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Images taken with supplementary lighting



Irene and her mom Melissa contacted me to plan their session and I knew we’d have some fun. After brainstorming about ideas for a theme they settled on ‘PJs in Bed’, since that’s their happy place.

Here is their story, from Irene:

“My mom saw me online and knew immediately she needed to meet me. I was estimated to be at least 10 years old and had a number of medical problems. I am completely deaf, had horrible ear infections, and ulcers all over my eyes that did not produce tears. When my mom and dad came to meet me it actually wasn’t love at first sight. They were nervous that I was too much to take on for a young couple, but ultimately decided that they would bring me home.

As soon as we got in the car everyone was so happy. My parents have taken me to the vet many times and I feel so great now! Except for the deafness, every single one of my ailments has cleared up, even the ones the vet said were permanent. I am like a whole new dog. My mom says that even though she was nervous at first, bringing me home was the best decision they’ve ever made.

My favorite thing is snuggling, snuggling, and snuggling. We also go on walks together and play with my younger brother. I mostly like to watch him because he is so fast.

Without my mom I don’t know that all of my medical problems would have been fixed. It’s already hard for senior dogs to get adopted, but when you add in potential vet bills it’s almost impossible! I’ve never been loved as much as I am now. They’ve even helped me discover how to play with toys and what blankets are for. I am a very lucky girl.”


If Tia’s ears seem to be her most noticeable feature, it may be so she can hear you call her and come running.  With just a few licks and nuzzles she can make it all better!  Tia is a 30 lb Schnauzer and Wire Haired Terrie mix, about 10 months old, very affectionate, and gets along with other dogs as well as children.  She will definitely be someone’s cuddle bug, but as a young dog she also has enough energy to be active.  She is available for adoption through Orphan Annie Rescue.



There’s cute, and then there’s CUTE.   All cap, bold, epic level of ridiculous cuteness.  You can guess which level these pupsters fall into.  Tate and Tyson have a lot of love to give and are just looking for a home.  These babies were born shortly after their mom was rescued from a puppy mill situation.  They are healthy and have been raised by the fantastic volunteers at Orphan Annie Rescue and are now available for adoption.  Both are boys–the mom is a Schnauzer/Pomeranian mix, unknown on the daddy dog.  I’m referring to them as SchnauzerPoms…..has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

To find out more about them email or visit the site at


It’s Friday……hallelujah. Fun outtake from Medo’s photoshoot yesterday. His mom Brooke brought him in for studio portraits and he showed off some solid clicker training results……such a good boy! And in mid-bark his ears get some impressive ear flappage, which just tickled me to pieces. Kind of reminded me of Sally Field’s headgear as The Flying Nun.


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