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

Iris’ Grand Adventure VI – California

April 19, 2017Adventures with Iris

When we began our trip, I wasn’t planning on driving all the way to the Pacific. I wanted to see the Rocky Mountains with my dog and that seemed like enough driving for one trip. As we were passing though Colorado, I started chatting with a couple from California who said if we made it this far, we really should go all the way to the ocean. They told us the best place to go would be California’s central coast … Read more

Iris’ Grand Adventure V – Grand Canyon

April 6, 2017Adventures with Iris

One of things I decided when we started our trip was that I would do my best to follow suggestions from people we met along the way. I had no plan when we started, and we were happy to explore anywhere and everywhere. If someone had a suggestion, I wanted to see where it would lead. The rest of our trip follow suggestions from people we met along the way … Read More

Iris’ Grand Adventure IV – Utah

April 1, 2017Adventures with Iris

We took our time driving through Colorado, stopping along the way to stretch our legs and hike as we drove through the mountains. We made it to Utah right around dinnertime. The weather couldn’t seem to decide if it wanted to be sunshine or rain showers, which made for an incredible sky … Read More

Iris’ Grand Adventure III – Colorado

March 24, 2017Adventures with Iris

Our next stop was Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. Not only is it one of the most dog friendly national parks, it’s also one of the most unique landscapes I’ve ever seen. Grasslands and desert shrublands lead up to tallest sand dunes in North America. Beyond the dunes, the snow capped Rocky Mountains tower over the landscape … Read More