“Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.”
~ W.R. Pursche
Inspired by the love of dogs, the Daily Dog Tag focuses on professional dog photography, adoptable dogs, and quality products for dogs and the people who love them. These photos are not taken by me (except in rare cases), and this blog would not be possible without the photographers who so generously let me share their images.
Founder and Editor: Beth Patterson
It’s only natural for me to think that dogs should be photographed professionally. My family’s first dog was a sweet Beagle named Suzy. Although she joined the family a year or two after me, I can’t remember life before Suzy. While my older sisters might remember the excitement of getting their first dog, I grew up always having at least one dog in my family.
I gained my appreciation for photography at a young age. My mom is very artistic, and my dad was an excellent amateur photographer. Additionally, we always had great books and magazines (especially National Geographic) around the house. Receiving our first SLR camera was a teenage rite of passage in our family.
Our only professional photography session as a family included our three dogs, and one of my sisters was able to have her senior pictures taken with her favorite dog.
In 2009 I began collaborating with Alice G Patterson Photography as a studio manager and second shooter. In 2012, everything came together, and the Daily Tag launched, a place to celebrate, laugh, and even shed a tear or two because let’s face it: dogs are the best!
Boss Dog: Nelly
Our Maltese, Nelly, is the oldest of our current pack and wants desperately to be the boss. Nelly is my shadow and thinks she should be my constant companion. She is quick to tattle on everyone else.
Chief Security Officer: Sophie
She lets us know if there is a squirrel, cat, or human nearby. Very sneaky and smart, Sophie loves everyone and has no favorites.
Top Lap Warmer: Theo
Theo joined our family in July 2013 as an adult dog. He wants to be the official taster, but no one will trust his palate. (Garbage and cat poo are high on his list of “must-haves.”) He is the first adult rescue dog I’ve had, and he makes me think that I’ll never get another puppy. Hilarious and generally well-mannered, he loves my kids most of all.
You can read more about my dogs here.
Photo Credit: Alice G Patterson Photography
In addition to loving dogs and photography, I love old houses and watch more HGTV than I should. I’m also a plant mom. My husband and I live in a 150-year-old house that we have nearly finished renovating. We have five (human) kids, three dogs, and a tortoise. I enjoy gardening and love to read. My husband loves old cars and trucks and finally has his ’51 Chevy pickup on the road! Recently (August 2021), we added a kitten to the family.
If you would like to get in touch, please email me at beth(at) dailydogtag (dot)com.
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