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Published and awarded pet photographer serving the Charleston SC area with seasonal appointments in Northern Virginia.
April 2020 Monthly Selections
I hope I never see another pandemic in my lifetime. We have stayed well and hope you all have too, but I do feel for anyone who has experienced sickness or watched a loved one suffer. If the worst I have to deal with is being largely stuck at home, then I will consider myself pretty fortunate. (Roux maybe feels a little differently, judging from his expression ...)
While my shelter work was severely hampered by the widespread shutdowns, we did have one visit to Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary where we socially distanced (which means we walked the grounds instead of riding the golf cart to navigate the acres – hey, we all need our daily steps, right?). I desperately miss my shelter trips and hope to get back to them soon!
To at least try to still volunteer SOMEHOW, I came up with a virtual fundraiser where I created digital illustrations (from even some pretty bad cell phone photos!) and the participant got to choose which rescue or shelter received their donation. 100% of my time was donated and the only expense withheld was for the required credit card processing fees (online payment = no contact = social distancing compliant). The effort raised over $1,700 to be shared across several rescues and shelters. To everyone who participated, THANK YOU for signing on and helping me to continue volunteering virtually! I spent about 34 hours on this project and happily admit it was a good distraction!
I was able to hold a couple of outdoor sessions so that definitely helped my mental state!
And then, when the #quarantinelife was starting to weigh me down, I met up with my 3rd favorite red leopard and her dog-ma for some fresh air and photos.
All in all, it hasn’t been horrible so I can’t/shouldn’t/won’t complain. I have spent a LOT of time with Roux and Gracie! But I do hope we can all start working our way back to normal soon. I miss my furry clients, and my shelter people and pets!
STAY TUNED -- Coming on May 11 is the 3rd annual Cover Dog Contest for Charleston Animal Society. You will see me promoting this heavily as Toby’s Fund took a pretty hard hit when the spring gala had to be moved to October. The need for medical support for the animals didn’t diminish but the opportunities for funding sure did. So please, if you are able to comfortably do so, when you see the posts on socials, pick a pet to support and give even a few bucks. Every little bit helps and it doesn’t have to be a grand gesture to make a difference. I think it’s Roux’s turn to fundraise since Gracie did such a great job last year!
Northern Virginia, as soon as the coast is clear, I'll be scheduling again so if you aren't already on the call-back list from the postponed April trip, you still have a little time!
2020 UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHEDULING NOTES
Ongoing: Adoptable Animal Photo Sessions.
May 14, 2020 | CAS Cover Dog Contest begins - check out Roux's entry here :) Vote for a contender or enter your own!
August, 2020 | Northern VA photos (tentative). Contact me for dates or to be waitlisted.
August, 2020 | Artist Display, City of Goose Creek.
September 12, 2020 | CHS Pet Expo.
October 23, 2020 | Charleston Animal Society Gala.
October 24, 2020 | Mount Pleasant Towne Centre Fall Festival.
December 5 AND 6, 2020 | Santa Photos with your pet at Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Mount Pleasant!
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