• ... home of Ontario's premier pet photographer. This is where the photos of scruffy dog photography meet the heart and soul behind all of those fun and wacky photo shoots and the long hours in the digital darkroom ... a behind-the scenes peek into the zany life of a pet-exclusive photographer and her scruffy sidekicks. For more details on illona and the mcscruffies, check out the "about" section.

    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 (NOTE: previous years of blog entries have been archived.)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.

Miles ~ BLOW project ~ Ontario pet photographer

This is Miles … one of my favorite terrier-ists and scruffy dog clients.  I was so thrilled when Ingrid agreed to let him be part of this special pet photography series BLOW. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this popular pet photography series, I introduced the much-awaited BLOW project in this very first blog entry, but given the variety I captured of each participant I felt that individual entries were warranted.  And this little man rocked it.

Miles was a big hit on sites like Bored Panda and across the globe in the UK, France, Estonia, and even Japan among other countries.

And here’s Miles with his sister Winter.

Thanks, Miles, and thanks Ingrid.

Stay tuned right here on the scruffy dog blog for more exciting entries in the BLOW photo series!  You can also see more of BLOW across different online publications like Dog Milk and This Dog’s Life (sometimes called Dogs vs Fans) as well as real publications globally.

And if you don’t want to miss a single blog entry and BLOW model, consider ‘subscribing’ for the notifications by email whenever a new blog entry has been posted.  You’ll receive a simple email alerting you to each new blog entry — easy peasy … you’ll never miss another! Subscription signup can be done through the slide-out menu on the left … yup, right over there … or rather ‘left’ over there.  You got it.   See you soon!

  

Chance & Chloe ~ BLOW project ~ Toronto commercial pet photographer

This is Chance … a long-time follower, supporter, maybe a bit of a stalker(?) of scruffy dog over the years.  When I decided to work on this BLOW series and put out the call for long-haired dog models, I envisioned the inclusion of at least one or two short-haired dogs as well.  Afterall, as I mentioned previously, the project wasn’t about simply walking each dog up to the fan and photographing the dynamics of their hair in the wind; it was about capturing each dog’s reaction to the blowing air, long-haired or not.  And Chase seemed like a good fit.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with this popular pet photography series, I introduced the much-awaited BLOW project in this very first blog entry, and it quickly became a hit on sites like Bored Panda and across the globe in the UK, France, Estonia, and even Japan among other countries.

Thanks for your participation, Chance!

And this is Chloe, the stunningly gorgeous Yorkie, also from the GTA.

Thank you, Chloe, for your flowing locks!

Stay tuned right here on the scruffy dog blog for more exciting entries in the BLOW photo series!  You can also see more of BLOW across different online publications like Dog Milk, Dogster and This Dog’s Life (sometimes called Dogs vs Fans) as well as real publications globally.

And if you don’t want to miss a single blog entry and BLOW model, consider ‘subscribing’ for the notifications by email whenever a new blog entry has been posted.  You’ll receive a simple email alerting you to each new blog entry — easy peasy … you’ll never miss another! Subscription signup can be done through the slide-out menu on the left … yup, right over there … or rather ‘left’ over there.  You got it.   See you soon!

  

Traffic ~ BLOW project ~ Caledon pet photographer

This is Traffic.  Traffic is a Bearded Collie / Border Collie cross, and he was fabulous in front of the fan for the special pet photography series BLOW!  This is definitely  one of my favorite photos in the series. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this popular pet photography series, I introduced the much-awaited BLOW project in this very first blog entry, but given the variety I captured of each participant I felt that individual entries were warranted.

Traffic was a big hit on sites like Bored Panda and across the globe in the UK, France, Estonia, and even Japan among other countries.

And here is Traffic with his brother Party.

Stay tuned right here on the scruffy dog blog for more exciting entries in the BLOW photo series!  You can also see more of BLOW across different online publications like Dog Milk, Dogster and This Dog’s Life (sometimes called Dogs vs Fans) as well as real publications globally.

And if you don’t want to miss a single blog entry and BLOW model, consider ‘subscribing’ for the notifications by email whenever a new blog entry has been posted.  You’ll receive a simple email alerting you to each new blog entry — easy peasy … you’ll never miss another! Subscription signup can be done through the slide-out menu on the left … yup, right over there … or rather ‘left’ over there.  You got it.   See you soon!

  
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