Archive for the ‘Pets & Animals’ Category

Santa Paws Pet Photos at Bone & Biscuit Lethbridge West

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Santa Paws pet photos at Bone & Biscuit Lethbridge West

Our second year visiting Santa was a success! This year’s Santa Paws photos were held at the new Bone & Biscuit location in Crossings in west Lethbridge.

Santa Paws 2018 Stats:

– Santa was visited by 41 dogs and 9 cats
– Santa’s hat was stolen once
– Santa was debearded twice (once by a dog and once by a cat)
– 458* bribery treats were administered
– there was only one floor accident
– one very brave pup got closer to Santa than last year

*totally made up number

Proceeds from the event went to support The Last Chance Cat Ranch.

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Lethbridge Burnese Mountain Dog Puppy Photos [Timber]

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Lethbridge Burnese Mountain Dog Puppy Photos

I’m so happy with all these puppies I got to play with this month! Timber joined me with his human mom for his Lethbridge Burnese Mountain Dog puppy photos. He’s also part Golden Retriever, but the Burnese seems to be taking over. Timber is already larger than most small breed dogs, but a tiny fraction of the final size he will become!

I could not get over how well behaved he is for a puppy. That is largely thanks to the training he is taking, but he’s also such a gentle soul. He was happy to quietly explore all the new smells at the park and dig through the grass for fun clumps of leaves to play with.

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Colorful Waterton Summer Portraits With Pets [Cheri & Jax]

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

colorful Waterton summer portraits

Local model Cheri happened to be camping in Waterton during one of my many visits there this year. I met up with her for some colorful Waterton summer portraits before I made the drive home. Our timing worked out perfectly as that day happened to be her dog Jax’s first birthday! We brought him along for photos and this was a huge win for him because it meant playing in one of the lakes at the end of the session. Despite knowing Cheri through the photography community for many years, this was my first time working with her and she was amazing! I was so glad she happened to have pink hair that month so the photos could be extra colorful.

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Lethbridge Double Puppy Newborn Session [Theodore & Nigel]

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Lethbridge puppy newborn session

Theodore and Nigel’s human parents welcomed them into their new Lethbridge home with a puppy newborn session. I’ve been wanting to work with itty bitty puppies like this for so long. We didn’t quite do all of the photos I had in mind because Theodore and Nigel were very excited about the whole process and only wanted to wiggle out of everything! We started out the pet photography session in their backyard where the boys could wrestle off some of their energy. They loved playing tug-of-war together with any toy that allowed it. Once inside, they needed a little more bribery to go where we want them to. They are already learning a few tricks when yummy treats come out!

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Lethbridge Summertime Pet Photography [Melon from AARCS]

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Lethbridge summertime pet photography

Melon is doing a great job learning how to be a good dog and got to practice her leash skills during her Lethbridge summertime pet photography session at Henderson Lake. She instantly wanted to cover me in kisses and rolled over, insisting I pet her belly. We had to take many belly petting breaks during the session to keep her happy! Despite her young age, she’s so chill and will be a great fit in any home that takes her.

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

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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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