Pet Portraits

Dog Photography Shelter Workshop at OAHS

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This past weekend was a crazy road trip all over the state of Wisconsin.  On Friday I was at the Oshkosh Are Humane Society to teach a dog photography workshop with their volunteers and some others visiting from other shelters.  We discussed dark dogs, fast moving dogs, and shooting without looking in the viewfinder. I…

Being ignored…

GSP at rest

I was out with my two favorite GSP’s today doing some videos for my Fast Action Photography class – it was great fun, and then they got a little diva-ish (I keep putting them in magazines 😉 ).  The two of them decided they were done – as you can see in this video of…

Sweet, sweet Kaia – Seattle sessions.

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On my trip to Seattle last month I met the sweet, sweet old girl Kaia.  She loves her trips to the park with her mom Kristin – and snuggling in her backyard after playing in Lake Washington. We had a blast playing in the lake and throwing sticks ;).  I love that I got to…

Sniffing lenses at Watertown Humane Society

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So I talk a lot about letting dogs sniff your lens in my tutorials and in my free download.  Well – this past week at my shelter workshop at the Watertown Humane Society – that technique was captured in action ;).  Tater showed us all why you should let those canines check out your lens:  …

Bird Dog Photography Workshop at Pineridge Grouse Camp

Hunting dog photography workshop

As many of you know, hunting dogs in the field are some of my favorite subjects.  I’m partnering with Pineridge Grouse Camp this May for a one of a kind workshop.  Over 3 days we’ll do both sessions and instruction.  You get a private photography session with me, and I’ll teach how to take better photos…

A sweet old girl and a rather amorous Great Pyrenees

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On my trip to Atlanta, I met two very sweet and loving dogs – Nick and Lizzie.  Nick was especially loving – and when I met him, I used a phrase many pet photographers know well:  “Don’t worry, they hump me all the time…”.  And well, it’s true.  Must be that I smell like Chihuahua…

Car dogs, couch dogs, and a very happy pack!

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I get to meet the most awesome animal loving, kindhearted, & fun people on my adventures around the country.  I absolutely love it when I can come to a house and document the bonds these families have.  I also love it when I can document a dog and his favorite couch.  This shoot was both of…