Big Frank : Making a Difference

Until recently, when I thought of a Therapy Dog the image that popped into my mind was of a perfectly groomed Golden Retriever sitting calmly next to its handler wearing a colourful bandana and exuding all those qualities we've come to associate with this beautiful breed. Calm, Affectionate, Patient (pretty sure anyone reading this who actually owns a crazy,[...]

Yesterday I had a brain fart

Why is that even when we know the right way to do something, we can throw all that knowledge out the window and do the exact opposite? If I had a client book a session and tell me that it was with two Great Danes (one of which is a boisterous,strong willed teenager) and one person, I'd make sure we did everything we could to maximise our chances of a su[...]

Why this is the best photograph I've taken this year...

Anyone who has experienced fostering an animal will relate to the feeling of joy and relief you have when your new charge first relaxes into your presence and home. I've heard people talk about the happiness of hearing the huge sigh that comes from a pound dog when they lie down inside on a comfy bed and realise they get to sleep in peace and warmth for[...]

Millie & her little slice of paradise

When Erin's friend Kristy got in touch to purchase a gift certificate for Erin's birthday, she mentioned that part of the reason was because Erin and Todd had wanted to include Millie in their wedding photographs but hadn't been able to make it work. I love that after this session they now have beautiful images of the whole family to add to their collection.[...]

A lesson in letting go

This morning I set out to practice my cat photography skills on a friends pair of stunning feline models.  This particular friend's house is a dream for an indoor shoot like this... light, bright and brimming with lots of fun, interesting objects and unique furniture pieces. I arrived with plans to capture beautiful portraits of Simba & Sheba posing s[...]