Category Archives: Family

Julie and Brent had me visit their house this fall for family portraits with their recently expanded clan, now including not only Mimi the Cat but Bella the Goldendoodle puppy.  Bella was all for heading out into the backyard for some playtime, but Mimi…..not so much.  Still , we had a great time and managed to get some great family portraits with the remaining fall color still on brilliant display.




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There’s not much better in the late fall than getting outside to enjoy the crisp air and the crunch of leaves on the ground. And if you can do it in the company of a sweet dog and his humans it’s even better. The Bush family trekked out to Kennesaw Mountain for a photo session and we had a beautiful day for it. It was cool but not cold and there was some lovely color in the landscape and the afternoon light. Fez was super happy to run around sniffing but kept a close eye on his people…..he is definitely a mama’s boy. Loved his funny personality and cute turned out paws. Thanks for a great day, Fez!


My affection for Weimaraners goes WAY, way back……specifically to junior high school and a favorite teacher.  Mr. Jackson was both an entertaining and engaging speaker and our class sponsor, so he is a key figure in my school experience.  He was also the owner of a magnificent Weimaraner named Shadow, and during one memorable Chapel service utilized Shadow to illustrate the point he was making in his talk.  I’ll never forget hearing Mr. Jackson’s voice ringing through the auditorium giving a command, and seeing a streak of grey charge down the aisle and leap up onto the platform.  It was my first introduction to the athletic and dignified German breed, and it made quite an impression.
So when I got a call to do a session for two Weimaraners I was thrilled.  Bella and Zoe and their humans share a lovely home in Buckhead, and I think the girls know how lucky they are to have been rescued by their owners.  Bella is older and clearly the alpha, but she and Zoe get along and clearly have a bond.   They have a particular interest in chipmunks, and with a lush and wooded lot surrounding the back yard, no shortage of potential prey.  Even in repose, though, these dogs have so much life and personality in their eyes….they were a joy to photograph.