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Currents Magazine Pet Issue

I had so much fun photographing Ace, the 2014 winner of the Lake Norman Currents Magazine cover contest. He beat out 50+ other pups in a contest that would land the winner’s face on the October pet issue – all to benefit Friends of the Animals. When Ace isn’t workin’ his stuff in front of my camera, he’s a medical alert service dog who is specially trained to alert his mom of changes in her blood sugar.

And here are a couple of the fun shots we got while hanging out during our shoot…

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Lake Norman Poodle Portrait
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And here is the talented Ace on the cover. Now that’s a handsome boy…
2014 Lake Norman Currents Magazine Pet Issue

Mr. Banks

When you get the opportunity to photograph an unbelievably cute and scruffy dog for some large artwork for a vet’s office, you jump. Like ASAP. And, man, I tell ya, Mr. Banks didn’t disappoint. Here are just a few of the amazingly cute images this superstar knocked out in a matter of about 30 minutes. He didn’t waste any time hamming it up!

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West Ballantyne Animal Hospital Artwork
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And the final product? This 30×40 canvas is proudly hanging in the lobby of West Ballantyne Animal Hospital! Stop by to check it out! (Photo Credit: West Ballantyne Animal Hospital)
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Ender, Princess & Magoo

The Smith family is a family of animal lovers. They are very active in the Iredell county rescue circles and have three adorable pups of their own…Ender, Princess and Magoo.

Ender is a sweet 8-year-old Doberman that loves her frisbee and a good game of fetch. She loves to run in her large backyard as well as look for bunnies and other tiny intruders. She also has the hobby of being super irresistible as seen here…

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Princess is actually the little “queen” of the clan. She’s a 9-year-old Chi with a few tricks up her sleeve…
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Last but not least, there is Magoo. Although a little timid of strangers, Magoo warmed up quickly to my treats and tennis ball. :) This scruffy pup is well known for his bouncy run and it was on the “must-have” shot list! 
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Our session took place on an absolutely spectacular evening with the lovely sun sparkling through the pine trees. I’m so lucky Ender invited me into his backyard to capture the gorgeousness!
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Of course we had to get him playing with his favorite toys!
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Usually the dogs my clients worry most about end up being the best models. Magoo was the classic example and ended up being the biggest camera ham! 
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Tiny Princess tried to keep up with her brothers and did a little running after the ball. It didn’t take long before she tired of the grass and was ready to get to solid land.
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Her eyes!!!! Gorg!
Cute Pet Portraits

So you wanna know the real reason for this session?!? Well, this furry family is expecting their first baby of the 2-legged variety!!! Woohoo! The pups joined in for some cute pictures for the baby announcement. Everyone join in and leave them a big congrats!!! :)

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Beth - What an adorable family! Love those action shots of Magoo. Great way to announce the big news!

Gde - Awesome pics, dude! Your dogs look so vibrant and lively. I like the way you use natural background instead of white and empty color.

Humane Society Adoptables

Today I got to spend some time with a few of the pups from the Humane Society of Charlotte. This grouping of dogs have been at HSC for the longest and are really ready to find their fur-ever homes. Each of these pups were sooooo good and I haven’t a clue as to why they are still at the shelter. Are one of these your new BFF? I personally have a thing for Peso and his uniquely lopsided head. :)

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Beth | Daily Dog Tag - They are all adorable! I hope they find homes soon!