Harper & Bug

During a recent pet portrait session, I got to photograph two lovely dogs, Harper and Bug, for a Christmas present. We shot at the end of November but still had some beautiful foliage. Here they are running down a country lane.    _DSC1112 This is Bug, a Pug Boston Terrier mix. He was definitely cute as a bug.

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This was another best of both session, so we did indoor and outdoor photos.

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To schedule a session for your beautiful pets, please contact me or visit my portfolio to see more pet portraits. Or to learn more about my pet photography.

Posted in Dogs, Pet Portraits

Montpelier Hunt Races

It was an overcast, dreary day for this year’s Montpelier Hunt Races held at the home of James and Dolley Madison in Montpelier Station, Va, but the racing was good. The horses race past the mansion and some try to jump the mulch covered road.Montpelier_Mansion_Races

They held the dirt race for the first time in a few years. Pride of the Fleet won.

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There were some very handsome horses in the paddock. Montpelier_Hunt_Races_Paddock Decoy Daddy won the Noel Laing Stakes race for an unprecedented third time.Montpelier_Hunt_Races_Steeplechase

 

Would you like photos of your race or show horse at the next event? Let me know!

Posted in Horse Racing, Steeplechase

Elly Portrait Session

Many people don’t realize that Salukis come in two varieties: smooth and feathered. OK, many people have no idea what a Saluki is to begin with but that’s a different conversation. Here are a few shots from a mini pet portrait session with Elly, a lovely, young smooth Saluki.

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If you’d like to schedule a portrait session with your beautiful dog, contact us! Or learn more about why you need an animal specific photographer for your pet portaits.

Posted in Dogs, Pet Portraits

Orange County Hounds

A beautiful autumn day with Orange County Hounds in Middleburg, Va. The hunt meet location was lovely.Orange_County_Hounds_Middleburg_va

A whipper-in watching for the hounds

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The huntsman in the woods. orange_county_hunt_staff_middleburg_va

Members enjoying the fabulous weather and great ride.

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Would you like some photos of your favorite foxhunter? How about a photo session jumping coops in the hunt field? Give us a call, 540-316-0177.

Posted in Foxhunting

Sassie & Dr B

I met two wonderful dogs, Sassie and Dr B, at a recent pet portrait session.  Sassie is an energetic Australian Shepherd mix who loves agility and frisbees; she’s even going to start herding trials.  dog_frisbee_pet_portraits_warrenton_va

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Sassie loved to pose and was the perfect model.  dog_pet_portrait_warrenton_va

This was a best of both worlds session that included studio and outdoor photos.

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Dr. B is an older Lab mix who isn’t crazy about having his photo taken and his owner was concerned that he would be ‘unphotogenic’.  I think he looks beautiful, don’t you?dog_portrait_warrenton_va

I especially love him with his owner’s fabulous boots!dog_boot_pet_photography_northern_va

 

If you’ve ever said you can’t get good photos of your dog, contact us to schedule a pet portrait today. Please visit my portfolio to see more pet portraits or to decide why you need an animal photographer.

Posted in Dogs, Pet Portraits

Warrenton Horse Show

The Warrenton Horse Show is a USEF Heritage Competition and is one of the most fun recognized hunter shows in the area. Thoroughbreds are near and dear to my heart and there is a Thoroughbred division.

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Ranier won the Sallie Wheeler National Hunter Breeding Championship for the second time.

sallie_wheeler_hunter_breeding_championship_warrenton_horse_showThe $5000 Hunter Classic always draws some beautiful horses and elegantly turned out riders. hunter_classic_warrenton_horse_show

An anonymous donor gives money to the Fauquier SPCA based on the number of points riders score. So Be It (another TB!) won and Mary Todd accepts the check for the SPCA.fauquier_spca_hunter_classic_warrenton_horse_show

Pets get to enjoy the show too.

pets_warrenton_horse_show   Sunday night saw some pretty incredible rain and ended up a wash out.

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Don’t forget, if you’d like your own personal paparazzi at your next horse show, drop me a line. I’ll get great shots of your preparations, warm up, performance and hugs from your friends.

Posted in Other Equestrian Events

Dogs at Fauquier SPCA

There is a lovely group of dogs at Fauquier SPCA right now. All sizes, shapes, ages and colors. If you don’t see one to your liking now, there is sure to be one soon so keep checking. Here are a few:

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This is Shelvy, a Shih Tzu mix. These are beautiful little dogs.

 

 

 

 

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This is Lucy, some kind of Corgi mix? She’ll be a fun loving companion.

 

 

 

 

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This is one of two puppies. There is nothing like watching a puppy grow up if you have the time and circumstances to do it right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

spaniel fauquier spca pet photographyThis is Sallie Mae, a spaniel mix. Spaniels are devoted, loving pets

 

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And this is Abby. How can you resist that face?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fauquier SPCA is located just outside Warrenton, Va. It is a great shelter, but the pets would rather be at home. To see more pet portraits, please visit my portfolio.

More about Fauquier SPCA.

Posted in Dogs, Fauquier SPCA

Afghan Hound Match

Lots of gorgeous Afghan Hounds at the Potomac Afghan Hound Club and the Richmond Afghan Hound Club specialty match held in Warrenton, Va.Afghan_Hound_Pet_Photography_northern_va

 

These dogs make the best photography models with their elegance and grace. My hair should look so good.

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A happy winner.

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Besides conformation, they also had lure coursing

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and agility practice.

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Posted in Dogs

Portraits

A few weeks ago I was asked if I photograph kids and my response was only if they have four feet. Which just goes to show how quickly time makes you a liar. I recently did some portrait sessions with not only kids but also couples. Here are a few of the photos:

Posted in Pet Portraits

Loads of Labs!

Fauquier SPCA is loaded with Labrador Retrievers so if you’ve been thinking of getting one of these great dogs, head on down to the shelter.

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Ace – OK, Ace probably has a little something else mixed in
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Annabelle – And Annabelle probably has a lot mixed in, but darn she is cute!
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More about Fauquier SPCA.
Posted in Dogs, Fauquier SPCA