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Gertie – Studio Session

Who doesn’t love a Frenchie? Seriously. If you are one of the few that don’t, perhaps Gertie here will help change your mind.

Gertie is just a pup…9 months old to be exact. And trust me, she had the energy to prove her puppiness (yeah, I made up a word). She had me on my toes! She was here and there and everywhere and I loved every minute of it! Check out this pretty Blue Fawn Pied funny face during her studio session…

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This face is too much…
Frenchie Portrait on Seamless Background
Now when I say that Gertie loves balls. I mean LOVES balls – any size, color, texture, whatever!! Here are some examples to prove my point:

Number 1: The Jolly Ball

French Bulldog playing in-studio
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Frenchie playing with Jolly Ball
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Number 2: Red Bouncy Ball
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Number 3 (and to show you that size and color don’t matter): Basketball
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I may have given you the impression that Gertie doesn’t have a serious side. However, she does. See?
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And one last goofy one for kicks…
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If you love Gertie, let me know! She’s going to have an on-location session in June and we’re going swimming!!! Yippee!!!

Charlotte Reeves - Ooooh my goodness how hilariously adorable is this pup! You must have had an absolute ball with her Sarah. Loving your studio work!

Angela - We had so much fun with you Sarah! Gertie says “Hello!”
Thanks for a great day and these fabulous pictures!

Gertie (again) » McGraw Photography Blog - […] of you may recognize Miss Gertie from her super-adorable studio session a couple months ago. Her mom just knew she also wanted to capture her silly lady on-location at her […]


What’s this? A baby on my blog?!?!

Before you get too confused or wonder if I’m moving into baby photography, let me explain. :)

My sister came up for a visit on one of the most gorgeous days of the year and we just had to take advantage! She was wanting some pictures of her baby boy, Miller, and I was happy to be of some assistance. :) We literally just walked across the street from my condo and were able to capture some of the beautiful evening light in the newly budding landscape.

I hope you enjoy a quick peek of my sis with my new nephew. They are a lovely pair!!!

Miller and Carrie
Miller and Carrie
Miller and Carrie
Miller and Carrie
Miller and Carrie
Miller and Carrie
Miller and Carrie
Miller and Carrie

Ansel, Izzy, and Zeke

This post is quite bittersweet. This trio’s eldest brother, Ansel, was diagnosed with cancer and was only given a few months to live. At 10 years old, for a Dane, Ansel had already had a long and fulfilling life. Rescued and adopted from Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love, Ansel spent the better years of his life in a loving family and even had the opportunity to see his 2-legged human brother born. Unfortunately, Ansel gained his angel wings on Sunday – just days after our session.

I don’t want this post to be all sad and bring you down (even though it’s making me tear up). Instead I want to honor Ansel and his sweet family.

Ansel’s family loves Uptown Charlotte so, even though we had our hands full, we went for it! Three people, three dogs, and a baby – haha! We were struggling! Luckily, some friends showed up to lend a helping hand and we were able to capture some fabulous images of Ansel and his sister, Izzy, and brother, Zeke.

This is by far my favorite image of Ansel…

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And Izzy (on the left) and Zeke (on the right)…
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Zeke is an Italian Greyhound who was very interested in the other dogs walking by. However, I quickly discovered that a, “You wanna go on a walk?” or ” You wanna go on a car ride?” made him focus right on me!
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Izzy, on the other hand, was only interested in the tennis ball. Yep, she wasn’t going anywhere without that thing!
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And my boy, Ansel…
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Ansel’s dad was especially close to his boy. Because Ansel’s tumor was putting pressure on his rectum, he was having to potty quite frequently. Dad was very patient with Ansel and did everything he could to clean up his accidents and to make him comfortable. I just had to sneak this picture in…
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Lastly, we wanted an image to remember Ansel with his baby brother. And they look off into the landscape together… run free sweet boy… xx…
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Beth - I’m so sorry that Ansel is no longer in this world! He was a handsome and lucky boy. These are wonderful photos, I’m glad they got to you in time! I imagine Zeke and Izzy are helping to chase the blues away because they are just too cute to do anything else!

KELLI LORINI - I googled the top 5 pet photographers (I love my animals and a good image) it ended up giving me the top thirty. Theres little thumbnails and I skipped all and went straight to your blog. I am glad I did. The picture with Ansel and his dad gave me chills and tears and the last image with the baby and the dog. I cant. youre great!

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