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Published and awarded pet photographer serving the Charleston SC area with seasonal appointments in Northern Virginia.
August, 2023 | Monthly Selections
Now that September is finally here, I am SOOOOO excited to be back to scheduling outdoor sessions! I love my studio, but I do love nature too! As a heads-up, Saturday slots are hard to come by and I have ONE Saturday remaining open in November and no others until December. I have some weekday flexibility since this is a full-time business for me, but I am committed to NOT overdoing my schedule this fall/holiday season for a change. Please try to schedule ahead.
In August, I held a 100% to beneficiary holiday photo fundraiser for a friend's sister who recently experienced a tragedy. I am happy to say we raised over $1,000 through photos - and a bunch of people are beating the holiday rush with their pets' cute photos already done! I use different holiday backdrops for different events - this, for example, won't be used again this year. The one I have for 2023 Santa has never been used and the one I will use for K9 Resorts on November 9 has not been used there before - I like keeping it special! (And let me tell you, you are going to want to have this year's Santa photo #gorgeous.)
Other 2023 upcoming event dates/photo opps can be viewed at the end of this page. Don't forget the Santa events have been moved to November this year. I don't know how many times I can say it - but I'm sure someone will be surprised by the news! :)
SHAMELESS PRIDE FOR MY DOGS (or good news about me)!
The big August news was ROUX AND GRACIE TURNED 9! We celebrated with cupcakes and special meals, presents and treats, a car ride and pup cups - but their annual field trip hike was panned with the insane heat we had last month so we will be making that up very soon!
Also, it's that time of year! If you'd like to take a minute and cast a vote for Best of Mount Pleasant, you can do so here. I wouldn't be sad to have your vote as Best Pet Photographer :) if you believe I have earned it. The competition does require you to vote in 15 categories, which for locals isn't a problem because there are so many awesome businesses that deserve our support.
Between clients and fosters, my studio got a workout in August and I am so thankful for the air-conditioned space and the ability to offer this option throughout the year. I also had a great mobile shoot on Sullivan's Island with a cool dad, his two grown sons and their two family dogs, but I have so many favorites from that, I'm not even sure which to post! I am pleased I was able to hold firmly to my decision to not shoot pet sessions outdoors in July and August this year (it's just too hot for the dogs). It really is the right thing to do.
One of my studio sessions was an end-of-life visit for my friends' 16-year-old boy, Carmy. Thankfully, they have so many years of photos with and of him, I know eventually their hearts will turn a corner and they'll start to remember their wonderfully long life together instead of the sadness at saying goodbye <3
I was able to work with local candidate Kay Hyman too, producing some campaign photos for her use. She is running for a City Council (District 8) position in North Charleston and while I can't vote for her as that isn't my jurisdiction, I do support her efforts! She is the only woman running, the only "locally grown" candidate and has been a resident of North Charleston her entire life. She cares so much, y'all, and you can't discount that or her knowledge of this area and the wonderful community relationships she has nurtured through the years! Anyone familiar with her career with Charleston Animal Society over the last three decades will attest that she is a community-minded advocate dedicated to service and I hope the people of North Chuck vote her in as I know she will do so much good for them. You can view her site here - KayForCouncil.com and learn more about her platform and plans. Go, Kay!
Through 8/31, I have photo’d 425 adoptables locally, so I am sadly confident I will exceed 600 this year again :/ Wonderful, funny, loving, stunning pets who have been let down one way or another, all waiting for a chance. This past month, I photo'd on-site for Charleston Animal Society (including an incredibly fun back-to-school themed promo shoot), and Dorchester Paws, as well as foster dogs for Berkeley Animal Center and Libby and Mace's Place Rescue. One sample pic from each group follows.
This is Ollie and as a direct result of THIS PHOTO for Charleston Animal Society and their stellar push of the back-to-school promo, he was adopted that day!
Dorchester Paws has some gorgeous babies on the property just waiting for loving homes!
Libby and Mace's Place has a ton of adoptables right now too!
Jim here is a wonderful, dog-friendly hound available through Berkeley Animal Center. He has been in foster with a trainer, for goodness sakes! It doesn't get much better than that! If you'd like to meet him, please let me know and I'll connect you to his foster.
The current event schedule is posted below including a reminder that the annual Santa photos will be held in November this year – November 18 and 19 to be exact! I’ve been posting about this since January, so when the holiday season rolls around, you can’t claim to be surprised about the date change!
My calendar does fill quickly and I always encourage clients to reserve their space about 3-4 weeks out from when they want their session. This allows you the most opportunity to secure a preferred date/time of day and to have sufficient time for grooming appointments, etc.
Feel free to follow socials for updates (linked below) or you can subscribe to my mailing list (only one email per month). Upcoming events are also listed below.
UPCOMING EVENTS & SCHEDULING NOTES (updated 9/11/23)
Ongoing: Adoptable Animal Photo Sessions.
September 23, 2023 | Bark in the Park by Lowcountry Dog Magazine (Ashley River Park, Summerville).
October 28, 2023 | Fall Festival at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. Please check back for more info as this was just announced.
November 9, 2023 | K9 Resorts Holiday Photos (private event for daycare clients).
November 18 and 19, 2023 | Santa photos at Woofgang Bakery Mount Pleasant!
2024 TBD | Dogapalooza.
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