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Tennis ball maniac

Tennis ball maniac

My dog, Murphy, is a tennis ball maniac. His inner-wolf really comes out when he's retrieving! He looks so happy when he’s playing…until you look close-up and then he looks like a psychopath. All four paws off the ground…He's flying! Sometimes he looks a little bit...

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Summer & Buddy

Summer & Buddy

On my way to Summer & Buddy's photo shoot I saw a beautiful double rainbow. It was the end of a typical Colorado summer thunderstorm; somehow raining and sunny at the same time. By the time the dogs arrived, the rain had stopped completely and it was a perfect...

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Sunny the Paint Horse & friends

Sunny the Paint Horse & friends

I had a photo shoot with gorgeous horses and a beautiful barn. Technically, it was a photo shoot for the family's dogs but the horses were too good to ignore. In my opinion, Sunny the Paint Horse stole the show! Scarlett the miniature horse was an absolute sweetheart....

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My Favorite Guide Dogs

My Favorite Guide Dogs

Two of the dogs in this photo are guide dogs. Mimosa, the black lab, just retired after a decade of service. Fodi, the yellow lab, recently graduated from the training program at Guide Dogs for the Blind and will be the new guide dog for Sue. What makes it really fun...

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Ollie the Golden Retriever

Ollie the Golden Retriever

Ollie is a very handsome 3-year-old golden! I love photographing dogs in the prime of their life. What I don't like is hearing that they have cancer. It's hard to believe Ollie is undergoing chemo treatments. He's tolerating it really well and did great at his photo...

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Sashi the Portuguese Water Dog

Sashi the Portuguese Water Dog

I can’t decide if Sashi looks like the Sphinx or if she looks like she’s visiting the Louvre. Either way, she looks enchanting! It took me a while to figure out the glass triangle was a skylight that lets light into the basement. So much more...

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Bleu & Angus

Bleu & Angus

I’ve photographed Bleu the Kuvasz several times, starting when he was an 8-week-old puppy. This time we just needed a few more photos to round out an album. I really love the blue velvet cover on his album! https://youtu.be/_V1q2ry6fQU Angus the beagle is Bleu's "big...

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Rio & Darby

Rio & Darby

Have you ever heard stories of bathing suit models being photographed in 50 degree weather and having to pretend it's warm? Well, Rio and Darby's photo shoot was the opposite. It was hot and humid and we pretended it was 50 degrees! We took the photos at dusk so it...

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Gunter & Dixie

Gunter & Dixie

This is a photo of two golden retrievers. Really. There's Dixie the 9-year-old golden and 3-year old Gunter, who is a golden in a rottweiler body. Well, that's how Gunter's family described him and his behavior backed that up. He showed such tenderness to Dixie as...

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Wrangler the baby alpaca

Wrangler the baby alpaca

When I first saw Wrangler's springy gait, he reminded me of a cross between a gazelle and a camel. I learned that the leaping gait is called "pronking" and it involves jumping high into the air by lifting all four feet off the ground simultaneously. Sometimes alpacas...

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Murphy’s Grand Day Out

Murphy’s Grand Day Out

I photograph a lot of older dogs and it suddenly occurred to me that Murphy isn’t getting any younger. He’s 7 now but who knows if this is the last summer to get action shots. So we headed to Grand Lake to get swimming photos of my boy while he’s still young and...

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Sage & Wrigley at Cherry Creek State Park

Sage & Wrigley at Cherry Creek State Park

What's more fun than a game of fetch? Jumping in the creek to retrieve tennis balls! One-year-old Wrigley could fetch all day. He has a broad head, friendly eyes and a dopey golden retriever grin which makes him extra lovable. His family says he's a bit of a dork,...

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