Fall Photos!

 

Fall 13 DogsI 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 photos.

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Longmont Humane Society – 18 Days After the Flood

LHS adoptables 092913These faces are of adoptable dogs that are looking for forever homes.  Things are starting to get back to normal at the shelter 18 days after the devastating flood that recently hit Boulder County.  LHS took in over 165 evacuated animals: dogs, cats and even a goose.  They provided safe housing for these pets while their owners who lost their homes, could re-group and find new living situations.  Sixty six pets are still at the shelter – waiting to be reunited with their families.  I’m not posting photos of evacuated animals to respect their privacy but rather these animals who need new homes with new families.

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Belle – A Great Gal in Massachusetts

BelleBelle is a senior citizen living with a couple of friends of mine in Massachusetts.  I was happy to photograph her and hang out with her for a few days.  She has such an up beat personality, is such a happy dog and just loves to hang out with her people.  New visitors get greeted by Belle as she shows them each of her toys and takes them on a tour of the living room.

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Dog Photo – Take 2!

KaneupdateThis 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 look a bit thin and kinda sad.  So, I re-took his photo and found that he had gained some weight and had become playful (although he could use some help with his ball catching skills).  A few days later he was adopted!  Another dog whose photo I re-took was also adopted and the adopter said that he did in fact notice the photo on the shelter website.  I’d like to think that the new photo helped Kane find a home, even if just a little bit!

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Diverse Group of Dogs Today

DiverseYesterday I had quite the diverse group of dogs to photograph.  Out of eight dogs, two were senior citizens, one was deaf and one had only three legs, often referred to as a tripod.  It was great to meet each dog with its’ individual personality.  Lexi, the white dog in the upper left, was deaf. She was full of energy and untrained.  My mom waved a bright green ribbon over my head to get her attention toward the camera.  Lady, the tan dog in the upper right was a tripod.  She was so sweet, affectionate and loving she was adopted before I made it home to upload her photo!  The two dogs on the bottom were both senior citizens, well trained, and just wanted to hang out with us.  I don’t usually put hats on dogs but since I had this old lady hat I just couldn’t resist!

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Photo Exhibit – Now Showing!

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“The Wonder Dogs of Longmont Humane Society” is now on display at Cafe Luna, a coffee shop in an old historic house with a great front porch.  Here’s the scoop:  July 2 – July 28, 2013  at Cafe Luna – 800 Coffman St., Longmont, Colorado.  Come in and check out all of the Wonder Dogs and enjoy a latte or an iced tea!  Prints are for sale and greeting cards of the Wonder Dogs are also available at Cafe Luna.   A portion of all profits will be donated to Longmont Humane Society.

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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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Hooray! We are now officially a Hearts Speak Professional Member!

front romeoWe are pleased to announce that we have been accepted as a Service Professional Member to HeARTs Speak, a global organization that connects and supports artists and animal shelters in an effort to reduce the number of adoptable animals unnecessarily euthanized each year.  We come together to save the lives of millions of animals in need and to educate the wider community.  It is an honor to be a part of this amazing group!  To find out more about Hearts Speak, please visit their website at:  www.heartsspeak.org.

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Penelope

penelopePenelope is such a sweet heart!  I have photographed her before and she is always so willing to participate in between cuddling and sitting in your lap.  I wanted to try out a new backdrop so I chose Penelope for her great personality and amazing looks!  Our photography team at Longmont Humane likes to try out new backdrops and simple props to keep things fresh.

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I’m Afraid of Puppies….Well Kinda…

It’s not often you get to photograph puppies in a shelter so when I do, my first response is “Oh, how cute!”  My second response is, “Wait a minute, puppies are so outta control this is gonna be rough”.  This little guy proved me wrong!  Monty was so playful and energetic, but anytime I needed him to look at the camera, he posed.  Amazing!    Enjoy your daily dose of cute!

blog8h-logo And here are some other very cooperative pooches.  Yesterday’s session at Longmont Humane was one very willing, photogenic dog after another.blog7-logo

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