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Oliver and Chicklet

Oliver and Chicklet are an amazing little pair of Papillons. Although they greeted me with a bark-fest, they actually calmed down enough to show off their cute faces for the camera. Not fans of the grass and yard, Oliver and Chicklet decided to hang out with their people on the back deck. It was perfect! We hung out in the breeze of the fan which, not only kept the mosquitos at bay, but it made the pups’ flowing hair that much more gorgeous! I introduce Chicklet (on the left) and Oliver (on the right)…

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Chicklet shows off those lovely ears!
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Meanwhile, Oliver gets some lovin’ from mom. Doesn’t he look like a little Panda bear?!?
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Chicklet is 11 years young but doesn’t look a day older than 2!
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This is what Chicklet does all the time…chew on her chip…
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Oliver chooses to pass the time with his tongue out to the side looking as Ewok as can be! :)
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Leesia - These two are so cute they don’t even look real!!

Wall Art

I love seeing gorgeous artwork on the walls of clients’ homes and businesses. One of the most fun parts of the process is the design phase. I use a fun, little program on my iPad that allows me to show my clients what their images will look like on their wall, to scale. It takes a lot of the guesswork out of the decision making.

Right now I’m working on a couple statement pieces for the West Ballantyne Animal Hospital. Here’s a little preview of some options I sent over. Stay tuned to find out what they decide to go with!!!

West Ballantyne Animal Hospital artwork
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Abby, Ralph and Zoe

How many people out there can say that they’ve seen a Chinese Crested, much less, photograph one? I’ve never done either until I got to meet and photograph Abby! I was beyond excited to get this opportunity!

Abby is 11 years old with a little puffball face and tail. She is such a delicate little girl that prefers to stay off the grass and would rather be in someone’s lap. I love this shot of her whole furless tiny body. :)

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She even has a gorgeous smile! :)
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Although Abby’s usually pretty mellow and chill, she gets a wild hair when her mom starts to weed the flower garden. I don’t know what it is, but she LOOOOOOves to chase the weeds when they are thrown into the woods. That whole delicate-dog-thing goes out the window at that point.
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Abby isn’t an only child! She has a brother, Ralph, and sister Zoe. Ralph was one of the pups we were most worried about capturing on camera. He doesn’t warm up to strangers but as long as he has his tennis ball, he’s a pretty happy camper. He actually knocked it out of the park. We got some great shots of him!
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This is one of my favs. I love the flowers surrounding his happy face. :)
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“Play with me!!!!!”
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Last but not least, we photographed Zoe. She’s also a little shy around strangers but she will eventually warm up. Like her brother, she’s a little obsessed with some tennis ball too!
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Those flowers again!!! She’s fixated on her tennis ball!
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These pups made me work my tail off but we captured some wonderful moments that truly show off their fun personalities! :) Thanks for such a great shoot!