Family Session in Chelsea

I received so many intense stares from this little one, and adored each one.
chelsea new york family portraits toddler havanese dog

Sweet Brutus, the havanese wonderdog, never wanted to be left out of the fun.
chelsea new york family portraits toddler havanese dog

Brutus clearly has a hard life.
chelsea new york family portraits toddler havanese dog

It’s quite common for little kids to be drawn to my camera, and she was no exception. I showed her how to press the shutter button, and she loved the sound it produced. So I have quite the collection of close-ups from this session.
chelsea new york family portraits toddler havanese dog

chelsea new york family portraits toddler havanese dog

The family had a beautiful view from their Chelsea apartment, which she loved to take in.
chelsea new york family portraits toddler havanese dog

It’s a good thing fingerprints can easily be cleaned off lenses.
chelsea new york family portraits toddler havanese dog

chelsea new york family portraits toddler havanese dog

chelsea new york family portraits toddler havanese dog

Snack time for all
chelsea new york family portraits toddler havanese dog

Ophelia’s Outdoor Adventures

Ophelia was very excited to be playing outside for this PAWS NY session.

new york dog pet photography

new york dog pet photography

new york dog pet photography

new york dog pet photography

Sweet Dog from PAWS NY

Sweet Annabell is so lovable to everyone who greets her. I loved watching her with her PAWS volunteer, and then providing comfort for her owner.

 

new york dog pet photography

new york dog pet photography

new york dog pet photography

new york dog pet photography

Happy Bolognese Dog with His Humans

I love seeing how happy dogs get when they’re around their humans. Lexus was no exception! I met everyone for a PAWS NY session, and it was quite clear that this dog lives a good life.

new york Bolognese dog portraits

new york Bolognese dog portraits

new york Bolognese dog portraits

new york Bolognese dog portraits

Excited Service Dog for PAWS NY

This is the third year I’ve worked with PAWS NY to help them put together a calendar for one of their fundraisers. It’s fun to be able to travel to different parts of city and meet all the lovely pets, clients, and volunteers. Trudy, the sweet service dog, was my first session earlier this spring. I met the volunteer outside the building, and was told that Trudy loved to greet him by jumping up the moment she was let out the door. She did not disappoint!

new york dog portraits

new york dog portraits

new york dog portraits

new york dog portraits

new york dog portraits

new york dog portraits

A Chicago Family Visit

I was happy to see some family members during my recent quick trip through Chicago.

My aunt & uncle’s house is full of shelties and cats, so of course I feel right at home.
chicago sheltie

chicago

chicago

chicago

chicago

chicago sheltie

chicago sheltie

chicago sheltie

chicago

chicago sheltie

Grandma! She always looks so elegant.
chicago grandma senior citizen

Adventures with Outdoor Paws

Hiking trails, fresh air, and a lake – not items that an average NYC dog experiences on a regular basis (or person, for that matter). I spent the day with 4 very happy dogs experiencing all of those – an adventure day with Outdoor Paws! I met owner Anna Du first thing in the morning to pick up all the dogs, then enjoyed a day of hiking in Harriman State Park. What fun!

I think Daisy was excited about going on a trip
new york dog adventure

When we fist discussed details of the day, Anna warned me that one of the dogs always sits in the front seat, and that I might have a furry companion on my lap for the ride. A-okay with me! I thought a quick self-portrait with Hazel was necessary. (A technical note: I nailed the focus on the first try! Go me.)
new york dog adventure

new york dog adventure

new york dog adventure

new york dog adventure

new york dog adventure

new york dog adventure

new york dog adventure

new york dog adventure

I love the contrast of these two: Daisy all poised and proper versus Molly wanting to jump up to give me a kiss.
new york dog adventure

Happy Momo!
new york dog adventure

new york dog adventure

Anna with her crew
new york dog adventure

For more fun photos, check out the slideshow:

Introducing: My Niece!

I am thrilled to announce that I officially have the title of Auntie Em! My tiny niece Meredith was born at the end of January, and I was so excited that I was able to spend time with her and the family just a couple weeks later.

So much hair!
maine newborn baby portraits

The many scrunchy faces of Meredith
maine newborn baby portraits

maine newborn baby portraits

maine newborn baby portraits

Monkey butt!
maine newborn baby portraits

I love her little smooshy face. Also the fabulous hat knitted by a friend of the family’s.
maine newborn baby portraits

maine newborn baby portraits

Lucy the dog picked the perfect time to develop an ear infection and require surgery (two days upon their return home from the hospital) – hence the great cone of shame.
maine dog lab cone of shame

No cone of shame will stop her from cuddling with her humans, of course
maine dog lab cone of shame

maine newborn baby portraits

maine newborn baby portraits

maine newborn baby portraits

The complete family!
maine newborn baby portraits

maine newborn baby portraits

maine newborn baby portraits

First FaceTime!
maine newborn baby portraits

This was my first attempt at learning to swaddle.
maine newborn baby portraits

My sister’s friend made this adorable fish sleeper – no need for swaddling here!
maine newborn baby portraits

Auntie Janna enjoying some time with her
maine newborn baby portraits

My favorite pair from the family shoot
maine newborn baby portraits

Family Shelties in Chicago

My recent Chicago visit was filled with much excitement, including meeting my aunt & uncle’s two sweet shelties they recently adopted. Meet Buddy and Skipperdee.

chicago sheltie dog

chicago sheltie dog

chicago sheltie dog

chicago sheltie dog

Fabulous Brooklyn Family

I had a splendid day with this family!

Stunning blue eyes on Lyle
Quarfordt Family

Nap time for Rhys, though that didn’t last long with all the excitement at the house
brooklyn nyc family kids dog

Siri and dad
brooklyn nyc family kids dog

brooklyn nyc family kids dog

brooklyn nyc family kids dog

Family story time!
brooklyn nyc family kids dog

Omar was keeping watch
brooklyn nyc family kids dog

brooklyn nyc family kids dog

brooklyn nyc family kids dog

A little snack break
brooklyn nyc family kids dog

Happy times with grandma!
brooklyn nyc family kids dog

brooklyn nyc family kids dog

brooklyn nyc family kids dog

brooklyn nyc family kids dog

brooklyn nyc family kids dog

I love all the bright colors and artwork in their playroom
brooklyn nyc family kids dog

brooklyn nyc family kids dog