below are some photos from this sweet boy who had to go to over the rainbow that next week. That’s about all I have to say about that for now because even though it was just an afternoon that we knew him we still hurt for him and owners. Sometimes things just aren’t fair, but Barley shined on right through to the end of his journey here. Sweet boy.






Posted in Dog Photographer, Pet Photography Session, Senior Pet Photography