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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!
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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!

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!!!

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