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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!


According to his mom, Oliver is the All-American dog. He is a black, mixed-breed rescue…in my opinion, one of the best kinds of dogs out there!

Now Oliver isn’t just your run-of-the-mill pup. Noooo. He’s a smarty pants and will do anything for a treat (and don’t say that word too loudly). His repertoire of tricks is pretty extensive and he’ll go through them all before you have a chance to ask. Oh, and his crooked front paws and head tilt are the cherry on top.

We spent Mother’s Day morning hanging out in Oliver’s gorgeous back yard. After an hour-and-a-half, I had fallen in love with this fluffy little guy. I would have taken him home with me, but that probably wouldn’t be too nice to do to his mom on Mother’s Day.

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Oliver was a phenomenal model. His mom was a little worried that he wouldn’t look at the camera because he shies away from her iPhone. Some treats and a ball solved that issue. :)
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This is one of my favs…
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Oh, and this one. That face. I tell ya…
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And some goofy ones of this sweet boy…
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Oliver’s eyes are absolutely piercing. I don’t know if it was the light or what, but his eyes looked this gorgeous straight out of the camera. Wow!
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Thank you so much, Oliver, for knocking our socks off. What a special gift you are to your mother. Everyday must feel like Mother’s Day to her. xx!

Luke – Studio Session

Luke is a big ol’ puppy with paws as large as my hands. I’m guessing he’ll be a 90-pounder or so? When he came into the studio, I had to document all of his puppy goodness. I figured I’d give it a go with some video!

As most of you know, I’ve really been playing around with video and trying to learn everything I can. This was a new experience in and of itself. Shot inside with only available lighting, I quickly realized I’ll need to invest in some continuous video lighting if I want to replicate the look of the still images in the studio. Either way, we had a ton of fun and we ended up with a super-cute promo video. I especially love the end…

Pet Portrait Studio from Sarah McGraw on Vimeo.

And I’m sure you’d like to see a closer look of Luke’s still images. I adore this big baby!

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Thanks so much for coming along on this fun session!

Brittani Croft - Oh my word…you know I love your video work so much and this is so playful and fun. What a face on that guy!

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