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Kirby and Lucy – Double Trouble

Kirby and Lucy are BFFs and basically grew up together. Related through their 2-legged parents, this pair spends a ton of time together chasing balls and “ruff”housing in Kirby’s backyard. Lucy is an adorable little black and white Havanese and Kirby is a rare, totally white Miniature Schnauzer. Together, they are double trouble! ;)

Kirby loves to play fetch and is super fast on his feet!
Lucy might not fetch the ball but it doesn’t stop her from trying to get it from Kirby. They wipe themselves right out by playing this game!
Best buddies…
Kirby was such a ham for the camera. I didn’t mind one bit!
Lucy made sure she had her time in the spotlight too!
Kirby found something nice and stinky to roll in…
Lucy and Kirby (and their super awesome family) trekked across a field so we could get some pretty shots with the evening sun. I’d say it was worth the journey! 
Back home, Kirby was exhausted and wasn’t afraid to let me know. Lol!
Thanks for such a fun session and I can’t wait for your family to see the other shots!

stacey - I love every one of these shots! So playful and gorgeous light!

Jackie P - I always enjoy the fun clients you have and the beautiful way you capture them!

Sophie – The Modern Maltese

What’s a great and unique wedding present for the fabulous bride with killer style? Well, when she has a super-adorable Maltese named Sophie, it would have to be a doggy photo shoot!

This top-secret session was arranged by the bride’s good friend and business partner who wanted to give her something modern and unexpected but something that would be meaningful and memorable. We decided to photograph Sophie in the arts district of Charlotte, also known as NoDa. With funky and colorful walls and super-fun doggy graffiti, the vibe of the shoot certainly matches the trendy stylings of Sophie’s parents.

Sophie was an absolute dream to work with and, even though she’s mostly an indoor pup, she wasn’t taken aback by all of the hustle and bustle going on around us on that gorgeous day. She seriously looks like a little stuffed animal in her images! What a cutie!

Sophie had the head tilt down pat by the middle of the session!
And what Maltese is complete without some clothes? Sophie insisted on showing off her favorite dress!

I hope Sophie’s parents enjoy their gift and have an absolutely wonderful marriage with Sophie by their sides!

myrtle - Great! So lovely photos.=D

Louie – Mr. Lambchop

Meet Louie – a.k.a. Lambchop, Little Man, Bear Cub, and Wiggle Butt! Louie is the most perfect and sweetest cuddle monster! He is such a lover and he never fails to give out kisses with his amazingly long tongue! In fact, his tongue is so big that sometimes it just can’t fit in his mouth and it has to hang out. Love him!

We spent an overcast evening hanging around Louie’s gorgeous turf. His mom lives on Lake Norman so Louie enjoys daily walks on the surrounding pathways and docks as he scopes out the water for ducks and fish. It was a pleasure to tag along with this handsome Cocker Spaniel! Enjoy his sneak peek – I’m hoping his sweetness is contagious!

Louie has hip and knee problems so we made sure to give him several breaks during the session. He still wanted to work it for the camera though!
Hey stud muffin!!!
Isn’t he so handsome?!? I love that his tongue is barely poking through in this one…
Thanks, Louie, for being such a wonderful model! I can’t wait to visit you again soon! :)

Ellen Robinson - Thank you for capturing these amazing pictures of my Louie! I know he had a lot of fun – thank you, Sarah!

Mary Withers - These pictures of Louie are precious!! They reminded me of my granddog Logan. He had the same long tongue that sometimes just wouldn’t all fit in his mouth!!! Thank you for sharing these pictures of such an adorable fellow!!

Bark For Life – Charlotte

Wow! Sunday’s crowd was HUGE for the first Bark For Life walk held in NoDa! The Dog Bar was kind enough to host the event and even fenced in their parking lot so the dogs could roam off-leash. The crowds literally lined the street to get in to this doggy hotspot and to do what they could to aid in the fight against cancer. Despite the midday sun and the steamy temperatures, the participants rallied and raised almost $22,000! Woohoo!

Before the walk, the pups got to hang out, go swimming, visit vendor booths and meet other 4-legged walkers. And, of course, pose for the camera!
Any public place is cool in my book if a dog can be found in Superman pose on the floor!
The walkers rest-up right before the 1-mile stroll…
This year’s Bark For Life walk was lead by Natalie, a 5-year-old Great Dane available for adoption from the Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love.
And tons of cute pooches followed!
Doggy contests followed the walk including the newest addition to the lineup…a pie licking contest!
Whose face was licked cleanest?!?
After a wonderful day in the sun, there’s nothing like soaking your feet in the pool!
If your pup isn’t featured here, it’s not because he isn’t photogenic! Find more adorable 4-leggers here: A portion of the proceeds from sales of prints will go to the American Cancer Society.

Thank you to everyone that came out to support the fight against cancer! I can’t wait to see you again next year!

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