Monday, November 29, 2010

ONE DAY LEFT to order the VDSGR Agility Photos!

Don't forget that the photos from the Valle del Sol Golden Retriever Agility Trial (Oct. 31st) will automatically be removed from the website on December 1st!  Then photos from last weekends' Jumping Chollas Agility Trial will be posted!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Weekend of Agility! | Phoenix Dog Photographer

I had a blast the last two days photographing the Jumping Chollas Agility Club NADAC Trial at Paradise Valley Park!  The weather was beautiful and the dogs were AWESOME!  It was a great way to work off some of that wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner!

Check out some of these talented dogs...

Thursday, November 25, 2010


I hope everyone had a chance to take a little time to spend with those that are special in their lives.  I'm very thankful for the many gifts in my life... my family, my many animals and wonderful friends. 

We spent a lot of time talking about today's paper that was packed with ads and the fact that stores were opening at midnight and 2:00 a.m. for hoards of shoppers while I will be snuggled under my covers, and it made me even stronger in my resolution to spend this holiday creating memories.  Memories 'of and for' my family and friends.  Treasures that will last a lifetime and won't be discarded when the next 'greatest' thing comes along.  

I'm a very 'visual' person and when I look back through photo albums, sometimes the only way I remember events from my childhood is through those pictures. 

If creating memories is something that's important to you too, maybe we can help!  Dont' forget our own version of 'Black Friday/Cyber Monday'.  Purchase any Gift Certificate valued at $75 or more through our website on Nov. 26th or Nov. 29th and we'll add $25 to it's value!  You don't have to get out of bed at 2:00 a.m. and you'll end up with a gift that will be treasured forever!

And just because no post is complete without a picture...

Did someone say "TREATS" ???


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Meet Levi... | Phoenix Pet Photograher

This little furball is soooo cute!  He ran, he played...and he instantly fell asleep!  Enjoy these little teasers, "Z" family!  I'll be finished shortly! 

After working on the last two pictures, I can hardly stay awake myself!  He's so deep into doggie dreamland!

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Everyone needs some help getting through the Holiday Season!  Hope this helps to make your shopping a little easier!  (Follow the link below the picture...)

Purchase your Gift Certificates HERE!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Novice Photos Posted... | Arizona Agility Photographer

Yay!!  They're finally posted!  For those of you that missed the first part of this story, a website I was trying to upload the photos to actually deleted them from my hard drive.  Finally, with much work and persistance,we were able to recover them! 

So, if you're interested in the Novice photos from the Valle del Sol Agility Trial on Oct. 31, 2010, they're posted on the website now!  Find them at and click on 'Client Images'.  This gallery will remain live until December 1st, at which time they will be taken down!

Thanks for your patience, everyone!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

WHOOOOO-HOOOOO! | Arizona Agility Photographer

YES!!!  We have recovered the photos of the Novice Standard Group from the Valle del Sol Golden Retriever Agility Trial!  Forensic Photography ROCKS!!

I'm headed out of town for the weekend....They should all be posted by mid-day Tuesday!

Thank you to all of you that have hung in there waiting...(and any good karma you were sending this way!!)  Honestly, I didn't think they'd be able to get them back!!

So very happy to be wrong!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Say Awwwwwwwww! | Phoenix Cat Photographer

I'm sooooooo in love!  Okay, totally Smitten is more like it!  Can you believe how adorable this little girl is?  And check out those eyes...totally different colors!  She's 100% 'kitten'!  The world is her playground!  She attacks everything that moves!  Ohhhhhhh, little kitten... I SO want to keep you!

Monday, November 8, 2010

AZ Dog Sports | Phoenix Agility Photographer

Saturday was a perfect day for the Harvest Festival!  The weather was great! I was at AZ Dog Sports taking pictures and meeting LOTS of great people involved in the dog world! 

Layne and her crew did an awesome job at getting everything set up and organized.  The trainers demonstrated skills taught in their classes. 

There was an awesome Disc Dog demonstration...did you know dogs could FLY??  Stephanie at Cozy Critters was soooo much fun!  If you're in the market for a pet sitter, give her a call!  The Arizona Border Collie Rescue was there.  How could you resist making a donation to a dog that goes out and collects the money himself??  And on the bottom is Mason... This multi-talented dog is so well trained and he's so gentle!  His mom, Anabelle, is one of the trainers at AZ Dog Sports.

Are they having too much fun, or what?!  Massages were being given compliments of Pawsitive Touch

And look at the sweet little face above!  How could someone not want to take him home?  He was there with several of his friends at Home Fur Good Animal Rescue.  The pup on the right belongs to another one of the trainers at AZ Dog Sports! 

And then there was Sara, from Moke Ranch Agility.  She was showing how the Dartfish software works...  I don't totally understand it because it has to do with biometrics, and planes (no, not the flying kind!)...  planes that the dog and the handler move through.  But it totally analzyes how you run your dog.   Once you see where your handling errors are, you can correct them!  She and her husband are up in Cornville and do skills coaching, private agility instruction, and hold weekend workshops on their ranch!

Aside from that, we had a BLAST at our end of the gym!  It's such a small world... we found out we knew so many of the same people in a field TOTALLY unrelated to dogs!  You know how when you meet someone and you just know you could hang out together??  Well, she was one of those people!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

VDSGR Agility Trial Images are UP!!

Images from the Valle del Sol Golden Retriever Agility Trail from Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 are FINALLY posted! 

The good news... I had a week to go thru about 1200 images and create a new Shopping Cart site to hold that many images!  Let me just say...  I was NEVER meant to be a website designer! 

And then there is also VERY BAD NEWS...  The first shopping cart I tried to set up corrupted a segment of my hard drive and totally DESTROYED about 220 images.  Images people would have loved to see.  ALL the images from the NOVICE STANDARD course run last Sunday.  Images that took me a couple HOURS to shoot.  Images, sadly, that are probably gone forever.  I'm working with a forensic photographer that MAY be able to recover them.  I'm NOT optimistic...

So, for those of you that ran the Novice Standard course on 10/31...  I'm soooo sorry.  I know you were waiting to see your wonderful dogs flying through the course.  If, by any chance, we're able to recover the images, I'll let you know!  For now...all I can say is that I'm so sorry.  I will be having a 'conversation' with some people at the website that actually DELETED images off my hard drive.  To delete them off their site is actually go into my hard drive and delete them is inexcusable!

You can find them on my Website > Client Images > Agility Trials.  Or, you can click on the "Client Images" tab at the top of this blog.  I hope you enjoy the pictures of your FABULOUS dogs!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Arizona Dog Sports | Phoenix Dog Photographer

Everyone is invited to come out this weekend to the Harvest Festival, Saturday, Nov. 6th, from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the shopping plaza directly across the street from Paradise Valley Mall.  I'll be at Arizona Dog Sports which is an awesome 3,000 s.f. indoor training facility located at 4848 E. Cactus Rd.  There will be Agility and Disc Dog demonstrations, Trainers on-site, and lots more!  I will be raffling off a FREE Pet Photography Session with a complimentary 8 x 10 print!  Come on out and find my table and introduce yourself!  And don't forget to bring your dog...  Among other events, they will have a chance to "bob for hotdogs"!

And since no post is complete without a photo... (or two!!)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Valle del Sol Golden Retriever Agility Trial | Phoenix Agility Photography

Sunday I was invited by Jumping Chollas to do some Agility Photography!  Squirt (my little Rodent Dog) and I compete in Agility, but it's been a long time since I've had a chance to photograph the sport!  The weather couldn't have been better!

For all of you that were in Ring 1 on Sunday, your pictures should be posted in about 10 days on the website...  Or, subscribe to the blog...  I'll post a note to you here as soon as the photos are up on the website! 

Check out some of these beautiful and talented dogs...

Two people got their Mach this weekend!  Congratulations...what an accomplishment!!
Left:  Barb with Splash.  Right:  Emily with Suki.

The 'Hoop' and the 'Table'

And last, but certainly not least...  This one's for my friend, Betsy!  This is her "baby", Nash!  Now, tell me...  Doesn't he look like he's having FUN ??!!!

Deer Creek Animal Hospital Open House | Phoenix Pet Photographer

This was such a fun weekend!  On Saturday, I got to meet some of the most awesome dogs during Deer Creek Animal Hospital's Open House and Halloween Party!  The costumes were amazing!  The staff did a wonderful job at planning, organizing and running this event! 

Look at these faces!

A family photo!

There was an agility demonstration by Jumping Chollas...

Even kitties had representation!  But like this big white lover-boy...everyone was SMILING!!

Thank you Deer Creek...for allowing me to be a part of your fun Halloween Party!