Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sneak Peek Combo and Kali

So I am still in the editing process. However when I finished tweaking this one picture, I burst out laughing. I hope it does the same for you. This girls name is Kali and she is a five year old rescue. I will be doing another blog posting on her and her brother Combo, but I just couldn't wait to post this one. 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Earth Day 09

Not only am I a pet photographer but also a huge advocate for the earth. Therefore, being earth day yesterday I wanted to do something green. This has been a huge pet peeve of mine for about three years. St. Pete Beach does not have any recycling receptacles on their beaches, only trash cans that mainly fill up with recyclables from beach goers. So I did what any earth lover would do....I picked trash. It was humbling and awkward at first but then it became addicting. In the end I collected two full trash bags of recyclables from only 8 trash cans (the 30 block stretch of beach that I live on has close to 100 trash cans). In total I collected 33 glass bottles, 31 aluminum cans, 29 plastic bottles, and 10 plastic containers (such as fruit trays and solo cups). That is the equivalence of enough power to take 7347 hours of pictures. I do plan on picking trash again, and maybe I can take it one step further getting the city to get recycling containers out on the beach. This will not only be better for the earth but also for my pup, Tito. Go green!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Murph Man

Now I thought I had met my fair share of big dogs....That is until I met Murphy, the 117 pound Collie. Who knew Collie's got that big? And he isn't even overweight! He is just a big dog. Anyway it was a beautiful sunny day and I was so happy to be outside taking pictures of a pup. In addition to Murphy liking his picture taken he also likes to stare at himself in the sliding glass door. I guess, when you got it, you got it :) Here are a few of my favs.

Lil Ms. Lily

Meet Lily, second in my weekend worth of dog shoots. This sassy little shih tzu likes to wear pearls and play with the big dogs. She is too cute for words. Here are my favorites from our photo session.

Samson Part II

He is just too cute for only four photos and one blog post. Here are a few more shots of Samson.


What a whirlwind of a weekend I had. It was action packed, filled with family, Easter egg hunts, and puppy shoots. The first session was with a husband and wife couple and their 4 month old golden retriever, Samson. O.M.G. Can we say ADOraBLe!!!! I fell in love. Not only are Becky and Tommy the cutest couple ever but they added icing to the cake with Samson. We had a blast at their home, around the neighborhood and in the backyard. I'm hoping this will be a repeat photo session and I will get to blog Samson when he is full grown too.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Family Of Three

Last Saturday was a blast. I spent the afternoon shooting at Best Buddies Boutique in downtown St. Petersburg. At the end of the day I had the pleasure of photographing store owner Alan Ronay's four legged family. Pictured below are Happy, Rusty, and Buddy. We did some individual shots to showcase some of Alan's beautiful couches available for purchase at the store as well as some family portraits. Here are some of my favs.

Friday, April 3, 2009

My Nana

Nana was beautiful. She was everything you would want as a grandmother. She laughed. She listened. She smiled. She hugged. She never let you see fear or pain. She made you feel good about yourself. She loved. God, I wasn't ready to give her up, but I know that you have just gained a beautiful new soul into Heaven. I will miss you Nana.
Majorie Smith October 4, 1925 - Friday, April 3, 2009.