Recent Work

Portraits for dogs

Athena and Otis; Rescue Dogs

Athena & Otis are two crossbreed rescue dogs who hit the jackpot with their human mama!

Athena is a lovely girl. This pup is a little shy when she meets new people, so it is important that she has lots of space available when coming into a new situation. Athena loves treats and will come to get a treat after she warms up a bit to the new people.

Ms. Athena is a Pit Bull mix. We are not sure exactly what else she has in her, but we think there could be some Labrador Retriever. Regardless, she has a sweet personality and loves her humans with great passion.

Otis is Athena's brother. He is much more outgoing and expressive when he meets new people. Otis will prance happily toward you for his first greeting. Like his sister, Otis also LOVES a good treat and will show you all of his tricks in hopes of getting one from you.

Otis is one of the more unique dogs I photograph. He is a cross between a German Shorthaired Pointer and a Basset Hound! I've never seen this cross before, and let me tell you, the look of this sort of dog is definitely unforgettable!

This portrait session is the second time I've had Otis and Athena in my studio

The first time Otis and Athena visited me was a couple years ago. They had just moved to Alaska and were feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the new sights and scents. But after some warming up, we all became great friends and I fell head over heels in love with these two rescue dogs!

But this time around, we concentrated on portraits of Otis, Athena, and their human. The weather was bright and sunny, perfect for portraits outside the studio doors.

Once again, these cute rescue dogs did not disappoint me with their character and antics during the photo shoot!

German Shepherd Dog Photographer: Kyrie and her Mama

There is a bond between a dog and her Person that nothing else can compare.

The companionship a dog can bring to a human is a relationship worth documenting in portraits. And I am always happy to oblige, when someone calls for portraits with their pup.

Mary made just such a call about a portrait session with her German Shepherd Dog, Kyrie. Mary wanted portraits to commemorate her love of Kyrie. Kyrie is a five-year-old German Shepherd Dog who was rescued by Mary when Kyrie was just about 18 months old. Right from day one, these two were inseparable.

Mary takes Kyrie with her everywhere she goes.

Kyrie is such a gentle soul, traveling with Mary is a pure joy for this sweet German Shepherd girl. Kyrie is a pleaser and she loves to show off all of her obedience skills! Kyrie's favorite toy is, of course, her ball. Every time Mary would pull out the ball, Kyrie's eyes would light up and she would jump around her Human Mama with great excitement.

Kyrie has definitely bonded with Mary. She looks forward to hikes with Mary and together, they travel all over parts of Alaska to hike and play. These two gals have many selfies together on their adventures. And I have to say, a selfie is always better with a dog in the picture!

Mary brought Kyrie back with her, when it came time for them to view the portraits we'd made at Mary and Kyrie's session. I have to admit right now, how much I enjoy it when clients bring their dogs back for the ordering appointment!

Kyrie waltzed right in, as though she owned the place. This German Shepherd girl was so happy to see me once again. And, I think, even better were all the chew toys and dog beds I had available for her to keep entertained while we looked at all the portraits we had made.

In the end, Mary fell in love with the portraits of her and Kyrie. And I so enjoyed the opportunity to make portraits of these two girls, together. Their bond is clear in real life. I am happy to show that bond in portraits, as well.

Chihuahua Dog Photographer: Hello Romeo!

Hello Romeo the Chihuahua!

I love it when a Chihuahua dog comes to my studio to be photographed. This little breed is filled with a sense of self. Chihuahuas don't think they are the most important thing in town, they KNOW they are the most important thing in town!

Romeo is certainly no exception to this breed personality. He strutted his stuff right in to my studio, ready for his close-up. Romeo, the Chihuahua, has a confidence that was easy to see. And he was also more than willing to be picked up for a good snuggle. I was very happy to oblige Romeo's in this task, for snuggling a Chihuahua is right at the top of my list of The Best Things in Life.

I was so happy to see that Romeo brought his favorite person with him to his portrait session.

Romeo was accompanied by his human, Big Sis. She was very happy to tell me all about her adventures with Romeo when they are at home. Big Sis showed me how she loved to hold Romeo and kiss his face. It became very obvious to me, that Romeo's favorite snuggle buddy was his very own Big Sis!

Romeo and I spent our time together playing with different backdrops. Thus ensuring we got the best color and angle to bring out this bold Chihuahua's best side for his portraits. All told, I think we pretty much nailed it!