For months, we planned a cross-country trek with Roux beginning Labor Day – we mapped it out, scheduled our stops, and we were ready (this was our only window to do this until perhaps sometime next year). But thanks to ill-timed hurricane activity here and nearby, and biblical-level flooding in the direction we were headed, we, unfortunately, had to cancel. We still made a quick trip to the Great Smokey Mountains, and Roux had beach time at his favorite slice of heaven on earth, Isle of Palms, but that was it for his summer vacation. (So, yes, there are a few vacation photos you have to wade through here before moving on to the rest of the month!)
(Notice the charred stumps, a reminder of last year's devastating wildfires.)
He also had a little studio practice to remind him of his modeling commands, and to remind me how impressive he can be!
The rest of my vacation month was spent with rescues since I hadn’t actually planned on being home at all. In September, I photo’d 48 rescue dogs for Charleston Animal Society, of course, and also for a relatively new local group, Southern Paws Animal Rescue. They are still working on their site but you can expect to see more good things from them soon! Some of my favorites follow. Hopefully, by the time this is posted, all of these faces will be in their new, happy homes.
Roux ALMOST got a foster sister (Daisy, pictured above)
I do hope everyone had a fantastic and relaxing summer, even if you simply staycationed with your pets!
October, 2017 | Northern VA sessions are fully booked - to be waitlisted for a fall session in Northern VA, please email me directly.
Upcoming: October 28, 2017 | Park Pets Park Circle Grand Opening (North Charleston) - on-site photos of your pet by yours truly.
October 28, 2017 | Fur Ball to benefit Pet Helpers (watch for auction session donation).
November 11, 2017 | Studio mini-sessions at Ziggy's Dog Parlor (Mount Pleasant location). A portion of proceeds will be donated to Southern Paws Animal Rescue. Reserve your space sooner than later - limited sittings offered.
December 1-2 and 8-9, 2017 | Save the Dates: Santa comes to Charleston - Santa photos in partnership with my friends at Mount Pleasant Magazine and local small business pet stores (please support small businesses!). Stay tuned for event details and plan to be there – you don’t want to get on Santa’s naughty list for not showing up! (A portion of Santa event sitting fees will be donated to local rescues.)