• ... 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 two trusty 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 (NOTE: previous years of blog entries have been archived.)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 scruffnut a beef tendon to gnaw on, and enjoy the photos and ramblin's.

terrierists! ~ {London pet photographer}

meet Cadie and Zoe, another two wild London girls.  these two girls don’t do well in car, so i traveled to them for their session …

this is Cadie … she’s just a little mad for her ball.

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and boy oh boy, did she ever tell you off if you only pretended to throw it.

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and this is Zoe … not to be outdone by her sister in the flying department.

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…or in the barking department.

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these girls certainly had no lack of energy.

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their session was one big wander through the park, chasing the light on this strange sun-and-cloud afternoon and, of course, chasing the girls.

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and always lots of running …

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… and jumping.

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and only a very little bit of posing…

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thanks, Yolanda, for introducing me to your two crazy girls and entrusting me with their images!

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Joni A Solis - Amazing that you could get so many splendid photos of these two speedy pups. What adorable dogs that are.

Jess Kamp - They are adorable – those faces make me melt! They must have been darting around so fast and your shots catured them so well!

Monica Schwartz - Beautiful as always! Super cute girls, too! Terriers are such fun, smart dogs. <3

Yolanda Wester - what a nice surprise!! And my thanks to you for driving down to London … I love all the pictures I got and will always remember how the car smelled of mint on the way home :) Thanks again illona!

Marylin Scheffer - What great Jackies they are!

puppy goodness ~ {Brampton pet photographer}

there’s not much on this planet that beats a puppy, at least not in my books … and probably not in yours once you get a load of the adorable Chevy …

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this was easily one of my favorite sessions last fall.  i mean, how could it not?  just look at this face?

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oh, but that Chevy was trouble … when the ball was out of reach, she figured the camera was a good play toy.  rawwrr!!

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along with Chevy, i had the pleasure of photographing big sister Dakota.

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Chevy and Dakota’s session was just a Starter, but when it comes to puppies, it’s really hard to stop myself, especially knowing that they’re this adorable size and clumsiness only once.

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this is just a very small sampling of the images from Chevy and Dakota’s fall session.
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thank you, Kaitlan, for bringing your two to meet me.  i can’t even begin to imagine how big this little girl is now … and what kind of a nuisance she is to her big sister today.

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Holly Garner-Jackson - OMDOG!!!!!!!! Those puppy eyes are so adorable! you want to just pick her up and smooch her! I bet she is growing into those feet very quickly! Her big sister Dakota is a real winner, too! Excellent job, illona. Taht must have been one amazing shoot! I bet their peopel are really happy with your images!

Monica Schwartz - Aaaahhh, this was delightful, adorable, stunning, beautiful! Those two are something, as are you Ilona! Chevy and Dakota are quite the duo! Love the final butt shot! Gotta have a butt shot! LOL!

Donna Rigg - Absolutely beautiful.

this old terrier cosmo ~ {Burlington pet photographer}

oh, how i love the seniors … and this old man Cosmo reminded me a little bit of my old man Morley.  i just had to share a few images from his session last fall including a few images with his mom and dad.

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16-year-old Cosmo is just a little a lot loved, and it was important to mom Tania that we capture images of them all together …

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of course, i still wanted to get a few of the old man on his own…

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but once in the alleyway, it was all hugs and kisses …

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thanks, Tania, for sharing your boy with me.  it was a pleasure to meet him and capture his images.

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Jess Kamp - This was a wonderful shoot! I have a special place in my heart for old dogs and I love that his will have these pictures to remember him by – always<3

Joni Solis - 16 years young and loved is what he looks like! Can feel the love. These are delightful images!

Amelia - Very lovely images thank you for sharing :0)

Bonnie - This sweet guy just totally melts my heart <3 !
Great photos, you have totally captured the love between the three of them.

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