Sunday, November 1, 2009

On the move.

Equest Images is now officially "Mutt Shots - Lifestyle Dog Photography".
Make sure and come visit us for many new doggy portraits at www.modernmuttshots.com!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ms. Bean [Kansas Dog Photographer]

Ms. Bean is eleven years old. But I have not seen anything you’d expect of an eleven-year-old doggie. One little treat got her so excited and wiggly that I had almost more trouble getting some shots of her than of the average puppy. She’s gotta have a lot more years ahead of her. Wanna adopt her?

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Black dogs on the block

We’ve got another black dog in the house. Anyone got a home for Bella? Here is her petfinder link!bella_3

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hold me!

Hold a shelter puppy this week. They deserve it!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sticky Dog [kansas dog photographer]

Smokey is not yet four months old and won’t leave dad’s side. For nothing!

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Lucy Liu…

…is what I like to call her. She’s got the almond eyes and thick eyeliner, ready for her first photo shoot.

Lucy likes to sleep on the back rest of the couch, stand close to any door that might open to let her out and hang out underneath the dining table hunting for the babies to drop some food.

And she plays! My Mac is sitting next to me and missing the hours of chasing her and being chased around the house and backyard.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tequila a.k.a. “Fuzzy Face”

I’ve got a deadline for an article tomorrow. And I am a major procrastinator. I have no problem admitting that. And I also have no problem admitting that I am little bit more in love with photography than I am with journalism. There can only be one number one, right?

So here are a few goodies of a 15-month-old hunting dog. Please don’t ask me for the breed, she is a mix of two that I can’t even pronounce. But she is a cutie!

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Half listening

My almost 7-months-old Mac got this new thing. And since he keeps changing all of the time I thought I capture it before it’s gone again.

Just a few weeks ago he was known as “batman”. Everyone we met would say “Look at those ears!” because he’d spread them all out on the side of his head. Now his constant expression is this:

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I wonder if this explains his selective hearing of my commands!?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Lack of Camera

Since I just got my camera back from the repair center (literally two minutes ago) I did not bring back lovely images of floppy ears from this weekend’s trip. I will have to go back to Nebraska for a hound that has a face made for pictures!

So just to let no one hanging I dug out a few pics I took a couple of months ago in Weatherford, TX. Not pet related, but pretty nevertheless.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Cocker Spaniel and some fasting

I am forced to a fast. From photography. Today I sent in my camera for repair and wont be getting it back for at least a week. To make up for this sad time I made sure I’d have a lovely dog to take plenty of pictures of this past weekend. Enjoy lovely Sam and find more pictures of him on my facebook site.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mr Mischievous

He pulls all kinds of pranks, but who couldn’t love these sweet eyes?

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Keep those tails wagging!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It’s a dogs life

So is a dog’s life a good or a bad thing? Although personally I would choose to be a cat, I sure think it would be a nice life when I look at my ever happy pup. But there are so many lovely, lovely pooches out there who lead the dog’s life the saying is talking of. So I decided to donate 10% of every pet photography session to a local shelter or animal rescue group. Shoot me an email if you want to help AND get some fabulous pictures of your pooch.

Here is a little and two not so little ones who definitely love to be alive!

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Puppies and Kittens

I finally found the time to spent some time with Mr. Machiavelli a.k.a. Mac, whom adopted about three weeks ago down in Texas. So this afternoon I spent lots of time on my stomach on the floor. I think mopping won't be necessary anymore. Mac was a little annoyed by the beeping of my camera and everytime I thought I had a good shot he got very irritated and moved to sleep at another place. But eventually he learned to ignore me and even laid down in the pool for me. Good puppy!

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Caring hands

It is late and I am getting married tomorrow, but I wanted to post a few pictures of today’s shoot at “Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship”. Equest is a non-profit therapeutic riding center for children and adults with disabilities. They have been the very first in Texas in 1981 and have great successes in every area. They sent athletes to Para-Olympic events, that is one of the big and impressive achievements. On a more local level, they have 300 volunteers helping out in classes and around the stable every week!

As I poked my head into the first class this morning I immediately had tears in my eyes. And I am not the most sentimental person. I was overwhelmed by the genuine care and love of everyone helping those kids that sat on horses, large and small, smiling and relaxed. Equest does not only give children with all kinds of disabilities, be it physical or mental, a place to come together and participate in activities that are sport, relaxation and therapy all in one. Equest offers a family. It is amazing to see this much “love for your neighbour” in one place. It really is one of those places that humbles you. And I didn’t have to travel the world to experience that feeling. It is right next door. Where people genuinely care and give whatever is needed. If you are in the DFW area, stop by there some time! And if not, I’m sure you can find a place like that in your neighborhood.

Here a few impressions of the helping hands at Equest.

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Visit Equest online to inform, donate or volunteer www.equest.org

Now I am off to my wedding weekend. See you back here next week!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Dear little notebook…

This pretty little thing is my newest find. I am a sucker for anything new and not seen before and I am also a sucker for any office product. Office Depot, Staples, you name it, I go in there for no reason at all and buy cool stuff that helps me organize. Not matter if I need it or not. And I buy notebooks. I would hate to be called a collector of anything, but if I would be completely honest to myself I would have to say I do not use two thirds of all of my notebooks. I mean they usually do contain a sentence or two on the first page at least… but by the time I need to write something else down I have most likely found a new one.

Anyway, so this is now accompanying me and my camera wherever we go. And it carries more than just one sentence cause my intention is to use it for all photography tips and notes I acquire along the way. Good luck little notebook. May you be one of the few that sticks with me for a long time!

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On a side note, I am going to try to blog at least once a week now. On Mondays. I’m very scared to even write that out loud… scared I might not keep the promise. If I don’t, go ahead and hold me accountable. Thanks.

See you next Monday!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Cutters and happy babies

Today I was able to shoot a few hours at Winston Hansma Cutting Horses in Weatherford. And all I can say is: Super happy foals!!! They sure seem to have THE life out there.






Thursday, June 4, 2009

Beautiful Details

I have a love for details.
Work brought me to Oswood Stallion Station in Weatherford, TX. I got many good pictures of mares, foals and yearlings, but I just love those details!