Welcome to my pet photography blog - featuring the most adorable cats and dogs in Denver!
I recently had the honor of photographing a K-9 police dog at her badging ceremony. Animal Farm Foundation rescued Kara from a shelter and then Universal K9 trained her for narcotics detection and tracking. She is the first K-9 member of the Colorado Mounted Rangers and the first pit bull K-9 in Colorado.
Kara was a total love to photograph! The Colorado Mounted Rangers, her trainer, her new handler and the folks that sponsored her training were all together for her swearing-in ceremony. Kara has quite the adoring fan club! It was heartwarming to see the deep bond she already has with Dawn, her handler. I'm sure they will do great things together!
Murphy and I have been taking early morning walks to beat the summer heat. I've noticed the neighborhood shops look especially lovely at sunrise. South Gaylord Street is somewhat sleepy at dawn which is perfect for dogs who might get distracted by evening crowds. I would love to do a morning photo shoot there. The lush planters are stunning this time of year!
Would you like help visualizing what your photos will look like in your home? At your ordering session, l can mock up your pet's photos on an image of your wall. We'll scale them up and down so you're confident you're getting the right size for your space. We can try out frame/mat combinations to your heart's content. I also have physical samples that you can look at and touch. I'll take away the guesswork to make sure you'll be pleased with your new wall art!
When she was 11 years old, Molly's person died and she needed a new home. It took a bit of time but she found a wonderful new family who absolutely adores her. When they first met Molly she jumped up into the back of their Jeep, as if she was signaling that she was ready to go home with them. It was love at first sight for both parties!
There's a lot to love about Molly. She has a gentle nature, loves children and is very devoted to her new family. She's a happy, intelligent dog. She's 12 years old now but she's still spry and enjoys chasing tennis balls. Even her nicknames make me smile - "Miss Universe" and "Princess Tinkerbell."
Don’t be afraid of adopting an older dog because you could hit the jackpot - like Molly’s family did!
Once again, I photographed the fundraising event of my favorite dog rescue - Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR). Why is it my favorite? Oh, maybe because it's where I got my dog, Murphy. Plus, they know how to throw an incredible party! This year's theme was "Jackpot... GRRR turns 21!" Recently, GRRR has been rescuing golden retrievers from Turkey - one of whom is named Jackpot.
Yasemin Baban came all the way from Istanbul to speak at the gala. Yasemin has saved the lives of nearly 1,000 golden retrievers from the forest, streets and shelters of Istanbul, Turkey. Yasemin and her volunteers work with Turkish shelters to rescue golden retrievers and get them ready for plane rides to their destinations. It was heartwarming to see Yasemin meet the people who had sponsored and adopted dogs that she had sent to Denver. It was a once in a lifetime chance for the dogs' new families to meet Yasemin and let her know how much they LOVE their new dogs!
Another highlight was meeting Dash, a GRRR dog who is part of the Auraria Campus Police Department. Dash and his handler, Officer Corey Averill, are the K9 Unit for the campus, focusing on explosives detection. I wish I had more time to take photos of Dash. I'll have to see if I can get myself invited back to photograph him working. It's somewhat fascinating to me that a dog from the same rescue as my nutty dog is a productive, working dog. Not that I don't love my Murphy but he's better at squirrel patrol than bomb sniffing. (Read more about Dash in this fun article from CU Denver.)
The silent and live auctions are always a big part of the fun at the gala.
To see all the photos from the gala, click here.
If you thinking about adding a Golden Retriever to your family, do yourself a favor and check out Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies!