Complimentary Photo Session – Skye

Skye is a very lovely and very sweet Shepherd / Heeler mix. I met up with her and her mom at Assiniboine Park on an early sunlit afternoon. What a perfect setting for a spring photo session. Skye

Little is known about Skye’s early days… she was found alone, thought to be abandoned, at about 6 months of age. The kind hearts of Winnipeg Lost Dog Alert were able to locate and capture her. Winnipeg Animal Services then looked after her until her current family heard about her, met her, fell in love and brought her home.

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Such a pretty girl…

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Skye now lives a happy life with a loving family that includes 3 cats and 2 guinea pigs. Lucky Skye!

Complimentary Photo Session – Lucy

With the hint of spring noticeably in the air and at our feet, Lucy, her Mom and I spent a most enjoyable morning in Birds Hill Park. Miss Lucy is a 12 year old Border Collie / Shepherd mix with much of the Border Collie visible in her still energetic personality.

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The past couple of years have seen Lucy deal with some significant health issues but today was a good day. She was happy to be out and about and seemed to totally enjoy the sights and smells of this time of year. Snow still covered much of the ground … but tall grass and dirt patches were emerging as well… all sorts of new scents now revealed.

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Such a pretty girl.

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Simply enjoying the day…

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Some friendships are special… the love evident.

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I wish you well, Lucy. You are a beautiful girl.

 

Sophie | Winnipeg Pet Photographer

The sun shared a new warmth and with the slight breeze coming from the south, spring was finally making her promise known. Our location was Kildonan Park and it was indeed the perfect day for a photo session with the lovely Miss Sophie.

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Sophie is a sweetheart of a gal… a beagle approximately 5 years old. The first chapter of her life is a bit unclear but it is thought that sadly she may have had to have many puppies. Her life took a much happier turn when Darren and Debbie found her and embraced her as family. She now enjoys a loved, carefree life with a “mom” and “dad” that adore her.

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Such a glorious day for a walk, a talk and a leisurely stroll. Thank you, Debbie and Darren, and of course… Miss Sophie.

 

 

Complimentary Photo Session – Jewels and Willow

Today I got to play with and photograph two lovelies… Miss Jewels and her best buddy, Willow. Both are rescued dogs…and both are loved.

Jewels is an 11 year old Shepherd mix who doesn’t look or act her age. She is a gorgeous gal with the most soulful brown eyes that will steal your heart in a glance.

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Willow is the younger, at 2 years of age. She is a Rotti / Shepherd mix who is all about having fun and loves to play. Together they make a delightful duo.

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Thank-you Jewels and Willow for brightening up a cold and blustery February day. And Happy Birthday to Jewel’s Mom !!

Complimentary Photo Session – Bear and Jack

This week I got to photograph Bear and Jack… a special session in so many ways. Rhonda, their mom, is a dear friend and Jack is literally the face that launched my current photographic journey.

JackI remember the day well… it was an unseasonably warm October day in 2010. I was aimlessly strolling an adoption event at The Forks, camera in-hand, checking out the various booths when I spotted him… a five month old St. Bernard cross pup sitting quietly beside a table baring the Winnipeg Animal Services banner. His calm nature in the midst of all the commotion had me take note. I knelt down, gave his ears a scratch, snapped his photo and left hoping with all my heart that his search to find the perfect home would be a quick one.

The next day I decided to share the photo with Animal Services on their Friends of Animal Services facebook page. Coincidentally my friend Rhonda saw the photo. Two great things came out of this… Rhonda adopted this beautiful boy, naming him Jack, and Animal Services contacted me to see if I would like to photograph the dogs in their adoption program. Both Jack and I started down new paths that day… each in the best unexpected way.

Now here we are almost five years later… once more meeting up at “The Forks”. Jack has grown into a most handsome boy, sharing the good life with his canine sibling, Bear… the biggest, fluffiest Samoyed I have ever met.

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The day was cold and the venue was bustling with the spillover from the Festival du Voyageur. We had a marvelous, fun time… walking, talking and gathering memories.

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Thank you Rhonda for this day. Love your doggies. Hope to see you all again very soon.

Complimentary Session – Leo and Remington

The day was cold and the sky, grey… not the ideal day for a photo session. But… this is Manitoba and it is February. So, we simply bundled up and went with the day. Besides… Leo and Remington didn’t seem to mind. A walk in the snow at Birds Hill Park… what could be more fun.

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Such gorgeous dogs, I was in total awe of their size and their beauty. Leo is a very handsome 2 year old Great Dane and his canine sibling is the gorgeous Remington, a 2 year old Mastiff mix.

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Admittedly the cold did have us cut the session a little in time but what a joy to meet these two Lovelies. Thank you Stacey for meeting me on this wintery February day… it was indeed a pleasure.