Archive for December, 2008

Gifts

December 24, 2008

Season’s Greetings!

For today, I wanted to share a few special pictures of Casey Joe from his favorite field.  There is something incredible about the freedom, the openness, and the quiet here…it’s a place very near and dear to us.

These pictures remind me that the best gifts in life are the moments we share together.  field_001field_002

He likes to think that there is something moving in the grass…it gives him good reason to go crazy!

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Okay, one more.

I love this one for it’s simplicity.  To the many splendid simple things in life!

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Jackson

December 21, 2008

Some of you may remember Jackson from his very first (and super adorable) “puppy” session earlier this year.   The images from that first session are definitely some of my all-time favorites.  Puppy love for sure.  In fact, one of my newest additions to the studio is a 24″x 36″ gallery-wrap canvas of Jackson, right over my desk.

Choosing to display images on canvas is certainly an investment but I have to say, it’s totally worth it.  Pretty amazing, right?  I can’t wait to order a few more.

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And it gets even better.

I had the opportunity to catch up with Jackson and his dad this week at Pullen Park.  I was blown away by how fast this little guy is growing!  He weighs 40lbs already, can you believe it?

He is still the same goofy, loveable, well-mannered guy…just with longer legs and even bigger green eyes.   Since it was misty and a bit drizzly outside, we opted to play up the artistic tones of the day.  Here are a few of my early favorites to enjoy!

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The girls

December 19, 2008

Although I often appreciate my images most in color, I sometimes find myself drawn to the drama of black & white.

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This next one was all about timing.  The girls were playing together in the yard and I just happened to have my camera ready.  A moment between friends.  I’m pretty sure I’ll remember this for a long time to come.

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Grrrr…eat books

December 18, 2008

It’s the perfect time of year to grab a good book and snuggle up.

When I received my Pampered Puppy newsletter this month, I was thrilled to see so many of my favorite books make the list.   Congratulations to the many talented writers and photographers who so elegantly capture the beautiful spirit of our most faithful friends.

Any one of these books would make a meaningful gift or the perfect winter read!

A Dog Named Christmas – Greg Kinkaid

Heart warming, honest and full of tenderness.  A story that brings to life the true meaning of the season.

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Snog: A Puppy’s Guide to Love – Rachael Hale

Super sweet and full of amazing photographs.  A delightful combination of memorable quotes, stunning images and surprising insight!

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Last but certainly not least is the latest creation from the famous William Wegman.  This time around, he captures his gorgeous Weimaraners against the dramatic backdrop of Maine’s Acadia National Park.  A true work of art.

Dogs on Rocks – William Wegman

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Abbie

December 17, 2008

I just had to share a few new pictures of Miss Abbie.  She was napping peacefully in the warm sunshine the other morning…so sweet!  I had to be super sneaky and very quiet in order to capture her actually sleeping.  It’s a running joke in our house…Abbie has exactly two speeds “100 miles an hour” or “off”.  When she crashes, she crashes hard.

If you could only see her little whiskers twitch when she dreams, it’s adorable!

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abbie_sun02abbie_sun03This one is my absolute favorite…it’s pure bliss.

If you are like me and still have shopping left to do, here is one last gift idea from Casey Joe!

It’s the holiday collar from LL Bean.  Stylish and festive too.  Could this possibly be the perfect stocking stuffer?  My favorite part has to be the little bell.

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Happy Holidays!

December 16, 2008

I know, it’s been too long since my last post…and for that I do apologize.  There has been so much going on the last few weeks between fullfilling client orders, holiday baking, visiting family and a few surprises, time has just flown by.

I’ve also been spending some extra time with Casey Joe,  as his condition is changing almost daily.  Our time together feels even more precious now than ever.  Not to worry, he is adapting well and enjoying all of the special attention.  Trust me.

I also had the pleasure of sharing the last week with my little cousin Reagan who was visiting all the way from Phoenix.  I say ‘little cousin’, but she is almost wearing my shoes already!  We danced, sang out loud, walked the dogs (a lot)  and made one very delicious apple pie.  What a week!

One thing about Reagan…she loves dogs.  She has so many stuffed ones, we’ve all lost count.  She developed an instant bond with our newest addition, Marlee.  They were inseparable the entire week.  It was seriously too cute for words.

Here are a few pictures that can only begin to show the friendship that blossomed.

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