Ann's Samoyeds - Idaho Pet Photographer

We spent Thanksgiving this year visiting friends in Caldwell Idaho. On Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, I shunned the mobs of shoppers, instead chose to sit out in the freezing (11 degrees F) cold  and photograph two gorgeous Samoyeds.  Gracie & Pogo

The sun was just rising, which bathed the field in a beautiful golden hue - and lit up Gracie's eyes.

The wind blew slighly, ruffling her fur

Gracie & Pogo explored together.  Sniffing the air as it blew across the fields.

Gracie's 'sister' Pogo.   I loved the difference in the color of their eyes, and nose.  Pogo's nose is brown & her eyes photography much darker. 

Their color was striking against the browned grasses

I especially liked the grasses & how they brought an interesting texture to the shots. 

"Hi Pogo!" 

A high shrill squeak gets their attention every time! 

"AHHHHHH Incoming!"



They didn't stray far from their  'mom' Ann

 They adore her.

Sitting at her feet.

 Thank you, Ann for letting me photograph your incredible girls. 

Their love for you shown brightly in their eyes. 

Q the Puppy - Walla Walla Pet Photgrapher

 Meet Q.  A five month old border collie puppy. 

Q is his name, fun is his game.  He stalks his next victim. 


"What is this little thing buzzing my face?" 

"You are annoying" 

"I am outta here! "

"Gotta shake this puppy!"

"Going to run, far and fast.....out of sight, out of mind"

"Ha ha ha ha!  You cant catch me!  I am footloose and puppy FREE!"

Q awaits his next victim

He spots her!

The chase is on...

Over hill, over dale...

Beth cant shake the puppy tail... the puppy goes trailing along

Oh boy....

Does she look annoyed to you? 

She has the patience of a saint...with puppies.  

After growing bored with Beth, Q sits for a moment....evaluates his options. 

He wanders, chases a leaf...then selects his next victim.  

There he is...his new older brother, Tater. 

He knows better than to harass his older sister Zoe.  She does not tolerate puppy foolishness.  

"I do not do puppies.  They are beneath me.  I am far too beautiful for immature boys."

He stalks...


"Leave me alone you little weirdo!"

"Please take it with you when you go home?"

I am sorry Tater Man, your momma would kill me! 
Hang in there, one day Q will discover sheep and your life will improve.  

Kelly & Symon - Seattle Horse Photographer

Kelly and her horse Symon.

This shoot brought back all the years I spent in love with horses.  Horses were my very reason for existing.  I lived, breathed, ate and dreamed horses.

The shoot was at the stable where Symon was boarded on his training vacation, prior to going back to the  trainers barn. 

The corral was less than photogenic but we worked with what we had.  I ended up doing some heavy post processing (textures and layers) to most of the images as an attempt to salvage them from less than desirable back ground.  All in all,  we were happy with the results.

Hopefully we created some memories for Kelly to "Look Back" on in the future. 

"In dealing with a girl or a horse, one lets nature take it's course." ~Fred Astaire

Every girl should have a horse

A horse can be a friend,  steadfast companion

"There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain't a thing." Will Rogers

God forbid that I should go to any Heaven in which there are no horses. ~R.B. Cunninghame Graham 

"A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence"  ~ Pam Brown

"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and once it has done so, he/she will have to accept that his life will be radically changed." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. ~Sharon Ralls Lemon 


Ask me to show you poetry in motion, and I will show you a horse

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill

There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse. ~Robert Smith Surtees

The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears. ~Arabian Proverb

There is nothing quite like a girl and her horse

Nothing quite like it at all...