Today is officially National Pet Day. I know that you love and treat your pets well every day, so I would like to encourage you to do something for yourself: book a professional portrait pet session. Spokane dog photographer, Angela from Noses And Toes Photography has a great series called A Girl and Her Dog, that I hope will inspire you too!
From Angela: “The old saying goes “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Until it comes to dogs.
A Girl and Her Dog has been my labor of love for the past year, creating images that convey the bond many of us women share with our dogs.
When my sweet boy Shep left this world in 2014 at the age of 12, I was devastated. He was my best friend, my soulmate, my co-pilot.
Thanks to our hikes in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta where we lived then, I found a camera back in my hands after an extended hiatus. I am blessed to have hundreds of amazing images of our journeys around Western Canada and the PNW.
Shep taught me so much about love, patience and living in the moment. He prepared my heart to grow 100 times bigger than I ever thought it could, allowing me to give my all to Bella, my now five-year-old Maremma sheepdog.
I am A Girl and Her Dog and I’ve finally found my calling. I carry Shep’s spirit with me whenever I pick up my camera to create lifelong memories for people who have found that same connection with their dogs.
He led me here.”
Unfortunately, some of these dogs have crossed the rainbow bridge, but I know these photos will be treasured forever.
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About Noses And Toes Photography: Based in Spokane Valley, Washington, Angela specializes in dog photography.
Aw! Love these fur friends 🙂
These photos are precious. I love the emotion behind them…you can see the love in both human and dog eyes.
Love this so much! It’s amazing how much of an impact these pups have on our lives – they’re just the best!
Melissa Chapman says
These were some good looking dogs and faithful humans. It is so funny how people resemble their dogs and I have two fluffy shih tzus that I am always posting.
All the photos are great looking. My very favorite it the photo by the water
Alli Smith says
It’s so nice to have beautiful photos of pets, especially those that have crossed the rainbow bridge. These are treasures to help keep those precious memories alive. Great photos!
Amber Myers says
I just love all these photos! Pets can bring so much to a life. I only have cats, but they are pretty darn special.
Sarah Bailey says
Oh my goodness I adore these photos – what before moments between girls and there dogs. Dogs offer such a special bond.
These photos are so awesome! I love my dog so very much! I need to get some photos of her and me.
Lisa Martin says
Look at ll of those beautiful babies! They all look so happy. I love watching my girls with their dogs. It’s so precious.
Angela Schneider says
Thank you all so much for your lovely thoughts on my images. It is such an honor to create these memories of this bond humans, especially women, find with their dogs. My dogs are my inspiration and the loves of my life. My husband knows his place in the pack.
I agree with you 100% – If I had to choose between diamonds or my dogs there would be no contest. I love them so much and they are my side kicks!
Monica Y says
Those pictures are amazing, it made me realize a have lots of pictures of my dogs but I need more pictures with my dogs, time to ask the husband to take some pics of me with the fury babies
Terri Steffes says
What special pictures. I am also a girl with her three dogs. LOL, our house is chaos except during naptime.
Ruth I says
Dogs are truly man’s best friend! The photos speak so much happiness and love!
Oh my goodness! These are such beautiful photos. They are so great together!
Jana Rade says
The photos are so stunning. So bad you don’t live somewhere close to us.
If I had a dog (which I know I will one day!), I would totally do a photo session. It’s such a great way to personalize your home, too, putting those pictures up!
Makes me wish we had taken more photos of our now 12 yr old doggie when he was a pup. He’s such an integral part of our family & we don’t have a lot of photos of him growing up with our kids
I wish that I had a dog now! These pics are just so cute and adorable. Love them all!
Yes they our friends and family, You take beautiful photos and love to read their stories. Thanks for sharing, looking forward to next one.
Kamira G says
Thanks for sharing all these candid photos with these sweet fur angels and their parents. Yes I absolutely agree…a pet photography session is a great way to celebrate National Pet day!
Jasmine Vargas says
okay I am loving these photos. I actually took one with my dog for my 30th birthday.
Becky @ Disney in your Day says
What gorgeous photos – and a very cool story of how she started doing what she’s doing!
Dorothy "FiveSibesMom" says
Gorgeous photos! They capture such special times in our lives. I do not typically get into pics with my dogs, but have a few special ones from my past canine partners, and a few special ones with my FiveSibes that I cherish! I do have thousands of them together and solo! But do so love the few I have together. I love how she found her calling…as a photographer and dog momma, this so resonates with me. Her love of Shep gives her such passion in her work of creating memories. Beautiful.
Amy Smith says
Such great photos. I know these photos will be cherished for a long time! I wish everyone would make sure they capture “life” in pictures!
Claudia Krusch says
Love this so much! So many gorgeous images and the the bond between a girl and her dog, in my case two, is just precious!
Awesome pictures, but where’s the diversity? Women of other races don’t have/love dogs too?
I love featuring people of all races and I am sadly aware of the lack of diversity of humans that are featured with their dogs on my blog. I reach out to photographers to try and get more diverse families to feature, but for whatever reason, I don’t get much response.
If you are a photographer or know one, I would be super appreciative of any leads to include people of all races and their dogs.