Pet Photography| Snow Faces

I’m not a huge fan of winter but I can’t argue that sometimes it makes for good photos.

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I went out on Sunday to get Hanna’s weekly photo then I decided everyone needed a snow photo. Here’s Scout, it was nice of her to come out from under her blanket to give me a little head tilt.

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Here’s Alfie, I can usually count on Alfie to be pretty cooperative but he doesn’t always dig the cold or being on the picnic table so he gave me a couple quick poses and off he went.

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Here’s Hanna’s week 7 photo. Her photo was the whole reason we were out in the snow. I’m not sure if you can tell or not but we did these pictures close to dinner time.

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Representing for the White Muzzle Club is Miles! Miles was giving me his best. I really like this one and it is my favorite from the weekend.

Pet Photography | Hanna's 52 week project part 1

It’s a new year so that means it’s time for a new 52 week project. This year It’s Hanna! For those of you unfamiliar with my 52 week projects I will give you some background. In 2013 I found a group inside of Flickr that was called 52 weeks 4 dogs and the title is pretty self explanatory. I’m not sure how I found it or if someone invited me but I joined up and started with the now passed Pete as my first subject. From there everyone has gotten a turn except for our dog Sam who passed away during the first year I started the project…he never got his chance.

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Delta Small Dog Rescue December 2018 (Kewanee Illinois)

I was lucky enough to have some time off over the Christmas holiday and decided I wanted to do some photos of dogs looking for homes. I wasn’t sure which shelter to work with this time and then I remembered there was a small rescue in Kewanee called Delta Small Dog Rescue. They’re name says it all they rescue small dogs. I’ve worked with several shelters over the years and wanted to spread some of the love this time and work with a different group to help them get a little more exposure for their adoptable dogs. Delta Small Dog Rescue is located in Kewanee Illinois at Pages Pampered Pets and is run by Page Kendall. If you look through my website you will see one of Page’s dogs in the portfolio section. Her dog Paisley was in the Henry County Humane Society calendar a few years ago plus I had done some photos for her and her husband (and of course the dogs) a few years ago too. So going in there were already some familiar faces and it was nice to catch up. Ok enough jabber let’s get to the dogs….




Oreo is an 11 year old rat terrier..ish maybe a little Jack Russel too. So I am just going to take a moment and gush over her a little bit. I really liked her! “But John she’s a little black and white dog that looks a lot like your dogs so of course you love her”. Ok that’s fair but I really like her attitude and behavior. She is really friendly and loves to play. But what I really notices was how she was very focused on us humans. She didn’t seem to interested in roaming around or trying to run off, she really just wanted to play!

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Oreo maybe a little older but she has a lot of love to give. She does love to play with her toys but she likes to chill out on you lap too. Honestly if we were not full on dogs I would adopt her in a minute. If you are interested in adopting her contact Delta Small Dog Rescue at 309-525-4011.


UPDATE Shiloh has been ADOPTED! Shiloh is a 1 year old Rat Terrier mix. He is a friendly little guy and was really trying to work with me on getting some good adoption photos so he can find a good home.


Shiloh was fun to work with and gave me some great poses pretty quickly. He is listed as good with kids, cats and other dogs. He is also listed as hyper and loves to play. He seemed like he liked playing but I didn’t think he seemed that hyper…but my baseline for hyper is my own dog Hanna and she is what I would call hyper. From the little bit of time I spent with Shiloh I thought he was pretty tame for a Rat Terrier but mine are crazy so maybe I’m not the best judge. As a Rat Terrier owner I think he will make a great dog for a family and will provide everyone plenty of entertainment.


Kimber & Nelly

Kimber and Nelly are both female Chihuahuas and are bonded so they need to be adopted together. It is believed that they are mother and daughter. When we went out for their photos they didn’t want a whole lot to do with me. They seemed pretty happy to be out for a walk and sniffing up all the smells. When I started scratching Kimber’s neck she did seem to really enjoy that and i think I earned a couple of points with her. Nelly (mom) is 11 and Kimber 10 is the daughter. To read more about them go to Delta Small Dog Rescue.





2017 52 Weeks of Pete! Part 1| Pet photography

Well it’s a new year so a new 52-week project is started.  This year it’s my dog Pete!  I was torn on whether to use Pete or his sister, Scout since she has participated in a project yet.  After a lot of consideration, I went with Pete.  Pete is 13 years old and we have had him since he was 8 weeks.  Pete is my first dog I’ve had as an adult and we have been through a lot together.  From hiding him in my apartment where I wasn’t suppose to have dogs to him being diagnosed with Addison’s Disease, there’s no doubt that Pete belongs with us. 

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