Behind the Scenese shot from my super fun session with my friends Dom and Vanessa and their dogs at Crossfit Resurgens where we all train. Well, where the humans train, not the dogs. My vision was getting a coordinated shot of all three dogs sitting on plyo boxes set up like award ceremonies. Appropriate, since the summer Olympics are going on right now. The guys did not think much about this idea. We tried, we REALLY did–no dice! There were so many other great shots I had to let this go, but it was a valiant attempt.



The new notecards for Pet Portraits have arrived and they are lovely!  Very pleased with how they turned out–the clean design keeps all the attention on the photos but the info is there and easy to read.  Cannot wait to start showing these off and passing them out to people!




Nobody said this puppy supermodel gig was easy! This furbaby was more interested in getting snuggles and giving kisses than posing for the camera, but he held on long enough for a few good shots. Outtake from Thor’s photos session Friday at Homeless Pets Foundation in Marietta. We took photos of him as well as a few of his other siblings….there are 8 puppies total, both boys and girls. Their mom Toni appears to be a Treeing Coonhound mix, about 60 lbs and a pretty, leggy dog. All the pups are now available for adoption!



Thor, one of the puppies born to Toni.  Mom Toni is a Treeing Walking Coonhound mix who was about to give birth in a high-kill county facility in north GA.  Homeless Pets Foundation pulled her and a few days later she gave birth to 8 precious babies at the Marietta facility on May 11th.  The puppies are all now available for adoption.HomelessPetsFoundation_Marietta_NinaParkerPhotography_7072


Tonka, another of Toni’s puppies.


Mantis, male pup from a litter of 8 rescued by volunteers at Gordon County Animal Control in north GA.  Some sort of bird dog mix, born on 4/29/16.  A volunteer fostered them for a bit until they arrived at Homeless Pets this week, so they’ve already had some socialization.  These pups will be transported to Bideawee in New York City on Tuesday if not adopted over the weekend.  Rescue opportunities are not as plentiful up north so there are many families eager to get these pups!


This is Apricot, a sweet little girl who knows how to look pretty in a floral collar.  Homeless Pets Foundation accepted her and her 8 siblings from Tri-State Rescue in north GA.  The mom is a border collie mix but the pups look like shepherds so must take after dad!  They are about 7-8 weeks old.



These next two dogs are Vanity and Natalie, sisters found at a church and never claimed, not micro-chipped.  They look like a very interesting mix of Basset/Catahoula/Hound.  Yes, Vanity has one blue eye and one brown and she is so striking with her ‘oreo’ coloring.


Rita, one of two puppies found with their dad running down the highway recently.  The story was featured on Fox news, not only due to the craziness of someone dumping their dogs on a high speed interstate but due to the awesome rescue by a dog lover who turned around to go retrieve them.  Rita is very sweet, smart, loving and active, and just  has the sweetest face.  She was born around Valentine’s day and is a Chow/Border Collie/Terrier mix.

HomelessPetsFoundation_Marietta_NinaParkerPhotography_7217Momma dog Cashew was at a local county animal control facility and heavily pregnant.  She just gave birth at Homeless Pets Foundation last week and had 12 babies.  Unfortunately, she got a bacterial infection that made her and her puppies sick.  She and the puppies are being treated but at this point only 5 have survived.   A volunteer took all the puppies home trying to save them by bottle-feeding round the clock.  Poor Cashew is even sadder now that she’s separated from her babies but hopefully this will enable the pups to get stronger and mama, as well.  Fingers and paws crossed!


This is Meadow, a spunky and fun Cattle dog mix.  She’s been with Homeless Pets Foundation since April 2014, when she was rescued in the nick of time from being euthanized at a south GA high-kill shelter.  This is a very loving and smart dog who will thrive with an active owner.  She has a high energy level and needs lots of exercise and stimulation.



Still need a Father’s Day gift idea? Get Dad something he’ll really cherish: a portrait of him with ‘man’s best friend’. Through Sunday we are offering vouchers for a special ‘Dad & Me’ package: $85 gets him a mini session plus a matted 5×7 print. He can claim his session anytime during the next 6 months and choose between a studio session at our location in Smyrna or outdoor session at the nearby park. Contact the studio to purchase your gift voucher and arrange to have in hand before the weekend. 770-330-5414