Now that I have had time to catch my breath from a crazy-busy December, I want to share a few fall and end-of-year favorites from both locally in the Charleston SC area and my Virginia trip. But first, some fun news:
The 2018 Best of Mount Pleasant (Mount Pleasant Magazine) is out and I'd like to thank those who voted in the Best Pet Photographer category (click to view pet award pages)! I look forward to working with you all even more in 2018! And sincere congratulations to all the other category winners too!
Now, back to the photos.
There were some lovely local sessions here this fall. Among them, there was shop-dog, Addie, from Woof Gang Bakery in Mount Pleasant (she is SUCH a beautiful Boykin!).
And sweet Blue, a rescued cattle dog who just turned 15 and still LOVES the beach!
I had nine sessions (some new, some repeat clients) over five workdays in Virginia during a very colorful and thankfully [mostly] warm week. Roux and I had an awesome trip, while Jack stayed home and played nurse to Gracie as she endured her heartworm treatments and started the road to recovery.
When I came home to SC, it was time for holiday order production, getting back into the shelter, and then two Santa photo events. While I certainly missed the people and pets from Virginia (seven years in a row with the same Santa!), I think we had a great time here with Santa in the South!
There were, of course, more shelter photos and foster dogs. I rounded out the year with 475 adoptable dogs photographed in 2017 and have two shelter/rescue sessions scheduled next week to kick off 2018. Wouldn't it be awesome if there came a new year where there wasn't a need for this service?
We even did some holiday photos - shelter pets love the holidays too! :)
From Roux's ever-growing resume, his holiday photo wrapped up in lights won a mascot contest on Instagram. Follow @dogsofchs to see adorable photos of Charleston area dogs! Ahh ... my little overachiever.
I met our extended family's newest canine member, Rhino Harumbe, an 11-week old rescue pup out of New York.
And my last client shoot of the year was a beautiful Frenchie and her adoring Auntie in downtown Charleston (proofs haven't been delivered so I can't post yet). That was a perfect end to my session year!
2017 was quite a ride as I finished my first full year as a SC resident - I am very much looking forward to my "Jeanne-uary" where I have planning and prep time for business activities and downtime to spend with Roux, Gracie and, of course, Jack.
From our pack to yours, Happy New Year and our very best wishes to all of you!
Follow on social media for notice of pop-up sessions, special offers or photo events, or upcoming trips.
January, 2018 | Pop-up Offer to be announced on social media so be sure to FOLLOW!
February, 2018 | Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (and Dock Dogs)!
February, 2018 | Chinese New Year Contest (Year of the Dog). Check back or follow on social media for updates.
February, 2018 | Watch for Offer: National Love Your Pet Day!
March, 2018 | Watch for Offer: National Puppy Day!
Spring, 2018 | Northern VA photo trip (dates TBD).
April, 2018 | Artist Display at Goose Creek Community Center: "Focus on Shelter Pets".