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Published and awarded pet photographer serving the Charleston SC area with seasonal appointments in Northern Virginia.
August 2022 | Monthly Selections
When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to be older … and now time flies so fast! My best laid plans for a slower summer went awry as I landed at 180+ hours in August.
We wrapped up shooting for the Medical University of SC (MUSC) 2023 therapy animal program calendar, which was F.U.N! I worked with 29 therapy dogs and a number of hospital clinicians over five-shooting dates and we had a great time! There were many pieces to this effort, beginning with submissions about what the therapy animals mean to the nominator. Their responses were then blind-reviewed by staff and the final participants selected. When the project started, they already had ideas for each month’s theme; some we kept and developed a bit further, others we tweaked entirely, but all were flawlessly executed by the amazing handler teams and the good-natured clinicians! Thank you all for being such great sports, especially those of you who suffered through “fall and winter” scenes during July and August outdoors. The calendars will be a fundraising channel for the therapy animal program and will launch officially for sale at the Blessing of the MUSC Dogs Event on October 4!
Early in August, Jack and I packed up Roux and Gracie and spent a couple of days in Greenville. I had been wanting to check out the area for years, so when communicating with a former Virginia client who lives there now (and who happens to own The Brindled Dog - pictured below with her boy, Brutus celebrating his 16th birthday!), we worked it out to hold a few limited sittings at PawPaws USA, a cool operation for handcrafted pet accessories made on-site. The staff members were so accommodating, the house dog was just the sweetest girl (below with her dog-ma, owner of PawPaws USA) and the products are top quality! GVL folks surely know about this local gem already, but you can follow their socials from anywhere for updates/offers/sales, etc. Check it out, especially with the holidays approaching – they do a ton of beautiful custom work too!
August scheduling meant either morning only or studio, and even with limitations imposed because of the heat, I still worked with so many lovely families and their pets – littermates celebrating their birthday, puppies, seniors and even a piglet! I also had a beautiful human baby on my schedule, but I haven't sent her gallery to her parents yet :) So here is just a glimpse of some August clients:
By August 30, my count sat at 367 adoptables photo’d so far in 2022. This past month included a special shoot for Dorchester Paws’ long-timer Clarice, the most adorable smiler who LOVES to ride in cars! She has been lodging at their shelter since November 2021 so, please, if you know anyone who loves to cruise around and feel the wind in their fur, ask them to go visit Clarice! She is such a sweetheart and a staff favorite - the hiccup has been that she wants to be a solo pet (understandable, since she’s been living in a narrow concrete kennel for so long now and really deserves to be someone’s everything <3 ). But it doesn't limit her (or an adoptive family) otherwise - she goes on field trips, and especially enjoys pup cups and beach walks with the Mutts for Miles program on Sullivans Island. The shelter would just prefer that she is the only pet in a home. (This same day we were able to photo 19 adoptable dogs on site with the help of one muse/chauffeur and three handlers running dogs like clockwork to our photo setup. Thank you all SO MUCH for helping it go so smoothly – 19 is a fantastic number for the time we were there!)
One of the other fun gigs in August was working with our Heroes4Hearts volunteer group on a project that will benefit heartworm positive dogs needing treatment through Berkeley Animal Center. We had a painting party and assisted several of the shelter dogs in creating canvas art that will be available for sale at an upcoming fundraiser through Friends of Berkeley Animal Center. :) Following is one of the original works – these dogs did such a great job! I invite you to check back for updates and maybe you can purchase a masterpiece and help save a life at the same time!
Locals, it's that time of year - Best of Mount Pleasant voting is open :) If you'd like to vote for me, of course, I'd appreciate it - the link is here. No pressure.
Lastly, Roux and Gracie thoroughly enjoyed their 8th birthday! There were pups cups and cupcakes, photos and presents (of course!), a “barkuterie” board, a trip to the Wag-n-Dash play yard and a car ride field trip too!
And that's that! The event calendar through 2022 has been updated (below) - I have also recently updated my Business Pals page and it now includes some pet-friendly accommodations at populart destinations so check it out here!
Oh, and speaking of calendars - don't forget to pre-order your Lowcountry Dog Magazine 2023 calendar at a discount and then wait excitedly for the month you can flip it over to see Gracie in her calendar debut!
As always, a reminder about scheduling. I book out weeks in advance so please know if you are trying to schedule for a prime spot on a Saturday, for example, my next available is now in November, so please don’t wait until the last minute. I also do not offer mini-sessions for holiday-themed photos and instead encourage people to attend one of the photo fundraisers that results in digital images that can be used for that purpose - and as fundraisers, they have the added benefit of helping our local shelters and rescues. My last quarter schedule this year is planned out to include family travel this year, so I won’t be adding event dates other than what is already committed below. Thanks!
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!
UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHEDULING NOTES (updated 9/2/22)
Ongoing: Adoptable Animal Photo Sessions.
September 17, 2022 | Lowcountry Dog's Bark in the Park.
September 22 - 29, 2022 | Northern VA client sessions - SCHEDULE IS FILLED! (please message me to be waitlisted for scheduling)
October 4, 2022 | MUSC Blessing of the Dogs
October 8, 2022 | Lowcountry Dog's Woofstock at Hanahan Amphitheatre.
October 29, 2022 | PetFest/Fall Fest at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
November 2, 2022 | Holiday Pet Photos at K9 Resorts Mount Pleasant (private event).
December 3 , 2022 | Day 1 - Santa Pet Photos at WoofGang Bakery in Mount Pleasant.
December 4, 2022 | Day 2 - Santa Pet Photos at WoofGang Bakery in Mount Pleasant.
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