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I just love it when a dog full of personality and spunk comes into the studio! Meet my latest playful pal, Charlie. I have to start this post with one of my favorite images…a profile shot of his amazing beard…

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Charlie needed a little time to warm up to the flashes, but he quickly realized he could get treats for his good modeling skills. :)
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His adorable head tilt…
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After some serious shots, it was time to pull out his favorite toys! This one is named Beethoven. It’s way bigger than Charlie but he still manages to fling it around like it weighs nothing!
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His other favorite toy is his hedgehog…
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This one is a little more nimble. Haha!
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And then there is the random shoe sitting around. Charlie took full advantage of the no-shoes-on-the-backdrop rule.
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Man, he is one handsome fellow!
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Sometimes Charlie loves on his toys too. Best buds…
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 I can’t wait to see all of Charlie’s artwork come in! He’s going to have his own special wall above the couch, but shhhhhhh…it’s a gift for his dad. :)

Beth | Daily Dog Tag - What an awesome profile! He is definitely handsome. I bet the studio is an especially wonderful option this time of year for you and your clients!

Lulu, Bailey, Charlee & Lillie

Lulu, Bailey, Charlee, and Lillie’s parents won an on-location session during a silent auction event benefitting the Concord and Greater Cabarrus Humane Society. We quickly scheduled their session and, just before the temperatures went sky-high (along with the humidity), I was able to spend a lovely evening with these gorgeous ladies. This four-pack of pups were absolute dolls and their beauty blew me away. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to photograph them.

We started off photographing the eldest of the pack. Lulu is almost 14 but is still a little firecracker! She not afraid to put her sisters in place. She knows she still rules the roost. :)

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Next up was Lillie. Now this dog is one gorgeous lady! She is accessorized with brown spots as opposed to the normal black spots found in Dalmatians. And her eyes and personality just sparkle!
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Bailey’s turn was next. This is Daddy’s baby girl. He’s putting up a gallery display in his office and Bailey’s image is going to be the centerpiece. I totally get it…I’m a sucker for a sweet black Lab too. :)
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Last but not least, I got to hang out with Charlee. She’s a little more on the shy side but is still a ham for some treats and the ball. Aren’t her multi-colored eyes spectacular?
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We also got to do quite a bit of playing. The two Dalmatians loved it and were full-on crazy! Haha!
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And we of course needed to get an image of all the single ladies (all the single ladies)…excuse my Beyonce moment…
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I can’t wait until Lulu, Bailey, Charlee and Lillie’s artwork comes in! It’s going to look amazing on the walls and the album is simply gorg!!!

Beth - Lovely!

KELLI LORINI - IM DYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE

Millie and Marlowe

Oh My Dog! Oh My Dog! Oh My Dog!

That’s what kept running through my head during Millie and Marlowe’s session…and while I was culling their images…and editing…and designing their album…and on and on and on. Seriously. These two Goldendoodle puppies gave me a perma-grin that I just can’t shake. I don’t think anyone can handle all of their cuteness. So I’m putting it to the test with this blog post.

We spent a lovely evening in Millie and Marlowe’s backyard where these two got to go all out wild! They were wrestling, chasing the ball, and plain ol’ acting goofy. I mean, what else would puppies do? I introduce Millie (on the right) and Marlowe (on the left)…

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Marlowe is the youngest of the two at just 5 months. I think he’s part kangaroo because he’s a hopping machine!
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Aghhhhhhh! I told you the cuteness would be too much!!!!
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Millie is the older sister (actually half-sister) and comes in at 11 months old. She’s been through some training and was happy to show off her new “sit” command as well as her don’t-ignore-me face!
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The whole time I was at their house, Millie and Marlowe never chilled out next to each other. We kinda made this moment happen but only after the craziness you’re about to see…

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This is more like the puppy-play I witnessed when they were together. Haha! They were full-throttle!!!
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What a wonderful and fun time! Their album looks amazing and I’m even ordering a print from this session for one of my new framed print samples. Love, love, love!!!

So, I wanna know…could you handle the cuteness???

Jennifer - to stinkin’ adorable. Amazing images as usual


Dashiell is only the second Wirehaired Dachshund I’ve ever had the honor of photographing. And, I must say, he was beyond amazing to work with. This one-year-old boy was very well-trained and would do anything for a treat. Not to mention he’s about as adorable as they come! His little beard and fluffy back-mohawk made me a little weak in the knees.

I got to meet Dashiell on the beautiful evening on Mother’s Day. We started out shooting at his house but quickly moved on to the always lovely Fisher Farm. I was blown away when we got there! The sun was sparkling, the grass was tall and flowing, and the purple flowers were dancing in the breeze. We were in heaven!

I have to start this sneak peek with the images from Fisher Farm because Dashiell took my breath away standing in all of that gorgeousness…

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I could photograph this every day. And Dashiell just made it that much more special!
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This is one of my favorite shots of the evening. He bounced through the grass like a bunny and it was to die for!
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Back at Dashiell’s house, we explored his backyard and he worked his magic…
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His “Bang! Bang!”…
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And one last cute one (his human brother and sister’s favorite)…
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Thank you, Dashiell, for such a wonderful session. I hope your mom enjoyed her Mother’s Day present!!!

Beth - He’s so cute! Beautiful photos.

Brittani Croft - Oh that face! And those ears when he runs! And his little beard! :) Too handsome!

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