Archive for December 2nd, 2009

December 02, 2009


meet sam! I had a shoot with sam about a week and a half ago for a very special client – sam belongs to chuck strickler. chuck was a minister here in snow hill for a long time and is VERY important to my family.  he married my parents, baptized me, presided over the funerals of both of my grandparents and married me and my husband – lots of history!  he lost his wife this past april, so when his daughter contacted me to do a shoot with sam for an christmas gift – I was more than willing. not only do I love chuck dearly – I adore dogs. photographing dogs, playing with dogs, napping with dogs. If I go to a social event and there are dogs there, more than likely I will spend more time with the dogs than with people. those who know me well, know the importrant part my dogs have played in my life and to photograph them is just the best.  sam was so much fun!







thank you cherrie and cindy for inviting me to do this for your dad – it’s the least I can do after all he’s done for me and my family. and I love sam!! he’s a great big ball of love

December 02, 2009


meet the alder family! mom jennifer contacted me about doing a family shoot roughly a month ago and we set it up. her adorable son dash is of that age where his naptime is ever changing so when I got there he was not happy – poor guy. I was able to get some photos of jen and her husband ben plus some great shots of their dogs beatrice and lady


beatrice was very ready for her close-up :)


dash before…….


dash after…. I know exactly how it feels to be that tired. when I went back a few weeks later – dash was a lot happier to see me and gave me a tour of the backyard, especially the garden which he loves, before we headed back inside.




lady’s turn in the chair





jen & ben were so much fun to work with and dash’s infectious giggle had me smiling all the way home. and beatrice & lady? 2 of the most lovely girls I’ve had the chance to photograph!