Goodale dog

Sammie Girl is a 13-year-old lab mix who is a fixture at Goodale Park in Columbus and has been for years. Sammie knows all the regulars and visits her doggie friends daily, rain or shine.

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It's quite apparent that Sammie is comfortable at that park! She clearly enjoys every inch of Goodale. We met up on a warm autumn day to catch the yellowing leaves that had fallen and the foliage still on the trees. This picture makes me laugh. Look at this sweet girl sunning herself.


What a smile. Sammie is IN LOVE with her person. Each time he would speak to me Sammie would give a soft bark and nuzzle him to get his attention. When he'd walk a few feet away to toss her baggie in the trash she was right there with him, intently watching where he was going.


I love the backlit shots that come through the trees. The only difficult part of this photo shoot was getting a few feet between Sammie and her human, since he didn't want to be in the photos. Sammie Girl definitely know what she likes and it's definitely her person and Goodale. I love that they chose to take photos in a place that means so much to her. We saw some of her doggie friends on the way out and she lit up when she spotted her pals. We got some photos of Sammie on a bench that has a lot of significance to her and her best doggie buddy, too.
 I'm thrilled that Sammie's person loved her fall portrait session.

Does your dog have a favorite park? I'd love to take your pup's portraits there! Contact me right now to discuss your photo session.