Every Saturday night when I was growing up, watching The Golden Girls with my cousins and grandmother was a sacred tradition. The Golden Girls was absolutely revered in my family. My cousins and I would get excited when the showed played the full version of the opening credits, instead of the truncated version that sometimes got aired. I remember once being so confused when Blanche and Rose and Dorothy were sitting at the kitchen table starting to reminisce about days gone by and the show would play back that scene. And then it would happen again! My grandmother explained that this was a clip show that aired highlights of previous episodes so the writers could have a break. I was thoroughly disappointed because we were hoping for new antics each Saturday night.
What made me think of The Golden Girls? I was looking through some previous blog entries and started wistfully thinking back on warm summer days traipsing through Columbus parks and taking photographs in dogs' own backyards. I saw photos I hadn't seen in a long time and I became sentimental! I love each and every one of these pups and their families.
We had some amazing sessions and without further ado, here are some highlights of outdoor dog portraits I've taken in this area. I hope you enjoy revisiting some fun doggie photographs, too!
- A golden retriever and border collie who look like movie stars
- Two senior German short-haired pointers enjoying a gorgeous sunset
- A future therapy dog puppy who's joined the Franklin County Sheriff's Office
- Those two dogs in front of an awesome sunset
- Another golden retriever who stopped to smell the roses
- Two Boston terriers right at home in their own backyard
- Two pitbulls in Hilliard
- An Old English sheepdog who was camera shy at first
- A cockapoo puppy celebrating his first birthday
- A senior black lab who loves Goodale Park
- A ridgeback-pit mix who stops to smell the flowers
- A senior boxer session with a rambunctious little brother
- A rottweiler puppy who needed surgery - and who has since recovered nicely!
- Another boxer who couldn't wait to model for me
- A gorgeous Irish setter after returning from the Dublin Irish Festival
- A senior dog named Puppy
- My own dog running like a rabbit
- A black lab with lovely eyes
- A bichon whose owners never believed we'd get her to sit
- A mutt who loves his people more than anything
- My cockapoo who cooperates for exactly one shot
- A HUGE Great Pyrenees who showed off a new Columbus watering hole
- My favorite photograph EVER - a black obedience dog gazing at a double sunrise
Want to have your own dog photographed in a Columbus park, favorite local landmark, or your own backyard? I would love to hear from you! Just click HERE to get the ball rolling.