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Muffin & Diesel’s summer session ~ {Toronto pet photographer}

welcome to the summer segment of Diesel and Muffin’s Seasons session … and what a wild time we had!  if you missed Diesel and Muffin’s winter session, you can view it here.

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because Diesel loves water so much, we headed to the river …

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unfortunately you won’t see more images of Muffin in the water because she had other ideas when it came to the river.  once she got in the water, there was absolutely no getting this girl out!

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she swam and swam in wide circles, and there was no calling her back.  all we could do was watch, and concern mounted that we’d spend their entire session trying to get her back … or worse, she might exhaust herself.   and that’s when Steph took matters into her own hands …swimming out to her girl and guiding her in.

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Diesel, on the other hand, gave us lots to work with during his water segment!

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… while Muffin had to stay on shore where she was safe.

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from the river’s edge, we headed to the wheat field.

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again, if you missed Diesel and Muffin’s winter session, you can view it here.  stay tuned for Muffin and Diesel’s awesome fall session!

  

Diesel & Muffin ~ the winter session ~ {Toronto dog photographer}

oh, what can i say about these two? Diesel and Muffin blasted onto the scruffy dog scene exactly one year ago … ready to make their mark with a Seasons Session.  i love my  Seasons Session clients … mostly because they can be classified in the same category as i am: crazy dog person … but also because — through three separate sessions — i get to know them and their dogs at an even deeper level than others.

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from the start, i loved working with these two, and with their guardians, Stephanie and Eric.  oh, and just in case there’s any confusion, this is not Diesel … this is Muffin:

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…and this is Diesel.

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these two seniors had a blast in our wintry forest …

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… regardless of the deep snow.

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they enjoyed lots of running …

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… and posing.

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and of course, no scruffy session is complete without a scruffy ball.

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stay tuned to the scruffy dog blog for Diesel and Muffin’s summer session!

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shohreh - you are real an artist :-)

Ruth - Wow, that’s some deep snow! I’ve never experienced that. Love love love the action shots.

Kaylee Greer - whoops! *her tail wrapped around *her legs!!! Sorry Muffin!!!!! You’d think I would have gotten a clue from the name ‘Muffin’ right? haha.

Kaylee Greer - That shot of Muffin with his tail wrapped around his leg as he’s flying through the air is KILLER! :) What a cool moment! Amazing, amazing work as always! These two pups’ coloring go so harmoniously with the beautiful yellow light and last orange leaves in the forest. Perfect!!!

Kelly Christy - Wonderful, as always.

Bruin & Dawson ~ {Kitchener pet photographer}

meet 12-week-old Bruin …

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… and his life-mentor, 7-year-old Dawson.

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we hit more urban areas with these two, staying in the city, and even shooting at City Hall.

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…and then down to Victoria Park to check out the ducks.

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thanks for being great little models, Dawson and Bruin … from head to tail!

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Carol Watson Lyons - LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

michelle bradshaw - Love these two…and the City Hall shots….super cute!

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