Monday, November 23, 2009

Handsome Gunnar the Doberman

My new friend Meredith has 2 beautiful Dobermans that she just absolutely loves to pieces! She had asked if I'd like to do a shoot for them and of course I leaped at it. I love doing the dog shoots since it's so much a part of who I am. We met at this beautiful little setting and spent a little while playing and laughing and went from being cold to sweating! It actually was a wonderful morning! Gunnar enjoyed it all the most, it was his very own private play and treat time and a few times he was so excited he would just run in circles. Who could blame him! His own shoot on a beautiful morning!

Here are some of my favorites:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

GA Canine Rehab & Rescue - Success!

On Saturday, 11/14, I did photos at a Fall Festival in Warner Robins to help raise money for another local rescue & rehab organization. I love doing these events and you never know what is going to show up or how it's going to go! Here are just a few of my favs from the event. I was very glad we had a beautiful day and I even got a little sunburned. :-)

The full gallery for the event can be seen here!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Central GA CARES (Animal Control) ROCKS!

Every once in a while I love to find some projects where I can donate my services to help organizations. This time it has been for dog rescue organizations. 2 weeks ago I was asked by the mascot of the Macon, GA Humane Society if I'd be interested in doing photographs for a calendar they wanted to do to raise money for many much needed things the shelter. I had contacted "AC" a few weeks prior to let him know I was interested in helping out some way. I immediately let them know I would be glad to help and since I knew they needed it quick, we went ahead and set up the dates. I spent 2 days & around 5 hours with AC and quite a few people involved with the organization - Patti Jones, President of Central GA CARES, Charlotte Van Hoozen- AC's "Grammie", Beth Lange & her son Michael Lange and Anne Sawyer & her son Birch - very involved with AC's events, and Tracie Vandewalker, AC's mom, & AC himself. I came to love them all!! I had been involved with community work in the 80's with the shelter but it was quite a different place back then. The people I worked with are an amazing bunch, including the wonderful mascot, AC!!!

I was so excited to do the calendar shots but me being me...I just couldn't do 12 shots and walk away. I immediately was struck with a ton of ideas and wanted to make each month different, fun and special. We met at several places around Macon and I was allowed to "make it happen" and I am pretty pleased with the outcome.

Below are some of the shots from our sessions. I am so very honored to have had the chance to work with this bunch and look forward to doing more for them in the future. I have been humbled by the outpouring of love, compliments and thank yous from people I've never even met before. I had not realized how much my work could touch others. I makes me look forward to other projects that much more.