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Published and awarded pet photographer serving the Charleston SC area with seasonal appointments in Northern Virginia.
September, 2023 | Monthly Selections
I blinked and October arrived! I love this time of year though - cooler temps, more favorable conditions for shooting pets and their people outdoors, planning out my sets for the approaching holiday season fundraisers - it's a hectic but great time to be a pet photographer!
In September. Lowcountry Dog Magazine held its annual Bark in the Park event at the new(er) Ashley River Park site and let me tell you, locals, it is a WONDERFUL venue and it served the event well! I have photo'd there before with clients and loved it for many reasons, but this was the first event I have attended there. It was nice to actually just GO to an event, not as a vendor or have to setup a display. I wandered the booths, met plenty of dogs, took some photos, of course, and visited with some of the adoptables. Roux and Gracie also won an incredible basket donated by Hollywood Feed and raffled off to support rescues - it was chock full of high quality chews and treats and toys and they have been enjoying it immensely! The next LCD dog-centric event is November 5 at the Tattooed Moose on Johns Island -- click here to visit the event page on Facebook. A couple of the event guests for your viewing pleasure:
Other 2023 upcoming event dates/photo opps can be viewed at the end of this page. REMINDER: The countdown is on - Santa events will be in November!
SHAMELESS PRIDE FOR MY DOGS (or good news about me)!
The annual "Best Of" program is coming to a close soon, so if you haven't yet cast your vote and you'd like to see me earn this honor again (I would like that too!), I'd certainly appreciate it. You can cast a vote for Best of Mount Pleasant here for Best Pet Photographer. It only takes a minute or two, and the program does ask you to vote in 15 categories, which for locals isn't a problem because there are so many awesome businesses that deserve our support.If you do, thanks in advance!
Rather than make you wait until next month, you can read my latest article in the October issue of Lowcountry Dog Magazine on the Making of a Dog Model (page 8 of the magazine). (Cover and feature photos too - check out the fun retro feel the publisher gave to his themed issue this year.)
We had a perfect visit with family in September and I dare say nobody vacations quite like my dogs!
Also, as a PS for longtime followers - our former foster baby Chip celebrated his two-year adoption anniversary in September! I took this, his official sendoff photo, three days before he would be joining his new family. It remains one of my favorites from his time with us.
In September I had to reduce my client load to accommodate scheduled away time with family, magazine projects, additional shelter dates and a significant chunk of time to work on a particularly critical community effort that I am confident will have tremendous local impact. As our details clarify, I'll share more (probably to the point where you'll want to mute me!) but my time with a very small group of like-minded, committed volunteers and local business owners has been well-spent and I feel privileged to be in such devoted company. Here's a hint ...
I really do have some of the most amazing clients though, and I thoroughly enjoy my time with them, whether they are repeats or brand new to the pack.
Through 9/30, I have now photo’d 498 adoptables locally - last year at this same time, my number sat at 403. That "special community program" I mentioned just above? Well, the lasting effects of that will ultimately help reduce the need for those kinds of numbers.
I also photo'd some fosters in attendance at the Bark in the Park event, including my sweet girl Tango, who is inexplicably still waiting for her forever home through Libby and Mace's Place Rescue. This is the petite, perfect girl my husband and I grabbed from the GVL shelter in June, where she and her eight three-day old babies were scheduled to be euthanized (sadly, for space). I still can't even imagine. Well, her babies grew big and healthy and are enjoying their new homes, but now it's her turn. She is the perfect size for apartment or community living too.
Do you want to meet her? Let me know - reach out and I'll direct connect you to her foster!
Not to diminish any other adoptables' stories, but I want to share one more important one here today. You may have seen me post about Daisy at some point - she's a gorgeous girl and no matter how many beautiful photos I took of her (she literally can't take a bad photo), she sat in foster for months. Sometimes I get it - a dog needs more work or they have a health concern - none of these was the case. We knew her prospects were grim if she were to be returned to the shelter, so our awesome friends began fostering her in May. By late August, it occurred to me maybe we needed show her in different settings so potential adopters could see how versatile and well-behaved and easy she is! We took her on a day out and BOY, DID SHE SHINE! Her post got a lot of attention and a few days later, things all came together perfectly and she met her new dad. Daisy is now living her best life with her very own people and a family that loves her to pieces. For both of these dogs, their lives depended on fosters - it's not just a hashtag, it's the truth: #fosteringsaveslives
The current event schedule is posted below, including the reminder that the annual Santa photos will be held November 18 and 19. Want to volunteer to be an elf this year? Shoot me an email!
My calendar does fill quickly and I always encourage clients to reserve their space about 3-4 weeks out from when they want their session. This allows you the most opportunity to secure a preferred date/time of day and to have sufficient time for grooming appointments, etc. As of this posting, my next open weekend slot is December 2 and the best weekday availability at this time is early December. October and November now have limited weekday availability remaining so if you are needing to schedule, please reach out sooner than later. I may be able to squeeze in a session here or there to accommodate your work schedules, but that will be more exception than norm.
Feel free to follow socials for updates (linked below) or you can subscribe to my mailing list (only one email per month). Upcoming events are also listed below.
UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHEDULING NOTES (updated 10/3/23)
Ongoing: Adoptable Animal Photo Sessions.
October 28, 2023 | Fall Festival at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. Come see me!
November 9, 2023 | K9 Resorts Holiday Photos (private event for daycare clients).
November 18 and 19, 2023 | Santa photos at Woofgang Bakery Mount Pleasant!
2024 TBD | Lowcountry Dog Magazine's Dogapalooza.
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