Project 52: Rule of Thirds

January 12, 2018Project 52

This week’s Project 52 theme is “The Rule of Thirds.”  Moving the subject off-center (to one of the “thirds”) is my favorite way to make a photograph more interesting.  Of course with a subject this cute, every angle is a good one. Would you like to see more “Rule of Thirds” themed photos from our … Read More

Project 52: Blank Slate

January 5, 2018Project 52

It’s the first week of a new year, and I’m so excited to introduce my new little “blank slate,” an English Shepherd puppy named Flint.  As many of you know, I lost my heart dog, Iris, early last year.  Life just does seem quiet right without a dog, so a few weeks ago, I drove … Read More

Different Types of Earth

October 7, 2017Adventures with Iris

One of the best things that I’ve ever done in my life was making time to be with my amazing little red dog at the end of her life.  She’s been gone for nearly 7 months now, and I still think about her and our adventures every day.  I’m so fortunate that I was able … Read More

Taylor and Paige

October 5, 2017Dogs Around Town

I met Taylor and Paige on a perfect summer evening.  These two beautiful girls were full of the boundless energy that only a Labrador can have, and they covered me (and my camera!) with puppy kisses.  We began their session with a hike to the top of Weir Hill, and these happy girls led the … Read More

Pippi’s Sunrise Adventure

July 12, 2017Dogs on Adventures

Living on the East Coast means each day begins with the sun rising over the ocean.  Because of this, the very best beach adventures begin before dawn.  Truly, there’s no better way to start the day than by watching the sun paint the sky brilliant shades of gold and pink as it comes up over … Read More

Mount Washington Sunrise

July 3, 2017Adventures with Iris, Dogs on Adventures

Last summer, Iris and I woke up at 3:00am and drove up Mt Washington, New England’s highest peak, so we could watch the sun come up over the White Mountains.  The whole world was dark and quiet while Iris enjoyed a bit more sleep in the backseat and I waited for our turn to begin … Read More

Greyhound Adventures in Boston

June 29, 2017Dogs Around Town

Meet the Artful Dodger! Dodger is a retired racing greyhound. He ran in more than 100 races in West Virginia and now he’s happily spending his retirement on a couch in Boston. To celebrate his new life, we spent an evening exploring the city. Even though he’s never seen a city before, he took everything … Read More

Behind the Scenes: Leashes

May 25, 2017Behind the Scenes

So many times, I hear people say they would never schedule a session because their dog won’t hold still.  Or, their dog can’t be off leash and they wouldn’t want to see the leash in the photos.  Well let me tell you a little secret – most dogs aren’t off leash for their photo sessions.  … Read More

Fields of Lupines

May 24, 2017Adventures with Iris, Dogs on Adventures

I always look forward to June because it means the lupines flower in New Hampshire!  Last summer, we woke up in the dark and Iris and I made the drive north to watch the sun come up over fields of purple flowers.  I love waking up for sunrise – packing the car at night and … Read More

Iris’ Grand Adventure VII – Yosemite

April 26, 2017Adventures with Iris

After we left California’s coast, I stopped to have the car’s oil changed. I was chatting with the mechanic about our trip (and our Massachusetts license plates). He told me that we had to go see Yosemite. Because it was spring and with the recent rain, it was a perfect time to see the waterfalls … Read more