happy valentines, Bob!

Ophelia loves you …


this shoot was a surprise valentine’s present, so … surprise, Bob!


Ophelia is a five-year-old Portuguese water dog whose love for her toys and ball is outmatched only by her love for her owners, Barb and Bob.



on a cold afternoon last week we hit a small trail and let Ophelia fly … and pose …


and Ophelia is quite the poser.


… and a catcher …

… and a poser …


and did i say she was a poser?



to be honest, it was hard to get shots of this girl where she wasn’t posing, but i got a few.  🙂





and for those who are curious and who have asked me in the past via emails or on the blog … yes, not every dog can be safely let off leash during a shoot.  as a result, i always carry a 60′ light climbing line for safety.  and yes, it is removed in post-process when prints and products are ordered.  that’s why you don’t often seen me removing leashes and lines in blog entries … it can be a lot of work and it can’t possibly done on every photo.  i removed the line from most of Ophelia’s blog images, but not all.



oh, and Bob, someone was on your bed while you were at work … just warning you.  but honestly, i got the distinct feeling she’d been up there before.  😉


thanks, Barb and Ophelia, for a fun afternoon. see you soon at your studio consult.



Sandy & Ryker - That tail looks like it came off another dog!

Lysandra - What wonderful pictures! She is beautiful!

Mary & Phil - What a wonderful dog Ophelia is! Great fun!

Jan - Those are absolutely fabulous shots. . . What a ham! Thanks for sharing!

Petra - 🙂 Makes my day.

Ashley - Beautiful series. I love that 2nd shot…and the tongue shot!

Liz - Such fun photos!!

tee4tia - wonderful photos. I’m in love with this porty.

Margaret - Illona: Absolutely fabulous pictures of Ophelia! What a poser (I think you might’ve mentioned that), and what a gorgeous dog!!! Happy Valentine’s Day indeed!

And I agree, she looks like that wasn’t her first time on the bed. Just sayin’.

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