Monday, October 23, 2017

Oxford takes on Milwaukee with his Humans













I had photographed Oxford years ago with his siblings, Cambridge & Biscotti, when his fur mom, Jesika lived here as a dog walker. We shot around  Riverwalk in the 3rd Ward and hung out at the Iron Horse, which welcomes k9s. We had a great time catching up.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Caesar & Cleo - Fun & Frolic














                       I love gems like this- the Elvis snarl! Haha!


These two darlings, such happy and loved dogs. We did this photo shoot right after the shoot with Terry and her granddaughter. Hence the background that looks familiar ( see last week's post). Fun and Frolicking was had (by All!). Beautiful location! Perfect soft light! Even better subjects!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Little L and Grandma T















Terry and her granddaughter, L share the same birthday. One way she celebrated that was to hire me to document them hanging out together. The weather and light was perfect that day, as were the subjects. I loved L's energy, playfulness and endless giggles. When I suggested they talk on their "phones" (sea shells) they happily played along.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Salvaged Studio







I met Rachael years back thru Local First Milwaukee. I was excited when she reached out to hire me for her head shots. I love that she works with maps ( upcycled)  to create beautiful accessories for yourself and home. These backgrounds at Black Cat Alley match her energy and style.

You can check out her art on Etsy.
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Check out these talented artists on the East Side of Milwaukee.
http://www.blackcatmke.com/

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Last Days of Summer









I've noticed on facebook that friends have called Labor Day weekend - the last days of summer. Officially summer ends September 21st and Autumn begins on the 22nd. But I get it. It's an emotional thing. Kiddos go back to school, no more days of play, no more late nights, or longer weekends, and the days start out a bit cooler and darker. Dang, I love this time of year! I love the crisp mornings. Hot coffee again. The light this time of year is also my favorite. It's gentle unlike summer light. It's partly because I look at light from a photographer's eye, but also I feel better and more energy in this light.

This past weekend, I was at my parent's house hanging with our lil Molly.  I like to challenge myself with my photography of subjects that I see and know well by trying to take different angles, lighting, seeing them in different ways. My parents backyard provides a beautiful backdrop year round.
The field photo is from the Glacial  Drumlin Trail in Waukesha County. I never tire of that view. I hope it stays a corn field for years to come.

Hope you enjoyed your last days of summer! ;)

Monday, August 28, 2017

Who's a Good Dog? Why you are, Bailey!















Happy Belated National Dog Day!  Every day is dog in my world. Ha!

Meet Bailey, he's a sweet dog with a ton o energy!  His parents told me that he likes people but not too keen on other dogs. My challenge was to find an open area that he could play and chase a ball. I like challenges. I found a great spot, which was near but not close to other dogs.

* A little PSA here- if you know your dog is not friendly with others it's wise to warn others. While on our shoot, a dog came running towards us, and the owners yelled "Don't worry, our dog is friendly."  I shouted back "But this dog is not!" Thankfully, they reacted quickly and their dog came running back to them without any issues. Just because you think your dog is normally friendly, others may not be.

Besides that little hiccup, Bailey was a joy to photograph along with his sweet parents.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Iowa County, Wisconsin





I've been location scouting in the Dodgeville area of late. What can I say? You already know if you live in WI, it's a beauty. And that cows make for a good audience or they mostly want to be fed.