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Welcome to the PawPrints Photography Blog!

Hi!  Thanks for visiting the blog for the award-winning PawPrints Photography.  We specialize in on-location, custom pet photography.  We work with you to create artistic and unique portraits of the special dog, cat or horse in your life.  If you would like to find out more information, please visit our website at or give us a call at 703-354-3736.  Hope you come back often!

Monthly Archives: October 2008

Olde Towne Pet Resort – Winter Portrait Sessions

We love going to the Olde Towne Pet Resort in Springfield, VA.  If you haven’t been there – you should go and take a tour – it’s a state-of-the-art facility built specifically for dogs and cats.  A few times a year, we host portrait events here – below are a few samples from our September event.  We have another event this weekend, November 1 and 2nd. 

This is Duffy.  Duffy was such a wonderful and loving dog.  She was very sick when she came to the session, though you wouldn’t know it.  Since then, she has crossed over the rainbow bridge.  We feel so fortunate to have been able to meet her – if only for a short time.  She touched a lot of hearts.Duffy - Border Collie

Here’s Bo and Puck again, they hold the record on being the most mentioned dogs in this blog.  They are always such fun to photograph.  This is just one of the many holiday images they helped us create.Bo and Puck - Bichons

Then there is Bailey and Sherlock.  We’ve had the opportunity to photograph them before and they just keep getting more and more photogenic.  (Bailey is on the left.)Bichon and Shih Tsu mix

This group of dogs (aka “The James Gang”) all live together with wonderful parents.  From left, they are Milo, Daisy, Mae and Jake.  Each of these dogs has their own portrait in their house – this time it was Mae’s turn – that’s her in the inset image.Four dogs

And finally, here’s Treasure.  He’s a samoyed puppy that is a fluff-ball of energy.  You can see how much he’s grown by looking at one of our previous posts featuring puppies and kittens.Samoyed

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Preparing for the Holidays!

Wow – it’s been a long time since my last post.  Lots of things going on here – I had friends and family in town over the last two weeks and we spent a week in the Shenandoah mountains.  The fall colors were fantastic!  I’ve got lots to blog about now to catch up with the past sessions so stay tuned for a bunch of new images. 

Every year, the holiday preparations start earlier and earlier – I remember when I thought it was too soon to think about Christmas before December 1.  Gone are those days!

Here’s a sneak peak of some of the things we’re working on for the holidays – they include holiday cards (of course), photo gift tags and photo candy bars.  The only problem with the candy bars is that I have to keep a lot of them in stock because I keep eating them!  The model for these products is KC – he is a volunteer with Fairfax Pets on Wheels and we recently had a photo fundraiser for their organization.  Images from that will be posted soon.  Without further ado (had to look this up – it really is ado and not adieu) – here’s KC.KC on gift tags

KC’s Holiday Card

KC on a holiday card

KC on a candy bar (both milk chocolate and dark chocolate are available)KC on a candy bar

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Sipsie, a well-traveled cat soon to be featured in her very own book

Have you ever seen Fried Green Tomatoes?  The cat I photographed recently, Sipsie, is named for one of the characters in the movie.  Here’s Sipsie’s story as told by her mom:

 “Sipsie was rescued from Animal Control in Summerville, SC in 1996 by my best friend, Andrea.  Incidentally, it was the day was supposed to be “destroyed”…they only kept animals for 3 days.  So, my friend Andrea rescued her, nursed her back to health (She was malnourished, mites had eaten through her ears and she was missing a lot of fur), and named her Sipsie (name was from Fried Green Tomatoes).  A nice southern name for a southern kitty.  I adopted her from my friend since her landlord would not let her have animals.  It was love at first sight!  She then became a “military dependant” and has lived in Alamogordo NM, Albuquerque NM, Norfolk VA, San Antonio TX, Frederick MD and now Potomac Falls VA.  In her younger years, Sipsie was quite the social butterfly.  Her best friend used to be a dog from our neighborhood and we called her a “cog” for a while J  Now she’s older and in declining health, but she still loves lots of attention, her scratching post, and treats.”

She was wonderful to photograph and the result of the session will be a coffee table book featuring Sipsie.  Below are some of the images from the session and here’s a link to the book.

sipsie with yellow and green flowers


sipsie with basket of flowers

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Max, Sadie and Jake – Portuguese Water Dog and Bombay Cats

Meet Max, Sadie and Jake.  Max is an exhuberant Portuguese Water Dog and Sadie and Jake are both beautiful Bombay cats.  We had a mixed session with these beautiful animals – by mixed, I mean we created images with Max on-location at the Key Bridge, then came back to the owner’s house to create images with Sadie and Jake in the comfort of their own environment.  The goal of this session was a coffee table book.  These aren’t just ordinary coffee table books – they are custom-designed by the photographer (me), hand-crafted in Italy and are the highest quality.  They are guaranteed for life.  Below are a few images from our session and here is a link to the book design.Max on the stairs in black and whiteMax at the Key BridgeMax at a full runMax at the colored wallcat in the windowJake behind a curtainSadie playing with a string

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