We’ve all heard the story of how the cobbler’s children didn’t have any shoes, and I know that applies to every profession, the contractor’s house never gets finished, and the photographer never has time to photograph her dogs. I’m happy to say that my sister, Alice G Patterson, carved out time this winter to get these stunning portraits of her three dogs, Lulu the Pug, mystery breed Franny, and Darla the Pomeranian. Alice just calls them “the girls.” When people meet Alice’s girls, it is always interesting to see which dog they gravitate to. As Alice says, she has “a little something for everyone.”
Lulu is Alice’s first dog since Alice moved away from home. Lulu has been Alice’s copilot for 14 years.
Lulu loves to cuddle with anyone and everyone except for cats. (As a puppy, she had a run-in with a feral cat and is still distrustful of all cats.)
I have never really understood the term “bittersweet” as clearly as I do now. It is both sobering and endearing to see Lulu grow old. She’s treasured by all who meet her.
My other two sisters and I have reached a consensus that Franny is the “best dog” which is no small feat, considering there are nine dogs between the four of us.
Beautiful Franny has an interesting past, although we only know a little bit about it. She was rescued by The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association-Rural Area Veterinary Services but gave them the slip. Alice found Franny and another dog walking the streets of LA; Alice was able to locate the vet who originally rescued Franny. Alice loved Franny so much that she and the vet worked out a trade, the vet treated Franny for several life-threatening conditions and Alice photographed the vet’s wedding.
Check out Alice’s dog portfolio on her brand new website. You can see more her photography by following Alice G Patterson on Instagram. Alice has partnered with A-List Artistry for an awesome giveaway. I’ve confirmed that the winner may include a dog in the portrait session.
About Alice G Patterson Photography: Based in Syracuse, New York, Alice specializes in dog photography, editorial work, and senior portraits.