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 (NOTE: previous years of blog entries have been archived.)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

darby sneak peek ~ {Waterloo, Ontario dog photographer}

this is Darby …

and you’re going to be seeing more of this charming little man very soon on the blog.ย  his shoot was a little over a week ago but with twelve doggie clients being shot since his session, poor Darby’s sneak peek kinda got lost in the shuffle!

hope you enjoy this little taste, Jennifer and Bruce.ย  stay tuned for this handsome little dude’s fuller blog entry earlier next week!


Holly Garner-Jackson - Sweet boy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

eloise - that first shot is heaven:)

bublynski - Darby has the most beautiful eyes!! I can’t wait to see more of him!

Lori - aww, I love his prosh lil’ front teeth showing!
he looks like a *star* in your photos ๐Ÿ™‚

domi & cashus sneak ~ {Milton, Ontario pet photographer}

i met these two big, gorgeous boys this past weekend and just had to put up a sneak peek for mom and dad.ย  this is older brother Domi…

… and still-puppy Cashus.

we hit a few locations and had a blast, but i think the soy bean field was my favorite …

and this one’s for Kristy, who wanted a shot of her boy’s very cute and very discreet butt …

many more of these two fabulous boys to come soon.


bublynski - I have such a soft spot for Rottweilers – Domi is gorgeous!! Cashus, too – and he can move out! Both are very handsome and imposing, and you really did them justice. I love their HD collars!!

Ruth - Love the running away pic too!

Holly Garner-Jackson - Wow! The necks on those dogs are huge!!!! Is Cashus a boxer?
Powerful shots, illona!

Jennifer - I’m sorry, but that third one down is awesome. Love it.

Lori - great shots of both!
I love the “discrete butt” ๐Ÿ™‚
I don’t, of course, love him any less for it, but my pup’s got an ‘indiscrete butt’, so I can appreciate an appreciation of ‘discretion’

toxeh - Rotties are one of my dream dogs, LOVE those bums! Looking forward to the full shoot.

Margaret - Just a gorgeous pair!!! I love the expression on Domi’s face in the first pic. Another excellent bunch o’ pics!!!

just had to share …

the Ellen Degeneres show premiered OK Go’s ‘White Knuckles’ video this morning, and i just had to share it here.

… not just another music video, two things of note before you click ‘play’ …

(1) this video – as is typical of OK Go’s videos – is done in ONE take, and

(2) all of these dogs are rescue dogs.

i’m not sure about the goat though. ๐Ÿ™‚


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