One of the best parts of the holidays is receiving cards from friends and family. Naturally, I’m partial to the holiday photos with dogs. Some of the cards stay out on display for longer than the Christmas season. Even though the holidays are over, I can’t but help that think the recipients of these photographs still have them hanging up somewhere.
From Christy: “I’m so excited to share this sweet holiday family session with you!! Stephanie and Keith are genuine and truly inspiring people. They have dedicated their lives to fostering dogs in their home through the non-profit organization Rogers’ Rescues.
For the holidays, they wanted to have some new updated photos that included all of the members of their family, which included their adopted fur babies, Rascal, Emmet, and Raz.
From Amber: “Jake and Anne are a super fun couple that just loves life! After photographing their wedding, which featured a paper flower bouquet created from Star Wars scrapbook paper and custom painted Dr. Who Toms shoes, we were more than excited to get them in front of our cameras again for their very first Christmas session! For Jake and Anne, a family portrait session wouldn’t be complete without their dogs! Roxy ( the little black and white one) is 6. She is a terrier mix. (Terrier, Basset Hound, and Bulldog are what Anne’s aunt says. She is the dog whisperer, so Anne believes her). Roxy loves to cuddle, “go for a ride,” and hunt squirrels and “kitty kitties.” She gives lots of kisses! Finn (the big crazy ginger one) is 3.5-ish. She is a Boxer/Hound mix. Finn loves “cookies” and her Ball-Ball toy. She loves to sleep under the covers, her head on Anne’s shoulder. Floyd (white with brown spots) is 7 or 8. He’s white with brown spots – They aren’t sure what breed he is. He loves blankets, puppuccino from Starbucks, and laser pointers. He is a big cuddle-man.
From Sara: “Lauren surprised Jimmy with a photo session on his 27th birthday with their sweet pup, Gracie, to celebrate life and love after a year of big changes in their lives, including new cities, new jobs, and very successful heart surgery and recovery for Jimmy.”
From Veronica: “This year one of my long-time clients got a family pet, Max We were so happy to include him in our session for their holiday cards.”
From Andie: “I get so excited every time I know that this family is coming to see me. I love how Angie meticulously plans every little bit of their session, starting with amazing outfits. This session was no exception. With only about 36 hours of planning time, Angie came up with these great coordinated outfits, a blanket, she made a garland, AND she even thought to bring snow!! And we can’t leave out sweet little JuJi.”
From Stefania: “Prue ( aka Prudence ) is an 8-year-old Golden Retriever, who loves to sleep, eat treats, and watch over her tiny humans, Alex ( age 8) and Owen ( age 5). She is a total sweetheart and has quickly become the neighborhood dog. Her sidekick is a 1.5-year-old named Digby. He is a smart, polite and handsome young guy with lots of energy; he likes to go on wild adventures whenever he gets the chance and is ‘well known to police’. Digby will do just about anything for a treat ( his favourite being granny smith apples). Digby is very protective of our young boys; he is always watching over them and getting into mischief right along with them. This is Digby’s first Christmas photo shoot, and he didn’t want anything to do with it, so Prue like the good girl she is stood in front of the camera and let us take as many photos as we could before she fell asleep.”
This photo isn’t their official Christmas card photo, but I just had to include Kirstie Marie’s dogs Roxi and Dion showing off their holiday collars from Bone & Bow Tie. Don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a bloom collar or bow tie dog collar of your choice.
I would love to know what do you do with your holiday cards after the season ends.