Reindeer dogs, a job I love, and the first of my Atlanta sessions


A few weeks ago I hopped on a plane to Atlanta for a few doggy portrait sessions.  As I was taking off and looking at the Minneapolis skyline glowing in the dark, I had a crazy realization that I am doing my dream job.  I mean, I’ve known I am doing the job I love, but at that moment I realized I was flying to a place to meet awesome people who love their animals just as much as I do, and I getting to document that bond for a living. That to me is a dream come true.

The awesome thing about this particular shoot is because they found me after my first travel session in 2012!  They have a tripod black German Shepherd that looks just like the one I photographed when I visited the Franklin County Shelter (you can see those pics here).  After they saw him on my blog, they decided to see if he’d be a match for their family, but he was adopted before they could meet him.  Flash forward to this fall, they now live in the Atlanta area, and when Lyndsay found out I was coming down, she hired me to do a session while I was there.

Apparently for Atlanta, temps in December are not normally in the 75 degree range, but we took full advantage of it.  We went and played at the park, got them all worn out, and then we attempted the reindeer photo.  And it worked!  They are such good doggies.  There was no trying to remove the antlers or whining.  Love it!  Thank you for having me – it was awesome!  atlanta dog photographer-1 atlanta dog photographer-2 atlanta dog photographer-3 atlanta dog photographer-4 atlanta dog photographer-5 atlanta dog photographer-6 atlanta dog photographer-7 atlanta dog photographer-8 atlanta dog photographer-9 photos of dogs with reindeer antlers - so fun! atlanta dog photographer-11 atlanta dog photographer-12 atlanta dog photographer-13 atlanta dog photographer-14 atlanta dog photographer-15


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7 Comments on Reindeer dogs, a job I love, and the first of my Atlanta sessions

  1. David
    December 18, 2014 at 11:12 am (7 years ago)

    Leaper, lap-dog and tongues on the couch. Cool, H!

  2. Alison
    December 18, 2014 at 11:41 am (7 years ago)

    You capture so many wonderful, natural moments of love and delight in your photos! You should add more to your general store photos -those that have been on there for sometime are not inclusive enough of all your talented captures!
    Happy holidays!

  3. Mary Jane DeLauder
    December 18, 2014 at 3:18 pm (7 years ago)

    You are the Bombdiggedy, Hannah Stonehous Hudson! That was outstanding! How lucky to have you to document their “family”! Merry Christmas!

  4. Hannah
    December 18, 2014 at 4:59 pm (7 years ago)

    Thank you so much! I cannot believe I get to do this for a living 🙂

  5. Holly
    December 18, 2014 at 6:39 pm (7 years ago)

    gotta love our furry friends, great photos of dogs doing what they do best…having fun and living in the moment.

  6. Tiffany
    December 28, 2014 at 8:09 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi Hannah!!! I love your photography! I am a dog lover and have tons of dog photography books and i love looking at them. Have you ever thought about putting a bunch of your work into a book just of photos with captions with the pictures? I am not a professional photographer, but i would love the chance to get to do what u do. When are you going to be at Catkins again?? I would love to meet u! 🙂

  7. Hannah
    December 30, 2014 at 9:08 am (7 years ago)

    Hi Tiffany! Yes! I will definitely be doing that. And I hopefully will be back at Catkins soon – I’d love to meet you.