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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!

Category Archives: Press

We won! 2009 Readers Choice for Pet Photographer

Capital Tails, Inc. had a contest where readers wrote in their favorite pet-related companies and we won for pet photography!  Our tails are wagging!2009DecalWinner_web

Here is a link to the other local winners:

2009 Readers Choice Awards

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Hot Off the Press

Here are a few of the images we’ve had published recently –

Published images 2009

Northern Virginia Dog Magazine had it’s premiere issue and we photographed a story about bringing dogs to Mount Vernon.  For all things dog in the greater Washington DC area, you have to check out this magazine:  Northern Virginia Dog – Oh, and if you enter this code:  NOVAD2 at checkout, you can get $1.00 off delivery.   Here are a few more images from the session we did with Autumn, a beautiful golden retriever, at Mount Vernon:

Golden Retriever at Mt. Vernon

The image below on the left is the front of Mount Vernon and the image below on the right is the back.  In addition to it’s historic interest, Mount Vernon has an incredible view of the Potomac.Golden Retriever at Mt. Vernon

We were honored to have an image of Snowyi picked for the cover of the Maryland SPCA 2009 calendar.  You can read more about Snowyi in these past blog entries: and

Elan Magazine featured us in the January 2009 issue and used one of my favorite images on the cover.  If you click on this link, you can see the article:

Now, if there is any chance you read the article, there is a reference to a photograph that I took as a kid (and developed in the darkroom in our laundry room) that was my first official published work.  It’s shown below – it was a black lab that my sister rescued named Jet and I dressed him up as an editor.  My mom sent the image into our local paper and they published it.Black lab at typewriter

One of our images from a greyhound event was chosen to be on the cover of the 2009 Celebrating Greyhounds Desk Calendar.  The greyhound is named Bosha.  You can’t tell from the calendar image but he is a tripod.  Here’s another photo of him on the battlefield at Gettysburg, PA:

Greyhound named Bosha

Here’s a quote from his human mom:  “I will be traveling to Ohio State at the end of September for Bosha’s THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY as a cancer survivor – he is such an inspiration to the Oncology Department at OSU – continuing to beat the odds in his fight against osteosarcoma…  He had been such a support to me over the course of the last year and one-half.  He always has a positive attitude and loves his life – living life to the fullest each and everyday.”

And last but not least, Torch, the cat, was featured on the cover of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) calendar.  Torch has a wonderful story.  I photographed him as a kitten a year ago (while I was photographing Boomer, another cat with the same owners, for the 2008 AWLA calendar) and it wasn’t certain he was going to live.  His owners were feeding him with syringes because he wasn’t able to eat any other way.  Well, after they figured out what was wrong and after a few surgeries and lots of patience and love – he pulled through with flying colors and is now a healthy, happy, full grown cat.  Here’s Torch as a kitten:

Grey Kitten

And this is Torch a little over a year old.Gray Cat

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Yay – we’re in today’s Washington Post . . .

. . . Thursday, December 4, 2008 – House Calls – section.   A homeowner writes in with an interior decorating challenge and a local interior designer solves the problem.  Sherry Galvydis of Impressive Interiors ( created an awesome design and included our pet portraits in her solution.  The homeowners have two cats that are very important to them. 

Thanks for including us, Sherry, and for an excellent re-design of the space.  You can see it here:


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PawPrints Work in Art Exhibit – July 24 – September 6

Aztec Light on display

“Hoof, Paw, Claw,” an new exhibition for art and animal lovers will open at the Arts Center in Orange during a reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24th. The show runs through September 6th, 2008.

The event also will feature the unveiling of Evelyn Cowles’ painting selected for the 2008 Montpelier Hunt Races poster. The exhibition, which features sculpture, mixed media, oils, acrylics, photographs and watercolors, includes works by Elaine Hurst, Aggie Zed, Dorothy Chuey, Dana Thompson, Mary Cornish, Jan Settle, Robin Burkett, Mary Shira, Kitty Dodd, Diane Balister, Jo Hodos, Ed King, Sharon Campbell, Willa Frayser, Karen Trimmer, Laura Burrell, Marian Mercer, Jean-Francois Landeau, Joe Simms and Tyler and Austin Burdick.

A portion of its commission on gallery sales from this exhibit will be donated to the Orange County Animal Shelter and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at Montpelier. The Arts Center in Orange is at 129 E. Main St.

For more details, call (540) 672-7311.other work on display



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