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April 2022 | Monthly Selections

I don’t know about you, but April flew by for me! Maybe it was because I didn’t have a single day off during the month :/ but I blinked and May had arrived.

My Virginia trip was fantastic and I met so many great new clients and had the chance to catch up with several repeats – and it was wonderful to meet some new furry family members! The weather was a bit nutty, but that‘s part of why we now live in SC! Here are a couple VA cuties - I think my final count landed at 10 weekend sessions for the trip:

Mid-April I had a great time with an extended family who had assembled locally for a vacation and we did their three-generation family photos one very windy day at Sullivan’s Island. I’ll only post a quick shot of the adorable girls here – I am often asked if I do family photos and the short answer is “mostly yes” (like … if I know you), but I *prefer* to keep my schedule to assignments where there is a pet involved. #sorrynotsorry  In this case, there was an adorable Wheaten Terrier involved in the shoot for a few minutes at the start so that box was checked!

Speaking of families, I was able to spend some time photo’ing one of my favorite local families and their pets (including Paw Patrol The Pig, not pictured here) both to update family photos and for some small business web enhancement purposes. They are huge supporters of Berkeley Animal Center and have successfully run so many fosters through their home <3 It’s amazing to me how many quality people I have in my life.

I also spent a warm Friday morning with a great lady and her FIVE large dogs in April! She’s photo-shy so I’ll just include one of the dogs as they prepare to approach Toyota for an endorsement deal (peep the pooch in the front seat who wouldn’t give up riding shotgun).

My Two-est Tuesday Ever (2/22/22) Facebook contest winner, Skye, came for her studio sitting and she did not disappoint! This sweet now-senior girl had been rescued from wandering the streets in Georgia a few years ago and now she is living her best life here in the Lowcountry.

Another studio guest was an odd couple, Bella and Hamlet, whose paw-rents were the successful bidder for a local shelter's silent auction fundraiser late last year!

Gracie and our former foster baby, Chip both survived the first round of cuts for the Lowcountry Dog Magazine model contest! Now this month these 50 semi-finalists will have a quick shoot with the magazine’s longtime staff photographer and then I’ll start promoting my beautiful girl (and Chip! And maybe other dogs I recognize!) for votes! PS Chip came to see us at Dogapalooza in April <3 Such a good boy and so grown up now! I keep a photo of him on my event table, taken the last night he was with us before heading to his forever home. Look how much he's grown! (He is ALWAYS a highlight for me when he shows up to local pet events!)

April also meant adoptables and foster pets came for photos, of course, and it was a HUGE month for that crowd (Berkeley Animal Center, Charleston Animal Society, Libby and Mace’s Place and Palmetto Paws Animal Rescue): 61 adoptables in a month when I missed two shelter Tuesday trips and had a week in VA! I’ll say it again – if you can help your local shelter or rescue out somehow – foster, adopt, advocate, volunteer, donate – please do. They all need their community’s support, no matter where you live.

On a non-traditional-animal front, I had the chance to photo the resident mascot gators at Cypress Gardens for a tourism project. This particular one is Boss and he’s about 60-ish years old. He originally came to Cypress Gardens about 22 years ago by way of an alligator farm in Louisiana. Can you imagine pulling up alongside that transport from LA to SC? LOL

Hope your summer is off to a fun start – as always, feel free to follow socials for updates (linked below) or you can subscribe to my mailing list (I only send one email per month). Upcoming events are also listed below - until next time!

Schedule: I am currently scheduling the last of June outdoor sessions. Last year, I made the decision to not shoot pets outdoors in July and August here in SC -- the dogs just get too hot, even during early morning sessions, and once their tongue appears after about five minutes, it doesn't retract so summer = studio! I'm also accepting studio reservations for June, July and August (although I may be taking off July or August - still thinking ...).


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Ongoing: Adoptable Animal Photo Sessions. 

May 15, 2022 | Inaugural event - Animals, Art & Automobiles - Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary Fundraiser (more to follow).

July, 2022 | Artist Display, City of Goose Creek

Downtime Dates:

May 23-June 1, 2022

June 23-27, 2022


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