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.

 

 

 

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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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Vanessa- a sofa session.

we intended on shooting outside in the forest with fuzzy boots, a cozy sweater and a fluffy scarf.

there was a torrential downpour.

instead, we shot inside, where it was toasty warm and dry.

smart move methinks.

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while on vacation  i had the pleasure of meeting and photographing the Vineyard dog at Scribe Winery in Sonoma.

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play. paws. record.