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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: July 2009

Cowboy and Lea – two gorgeous cats

We had a fun session with Cowboy and Lea – two Siamese mixes who were just gorgeous.  They were both adopted from the Siamese Foundation, Cowboy from Virginia (on right) and Lea from North Carolina (on left).

2 siamese catscat with blue eyescat on fluffy blanket

cat playingcat on red bedspreadsiamese outside

Cowboy and Lea’s owners are both in the military and they fly a flag outside of their home.  Since Cowboy and Lea love to hang out on the front porch, we made it a goal to capture an image with the flag in it.  Cat with the US Flag

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Wild Pony Beach Walk

It started with a 3:45 am wakeup call.  It was pouring down rain.  We waited until 5:00 am to see if it would stop.  It did.  So, out we went to Assateague to watch the “wild pony beach walk” where they herd the wild horses down the beach prior to their swim to Chincoteague later this week. 

We were surprised to be greeted with a beautiful sunrise.

sunrise at Chincoteague

Then we waited, and waited, and waited . . . and waited some more.

sea grass and sunrise

Finally, we saw some movement down the beach . . .

The herd is surrounded by folks on horses called “Salt Water Cowboys”.  They keep the herd together and moving down the beach.Chincoteague beach walk

The helicopter had a great vantage point.HelicopterChincoteague herd

Every once in a while a horse would separate from the herd.  This was a short ocean “chase” . . .Horse in ocean

. . . and this was a short swamp “chase”.Horse roundup in swamp

There were a lot of foals in the group.  In fact, at least once, each of these foals broke away from the herd and had the cowboys rounding them up.

 Foals running down beach

Three foals breaking away

This little guy was particularly persistent. 

foal breaking away from herd

We had romantic visions of seeing the horses running wild down the beach, and while that didn’t exactly happen, it was amazing to experience part of the Chincoteague wild pony event that happens every year. 


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Charlie the Cocker Spaniel

Meet Charlie.  He is a very sweet Cocker Spaniel who loves his mom and carrying his favorite toy with him wherever he goes. 

Cocker Spaniel with his toyCocker Spaniel relaxing

He has a gorgeous purple settee in his home and we were lucky enough to be able to use it for his portrait.  He looks so regal on purple!Cocker Spaniel on purple settee

His hair feels as silky as it looks.Cocker Spaniel sitting


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Dog days of summer and a lab named Morgan

Meet Morgan.  She is a beautiful, 3 year old yellow lab.  I went to meet her and her family to talk about our upcoming session and ended up taking a few images.  There will be many more after our “real” session.

yellow lab in field

yellow lab in field standing

Morgan knows how to stay cool during these dog days of summer!yellow lab in poolYellow lab in pool

Stay tuned to see more images of Morgan in the next few weeks!

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