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LuLu’s owner was gifted a mini-session with me by her friend for her 30th birthday (what a nice friend!!). I love Sheltie’s, they’re such pretty little dogs, so I was really excited when she got in touch to schedule her shoot.



LuLu was a bit camera shy but she’s good at sitting and staying, so I just worked with what she gave me. The over-the-shoulder smile was her signature look!


She thought I was pretty funny.



Despite being ten years old and arthritic, she still loves to run. Look at that smile and her pretty locks flowing in the wind.


If Lulu’s owner chose to buy the running shot, don’t worry, I’d edit it so she doesn’t have a white post growing out of her head!

If you’re a really nice friend also and would like to buy a gift voucher for someone (they make great Christmas gifts) just shoot me an email.

Here are all the dogs [AND PUPPIES!!!] that I photographed since my last “adopt me” post. All of these dogs are currently looking for homes.

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All the dogs are from Fetching Dogs apart from Cesar [the tan boy with the red collar], he’s with SPRA and his profile is here.

As we were driving to the location for 10 year old Xas’ session his owner told me that he’s been through the wars recently – he had vestibular disease and while he was at the vet receiving treatment for that he picked up a paralysis tick. It was a very difficult time for them. He also has hypothyroidism and after our shoot he was scheduled to have a lump removed from his head. He wasn’t about to let any of that stop him from smiling though!




I love working with dogs that do what they’re told!


After his glamour shots he finally got to do what he’d been itching to do – fetch stones from the water. He is a retriever after all.



While he stood there waiting for a stone to be thrown, his wagging wet tail with the sun behind him created the most beautiful sparkly bokeh.


Soaking wet and exhausted but still ready to chase his stone some more.



Great dog, great location, great light. All the ingredients for a perfect session.

Recently I got the sad news that two of Divani’s littermates had died suddenly [in totally unrelated incidents]. While I’ve taken lots of photos of MonElite Dobermann’s puppies over the years I hadn’t taken many of her foundation bitch. We arranged a mini-session for the following weekend and I told her to bring her daughter and grand-daughter along too for a group shot. The star of the show was to be this pretty lady though.




Voodoo was the pick bitch from the litter I photographed at Easter. She’s growing into a gorgeous girl and doing really well in the show ring. She’s not a massive fan of being tied to a tree though!



Furia is Voodoo’s mother and Divani’s daughter. If you’re a long time follower of my blog you’ll be no stranger to this beautiful smile.



As the owner of four dogs who all sit and stay for photos without any issue I sometimes forget that it doesn’t come that easily to other dogs. Particularly when there’s a gaggle of ducks nearby! After several minutes with two handlers trying to wrangle the dogs into a sit or stand stay, they finally gave me this wonderful Destiny’s Child moment. I had really wanted them all to look at the camera, but I much prefer this shot. 100% credit goes to the ducks for getting them to stop moving and look in the same direction at once!


A couple of months ago MonElite Chocolate Godiva was mated to Ch Fireax Viva La Leyenda. On Friday she gave birth to twelve healthy puppies. Further details can be found on their website here. Hopefully I’ll get to shove my camera in their naughty little faces over the holidays!