Archive for October, 2008


October 31, 2008

I wish everyone a safe and spooky Halloween!  More from the blog next week, I’ll be back in the studio on Thursday.


October 30, 2008

Marlee wandered into our lives almost three weeks ago.  We discovered her early one Saturday morning, just before sunrise.  She was lost and hungry.  After our valiant but unsuccessful effort to find her family, she’s really starting to find her place here in our home.  We kind of new from the start that she was meant to find us.

Casey Joe and Abbie were immediately in love with her and you will be too…when you see her sweet face.

Some days, having three big dogs does seem a bit crazy…but oh, to see them all playing happily together.  Priceless.

Ally & Dooley

October 28, 2008

At first glance, Ally and Dooley appear to be total and complete opposites.

In reality, they are A LOT more alike than you might realize.

They share toys (like “reindeer”) and a very special connection with their mom.  They wouldn’t miss a car ride for anything.  They love to hang out in the sunroom or outside on the deck, even though the squirrels drive them both nuts!  Above all else, they share a beautiful brother-sister bond.  Playing, snuggling and taking good care of each other.

Here are just a few of my favorites from our session this week.  These car ride shots are fabulous!  How do they always know when you’re going someplace fun?

Travel Plans

October 28, 2008

This is just a quick reminder that I will be away from the studio for a few days…beginning Saturday 11/1 through Wed 11/5.  I’ll be speding some much anticipated time visiting with family and friends.  As for Casey Joe & Abbie, they’ll be hanging at home with Dad this weekend.  Lucky dogs.

Molotov – sneak peek!

October 24, 2008

Molotov greeted me on the street with a giant hug!  He is seriously the most social dog I have ever met.  He says “hello” to everyone and is always up for an impromptu game of tug-o-war with friends from the building.  During our session, people walking by would stop and love on him…boy, he was in doggie heaven!

And the wrinkles.  Just look at that face.  All I can say is you had better be prepared to play hard…this guy is non-stop with his tire.

I have actually been scouting train tracks for ages.  Waiting for just the right client.  When it happens, it’s almost magic.  Molotov you rocked this scene!

And one more…because it’s Friday and I couldn’t get enough of the fabulous vintage brick.  We were in the old tabacco warehouse district in Durham, amazing colors and textures everywhere!

I honestly believe every dog has a story to tell.  

This is Casey Joe’s.

Handcrafted.  Expertly printed.  One of-a-kind.  Just like he is.

You would never know Honey has recently recovered from surgery…this little one was so spunky and animated!  Her adorable half-sister Ginger was a little shy at first, but that soon gave way to her truly charming and gentle character.  When these two sweet girls aren’t sunning in the driveway or sharing a special bone…you can probably find them lounging in their favorite chair together.

We even got to enjoy a gorgeous sunset on our walk home from the pond…thanks again for the wonderful afternoon ladies!

Mutt Strutt Update

October 14, 2008

Due to the pouring rain (from Tropical Storm Hannah) on the morning of the originally scheduled Mutt Strutt Dog Walk, the event has been rescheduled for Saturday Nov 1st from 10am-1pm.   The walk and event will be taking place at Historic Oak View Park in Raleigh and admission is FREE.  Be sure to visit the WCAS website for details.

Meet “mini me”

October 9, 2008

Besides having her best buddy Casey Joe to play with…Abbie also has her friend “mini me”.  You’ll see in a second exactly why we call him “mini me”.

Meet “mini me”.

Are they not super funny together?  They crack me up!

Holiday Cards 2008

October 6, 2008

This year’s holiday card collection has a little something for everyone.  It’s simple, bold and beautiful.  Each design offers a unique and delightful way to send your very best this holiday season.

“Berry Merry”

A delicate and modern card made especially brilliant with black & white images

“Holiday Cheer”

An unexpected twist on a colorful Christmas that looks terrific with bold images


Warm and sweet with a hint of classic country style.

Each design is available as a flat, double-sided, 5×7 greeting card; sold in sets of 25 cards & envelopes.  Pricing is $65/set and includes personalized design with images, custom printing, and envelopes .  For more information on ordering your holiday cards, contact the studio for details!