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A couple weeks ago I headed down to California to photograph a botany retreat that my uncle has been going on for the last 31 years. You can read more about the “human” side of the trip here and from the air here, but I was pleasantly surprised with how many people brought along their dogs. Pippa, pictured first  below, was my favorite, but only because puppies are always my favorite. All the other dogs were just as friendly and funny, just not quite as squishable. Thanks again Bob and Ginny for having me!

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Last weekend I had an amazing opportunity to visit a huge private ranch just south of Modesto in California. For the last 31 years my uncle Bob has been taking a trip to Flying M Ranch to study vernal pools and hang out with fellow botanists. This year I got to tag along. As did Bob’s new puppy Pippa. Who immediately stole my heart. I had Border Collies growing up and getting to hang out with Pippa was one of many highlights on the trip. Here is a shot of Pippa. More to come of Pippa and lots of other dogs who were on the trip.



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If your going to live in a city named after a Queen you might as well have the current Queen’s favorite dog, right? It was a pleasure meeting Sadie, aka Ms. Shop Boss at OnlyHuman. I love her Cleopatra eyes and short little legs. She has such a great personality and we quickly became friends. The only downside of photographing a Corgi is that you literally have to lie on the floor to get down to their level. Something to keep in mind next time I meet one – don’t wear black pants.

Thank you Christina and Chris for letting me come by!

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Beatrix :: Shop Dogs

Beatrix was the second Brussel Griffon I photographed last week and boy was she a cutie! You don’t see manyView full post »

Belle at Victory

The Belle of the Barbershop :: Shop Dogs

Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting in one of the coolest spaces in Victoria. I love Victory Barber and Brand thatView full post »

Rayne and Billie :: Shop Dogs

For this project I figured it was  too obvious to photograph Shop Dogs that work at “Dog Shops,” so I wentView full post »

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Beatrix was the second Brussel Griffon I photographed last week and boy was she a cutie! You don’t see many Brussel Griffons (I had NEVER seen one til I moved to Victoria) so it was a delight to get to see three of them in one day last week (the third one I saw was at the park and belongs to my neighbor). Beatrix works at Mille Fiori with her mama and shop owner Christine. Not only is Beatrix a great little Shop Dog she is also an expert cuddler and spent an hour happily snoozing in my lap while I got the best. pedi. ever.

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Shop Dogs :: Taio at Frontrunners

I have a theory about dog names.  I meet more and more dogs with “people names” (my own dog is noView full post »

Shop Dogs :: Lola at Rook and Rose

As an owner of a fellow bulldog (Charlie is half French Bulldog) Lola has a special place in my heart. Something aboutView full post »

Willie the Yorkie at MArmalade Tart in Sidney

Willie at Marmalade Tart :: Shop Dogs

Willie works at Marmalade Tart with Geraldene. While I was there at least three people “threatened” to takeView full post »

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Cash was the second teenage dog I photographed last week and though he could sit still for a bit longer than Mitchell, he was still very much a teenager, and as such not listening to much of what any of us where saying to him. Still he was a true joy to hang out with and I love that puppy energy that dogs his age have.

Almost every shoot I do with a dog, I catch at least one photo them blinking. Cash, it turns out blinks a lot. I think I came across five, but this one was my favorite, by far!


Mitchell :: A Victoria Adoptables Veteran

Not gonna lie teenage dogs are NOT easy to photograph! But they are soooo easy to love. Enter Mitchell – veryView full post »

Henry :: A Victoria Adoptables Veteran

I know it’s only February, but I have a busy schedule this summer, so I needed to start this early. I am teamingView full post »

Junip :: Victoria Adoptables Calendar

The shooting for the Victoria Adoptables 2013 Calendar continues! Meet Junip, model number two for the calendar. SheView full post »

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