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October, 2020 | Monthly Selections

This time of year always gets a little intense. The weather gets cooler, nature is more colorful and sessions tend to ramp up because the holidays are approaching. October was a busy month for me and with multiple rescue fundraising photo events coming up in November and December, I don’t see a slowdown in my near-term future! That being said, I’ll share here some of my October highlights. If I have missed someone, don't take it personally!

Of special note, we celebrated Gracie’s three-year adoptaversary as a Taylor. She is definitely what we never knew we needed.

In October, I photo'd 48 amazing adoptables through Charleston Animal Society, Berkeley Animal Center on-site at the shelter along with some of their fosters coming here, and fosters here through Libby and Mace’s Place. I post loads of adoptables on my socials so rather than jam up this page, pop over and check out some of the beautiful faces waiting on loving homes.

My weekly meetups with Rosie continued and while she still has a long road ahead of her, it’s been wonderful watching her improve week-to-week! It's safe to say I officially love her. Please head over to the rescue’s page to follow her progress or you can follow my socials for her updates, including a video of her first month of progress photos. She came for studio photos in October for some Halloween fun, but this is one of my favorites - she really is a girlie girl <3.

I had some wonderful families in October – one story in particular bears re-telling: I had a morning beach session scheduled for four dogs under the age of 18 months and their paw-rents. The humans were dressed for family photos – but that didn’t stop the dog-dad from racing into the ocean in his dress pants when the water-loving spaniel decided to go for an unexpected swim! Thankfully, we were pretty much done with their family photos by that point so dad appears dry (mostly) in those shots! Here is just one of the good boys before he got those curls wet - what a great morning!

I had the honor of working with a 16.5 year old cat who I would have sworn was three if he was a day!  It’s such a great testament to the loving care he has received his entire life (he has been with his people since he was a kitten) <3

I also had a great time photo’ing The Odd Couple – a 90-lb GSD and a 3-lb Chorkie – and their oh-so-lovely humans!

October brought me some travelers too – a beautiful family who drove in from Columbia for photos (pictured here with their two gorgeous rescued lab mixes) and a beach session for a family vacationing from Chicago with their two awesome rescue dogs!

There was a Halloween shindig and open house at Wag 'N Splash (where I will be taking Roux to swim when my world settles down!); great sessions including a rescue-community friend and her family where we grabbed some senior photos of her beautiful daughter (below) and family photos with their pup to show that the pandemic can’t keep them down; and a super fun studio green screen session for a client who wanted to break the cycle of pandemic boredom but that's a project still under wraps!

Charleston Animal Society wrapped up an inaugural fundraiser in partnership with Palmetto Brewing – Rescue Brew – and the campaign was a smash! I was asked to photo some of the top fundraisers with the intent to unveil the beer cans featuring the winning animals at the Virtual Chili Cookoff on November 21. That means I can’t share them here but I can give you the heads-up so you can save the date! It was definitely a fun project for me and I always appreciate these opportunities. There is still time to support - and prep for - the Virtual Chili Cookoff too!

Lastly, Roux and Gracie tolerated their Halloween photo opp like true pros!

Try to make it to one of the holiday events if you can – a generous portion of the sitting fees for these events always goes to local rescues and shelters so in letting your pup (or cat or llama) make a holiday memory with Santa, you are helping homeless animals locally too.

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Reminder: CHS area folks, we WILL BE doing Santa photos for your pets this year at Woof Gang Bakery in Mount Pleasant. We have protocols in place to minimize contact so be sure to save the dates (see flyer link below) and keep the tradition going for your pets!

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2020 UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHEDULING NOTES

Ongoing: Adoptable Animal Photo Sessions.

December 5 AND 6, 2020 | Santa Photos (pets only this year, to minimize contact with Santa) at Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Mount Pleasant!

 

SCHEDULING NOTE - HOLIDAY PRODUCTION!

If you intend to order items as holiday gifts, THERE ARE DEADLINES for guaranteed holiday delivery.

1 – Order requests for print items (tangible products) must be received and paid by November 23. NO EXCEPTIONS.

2 – Digital requests buy you a little time – those must be received and paid by December 10.

3 – Gift certificates may be purchased up until December 21.

 

 

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