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Ruby and Leo – Family Time

During our recent trip to New York, I was lucky enough to spend some quality time with my 4-legged niece, Ruby, and 2-legged nephew, Leo. We had a nice little photo shoot and tried our best to get some images of the two of them together. However, they both seemed to have other plans! Lol! When I was photographing one, the other would be across the field. Most of what I was able to capture were the brief moments they crossed paths or when Leo would give Ruby a treat. I think we still got some cute images and I seriously love these two!

I love how Leo is so curious about Ruby. Children at this age always are so interested in what their furry brothers and sisters are doing.
Isn’t my little nephew adorable?!?
Ruby isn’t too shabby either! BTW, I loved all the “cotton” that was falling down from the Cottonwood trees…

I can’t wait to see how big Leo has gotten next time we go up to New York. Hopefully I can get even more pictures of the two of them together!

Karla - Your nephew is seriously adorable! I’d love to see a side-by-side of the one of him with his arms up in the air and the one of Linus doing the same thing. LOL

admin - Haha, Karla! That would be too funny!!!

Ali Peterson - Love that face in the 2nd image & the one with just a teeny bit of tongue hanging out the side. I’m such a sucker for funny tongue shots!

Eva & Sadie – A NY State of Mind

A couple weekends ago, we made the long trek to upstate New York to spend some time with my husband’s family. We decided to bring along the dogs thinking they would have a blast running around with their 4-legged cousins, checking out the horses (and hopefully not rolling in poop), and running around in the big fields. Unfortunately, the trip didn’t start out so great for Eva and Sadie.

About 5 minutes after arriving, poor Eva got caught in the electric fence and it scared us to death! That pretty much assured us that she wouldn’t be going anywhere near the fenced-in horses (and their oh-so-attractive poop). That same day, Sadie was struck with a bout of nasty diarrhea and had several accidents in the house (including one in my husband’s suitcase – gross). The following day, Sadie’s diarrhea continued and Eva ran into some concrete landscape edging and scratched up her face. Ugh. The poor dogs!!!

On our last day in New York, we figured they needed to have a vacation from their vacation. We decided to scope out a park with some gorgeous shoreline along Lake Ontario and allow the pups to go swimming. Eva LOVES to swim and she would fetch sticks all day if we let her. Sadie, on the other hand, had never been swimming in a large body of water so this was going to be an experiment (and hopefully not end up like the rest of their trip so far). Well, she didn’t think twice about running in! She acted like she has swam all of her life. I’m so happy they got to finally have some “vacation” time! :)

The BFF’s…
Sadie had so much fun in the lake. The cool water was refreshing and she wouldn’t stop running!
But I managed to steal a quick pic during a brief moment of rest. Lol!
Back at the house, Eva and Sadie got to do more of what they love and play in the gorgeous fields in the backyard. The sun was setting and the grasses just glowed! They had so much fun running around chasing the frisbee…and each other!
All this swimming and running around made them super tired for the ride home. I think they slept for 4 days afterward!
The end!

Aaron King - Hey nice blog and great images….

Robin - Yuck about your husband’s suitcase! Glad that everything turned out okay and that you all were able to enjoy the vacation. I love all these photos but I think my favorites are the ones of Sadie posing in the grass, especially the one in between the two frisbee pics.

Pawsitively Amazing: Britt Croft, Dana Cubbage and Sarah McGraw | The Daily Dog Tag - [...] About McGraw Photography:  Sarah is a full-time professional pet photographer  specializing in fresh, modern, fun pet portraits taken on-location  in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.  Sarah has two dogs of her own, Sadie and Eva. [...]

Happy Tails: Gus and Sanford | The Daily Dog Tag - […] taken on-location  in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.  Sarah has two dogs of her own, Sadie and Eva.   Sarah is a member of HeARTs Speak, a non-profit organization that connects artists and rescues […]

Happy Tails: Jake, Jackie and Bailey | Daily Dog Tag - […] taken on-location  in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Sarah has two dogs of her own, Sadie and Eva.   Sarah is a member of HeARTs Speak, a non-profit organization that connects artists and rescues […]

Linus – He’s coming to get Boo

Linus. Really? I just don’t know what to say about this ADORABLE little man that can’t be told through pictures. This guy can bring a smile to anyone’s face and he has already established quite a fan club on Facebook! At only one-and-a-half, he is sure to reach Boo’s status before too long!

Linus is crazy smart and knows more tricks than I do! I honestly couldn’t even remember them all during our photo shoot. He is also a Canine Good Citizen, Certified Therapy Dog, works his cute side in fashion shows, and spends time with hospital patients. He has more of a social life than I do! :)

I hope you enjoy Linus’ smiley face…

This is “Dance”…
Linus is so adventurous and eager to learn!
This is “Place”…
This is just “CUTE”!!!!
What? You’ve never seen a dog push a grocery cart in the park?
And his newest trick, “Feet”…

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek from our afternoon together. When Linus is super famous, I can say, “I knew him when…” :)

Laura Merikay - That has to be the happiest, bright eyed mini poodle I’ve ever laid my eyes on! GREAT work!!

Beth - Oh my! What a cutie!

Brittani - Oh dear…I love Linus. And that light! Awesome work Sarah! You have the cutest clients!

Sarah | Chic Sprinkles - I can’t express how much I love this session! <3

Ellen R - Super cute…my fav is the one on the bridge!

Little Dog Linus’ Happy Tail | The Daily Dog Tag - [...] At only one and half years old, Little Dog Linus has quite a lot of accomplishments, but I bet there is more to come for this little guy.  You can stay updated on Little Dog Linus’ news by liking his Facebook page and see more of his great photos on Sarah’s blog. [...]

Jennifer - Hi Sarah! I saw you featured over at the Daily Dog Tag. I absolutely love this little guy. Beautiful images!!

Stephanie - OMG these are too adorable!

Currents Magazine Pet Issue 2012 » McGraw Photography Blog - [...] check out page 16 here. We had a blast and you should see if you made it into the magazine! I spy Little Dog Linus on page [...]

Cassandra Johnson - Sarah,
I love this cutie and would love to add one just like him to my small family. With his owners’ permission, can you share his owner’s name and contact information? Hopefully, they can direct me to the breeder they got him from. Thanks for any information you can share.

Happy Tails: Little Dog Linus | The Daily Dog Tag - [...] At only one and half years old, Little Dog Linus has quite a lot of accomplishments, but I bet there is more to come for this little guy.  You can stay updated on Little Dog Linus’ news by liking his Facebook page and see more of his great photos on Sarah’s blog. [...]

Charlotte Today with Fez & Lucy

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by the awesome people at Charlotte Today about doing a segment on my photography. At first, I honestly thought it was a joke or someone trying to sell me something (I get spam phone calls all the time from “news” websites) but they were for real! I was super excited but totally nervous at the same time. I am NOT one to be in front of the camera – especially talking about myself!

Fortunately I got to bring along a couple of my favorite doggy models to work it for the cameraman. You may remember Fez and Lucy from their session here. We had a great time and I’m so happy with the way the clip turned out. (Well, besides my nervous stuttering and fidgeting. Haha!) In fact, I was so nervous, I was just shooting away and not really paying attention to my camera settings. Fortunately, I got a couple cute shots from our afternoon together.

And here is the segment!

 

A huge thanks goes out to the Charlotte Today crew, Fez & Lucy, and Fez & Lucy’s Mom and Dad (who was in a wreck right before he met with us)! You all made my year! :)

Peter Taylor - That was awesome Sarah! You looked great and very comfortable in front of the camera! That is a great piece. Congrats!

Beth - You got some great shots of these two! (No surprise there though!) I thought your TV segment was great :)

» Boston Terrier Puppies by McGraw Photography | My CMS - [...] loved these guys so much that I even asked them if they wanted to be filmed for a segment on the news about my photography. As of right now, they have been professionally photographed, seen on the [...]

Boston Terrier Puppies by McGraw Photography | My CMS - [...] loved these guys so much that I even asked them if they wanted to be filmed for a segment on the news about my photography. As of right now, they have been professionally photographed, seen on the [...]

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