Archive for the ‘Pets & Animals’ Category

Taber Pet & People Portraits [Tayler and Her Critters]

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Taber people and pet portraits

It’s always a joy to return to Tayler’s home near Taber and document her and her beloved animals year after year.

Tayler has exponentially increased her husbandry skills with the addition of her herd of little ponies (or a “string” of ponies if Google is correct!), many of whom are adorably named after Game of Thrones characters. Some of these proved to be more challenging to coerce into photos than the cats, while others lovingly followed us everywhere and photobombed us when it was supposed to be another pony’s turn.

Sadly Tayler lost her dog Summer last year, so the photo of her with her remaining dogs was super important. Autumn and Summer had been best buds and now Autumn is also getting up there in age, so we focused a little harder on playtime photos with her.

We had a little less time for photos of Tayler by herself this year after all our pony wrangling, but quickly snuck in some individual portraits each time she did a quick wardrobe change!

Thank you for trusting me with your photos year after year, Tayler! :)

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Adoptable Puppy Photos in Lethbridge [Bean & Belle]

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Lethbridge adoptable puppy photos

What’s better than one adoptable puppy? Two, of course! Bean and Belle are a doggy brother and sister duo who took a fun trip with their foster mom to Henderson Lake for their adoption photos. The two most enjoyed munching on leaves, especially Belle who was hard to catch without a mouthful! (Bean, on the other hand, was more into pine cones once he discovered those.)

Belle stood out the most for her sweet, soulful eyes, while Bean’s spunky personality and giant paws gave a glimpse into the energetic big boy he’s going to become.

Bean and Belle were photographed for the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS), but were no longer listed only a few weeks after I met them. They must be bringing so much joy to their new families!

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Newfoundland Dog Flower Crown Photo Session [Friendly]

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Newfoundland dog flower crown photo session

What better way to spend an evening than with Newfoundland dog flower crown portraits? Friendly is the epitome of a gentle giant. Her name perfectly fits her personality!

At only one year old, this big girl is already so well trained. Her stay and recall were on point, and she mostly tolerated having flowers on her! Friendly’s only real struggle was not eating all the awesome sticks at Aperture Park in west Lethbridge. We had to take a few breaks as large chunks of tree were repeatedly fished out of her mouth. She got her fill of fibre during her photos!

Working with a dog this size comes with it’s own unqiue set of challenges. We had to take frequent breaks for slobber wipe up, especially once the tasty sticks were discovered. And when Friendly decided she wanted to go somewhere else, it took a lot of strength from her person to convince her otherwise!

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Adorable Outdoor Puppy Photos [Collins from AARCS]

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

AARCS rescue puppy for adoption in Lethbridge

What is better than soft puppy fuzz? Collins is one of the fuzziest puppies I have ever met! He helped me get the most adorable outdoor puppy photos at Henderson Lake.

Collins may be excited to eventually get a forever home, but in the meantime he is having a blast learning how to live with a family and other dogs. His foster dog family played with him all morning before his adoption photos, and he still had lots of energy left!

When he wasn’t frantically trying to scratch his collar (he doesn’t have much leash training yet so that was a yucky feeling!), he was busy climbing onto my lap for snuggles. Even if I was squatting, he found his way up! It took a bit of clever timing and a picnic bench obstacle to pull off these adorable photos.

This puppy has the kindest temperament and is such a gentle soul. He’s inquisitive and brave and will grow up into an amazing companion!

Collins is available through the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS). I’m sure he won’t be available for long! (I think he may already be adopted!)

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Louis the Chihuahua’s 10th Birthday Bash in Lethbridge

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Lethbridge dog birthday photos

How Chelsea created lasting memories for her favourite ‘partner in crime’

His brilliant butterscotch fur was perfectly pressed, his teeth bright and breath fresh. It was a special spring day for Louis the Chihuahua.

Louis’ owner, Chelsea wanted to make his 10th birthday something unique – something to remember.

“He’s been the perfect partner in crime!” Chelsea said of Louis. “We have been on SO many adventures. Recently, I purchased a small dog-friendly pet carrier so he can still be a part of all our favourite summer adventures. He especially likes canoe rides.”

So to make his big day memorable, Chelsea prepared a picnic, made a cake and planned a special walk through Aperture Park at the University of Lethbridge. To cap it all off, she wanted to document the special day with a personalized pet photography session, so she called me!

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Indian Battle Park Winter Puppy Photos [Barkley]

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Indian Battle Park winter puppy photos

Barkley’s human dad came up with a great Christmas gift idea for his wife: gorgeous portraits of their new puppy! Barkley made a special trip all the way to Lethbridge for his Indian Battle Park winter puppy photos.

After only a few months, Barkley is already the size of most dogs. There is definitely Saint Bernard and Bernese Mountain Dog in those giant paws of his!

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