Archive for the ‘Pets & Animals’ Category

Alberta Cattle Dog Rescue Photos [Millie]

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Alberta cattle dog rescue photos

What a sweetheart! Millie was found left behind when her family moved and didn’t bring her with them. Taken in by AARCS, this sweet cattle dog was soon sent to her foster home in Lethbridge. Within a week, Millie’s confidence sky rocketed! She quickly learned (or re-learned) how to walk on a leash and became a sucker for love and attention. She was so easy to photograph with her laid-back personality. She’d sit anywhere for a treat and stay there until she decided she needed snuggles again. She is such a well-behaved dog that we did these photos at the Dragon Boat Festival and it was no big deal to her! With her adorable spotted coat and attentive pointed ears, I don’t think she’ll be looking for a forever home for long.

Millie is available through the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS).

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Lethbridge Windy City Canine Rescue Bark in the Park 2018

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Lethbridge Windy City Canine Rescue Bark in the Park 2018

This year I was invited to have a booth at the annual Lethbridge Windy City Canine Rescue Bark in the Park and despite the rain, it was so much fun! So many people came out in support of Windy City Canine Rescue and braved the weather for a hot dog and visiting lots of puppies. A Better Chance Animal Rescue was at the event with their newest litter available for adoption and the puppies loved the attention! One was an escape artist who kept the volunteers on their toes through the entire event. Many Muddy Paws did a fun demo showing off their students’ running, jumping, and tracking skills.

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Lethbridge Pet Rabbit Photography Session [Button, Eliza, and Théoden]

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Lethbridge pet rabbit photography session

Full disclosure: this was my first ever Lethbridge pet rabbit photography session. These three adorable angels made for an amazing first experience with bunnies! Going in, I knew that whatever their personalities were like, anything would be easier than multiple cats. Despite a bit of defiance from one of the rabbits, I was not wrong!

When I arrived, Button, Eliza, and Théoden were all hanging out in their home for a lazy afternoon. I was immediately greeted by Théoden and Eliza, curious to check out this stranger in their home. Button meanwhile was super chill and just wanted to lounge around. Button continued to lounge around for his photo session while we inserted other, more energetic rabbits around him. He was our photo foundation!

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Outdoor Fort Macleod Newborn Family Photos [Cashton]

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Fort Macleod newborn family photos

At just under a month old, Cashton got in front of the camera for his Fort Macleod newborn family photos with his parents, brothers, and adorable dog Django in the River Valley Wilderness Park. His family is so in love with him that everyone was begging for a chance to hold him in the photos (with the exception of Django). It was a beautiful day for doing outdoor newborn pictures and Cashton was on his best behaviour for his very first photoshoot.

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Coalhurst Outdoor Ice Rink Hockey Photos [Denise & Craig]

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Coalhurst outdoor ice rink hockey photos

Last winter, Denise and Craig had an awesome idea to do Coalhurst outdoor ice rink hockey photos, but there was no snow! Winter kind of skipped us that year. Luckily (for their concept, not local travellers), 2018 was the year of snow! The ice rink was well maintained and surrounded by heaps snow, perfect for the winter look they wanted. They put on their favorite Oilers jerseys, grabbed their hockey sticks, and set out onto the ice for their couples photoshoot.

Their cute little dogs Sadie and Piper came equipped with their own matching jerseys. It was their first time “skating” and they did surprisingly well! I think their low centers of gravity definitely helped. The only challenge was figuring out how to run on the ice, but the snow banks surrounding the rink made that part a little easier. Piper especially loved sliding down the packed snow.

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Lethbridge Winter Coulee Pet Photos [Tanya & Will]

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Lethbridge winter coulee pet photos

Tanya was in need of updated professional headshot photos and her house made a great studio! She collects artwork on her travels and it added such great pops of colour in the background. By the way, doesn’t she have a great name? ;) Even her dog Will got to update his headshots while he waited for her to switch outfits.

After her headshots, we finished the session with Lethbridge winter coulee pet photos. Tanya regularly goes cross country skiing with Will. There wasn’t quite enough snow at the edge of the coulees to actually put her skis on, but we brought them along to pose with.

One sign of a good photographer is being able to photograph black pets and still have details show. I think it is an entirely new challenge to photograph a white dog in the snow! In a few spots the snow was a little deep for Will but he had so much fun bounding through the powder!

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