Holiday puppy portraits

I've been going all over Columbus visiting PetPeople stores and doing holiday portraits of pets. We are halfway through our holiday mini sessions and loving how many dogs, a few cats, and even two bunnies have visited us.

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On to the pictures!

Petunia is such a head-turner. Lab puppies are so innocent and have the sweetest little faces. Those eyes just captivated me.

Petunia's dad brought her in and was getting photos for Petunia's mom. What a fun present! I recently did a photo session that was a birthday surprise for a wife that her husband arranged with me. I'd love that gift! We had so much fun, and how great to have sweet pictures of your dog to enjoy forever.

Petunia gave us a big head tilt. I have a few tricks up my sleeve to get some cute expressions. I can't resist a big head tilt on dogs! This shot below also shows off her festive Christmas sweater.

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Petunia did exactly what my dog does - when a sweater or jacket goes on, Colby stands completely still. She's wiggly and rambunctious all day long but the second the sweater goes on, she doesn't know how to move. Colby has a navy argyle sweater that she wears in the coldest months and it's plenty comfortable and fits, but boy she acts like she's wearing a straitjacket when it goes on. We saw a lot of Christmas sweaters but Petunia's reaction reminded me of my own pup the most.

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Speaking of head tilts? I LOVE that this dog's name is Twist. I am unsure of the origin but based on that head tilt I wouldn't be surprised if his inclination to turn toward noises was the basis for his name.

Freddie here is a senior dog who's in foster care with a wonderful volunteer from Rescued Ohio. He has heart problems and sees a cardiologist regularly. He's still hoping for a forever home. With a smile like that and sweet disposition I hope he finds his permanent family soon.

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Last photo for now. We took so many adorable portraits that it's so hard to choose which ones to share. I have to choose this awesome big grin on this Dutch shepherd dog. His name is Rogue and I've never seen such neat brindle markings on a shepherd.

Love the bowtie! He looks so pleased to be with us.

Just a few more dates remaining.

Fri Dec 9 - Lewis Center (5:30-8:30)      Sat Dec 10 - Dublin (11-2)       Sun Dec 11 - Westerville (11-2)

Hope to see you there!

 

Bella, the patient yellow lab

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Every few weeks we visit my husband's family in Plain City, Ohio. It's a quick trip from northern Columbus and we just have the best time. Ever since we moved from Dayton to Columbus, we make a point to scoot down the road from Delaware County over to Union County at least once a month for a visit.

For ten years my husband's family had a wonderful yellow lab named Maggie, who was best friends with Bella, the yellow lab next door. My husband's family likes to say that Maggie taught Bella everything she knows. Sadly Maggie is no longer with us but Bella carries her sweet spirit. When Bella doesn't want to listen or starts to act up at the vet, her family just asks, "Bella, would Maggie do that?" and she straightens right up! Bella loves to play and her favorite pastime is tearing up cardboard soda containers.

I took these pictures for Bella's family in December. Can you believe it's winter in these photos? And can you believe she's a grown dog? She looks like a puppy! We had a lot of fun. Just looking at her face in these makes me laugh. Aren't dogs the best?

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Testimonial from Bella's owner:
We L-O-V-E the photos of Bella! ... Lisa did an outstanding job of photographing my Yellow Lab, Bella in December of 2015. She captured the natural beauty and playful nature of our family pet...photos we will treasure for a lifetime
— Kathy F.
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Bella was so patient and nice to work with. Look at those sweet puppy eyes!