Bringing joy and healing to others is powerful and important, and we need to see more examples of that in action.  Which is why I’m very excited to announce a new volunteer relationship I formed with a wonderful equine therapy program in Auburn, California called Horses for Healing.  I have been photographing program participants, volunteers, and employees as they interact; the images will be used in a website redesign, and in other educational and promotional materials.  I feel so privileged to capture the work they do, and the joy it brings.   horsesforhealing_blog1 horsesforhealing_blog2 horsesforhealing_blog3 horsesforhealing_blog4 horsesforhealing_blog5 horsesforhealing_blog6 horsesforhealing_blog7

Sniffing among the leaves, romping along wooded trails — what a perfect winter day for a smiling bernese mountain dog puppy named Shasta!  Her owner requested a dog-only photography session for Shasta as an add-on to her boarding stay at Sierra Dogs, and he planned to give the photographs to his wife as a Christmas gift.  So I took Shasta for an enjoyable afternoon in a nearby woods, knowing that allowing Shasta to explore and enjoy herself would help me create images which really reveal her happy, sweet, and fun nature.  When the owner saw the photos, it was impossible for him to pick just one, so I created a beautiful book of all session images, plus a large canvas, prints, and a small accordion-style brag book.  I got an email this morning letting me know the gift, and the images, were a big hit, so now I’m free to share a few of the photographs.  This is why I love being a pet photographer!  Enjoy!

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Zooming, leaping, chasing, catching — Holly is always moving.  She has turned playing into an art form.  Holly’s owners wanted some freeze-frame action of Holly being Holly, so they elected to do a dog-only photography session as an add-on to her boarding stay with me here at Sierra Dogs.  Luckily, we had some beautiful Fall color and crisp Fall weather during her stay, which made her photo session extra fun and pretty.

Holly catching a wubba toy Holly lying down with pink tennis ball Holly running one ear up Holly with red and white rope toy Holly standing with pink tennis ball Holly running both ears up

Lulu’s adoring gaze, Barbara’s contagious laughter, and  Walt’s gentle holding of Barbara’s hand don’t go away when the camera disappears.  Their genuine warmth and ready laughter left me smiling long after I put my camera away and drove home from an afternoon spent with them in Carmichael, California.  My goal, whether photographing pets or people, is to tell the story of who they are — their essential qualities.  Well, for these three, their story is about laughter, easy affection, and truly enjoying one another’s company.     Lulu in the light Lulu gazes at her people Love Barbara, Walt, and Lulu take a stroll Barbara laughing with Walt and Lulu Lulu peeks her head out Lulu watches over the yard Lulu

 

Here is their video slideshow with more session images (see Session Information for pricing of this and other products:

You asked for it, you got it!  Custom digital video slideshows, that is.

Here is an example of a video slideshow from a Tribute Session last Fall.  Bittersweet, in this case, but a lovely way to remember the day. Please watch the video and tell me what you think. Would you enjoy a custom slideshow of the images from your dog’s photo session?

They are now a part of my product choices, either a la carte, or as an add-on to album purchases.  (We’ll go over the full pricing list when we meet, but you can get the general idea on the Session Information Page.)