The article is about Hearts Speak, an organization that I am a member of that connects artists like photographers, videographers, painters, graphic designers, etc. to animal shelters to help get pets adopted, among other great projects.
This kind of organization needs this kind of well deserved praise and exposure. There is a lot to say about but I will say no more…….. just read the article and you will be thoroughly educated on why Hearts Speak exists and why they are making a difference in the animal rescue world.
Two senior bulldogs and their human parents, Amy and James, set out on a lovely afternoon in Boulder for their family portrait session. The light was beautiful, the grass green and big toothy smiles set the scene. Ludo, age 12 and his buddy Mara Jade, age 8 had fun sniffing the ground, being in the lime light and trying new poses to get the best shots. Ludo doesn’t walk so well anymore, so his dad would just pick him up and carry him throughout our session, from scene to scene. Mara Jade would waddle alongside to keep up. We got a ton of great images that their parents will have to commemorate the bond they have with their pups. Amy and James were the highest bidders and won this photo session at the silent auction for Homeward Bound, a benefit for the Longmont Humane Society that was held earlier this year. Each year I donate a session to the fundraiser along with a few prints.
Mango and Teagan visited with me at my Boulder Photography Studio to have their portraits done. Quite the playful pair, these two live together with their humans in Longmont. Mango has a special job. He is a therapy dog and he and his mom visit with patients at Longmont United Hospital to lift their spirits during difficult times. I really enjoyed playing them in the studio and giving them lots of treats in exchange for their fun and silly poses for the camera. They are both absolutely beautiful!
This family and pet portrait session shows that you can’t have too much love in the house! Dixie and Mike are parents to three lovely adult girls and eight dogs of all ages which means lots of dog walking and sloppy kisses. From small to large, shy to outgoing, the personalities among dogs was varied in great ways! I made lots of loud noises while my assistant danced behind me to get everyone’s attention for our group photo. We successfully created a large family portrait to be remembered forever. Note: Sadly, since this session, the two Yorkies, Portia and Lucy passed away. Hopefully the photos will help to bring some comfort.
On a recent pet portrait session, my goal was to capture the bond between Lyn and her best friend Lizzy and to also create an image in silhouette. The bond was obvious and could not be denied! I was also lucky enough to have an amazing sunset and was able to get a silhouette showing their bond.
I have to confess, I took these dog photos around a year ago but couldn’t resist posting them – these pups are just so cute! Lola is the big sister who welcomed her baby brother Axel with loving, open paws. She’s been a great leader for Axel, showing him the ropes and the two have created a wonderful bond together. Photographing these dogs together was really fun and Axel just followed Lola’s lead when posing for his photos. He was though, more interested in looking at her than looking at the camera.
While on vacation in Massachusetts a few years ago, a friend asked if I’d take some portraits of her horse. His name was Happy and the name sign on his stall said “Choose Happy”. I was in awe of his size, his spirit and his gentle demeanor. We walked around the pasture taking photos and several juveniles saw the activity and ran up to me, sniffing, nibbling on my camera strap and bouncing around. Thank goodness my friend Alix was there to keep the teenagers under control.
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