Dog Days part 4 (Winnipeg Dog Photographers)

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These 3 dogs came for pictures last night and kept us hopping, but it was a ton of fun. I loved every minute of it.

I had photographed this first dog a few years ago so it was great to see him again. This is Murphy, who is 9 years old and is a German Shepherd, Husky cross. Murphy was the best behaved dog last night and was easy to manage.

This is gracious, elegant Murphy.

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Rocksy is a Boxer, Bulldog cross and is 11 years old. Rocksy had a few issues being with the other dogs and reminded me of my Zara with all of his snarling.  It took us a while to get him to sit like this but he actually sat and left the hat on  long enough for me to get this great picture of him.

Doesn’t he look gentlemanly with this hat on?

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I love retrievers and this 4 year old was as handsome as they come. Buster has a beautiful coat and lovely eyes. He was very excited to be in the studio and it took a while for him to settle down but look at him! He’s gorgeous.

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Dog Days part 3 (Winnipeg Dog Photography)

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I’m having a blast editing these dog pictures and I have 3 more dogs coming today! Here are 3 more of the dog portraits that I’ve done.

My first dog today is a mix of St. Bernard and Italian Greyhound named Opoho.  Opoho (usually called Opi) is 8 and came to his forever home from The Humane Society.  Opi was nervous in the studio and kept going to the door to show that he had had enough. But treats won him over and we got some cute pictures of him. I love his gorgeous coat!

Presenting Opi!

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This is our dog, Fergus. Fergus is 13 years old and is mostly Lab. Fergus was not happy to be in the studio and was anxious to leave but I got this one image that I like.

He is our biggest dog but he is the most gentle of our 3 beasts. He is laid back and doesn’t get too excited about anything. He lets Zara, my dog, do whatever she wants but when he’s had enough he only has to look at her and Zara backs off. Zara has a healthy respect for Fergus.

Isn’t he adorable!

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I took Zara down to the studio again and this time I took her dog bed and it went a lot better. She actually lay down and relaxed, although she was none too pleased. The interesting thing was that the other 2 dogs howled while she was down there. I’m sure they thought that Zara was in grave danger.

Zara is mostly Corgi but she has a lab head and body. Zara is a very nervous dog and will sometimes act aggressively when she is afraid. Zara loves walks and toys. She will sometimes carry 2 toys around and will always choose one to bring to bed with her at night.

This is Zara, my heart-dog and the best friend a girl could have.

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Fabulous Dog Days, part 2 (Winnipeg Dog Photographers)

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Today I am featuring 3 more of the dogs that were my models for the book I want to do featuring dogs.  I am thrilled with how these images turned out and how much fun these dogs were.

This is Sadie, a dalmation/whippet cross, who is 15.5 years old. Sadie is an active, busy dog who hasn’t slowed down very much. She has a lot of personality and is very expressive. Her eyes tell you everything. We got some amazing images of Sadie and her human person Kim, who have an incredible bond that shows in the pictures. Kim describes Sadie as her heart-dog and anyone watching these 2 can tell what an beautiful bond there is between them.

Sadie even obliged me by sitting on my dog couch! Isn’t she the sweetest?

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This is Jerry, an 2 year old German Shepherd/Greyhound cross. Jerry was rescued from Spirit of Hope, the same place that I got my Zara from. He has the biggest pointy ears and a huge smile. Jerry loves walks, food and treats. He was bursting with energy when he first came in but cooperated beautifully for his portrait. Jerry is lucky to have 5 people in his family who love him and give him lots of attention.

Isn’t he handsome?

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Winnipeg Dog Photographers

My third dog featured today is Roo, an Australian herding dog. Roo is just over a year old and is full of beans. I’ve known Roo since she was adopted and she has calmed down a lot since she was a puppy and is learning to listen and be a good girl. Roo is probably the most affectionate dog I’ve ever known and likes to sleep right beside you at night. There is never a dull moment with Roo around!

I love Roo’s big smile and how her ears go out sideways!

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Fabulous Dog Days! (Winnipeg Dog Photographers)

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Yesterday was the first of my dog days. I had 6 amazing dogs come for pictures and I loved them all. It was challenging to get the dogs to pose but with my fantastic assistant Sarah, and the help of the dog owners, we got some stunning pictures. Thank you to all the dog people who brought their special beasts.

Here are the first 3 dogs:

Eli is a golden doodle and possibly the best ball catcher that I’ve ever seen. He loves his frisbee and his ball and will play endlessly. Eli is 8 years old but he isn’t slowing down at all.

This is Eli. Notice that he is actually airborne!

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Next up we have Hans, a 15 week old German Shepherd. Hans was full of beans and loved the treats that we had for him. We had some sweet moments with Hans and his 8 month human brother. I loved Hans’s big pointy ears and his large eyes.

This is Hans:

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This is Dominick, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Dominick is 2.5 years old and had the biggest dog smile of the day. He loved chewing my dog’s bone. In fact, he would have stayed longer just to keep chewing the bone. I could have photographed this guy for hours. He was that calm!

Isn’t he beautiful!

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I did bring my dog, Zara down to the studio for some pictures, but she was terrified. She was so afraid that she was shaking. I had one vet tell me she was the most nervous dog she had ever seen. Zara had never come into the studio and it terrified her to be there.

You can see by her expression that she thought her life was over. Poor girl!!

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I will do another dog model call if there is interest. I had a great time and loved meeting all the day, so let me know if you have a dog you would like photographed.

Newsletter Dec. 2019: Model Calls Coming Soon! (Winnipeg Photographers)

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Model Calls: Coming Soon!



I’m very excited to be designing my new studio. The drywall is getting taped and sanded today and will be ready to be painted very soon. I can’t wait to decorate my new space and use it for taking your pictures!

To celebrate the opening , I will be offering different model calls: maternity, newborn and head shots, to name a few. Watch for some amazing opportunities!



Pictures That Tell a Story


Every picture should tell a story and I love the story this picture tells.

This image was taken on July 7th, 2018; our wedding day. The brown and white dog is my girl, Zara and the black dog is John’s dog, Fergus. Zara is very possessive of me and in this picture Fergus came over to give me a kiss. As you can see, Zara was upset that Fergus was so close to her Mommy! I love this picture for the great memories it brings back and for the story that it tells.

I love to tell stories with photography and to preserve a time in our lives. Let me tell your stories with pictures and preserve your memories for all time. All you have to do it give me a call and we can set up an appointment. Leave the rest to me. That simple!!

My number is 204.962.3424.


Christmas Gift Ideas



Today is Dec. 12, 2019.
Only 13 days until Christmas.Are there people on your list that are hard to buy for? If so, here are some great gift ideas I found on Facebook. This list comes from “becoming minimilist.”

 

I would love for someone to get me a snow clearing service, or a hairdresser gift certificate. Or how about this: a gift certificate for a photography session!

It’s a great gift idea and I can get it printed and mounted for you so that it looks really pretty. The certificate can be personalized and I’ll be sure to get it to you before Christmas.

Give me a call if you would like one.

204.962.3424.



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


The image below shows our 3 beasts, all decked out for Christmas. I didn’t manage to get them all to pose for me at the same time, so this is a composite. I also added the hats afterwards. (I can do that for you as well!)

Aren’t they adorable! I cannot imagine my life with dogs. They give us so much pleasure and are the best companions!

I hope you all have a fun Christmas and that your new year holds good health and much happiness!


And Finally



I love this poster. I had it mounted for our bathroom at Victoria Beach. It makes some great points just in time for the new year!



Yours in Photography,

Christina