I've been photographing shelter and rescue animals for almost two years now. We recently (in October last year) moved from Texas to California and I started my search right away for rescues and shelters I could donate my services to. One of them, Pet Matchmaker Rescue CA (PMMR), has been very rewarding and a LOT of fun to photograph for. The women who run the rescue are pretty amazing. The animals in their care live in foster homes and are treated like family. All of them are loved and so well taken care of. My latest session with them was HILARIOUS and I thought, if I was going to start blogging, what better way to kick-start it than with this session! So, here it is and this is how it all went down. Enjoy!
Let me first introduce you to Amy. She was abandoned by her owner in a makeshift chicken coop, left alone, confused and terrified. Despite everything, she is incredibly sweet and friendly. She is on a trial adoption at the moment. I hope and pray everything goes well.
Anyway, Amy was the first of the three dogs I went to the PMMR farm to photograph. Once we were done taking her pictures, along came Frankie. I'll let her tell you the rest :)
Big dogs? Oh, pfft! I've got them wrapped around my little toe!
Boots, on the other hand, are difficult to control. Aaaaahhh!!!
I'm not a big fan and I DO NOT approve my foster Mom having the time of her life at my expense! But, I think pink suits me, don't you?
I CAN sit still.
But not for long!!!
What's that on your face? What's that on your shoe?
And here's my Momma! Her name's Magnolia. Mags for short. Isn't she pretty? I think she's the prettiest Momma in the whole wide world!
Needless to say, I've never laughed during a session and while going through the images after, like I've done during this one. All three dogs are absolutely gorgeous and each of them has a unique and inspiring personality. If all goes well, Amy will be home already but if you'd like more info about adopting Frankie and/or her Mom, Magnolia, please visit www.petmatchmaker.org/halfwayhome or find them on facebook here PMMR
I hope you enjoyed this session as much as I did. Feel free to leave a comment or two below :)