As much as I love dogs in engagement sessions, I think I love family Christmas cards with dogs even more! Sara Logan sent me these photos of Scout’s first Christmas card.
From Ashleigh and John: Scout is a 7-month-old rescue from ARRF, Atlantic Rottweiler Rescue Foundation, in Mooresville, NC.
She is a Labrador Retriever/Catahoula Leopard dog mix, or so we we’re told. Her favorite activities are cuddling, eating and playing in the dog park, which is located (conveniently) right behind her house.
About Sara Logan Photography: Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Sara is a wedding and lifestyle photographer available for travel.
I am thrilled to share these gorgeous images today by Kathryn Schauer Photography! They are breath taking and absolutely amazing. I wish I could share bigger files with you because the detail is stunning. I hope you enjoy this spectacular winter dog photography as much as I do!
Kathryn is located in Connecticut and offers gift certificates. Personally I can’t think of a better gift for a dog lover than a photography session for their dogs. (It is okay to treat yourself too!) Follow Kathryn Schauer Photography on Facebook to see more awesome dog photography!
About Kathryn Schauer Photography: Based in Guilford, Connecticut, Kathryn is a portrait photographer specializing in pets and their families. Kathryn is a member of HeARTs Speak and is a founding member of Project Underdog. Kathryn’s dog Tucker is her top model (shown in the first images). I will be sharing more photos of Tucker in the future!
Today I’m joining the (nearly) Wordless Wednesday blog hop sponsored by Blog Paws. Check out some of the other blogs for lots of fun photos!
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Have I got a treat for you! Kristen and Melissa from Tangled Lilac Photography sent me this gorgeous on location session with Huck the handsome German Shepherd plus two of his best horse friends, Joe and Matsi.
From Melissa and Kristen: “Joe is a 28 year old horse that was rescued by his loving mom, Maryann. His best friend is Matsi, a beautiful appaloosa horse who loved the camera to the point that we could hardly get any of the primary subject, Joe. Completing the trio was handsome Huck, the German Shephard. Huck was best friends with the horses and you could tell that he adored his mom, Maryann, by their connection in the photos.”
From Maryann: “Huck is the youngest of our 4 dog pack and the ‘enforcer’ and the most vocal. He keeps an eye on all the other dogs to make sure no one gets out of line. He is obsessed with balls and swims like a retriever.
For the first 3 years of his life, he worked for a living and when he was old enough he became a certified Therapy dog. He is a 4 1/2 year old German line German Shepherd (my other 3 dogs are rescues). He is the youngest in the pack, the biggest, loudest and the most privileged because he is so good. He trained himself mostly to stay by me and just hang out. He doesn’t often bark but he does “scream.” Wow!
He was a therapy dog until he retired to stay at home on the little farm we purchased a couple of years ago. Since we moved to a small farm a year and half ago, he’s become a ranch dog.
He now spends his days taking long walks with my partner Michael, herding chickens and cats, and trying to get the horses to play catch.
He enjoys walking in the desert, going to the feed store, feeding the farm animals and of course swimming and playing ball.
He is the love of my life ( but don’t tell the others!)”
Like Tangled Lilac Photography on Facebook to see more of their work.
About Tangled Lilac Photography: Melissa and Kristen are wedding and portrait photographers serving Flagstaff, Sedona and the greater Phoenix, Arizona area.
I always try to start Mondays with a smile and today’s feature could make Ebeneezer Scrooge chuckle. Last year I featured Miss Molly’s Christmas double exposure. This year Molly, her human and the photographer, Jennifer Wakefield from J Catherine Photography have taken their creativity and humor to a new level. I am thrilled to share Miss Molly as a canine elf on the shelf and the rest of her Christmas photos.
From Jennifer: “This is the second year that Jenna has had an out of the box idea for Molly’s Christmas card. Last year we did a Tacky Sweater Double Exposure . This year the goal was to turn Molly into the Elf on the shelf. She was absolutely fabulous and very tolerant. We captured just want we needed for the card and Molly’s mom and I started chatting. Well, I guess we were boring her and she decided to take a nap on the bed I had set up for Christmas PJ portraits. She modeled a little more and then went back to sleep.”
From Molly’s Mom - “Miss Molly is a spoiled rotten 6 year old beagle who was born to be a photographer’s dog. She’s more like an only child to owner and wedding photographer, Jenna of Jenna Marie Weddings. Molly has always been full of personality and will do anything for some loving and a treat or two.
When Pinterest started booming with babies wrapped up in Christmas lights Jenna thought she would try it out with Molly as her model. Molly worked the camera and the pictures came out so cute Jenna couldn’t help but send them out as Christmas cards.
Everyone got such a kick out of them that by the time the next Christmas rolled around everyone started asking will Molly be sending out cards again. With that, a tradition was born! Each year crazier ideas are thrown out and with the amazing help of Jennifer Wakefield of J Catherine Photography who is a close friend of Jenna, Molly is able to keep sending out Christmas cheer to all her friends!”
While I think the typical elf on a shelf is a little creepy, a canine elf on the shelf is pure fun! Follow J Catherine Photography on Facebook to see Jennifer’s latest work. You can see more of Molly as well as Jennifer’s dog, Maddox by following JennWakefield on instagram.
About J Catherine Photography: Based in Greenville, South Carolina, Jennifer Wakefield specializes in newborn, children and pet portrait photography.
Happy Friday! You’ll be seeing more of this adorable family in the future, but I couldn’t wait to share this Christmas card perfect photo by Andie Freeman Photography. Three of my favorite things are included in this delightful family photo: cute dog, old truck, and Christmas trees.
From Andie: “I think that it is very important to include your pets in your portrait session. Because they are like your family. And when they are not around any longer, it is wonderful to be able to look back at what your family was like in that moment in time. I treasure images of my pets that have passed on and love that we have family pictures with our animals. “
You can see more photos from this sweet family session on Andie’s blog.
About Andie Freeman Photography: Andie Freeman Photography is a boutique photography business located in Athens, Georgia. Andie Freeman Photography specializes in wedding and portrait photography.
Fetching Links We Love
I can’t help it, I love dogs with human hands!
December 13 Barkin’ Ball 2014, Santa Fe, NM
December 13 BarkDay, New York, NY
December 14 Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade, San Diego, CA
December 14 Reindogs and Rocket Dog Holiday Pet Parade, San Francisco, CA
January 10, DoggyFest, Miami, FL
January 17 Paws In The Park, Scottsdale, AZ
January 25 South Florida K9 Cancer Walk, Coconut Beach, FL
February 14-15 My Furry Valentine Adoptions, Cincinnati, OH
February 15 Paws Fur Pinks, San Diego, CA
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