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52 on Friday (Week 26): Second Chance

This week’s 52 Project theme is “second chance,” which means that we get to go back through the past 25 weeks of themes and pick one that we missed! This week, I chose Week 20’s theme, “The More the Merrier.”

Meet Alta the lab/pitty mix, Quila the Chihuahua, and Tiki (aka Chunk) the Frenchie. Can I even tell you how much I LOVE these three? Quila is like a second dog to me and I often tell her parents that I’m just going to keep her. I dogsat Quila before Roxy joined our family and I or my mom still watch her when her parents travel. Quila was an only-dog for her first few years, then Alta was adopted, and a little while later Tiki joined the family. I think this photo captures these three so perfectly: Quila, the older sister, so annoyed at little-sister Tiki’s shenanigans, and middle-sister Alta just stayin’ out of it all.

San Diego Pet Photographer

San Diego Pet Photographer

Next check out Pittsburgh Pet Photographer, Nicole Begley to see which 2012 52 Project theme she picked!

San Diego Pet Portrait Featured Session: Emma

The other weekend I had the great pleasure of photographing Emma, a two-year-old Border Collie. Emma is one of the happiest and most loved dogs around. Her parents simply adore her and she knows it! Emma is full of energy, loves to play, and is great at agility. She also loves giving kisses, which you all know makes me fall instantly in love.

Check out Emma’s photos below then be sure to leave a comment to tell me what you think! Don’t you just love her one floppy ear?

San Diego Pet Portrait Photography

San Diego Pet Portrait Photography

San Diego Pet Portrait Photographer

52 on Friday (Week 25): Angles

This week’s 52 Project theme is “angles.” A great photo starts with a great viewpoint.

Meet Marshmallow, a pitty/staffie mix looking for a foster or forever home through Furry Foster and Passion for Pitties. She has THE BEST smile so the first angle I wanted to get was down on her level so I could really capture what a cute girl she is.

San Diego Pet Photographer

San Diego Pet Photographer

I also wanted to have a little fun and photograph Marshmallow from below. Shooting from below gives a real “hero” look to the subject of the image. I also love getting a bright blue sky in my photos!

San Diego Pet Photographer

Now be sure to check out North Carolina Pet Photographer, Steph Skardal to get her angle on this week’s theme. Haha… bad joke, I know.

San Diego Pet Portrait Featured Session: Tami & Borias

Tami and I met a few years back at The Animal Healing Center, a holistic veterinary office where both of our dogs are patients. Tami is the owner of Heart Dog Studios, another San Diego pet photography studio. We quickly became friends. (I know you are all horrified; competitors being friends! But I gotta tell you: it’s pretty awesome.)

Borias (Bo) has been Tami’s service dog since he was a puppy. Now that he’s getting a little older and medical issues are popping up, Tami realized that she needed more photos of the two of them together. I can completely understand; I have thousands of photos of Roxy but very few of us together… and there’s just something about a photo of yourself and your best friend.

One of Bo’s favorite spots is Balboa Park near downtown San Diego. We walked around for a few hours getting photos of Bo being Bo and capturing the relationship between mom and dog. I have to be honest, in the beginning it was pretty nerve-wracking photographing another pet photographer — especially one whose work I admire — but as we settled in and really got started, we had such a great time.

Check out the photos and leave a comment below!

San Diego Pet Portrait Photography

San Diego Pet Portrait Photography

San Diego Pet Portrait Photography

San Diego Pet Portrait Photography

San Diego Pet Portrait Photography

52 on Friday (Week 24): Blur

This week’s 52 Project theme is “blur.” At first you may think that blur is a bad thing, but done correctly, it will help bring emotion to a photo, show movement, or even bring one certain thing in to focus.

This week, I photographed Coco, a Doberman mix available for adoption through Aztec Doberman Rescue. I really wanted to bring the focus to her beautiful eyes and let everything else be secondary.

San Diego Pet Portrait Photography

Now be sure to check out the very talented, very creative Photo Lab Pet Photography in the San Francisco Bay Area to see what they’ve come up with this week!