Puppy Love! (Winnipeg Pet Photographers(

I fell in love with this puppy yesterday and I guarantee that you would too! This is 5 month old Hallie, who found her forever home on Halloween. Hallie was shy at first but she settled down beautifully.

Have a look at this wonderful puppy!

Beautiful Puppy Photography
Puppy Love!
Winnipeg Dog Photographers
Love this expression!

Two Delightful Doggies! (Winnipeg Dog Photographers)

Yesterday I photographed the first dogs for my Spirit of Hope Rescue fundraiser and I couldn’t have had better models. Meet Caddy and Yuki, who are a breed called Keeshond. I hadn’t ever heard of this breed so I looked them up and found this: “The Keeshond is an old dog breed, once a companion and watchdog on the barges and boats that traveled the canals and rivers of Holland in the 17th and 18th centuries.”

These 2 were perfect dog models and listened really well to their owner’s commands. It was a lot of fun to work with them.

Have a look at Caddy and Yuki.

Winnipeg Dog Photographers

Spirit of Hope Fundraiser (Winnipeg Dog Photography)

I am once again raising money for Spirit of Hope Rescue (https://spiritofhoperescue.ca/) by doing photo sessions with your fur babies. The poster below shows the Christmas backdrop that I am planning to use for these sessions but I also want to do some more generic pictures with a plain backdrop. The Christmas backdrop would be perfect for your Christmas cards (for example) and the other one would be a great memory picture that would be appropriate all year round.

Spirit of Hope is an amazing group of dedicated people who rescue dogs from more than 38 Indigenous communities in Manitoba. They have rescued more than 3500 dogs in the last 9 years. We have 2 of those dogs and are very grateful to this organization. Help me to help support them but bringing your pooch for this Christmas Dog Portrait session.

This is my new dog Otis in a formal posed picture. Isn’t he beautiful!

Happiness is living with dogs!

My husband and I love living with dogs and we share the sentiments in this poem by Ogden Nash.

The Dog

by Ogden Nash

The truth I do not stretch or shove
When I state that the dog is full of love.
I’ve also found, by actual test,
A wet dog is the lovingest.

There isn’t anything that speaks to my soul the way that walking with my dogs on the beach or in the woods does. Being outdoors while walking our dogs give me a sense of calm and peace that I never feel anywhere else. I love watching our happy dogs sniffing the ground and wagging their tails. That kind of happiness is contagious. It makes me forget the troubles in the world because of joy in being in their presence.

We are lucky to have 4 dogs this week, as we are looking after my step daughter’s dog, Kassidy. All of our dogs are rescues. We know that there are many dogs out there that need homes and we prefer to adopt those dogs.

Here are our beasts:

Kassidy is the youngest of the pack at only 10 months. Kassidy thrives on being petted and hugged. She loves to run and play and never seems to get tired. She is the most affection of the pack and will cuddle up to us while sleeping or watching tv.

This is Kassidy in the field by our house.

I adopted Zara 7 years ago from Spirit of Hope Dog Rescue (where we also got Kassidy). Zara is the leader of the pack at our house. She controls the other dogs but all is well at our house as long as none of the other dogs challenge her. Zara will control them with barks, growls and baring her teeth. Her short little legs mean that she can’t keep up with her younger, faster siblings, but they know that she has is the growl of authority.

Zara has the ball and Otis is wondering if she will let him have it. “Is it worth the effort to get it from her?” Otis wonders.

Otis is 22 months old and is our newest dog. He was originally a street dog in the Bahamas and was rescued by a group that took him, along with 75 other dogs, to Toronto. From there, he was adopted by a couple in Winnipeg and had a lovely home until health issues forced the couple to give him up. Otis is very shy and slow to make friends but once he is your friend, you have a friend for life. Otis is loving our home as he has so much room to wander and sniff. He also loves the beach and playing with other dogs!

Otis walking proudly in our yard.

Maddie, at 14 is the elder of the pack and has slowed down a lot. You won’t see her in the running or walking pictures as she doesn’t join us on walks. She has had many health issue; one of which meant she had to lose an eye. She continues to have mobility issue but she does the best she can.

Maddie at the top of the stairs going to the beach. Maddie used to love going to the beach.
It’s sad when a dog gets old.

Here are some of the pictures I have taken of our dog pack.

There must be so many smells on a forest trail.

The dogs had so much fun on the beach last night when 3 other dogs showed up. Have a look!

Just Me and My Baby Brother!

I did a session with these 2 beautiful boys yesterday. Baby J was just 2.5 weeks old and his big brother is almost 3. The last time I saw this big brother was when he was just a tiny baby himself.

I had a great time photographing them. Here’s a sneak peek!

LOVE these Dogs! (Winnipeg Dog Photographers)

I love dogs so it was a lot of fun to photograph the new puppy in our family, as well as, her sister, 12 year old Annie. These are my son’s family dogs in Calgary. Chili Bean, the puppy is a 6 months old goden doodle and is full of energy. Annie is 12 and although she has slowed down, she still likes walks and is very affectionate.

I love these dogs!

Good Looking Family of Four! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

It had been six years since I last saw this family of four. We did this session in our yard and also used the railway tracks. The light was harsh on the tracks but we did manage to get some great images. I enjoyed photographing them again.

This was the kids 6 years ago:

This is them now:

Good looking family!

Cutie Patooties! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

I love photographing children as they grow up and seeing the same families over the years. I’ve done a few sessions with this lovely family and their 2 sons, who are now 5 and 7 years old. We had a lot of fun doing this session at Kildonan Park.

Here is a preview:

Beautiful Mom and Child!
A walk in the park!
A Horsey Ride!
We ended with a bit of a dancing session!

More Beautiful People! (Winnipeg Family Photographers)

I have the best looking people coming for photography sessions. Just look at this family and you will know that it is true! We did this session in my yard, as well as on the railroad tracks that run right beside my house. I realize that we aren’t supposed to go on railroad tracks but these tracks are not used very often and in fact, when a train goes North earlier in the day, it always comes back South that same day. There was no train going North yesterday, so I knew that no train would be coming. As well, there are only 1 or 2 trains in a week.

I like sessions to be relaxed and fun for people. I think you can tell that we had a blast!

Have a look at these beautiful people!

East St Paul, Bird's Hill Family Photographers
Beautiful People!
Love the posing which was this young man’s idea!
Lucky Mom with these 2 sons!

Beautiful Grad and Family! (Winnipeg Photo Studios)

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It was my pleasure to meet and photograph another lovely grad and her family at Kildonan Park. It seems like almost every grad that I’ve met is leaving Winnipeg to go to school and this girl is no exception. She is off to Toronto next week. I wish her the best of luck but I’m sure she’ll be very successful.

Here is a preview of our session yesterday.

Winnipeg Photography Studios
Forest Beauty!
A girl and her dog!
Just me and my Brother!