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July 2022 | Monthly Selections

Good grief, the temps have been brutal the past month! I am SO GLAD I committed to the decision this year to only shoot outdoors in the earlier morning hours of July (and August) and even then, very selectively. I think client pets - and their people - have appreciated it too, like sweet little Friday here!

This five-month old Shih Tzu-Poodle mix is truly the apple of his paw-rents’ eyes! They are so in love with Friday - and they were all so easygoing during our park walk! Sure it was a little warm out (I mean it is SC in July, after all), but not unbearably so and I had such a fun time with them. The pup came to them on a Friday and it happens to be the dog-dad’s favorite day of the week so the name just stuck! I’ll look forward to seeing this sweetie grow.

In a completely opposite turn from a puppy, I also spent time with beautiful senior Beezus, who had recently received an unfortunate diagnosis. I have had a couple of past sessions with Beezus and her dog-ma, who I also know from prior magazine work, so this legacy session was perhaps a little more sad for me, simply because I have known Beezus for a while now. But we had a lovely time in my studio and she even scored a sweet treat when we were wrapping up. Beezus has since found her way to the Rainbow Bridge and I know her dog-ma is struggling with her goodbye. Always sending comforting thoughts to anyone who has suffered this kind of heartbreaking loss. <3

In between client sessions and my regular shelter visits, it was still a busy month of ongoing project work including shooting at several locations for the 2022 PickMe!SC event organized by No Kill South Carolina 2024 (and generously sponsored by PetcoLove and BOBS from Skechers).

"One of these things is not like the other." Sighting at Petco, North Charleston :)

 

This year’s statewide campaign saw 2,338 animals find loving adoptive homes across 55 participating shelter and rescue locations in SC over about a 9-day period! It's an amazing and recordbreaking number, yes, but as big as this number sounds, it feels like it didn’t even make a dent when I scroll through the shelter and rescue websites and socials. So, please keep adopting, keep fostering – and keep sharing resource information for people who need it. I see so many people on socials looking for resources, I decided to create a page on my site that can be accessed for things like low-cost spay/neuter options, community support programs, etc. Feel free to browse/share. Sometimes people just need to be pointed in the right direction.

July was my artist's display month at our local city complex – this was the 4th or 5th year I have been invited to place my work there and it is always so well-received, it has me thinking about other display opportunities locally. I mean, who doesn’t love looking at furry faces and soulful eyes or goofy expressions? Stay tuned!

I can also now unveil the current Carolina Tails cover and feature photos discussing the hottest ride in town, an E-Carriage! This will (eventually) be such a cool option for touring the city  - any city, really! Watch for one coming to a city near you soon - you can read the article online here.

Project work also continued for the MUSC Therapy Animal Program (which I can't share yet) as well as Tidewater Veterinary, both of which are wrapping up in August – just in time to move on to a month of new things.

Y’all - I am finally making my way to Greenville! I have had folks ask about sessions there over the last couple of years especially, and recently all the things aligned to make it do-able! So off we go for studio sittings at Paw Paws USA! Of course, Roux, Gracie and Jack are coming along too, so hopefully we will have a little time to explore GVL while we are there as well.

My September Virginia dates are set now and I have heard back from most of my wait list, so once I have all of those sessions scheduled, I may have space for one or two more during the trip, but will not be promoting the trip further as the calendar will already be pretty full. I’m looking forward to my visit and hopefully agreeable weather.

I have officially announced on socials the December 3 and December 4 local Santa pet photo events so please check Facebook or Instagram for updates. I definitely update everything on socials more frequently than my site.

Then the BIG news as we enter August: ROUX AND GRACIE ARE BOTH TURNING 8 THIS WEEK! So, my August selections will likely be littered with their cake smash photos! :)

Man, they are cute!

LASTLY, a word 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 in October, 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!

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHEDULING NOTES (updated 7/31/22)

Ongoing: Adoptable Animal Photo Sessions. 

August 2022 | No outdoor pet sessions will be held - special exceptions may be considered. OTHERWISE, IT'S STUDIO ONLY through August. Sorry, folks, but the dogs get too hot too fast during SC summer months.

August 8, 2022 | Photo event at PawPaws USA in Greenville SC.

September 17, 2022 | Lowcountry Dog's Bark in the Park.

September 22 - 29, 2022 | Northern VA client sessions (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.

November 2, 2022 | Holiday Pet Photos at K9 Resorts Mount Pleasant (private event).

December 3 and 4, 2022 | Santa Pet Photos at WoofGang Bakery in Mount Pleasant.

 

Downtime Dates:

August 29 - September 2, 2022

November 23 - 26, 2022

December 21, 2022- January 3, 2023

 

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