It seems almost unfair that all of these gorgeous images are of the same dog. Josie, the Black Lab, is the muse of photographer Luciana Calvin Photography. These are precisely the type of photos that I wish everyone had. If you are trying to find just the right gift for a pet lover, I recommend a pet portrait session! Most photographers and illustrators offer gift certificates.
From Luciana: “Josie is my dog, and she helped me get my photography career started.
She helped me get a merit image at IPC (International Photographic Competition) in 2015 and a JustLabs magazine cover in 2016.
She is my rock, and I can’t see life without her.
Her life started in Cincinnati, OH. My husband was looking for a black lab and adopted her from Three Sisters Pet Rescue.
She was sick for a while, and when he was able to pick her up, she was four months old. He left Chelmsford, MA and drove 16 hours straight to be able to pick her up in the morning in Cincinnati, OH. In addition to Josie, he brought two other puppies that were adopted by families in Massachusetts. She rode shotgun back to Massachusetts like she knew that was her rightful place. Originally she was named Josefina and was part of the rescues’ ‘American Girl’ pup collection.
Her dad, Keith, shortened her name to Josie, and now she is going to be 15 years old. I married Keith in 2009 when Josie was 5yrs. Three weeks before the wedding she had a stroke and spent a week at the hospital. We thought we would lose her, but she made through and had a full recovery. I can say that she is the most spoiled puppy I know (she still thinks she is a puppy) with puppy vacations at the beach, hikes at NH White mountains, cupcake birthdays, and a lot of walks at the Carlisle Cranberry Bog.
The yellow lab mix in some of the images is her sister Goldie, also a rescue from Kentucky. Sadly, she passed away three years ago. Josie has one cat brother, Tony, and a cat sister, Carolina, both rescues.
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About Luciana Calvin Photography: Based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Luciana specializes in portrait photography.