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Well hello! It’s been a while (I can tell by the layer of dust on my blog). To try to make up for my absence I thought I’d start by posting one of the puppy shoots I did last month. I was commissioned by an agency in NYC to photograph some puppies for a top-secret project that they are working on – so shhhhhhhh! All the puppies had to be shot on white, and all had to be puppy-tastic. Fun and funner! So with no further ado I give you Cali and all her cuteness.

Behind The Scenes With Elvis

Elvis is one cool cat. He’s also one of the cats up for adoption up at the Austin Humane Society.  Here’s a little snippet of video (I heart you iPhone) of Elvis getting ready for his close-up. After you watch, get yourself over to the AHS toot sweet and bring this little guy home. He is a bundle of love.

Austin Humane Society’s Most Adoptablest

Here’s a Fun Fact: My very first pet was a beautiful but clumsy little furball kitty from the Pinellas County Humane Society. Then, when I was in photography school in Atlanta I worked at the Dekalb Humane Society and brought home my work in the form of another cat — this time a sweet, pudgy meatball named Keisha. So I’m totally psyched to be able to give back. Last week I took pictures of some of the most adoptablest (it is too a word) pets at the Austin Humane Society. They are all wonderful, and all in need of a good home and I was more than happy to help. We’re working on making this a regular thing, so keep your eyes peeled for future cuteness. And if you’re in Austin get down there and snatch one of these sweet furbabies up!

Pittie Pups

Hi. Wow. It’s been a while. I have so many exciting things to share with you that I’m about busting at the seams. In fact I’ve been working A LOT. But all the jobs are top secret. That’s right – I now work on secret projects. But I can share this with you. Emancipet is giving a Valentine’s gift to all the Austin area Pitties out there. Today through February 18th, you can have your Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix spayed/neutered and receive free surgery, free microchip, and free rabies vaccination. Love it! All the details are here.

And speaking of Emancipet & Pitties…Here are some outtakes from the holiday shoot I did for them, and the lovely holiday card itself. It was a Pittie puppy parade that day, and it was perfect.

Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! Be good to each other today! xo

Pawsh Magazine

Issue 4 of Pawsh Magazine came out yesterday and guess who’s in it. Sire! What? You don’t remember Sire? Well, click here to refresh your memory. And then maybe go out and stock up on some ginkgo for that whole memory thing we were just talking about.

Sire’s a gorgeous model, but between us – he’s also a bit of a diva. If he’s not feeling it, he is not afraid to pick up his poop bag and run. Trust me I know, he’s done it. But like any true professional, at the end of the day, after all the tantrums, (and all the pepperoni treats) he was worth every minute. I mean look at him, he’s gorgeous.

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