Category Archives: Photographing Shelter Dogs

New Summer Background

This summer I had a new background made for my outdoor dog photo sessions at the shelter.  My outdoor options there are challenging because I have harsh mid morning sunlight with very little shade and the green bush I had … Continue reading

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Sitting Pretty

Today at the shelter I photographed this boy, Koda.  He is quite photogenic and we discovered he knew a few tricks like sit, down, shake and sit pretty.  It’s really fun to find out these things while creating dog portraits.  … Continue reading

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This Shelter Dogs’ Life

This is Porgy.  I have photographed him four times over the past several years (maybe five years?).  He is one of the most amazing dogs I’ve ever met.  Porgy came to Longmont Humane Society after spending nine months in a … Continue reading

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Special Photo Sessions for Patient Pooches

Occasionally we like to get some of the shelter dogs out on a field trip for a special photo shoot.  The goal is to show off more of their personalities and to take photos in which the viewer can imagine … Continue reading

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Photographing High Energy Dogs in the Shelter

Photographing high energy dogs in a shelter environment can be challenging.  It can be hard to get them to sit and focus long enough for you to take a good photograph since they have just come out of their kennel … Continue reading

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Big Dog, Little Dog!

These boys were so fun to photograph!  Dozer, the Great Dane needed some extra care while being cared for by Lonmgont Humane Society.  He was underweight and very anxious in the shelter environment.  They paired him up with Tiny who … Continue reading

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Coaching Shy Dogs

Quite often dogs in shelters are feeling shy or frightened which makes getting a good photograph difficult.  They don’t know why they are in the shelter, why their owner has not come for them or what will happen to them … Continue reading

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Fall Photos!

  I love photographing in the fall.  The colors are amazing and dogs love to play in the leaves.  They love the smells and textures and playfulness that fall leaves bring.  Hoping to get another week or two of fall … Continue reading

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Dog Photo – Take 2!

This photo series was a good reminder to review your images and re-do them if needed.  Kane had been at Longmont Humane Society for quite a while even though he had a nice, artistic photo on his profile.  He did … Continue reading

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It’s Great to be Back Outside!

Now that summer is finally here, I’ve been having a lot of fun photographing the dogs outside.  It’s good to have a change of pace and the dogs love the extra time outdoors!

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