Cuteness overload photographing Aston & Mocha exploring their garden. Those eyes!!
A few weeks ago I had photographed the very handsome and gentle Boston. We had a lovely time exploring different tracks and playing catch. He was the perfect gentleman - always listened to his Mum and was the impressive master of "sit and stay"
Very sadly at the time of the portrait sitting Boston had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and he passed away a few days ago.
It always breaks my heart when I hear that families have had to say goodbye to their companion animal. They are with us in the good times and are unconditional love when we need it the most.
They are family.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – From an Irish Headstone
I got to tag along with the awesome James from Kuri Companion again this week - this time a stroll in the sunshine around Wellington Waterfront.
It always amazes me how calm and chilled out the dogs are. No jumping up, no barking, no pulling on leads - just enjoying the warm sun, smells and sights around the bay.
You can tell by their faces they are loving life.
Good dogs xx
I was so delighted to get photograph Cait Sith from Neko Ngeru Cat Adoption Cafe last week. Whilst the cafe is not quite open yet ( very soon! https://nekongeru.nz/), Cait Sith likes to practise her catwalk so she can teach all the kitties looking for homes how to look magnificent and how to charm all the humans that come to visit. Cait Sith is a master of cute facial expressions, fluffy tail waving and staring down the barrel of the camera. Supercatmodel.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge cat lover. I LOVE CATS. Cats, like dogs, all have such different personalities. Some are friendly, some a bit grumpy, some are a little crazy and some are shy....... but in general - cats are COOL.
Imagine my delight when I got to meet one of the coolest cats of all. Luna.
Luna has a yacht.
And not only does he have a yacht but he kinda rules the marina too.
So some of you may have noticed that I've been a bit quiet so far this September. That's because I have been topping up my vitamin D levels in the beautiful islands of Hawaii for a couple of weeks.
Whilst I was strictly there to explore and relax ( enforced by a husband's sigh and eye rolling every time I went near my camera) I couldn't help take a few images of these gorgeous four pups I met on the beach in Keawakapu Beach in Maui.
A big thank you to the dogs "pet parents" for letting me take a couple of images while they were hanging at the beach - I was getting dog withdrawal symptoms! xx
A few weeks ago I got to hang out with the awesome Jock and Astrid. These two are sooooo much fun and love playing together and sharing toys with each other.
The beautiful Luna, Fred the Girl and Munchie.
I got to photograph the gorgeous Mischa recently on a sunny winters day. This is one happy pup who knows how to have fun xx
I get to photograph a lot of cute pups in my work and gorgeous cavoodle Murphy was no exception! He is a ball of energy but already so good at lots of the basic commands.
Having a photo shoot with your dog when they are a puppy is an awesome idea because they grow SO FAST and its such a gorgeous record of when you first adopted your pup into your family.
I had a lovely time being shown around the garden by the charming Rion recently. Such a handsome kitty - he showed me all his best posing spots!
When you are this fabulous I don't need to add many words.
A few weeks ago I got to hang out with these cool cats. I had come to photograph ginger cat Ralphy and was so excited to find he was part of a larger family of cats all with completely different personalities.
Handsome senior Latte found the perfect spot on the stone steps to strike a pose, Jessie watched from the safety of the roof while kittens Ruby and Blu put on their best kitten cuteness show.
Purrrrfection I say.
A few weeks ago I got to meet the little ball of energy that is Lola. She is a wee firecracker with a love of sticks (especially those a lot bigger than her), leaves, sticks with leaves attached and zooming around EVERYWHERE.
She is one happy little puppy who her is loving life!
As the warm weather slips away from us I thought I would share some images from the photo shoot I did with gorgeous Dyson and Taz this summer. We met with their pack of friends at the beach just before sunset.
I was so lucky to meet Gizmo and Fudge recently. The purrrfect little models. I love photographing cats - you work around them and what they want to do. Each session is a bit of a surprise!
I got the opportunity to photograph the famous Digby and Aloysius Van Winkle just before Christmas and it was a heap of fun working with pups who are dog models. They were even recognised by a couple of fans during the shoot with squeals of "Is that Digby and Alo???" Apparently it happens alot!
One of my last shoots of 2016 was the gorgeous Gemma and Taylor.
Gemma is an out going dog who loves sticks. LOVES sticks. She loves sticks on grass, sticks in the sea, big sticks, little sticks, talking about sticks - her enthusiasm is impressive!
Little sister Taylor loves finding pretty spots which compliment her gorgeous golden fur, letting the wind blow through her ears and is already an expert at melting your heart!
Introducing beautiful Baylee - such a wee stunner!
Last week I tagged along on a walk with James from Kuri Companion. James is amazing with the dogs - they have the best time zooming around the tracks but as soon as James signals they all come running to sit obediently awaiting instruction...... and they seem to love doing it.
Just like school children sitting up straight on the mat when the teacher is asking questions I swear these dogs are all trying to be the best behaved in the pack.
At the end of the walk I was covered in mud but had had a great time and you can see from the images just how happy the dogs were too.