my friends got married last weekend.

they had a beautiful, heartfelt, idyllic wedding.

it was perfect, like they are for each other.

( i was a guest with a camera. i don’t shoot weddings.. )

 

 

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ordinarily, i will just shoot what i am being commissioned to shoot.

but, sometimes i will see something  begging to be captured.

this lonely collection of poppies just wanted to be noticed too.

 

 

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he has endured so much in his short life.

he is as sweet as can be.

he loves to be photographed.

i love to photograph him.

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play. paws. record.

 

 

 

 

all things must end.

 

a book project that started three years ago will be coming to an end after one final shooting trip.

it was a time full of dogs, wine, poetry as well as many laughs .. long hours of driving, listening to music and much too much caffeine.

i can hardly wait to see the final product.

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this is Nelson, a street-dog we found in a village in the middle of nowhere in Greece. he was skin and bones, suffering from severe mange and malnutrition. with much help from rescue organizations in Canada, the UK and Greece, as well as generous financial donations from all over the world, sweet sweet Nelsie was nursed back to health from the brink of death.  (hard to imagine, i know.. considering how awesome he looks today)

go Nelsie go!

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i really enjoyed photographing this lovely 6 year old.

we had such a fun time frolicking in the forest.

(well worth the stench of dog poop on BOTH of my boots)

 

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for the last couple of years, i’ve been working on a labor of love.. this is an image from the project.. i can’t share much, beacuse it’s not yet public.. but it will be soon.. i promise.

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