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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: Published Ads

Portuguese Water Dog – May Washingtonian Ad

So, our ad for the May issue of the Washingtonian features a Portuguese Water dog – OK, it’s a little shameless.  Like all other pet photographers around the country – we would love to photograph Bo Obama!Portuguese Water Dog - Max

Here is a link to the original post with larger images:

Max (the handsome dog) and his cats had a gorgeous coffee table book made using images from our session.

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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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Fall Season and Upcoming Events

Fall is almost here and it’s a great time of year!  The leaves in northern Virginia are scheduled to peak between October 27th and November 4th – it’s a beautiful natural backdrop for outdoor portraits.

Here is a sample from last year and also this year’s ad in the Washingtonian for September.

Yorkie in leaves

Our September event is full.  Our next and final event of the year will be November 1 and 2nd.  We are currently scheduling appointments – call 703-354-3736.

Now, get out there with your best friend and enjoy this wonderful weather!

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Blake and Bella – The Clumber and The Cutie

Blake is a gorgeous Clumber Spaniel.  You don’t see Clumbers around too much – though they are a wonderful breed.  He is such a lovable dog – you just want to hug him.  Then there is Bella, the French Bulldog.  Wow.  What a face!  You could just stare at her for hours with the many personalities she shows.  I’m not sure what I was saying when we were photographing these two but I know I was smiling a lot.  It was also very cute how the younger Bella really looked up to Blake – their relationship was great to watch.

images of clumber and frenchieBlake and Bella KissingBlake - Clumber SpanielBella - French Bulldogbella's eye and nosebella's whiskers

Blake’s mom has a really cool company called DogLeggs.  They are the leader in therapeutic and rehabilitative products for companion animals.  Make sure to check out their innovative products:

Oh, we also used an image of these two in August’s Washingtonian ad.  Below is the ad. (We went for a black and white ad this time to focus on the cute moment.)

August Washingtonian Ad


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