October 2016

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It’s been a long time since I’ve posted any photographs. As many of you know it can be very difficult for me to hold the camera steady due to my car accident 2 years ago. I still have ongoing issues with my shoulder, thus not being able to hold the camera. Every now and then however, the urge hits and I must try and the photos above are the results. I hope you enjoy.

Be well for now….

October 2014

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I know it has been a very long time since I’ve posted here. Life, takes you down paths sometimes that are very unexpected. The last year has been one of those unexpected adventures.

Bob’s cancer is being controlled for now and he is doing as well as he can do. We do appreciate all the heartfelt good wishes, goodies, dinners, and mostly love and friendship. I know for me, it means everything. Thank you all.

On a brighter note, I was given the opportunity to photograph two beautiful Border Terriers, Lance and Nan. Both of these dogs are loved and owned by Bob Vecchiolli.  I’ve posted a few of the photographs. I hope you enjoy them. It was a treat getting out with the camera again.

Until next time…..

April 2014

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Hi everyone. Wow, it finally feels like Spring. After being a month late, the Snow Geese arrived here in Pennsylvania is true fashion…. by the thousands. I knew that once they arrived, spring could not have been that far off.
It’s now time to book your spring and summer sittings. I look forward to making those once in a lifetime memories with your furry family. Give a call, let’s set up a time and take some photographs.
Until next time……. be well.

January 2014

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It’s been quite sometime, since I’ve posted but I have just cause. You see in September my husband was diagnosed with Cancer and my world stopped. His health and treatments are first and foremost. I can only hope you can understand.

As we move forward, I hope to be able to continue my love for photography and be able to service those wishing to have those one in a lifetime memories made. Please feel free to call me to discuss how I can make this happen for you. This winter as been harsh so far but spring is not that far off and it is a beautiful time of year to take photographs.

Be well, until next time.

 

August 2013

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It’s not everyday you get to capture unique beauty. Meet Priscilla, a petite, elegant and unique Chinese Crested. At one time the Crested’s were thought of as…. ugly, because of being hairless and lacking in teeth. Now, many years later this breed is very popular. They come in two varieties hairless and power puff. Watching this little girl fly around the yard, her mane flowing in the wind, you would think she was a smaller sighthound. I just feel in love with the breed.

Above in the first photograph you can see the oil paint style(click to enlarge the picture to see the style). The setting was very beautiful. I had not seen as many butterflies as I had seen in the short time I was there shooting. There were hundreds of them. It was truly lovely. I incorporated the gazebo, butterfly and the two images to achieve this style. Unique, just like Priscilla herself. More actual photographs of her will be posted once her proofs are approved.

I am now booking Autumn dates. It’s my favorite time of year, where nature’s background is quite stunning. If you think you might be interested, give me a call 610-683-5015.

Until next time……

July 2013

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Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by. It’s mid-summer and there is so much happening. Our barn roof is done. After waiting nine months is finally completed. Bob got himself a new(used)car that he always wanted, work has been fun and the kennel is full of dogs.
With construction going on and the heat wave last week, I haven’t been out shooting. Today, was so beautiful. I took the opportunity to snap a few photographs of the Hummingbirds that frequent our feeders. What a challenge they are to capture. You blink and they are gone. Sometimes you are lucky and they stay about twenty seconds. I hope you like the little female, above.
Fall sittings are available. It is the perfect time to create that lasting memory. The weather is crisp and the colors spectacular. Holiday photos, are also something to consider before you know it Christmas will be here.
Until next time…..

July 2013

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We are certainly is the “dog days” of summer. It is unusually hot with temperatures rising into the high 90’s everyday. I have to be honest and say doing photo shoots mid day in this heat is nuts.
Above is a beautiful family. Two beautiful girls and one very loving Border Collie named Patsy. I hope you enjoy some of the special moments captured.
I am scheduling fall sessions now, if anyone is interested.
Until next time…

July 8, 2013

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Hi everyone, I hope you are well. There’s a short story behind this elegant lady you see. Her name is Sophia and I think her owner tells her story best. Below is a brief insight into the life of this beautiful canine.
Missy:
Not sure how much detail you want on Sophia, but here goes. When we lost the little deaf Boston we had adopted, Annie, we decided we wanted another Boston. We thought we would “rescue” an older dog, rather than get a puppy. We poked around on the internet and found an organization called Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue (“NEBTR”). We filled out an on-line application, did a telephone interview, had a home visit & they approved us to adopt.
We went to a pet adoption event at the Ridgewood Animal Hospital on September 30, 2012. There were several NEBTR Bostons there, including Sophia. She really took to Allison & jumped up & put her front paws on Allison’s leg (she did it to me a couple times, too). Her foster mom said she didn’t like everyone & it was a good sign she seemed to like us. After not very much discussion, we decided to adopt her. Her foster mom brought her to our house in October.
Her foster mom said she had picked her up from a puppy mill/”backyard breeder” somewhere in upstate New York, and that for the first 48 hours after she was rescued she was catatonic & wouldn’t come out of her crate. On the third day she began to watch another Boston who lived in the house, and began how to learn how to be a dog. She ran around the yard, played with a ball & gradually came around. According to the vet records we got with her, she was born on May 18, 2004, which would make her nine years old now. They said she had 6 – 8 litters while in the mill.
She had a nodule on one of her mammary glands, which the rescue group recommended we keep an eye on. Our vet recommended surgery, which we had done, but we were pretty apprehensive after what had happened with Annie, but she came through it OK.
She is quite submissive with people, but it is a different story with poor Ringo. She established herself on the living room sofa, on her blanket, and dragged another blanket up there. She collects all the dog toys & drags them up onto the sofa, too. She will actually take toys out of Ringo’s mouth. She gets jealous if you pet or pay attention to Ringo, & will come over & push her way in. She doesn’t like it when Ringo gets very excited, and has gone after him a few times (Annie was the same way – Ringo is good & backs off, so nothing serious has happened).
She is a very sweet little dog & we love her very much.

June 2013

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Last week I had the pleasure of photographing two beautiful girls and a sweet Border Collie. The photos are waiting to be proofed and I will publish them as soon as choices have been made.

In the meantime, I figured I would share this one photograph. It gave me an old time feel, Lassie type. There is someone very classic about black and white and I personally love it on the correct photo.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and a very Happy and Safe July 4th!  Until next time….

 

June 7, 2013

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I know it’s been awhile since I’ve written. Sadly, I got very sick after the Borzoi National Specialty where I judged Junior Showmanship. I can’t believe it took me almost three weeks to get over it.
I’m back!
I lost all that time editing so now, I am working on adding photos I snapped way back in May. I hope you enjoy. Above is a beautiful Great Pyrenees and her owner. The sun was shining but the wind that day was unreal. It was difficult to snap photos without hair flying in the wind.
I am booking sittings now through July and August, so please reserve your dates now.
Be well everyone…