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    What you will find here is the past several years of blog entries -- selected client shoots, sneak peeks, facebook recaps, news and announcements, promos and specials, as well as info on canine health and general dog chat. (NOTE: previous years of blog entries have been archived.)

    So, grab a cup of jo, give your scruffy a beef tendon to gnaw on, and enjoy the photos and ramblin's.

more spring and summer scruffy sessions ~ Guelph pet photographer, Collingwood pet photographer

Welcome to another glimpse at the amazing summer dog photography sessions we’ve shot here at scruffy dog these past few months.  And what a summer it has been!  Of course, if you’re looking for the latest images and to keep more current with the goings-on here in scruffyville, your best bet is to follow us over on facebook!

In the meantime, here is just a very small selection of the scruffies who booked a session in the wonderful summer season to capture one-of-a-kind, lifelong memories of their beloved 4-leggers!

This handsome man Beau popped over from Guelph for his Fine Focus session.  He was such a stellar model and a consummate gentleman.

And Chicco, who came from Toronto, was pretty high up on the handsome scale as well.

Rocky came from Brampton for his session, and totally rocked it with his multitude of expressions.

Meanwhile, Cody made the trip from Kleinburg for his Big Picture session.

And this hunk of handsome – Kismet – took the trip from Toronto to spend some quality time in Scruffyville for his session.

Dice and Fletch came from even farther afield … taking a lovely drive down from Collingwood / Wasaga Beach for their scruffy session.  How adorable are these two?

And I finally had an outdoor session with the lovely Badger, who belongs to fellow photographer Brian Douglas.

Stay tuned for even more fabulous scruffy faces right here on the SDP blog.  If you’d like a short email notification whenever a new post is made, you can always “subscribe”.  It’s easy, painless, and obviously, super scruffy!

  

spring & summer sessions ~ Toronto pet photographer, Waterloo dog photographer

The fall season is just hopping here at scruffy dog while we take advantage of the cooler temps and the autumn colours.  And, with a packed summer season, we are frightfully behind in blogging. Of course, if you’re looking for the latest images and want to keep up with the current goings-on here in scruffyville, your best bet is to follow us over on facebook!

In the meantime, here are just a few of the faces who booked a scruffy session in the wonderful summer season to capture one-of-a-kind, lifelong memories of their beloved 4-leggers!

Meet Lugnut … the permanently winking rescue bloodhound.

And this bundle of adorableness is Charley who had the first of his three Seasons sessions.

I am so looking forward to Charley’s upcoming fall session, and then to see this scruff-muppet again in the snow!

Goldwater came for a Fine Focus session, adding a booster to his session which allows for a second location which we shot down by the water.

Of course, no year would be a good year without a S-Wheaten terrierist on the docket.  This is Bentley and his session took place at the “Big Woods” location!
And little Gracie kinda sorta got into the daisies.

My own girl Matlin does get in front of the scruffy cameras once in a while … here she is doing a little work in the wheat fields this summer.

Bauer stepped in front of the scruffy cameras again for the second time in a decade.  How handsome is this distinguished gentleman?

BamBam was a nut at his session.  This busy little boy had things to do, stuff to sniff, and places to run to.  Still, we managed to get him to stay still for a few seconds.

And Mr. Dudley was all smiles at his scruffy Mutt Shots session.
Stay tuned for more glimpses of the many sessions from the spring, summer and soon, the fall!

  

spring session peeks ~ Windsor, Ontario pet photographer | Waterloo, Ontario dog photographer

As always, it’s been a delightfully busy spring season here at scruffy dog!  So busy, in fact, that I am grossly behind in blogging.  Of course, if you’re looking for the latest images and to keep up with the current goings-on here in scruffyville, your best bet is to follow us over on facebook!

In the meantime, here are just a few of the faces who booked a scruffy session to capture one-of-a-kind, lifelong memories of their beloved 4-leggers!

Minnie showed up for the spring/summer segment of her Seasons Session, and this girl totally rocked it.

The utterly adorable Albert came from Amherstburg/Windsor for his Big Picture Session with me, and I can’t wait to start working on his custom-designed, one-of-a-kind, hand-made, signature album, along with his other artwork.

This little scruffy dude crashed one of our spring sessions, and I couldn’t resist catching one quick shot.

And then there are these three … Maggie, Oscar and new sister Annie.  Even though Maggie and Oscar are mostly indoor cats, guardian Mary really wanted a photo of her two cats and new dog, Annie, together.  So off we went!  Of course, as someone who has also taken my cat to different locations for shoots, I made sure that Maggie and Oscar’s harnesses were on super tight!

And for those questioning whether the above image might be a composite of these lovelies, nope!  Here is the straight-out-of-camera image.  Of course, what you don’t see here is the high level of client-coaching, cat-wrangling and preliminary set up that went on to achieve this calm.  At the same time, I’m giving some credit to Annie who – having stood at the sidelines for 15-20 minutes already, watching the cat-wrangling and cat photos going on – seemed to understand what we were after even before we brought her onto the “set”.  Note Annie’s craftily placed paw on Oscar’s … almost as though she is pinning him in place so that we can get our shot, put the cats away once and for all, and focus on Annie at last!

Little Maggie smiling…

Oscar in all of his cross-eyed glory…  Can you believe this gorgeous boy was adopted from the KW Humane Society and nobody seemed to want him?

Annie: “I haz crown.”

Stay tuned for more little peeks from our amazing spring!!  And if you’re considering a fall session, please don’t ‘consider’ too long; spots are filling up!

  
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