Puppies grow up so fast, so I love it when people get professional portraits of their puppies. Portland pet photographer Kelly Carmody Photography offers a puppy package that includes three separate photoshoots during the pup’s first year. These photos are from Arrow’s second session, and he is absolutely adorable! From Kelly: “Arrow is a six-month-old Border Collie/Heeler mix puppy! We took images at his favorite park, Cathedral Park in Portland, Oregon, when the flowers were in full bloom.
This was one of the first weeks in Portland when it was warm, and Spring had officially arrived. I photographed Arrow at three months as well, and meeting him again was such a joy. He used to be a shy and scared pup, but now as a teenager, he has really grown into his confidence and loves to meet new people and dogs. He has one of the best smiles ever, and I can’t get over his sweet floppy ears!
His dad, Travis got Arrow early on during the pandemic, so he is excited to finally take Arrow out to meet new dogs, make new friends, and capture his final stage of growth in our third pet photoshoot… coming soon!”
From Travis: “Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, I have always had dogs, and generally, they would wander onto our property and become ours. They were never trained but still loving and loyal nonetheless. Since moving to Oregon in 2020 and finding the region of the country that I can truly call my home, I have had that urge to start adding to my family. After months of research and searching for that perfect pup, I went out to Pacific City, OR on a chilly, foggy November morning and met Arrow.
When I arrived, the litter poured out of their front yard playpen and onto the dew-soaked grass to greet me with wagging tails and endless licks. As to be expected with young herding breed puppies, they were quite rambunctious. There was one pup, though, that stood out from the rest. He was sitting on his rump with his back upright, just watching his brothers and sisters enjoying their morning romp. He gave out some sleepy yawns and seemed relatively uninterested until I sat down across the fray; then, he slowly sat up and wobbled his way over to me. Dodging body slams and charges from his siblings, he made his way over, climbed up into my lap, briefly looked up at me with soft sleepy eyes, and tumbled down into a pocket of warmth between my legs… Our heartstrings tangled, and the rest is history.
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About Kelly Carmody Photography: Based in Portland, Oregon, Kelly specializes in vibrant and photojournalistic pet photography.