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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FujiFilm XT-3 for a Pet Photographer?

On my last day of work (day job) for the year I decided to take a leap and switch my camera system completely. Starting out with a D3100 and eventually settling into the Nikon D600 I thought I would be with Nikon for a long time. The plan was always to upgrade my D600 to maybe a D850 or in a dreamland maybe the D5. But for several years I had been sneaking around with another system, the Fuji X-series.

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Crossed the Rainbow Bridge| King Russick

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I was very sad to learn that a couple of weeks ago King passed away. In August 2014 King found his furever home with the Russick’s and he lived a great life.

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King was in the last calendar I did for the Kewanee Humane Society (2018) and when Kings mom contacted me about a spot telling me he was adopted from the shelter the wheels started turning in my head so I dug through my archives and sure enough I had photographed his adoption pictures!

I always get a little excited when I already have some sort of connection with a subject to me this felt like everything came full circle.

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It did indeed come full circle! I photographed King at his time in need and it helped him find a great family! When I came to meet King and his family he was pretty laid back but happy to meet someone new. This isn’t really how I remembered him from just a couple years ago. When I first met him he was shy and standoffish. Back then he didn’t want much to do with me but wow now he seemed like a new dog.

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King really enjoyed going to the park and having his twice daily walks. We did his photos at a park that was just in the beginning stages of being developed called Kinsey Park. If I remember correctly Kings dad had volunteered quite a bit of time helping get the trails ready in the park. It was a pretty great place and writing this reminds me I need to go back soon.

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Submitted by mom

Kings best friend lived down the street and her name is Libby. They loved to run and play together.

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King made sure everyone was in bed before he would lay down for the night and if you weren’t in bed he would herd you towards it so he could get some rest.

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To the Russick family I offer my deepest condolences for the loss of King. It does really fill my heart with happiness knowing what a great life you gave him.