I am mesmerized by feline creatures. So mysterious and regal, I love being able to capture all the personality aspects of cats. Miss TigerLily was the perfect subject. She was so happy to pose for the camera and basked in the attention.
This is Miss Olive as a puppy, captured here in a moment of repose in her favorite red chair. I love how the lighting accentuates the silkiness of her coat. The expression captures her bright and inquisitive nature, she is a real sweetheart.
Her name is a very good indicator about her persona, Mischief. She is a very shy girl and shows off like she is one Queen of the Jungle, hence the image here of her showing off her claws. The larger of the two cats, She is gentle and loving, cuddles and stays close to home. Still waters run deep with Miss Mischief.
Rosebud is the first French Bulldog, that I had the pleasure of getting to know. I fell in love with this breed, what fun and smart dogs they are. They were mostly owned by society ladies, who first displayed them at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 1896. Pound for pound these dogs pack a lot of personality.
These three gals are very loyal to their wonderful owners Brian and Darrell. They rescued them from a shelter and provided them with a wonderful life in Pasadena. We planned our shoot after they had their monthly grooming, and were ready for their closeup. Miss Abbie is 14 years old and she is just a dear. Daisy is the newcomer to the group. It was a delight to spend the afternoon with these precious pups.
Mischief was ready to have her photo taken after checking out all of my equipment. She was comfortable perched atop the arm of the sofa and was a perfect feline for my first cat photo session.
In this image I totally see Abbie as a young puppy. Even though she is 14, she projects a girlish charm. I have to say that in the middle image, her hair style does remind me of a kindly old auntie who lives in Pasadena.
They are only puppies for just a short precious time. I love this trio of Miss Olive as a tiny puppy, so sweet, a mere couple of pounds, a perfect lap dog…….. she is now a big girl at 80 pounds. Those lap dog days are far behind us.
Miss TigerLily is the Queen, the mighty huntress, always in command of her surroundings. A real neighborhood social butterfly, we often find her bringing in a mouse or a lizard to show her love. Her owners swear she has no interest in birds!
Yes, Sir Ringo, because he is named after the Beatle Ringo who was knighted by the Queen and now has that title. Of course it is totally fitting as he is a true English gentleman. Two of the wire-haired fox terrier's most distinctive traits are its energy and intelligence. It has a low threshold for boredom and requires stimulation, exercise and attention. The wire-haired fox terrier is a companion animal that requires near-constant attention.
Abbie looks so young here, enjoying a quiet moment away from her housemates. Love how the light brings out the beautiful texture of her coat. Sweet girl 14 year old Abbie.
The girls moved into the office/den with the beautiful upholstered sofa that is fitting to this lovely group. Somehow I think that they know these would be a very special gift for their guys and they were extra good at posing for the camera and sending adoring looks to their guy.
I am fascinated with overhead shots of dogs and cats, it must be the contrast of textures that appeal to me and the simplicity of shapes. I am really loving this image of Sir Ringo, for such an active guy, this captures a moment of complete calm.
I love how in this image Grace and Daisy look like sisters. Actually when they are standing they are very different shapes and sizes, but here together they look like a perfect match. What lucky girls they are to live in such a beautiful home with such loving people.
Sir Ringo is one very intelligent fox terrier, he likes this new room in the house because of the beautiful light and the view of the garden. Sir Ringo does not fancy himself as a dog but portrays himself as an impersonation a very distinguished english gentleman.
Rosebud was one very happy girl. She always appeared to be smiling, and was always so happy to see you and greet you with a very enthusiastic hello.
I love how in this image they look like sisters. What a wonderful bond these three have formed. They all totally adore their people, and as you can see they are very attentive to wanting to please them.
Here is Miss Olive at 9 weeks old showing off her holiday spirit. Somehow she knew this was a special photo and sat so still through the whole photo shoot. This won’t be the first time she was asked to be part of a holiday card photo session.