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 (NOTE: previous years of blog entries have been archived.)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

spring pet photography sessions! ~ Ontario custom pet photography

It’s spring time!  Do you have your dog or cat booked for a custom spring photo session yet?

This is Saba … this sweet girl rocked her spring session last year.

The spring season has become almost as busy a photography season as the fall … with wild flowers, fresh grasses, and the bright green canopy of new leaves … and spots go quickly!

Haley in the spring-time woods…

And with the warmer temps of spring, the water also warms up, giving us access once again to some river sessions.  This is monstrous Miles blowing bubbles down by one of my favorite access points.

Of course, some models aren’t exactly courteous when it comes to the lovely spots we find for our sessions.  Here’s Bane make the most of our spring daisies.

Wrangler had a lot of fun at his spring session last year.

…and Sophie was practically dancing in the fresh glow of new foliage.

And then … well … then there is Guinness.

Little Pujo in the fresh spring grasses and buttercups…

My own girl Matlin McScruffy…

…and Sandy showing off her tongue-tricks down by the river.

Sophie again … I mean, how glorious is this spring light?

And a little later into spring we start finding other flowers blooming, as we did with Ryu’s session.

As with any scruffy dog session, I can always find room for dogs to run, if that is on your must-haves list.  And of course, don’t forget that safety always comes first, so in most cases, if dogs can’t be trusted off-leash, I bring long lines.

Of course, top model Goose doesn’t require a long line as he tears through a field of natural flowers.

Forest trails abound here in scruffy dog territory and in the springtime these trails absolutely glow.

Here’s wee Stella in the dandelions.

… and smiley Guinness again.

If you are thinking about having a spring session for your pup, please avoid disappointment and book soon before our spring spots are all gone.  Reach out by using the Contact page! I look forward to working with YOUR scruffy to create stunning, photographic memories to last a lifetime!

  

The Bearden Pack - Beautiful photographs and dogs. Love the bokeh.

Amelia Durham - I think you love all the same things I do. Excellent images you do a wonderful job!

Heidi ~ BLOW project ~ Oshawa pet photographer

This is Heidi Ho Ho and her photos from the very popular BLOW dog photo series, otherwise known as Dogs vs Fans.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with this very popular pet photography series, I introduced the much-awaited BLOW project in this very first blog entry, and it has become a big hit on sites like Bored Panda and across the globe in the UK, France, Estonia, and even Japan among other countries.

Sadly, Heidi is no longer with us.  This sweet girl is a Dachshund Rescue of North America alum.  Found by the side of a country road as a paralized “stray” 12 years ago, Heidi was scheduled for euthanasia until DRNA stepped in.  Six months later Margaret adopted her –complete with wheelchair and diapers — and volunteers got her through the 2-day transport from South Carolina to Ontario.

Heidi had actually come here for a Tribute/Honor Session™ and I asked mom Margaret if we could take a couple of shots with the fan.

What a doll.

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!

  

Victoria Jones - WOW!
So talented, impressive and a heart touching.

Love you, Heidi!

Jethro & Joker ~ BLOW project ~ Toronto pet photographer

This is Jethro, repeat client, beauty-mutt and brother of Chewy.  Like his brothers, Jethro is a rescue boy from Toronto, and these are his images from the much-awaited BLOW dog photography project. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this very popular pet photography series, I introduced the much-awaited BLOW project in this very first blog entry, and it has become a big hit on sites like Bored Panda and across the globe in the UK, France, Estonia, and even Japan among other countries.

Thank you for your lovely, blowy feathers, Jethro.

And this is Joker, the rescue Cocker Spaniel.

Thank you for being so adorable, Joker.

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!

  
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