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Our Rescue of the Month for September (which is almost over already, yikes!) is the Upper Midwest Chapter of the English Springer Rescue of America (ESRA). Some of you may know that my childhood dog, Sam, was a Springer Spaniel, and I’ve had an affinity for the breed ever since. ESRA is a foster-based rescue, focusing on purebred English Springer Spaniels and some occasional mixes as well. The Upper Midwest Chapter serves Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Dakotas.

A couple of handsome boys came into the studio for their adoption photos. First up is Marley. He’s struggled with allergies and food-guarding behavior, but with help from his foster mom over the past 6 months, he’s made an amazing turnaround and is ready for his forever home! You can follow Marley’s training progress on his blog: mealtimewithmarley.com.


Next is Remee, and according to his listing, has an adoption pending! Yay! He’s a quiet little guy, learning about the world around him and how to trust people. 
ESRA remee English Springer Rescue :: September Feature

You can connect with ESRA on their Facebook page or learn how you can help the rescue on their website. There’s opportunities for fostering, becoming a member, monetary donations, or donations of much-needed supplies.


There’s a chance that Tiger, the Chocolate Labrador Retriever, may have had just a *little* bit of fun on her lakeside photo shoot this evening.

tiger choc lab You can lead a dog to water . . .

Summer in Minnesota is such an amazing time, and I can’t believe it’s almost over already! It’s been a whirlwind year with client sessions, commercial shoots, traveling, and moving into a new home. (Don’t worry, I’m still in Minneapolis!) Joy Sessions® are bigger than ever, and many people are choosing to purchase them for friends or family, who otherwise may not do it for themselves. My directory website, joysession.com, has been put on a bit of a hold while all these other things were happening, but I’ve got big plans for that in the near future. There’s also a couple of fabulous new products in the works, and I’ll have some exciting news to share very soon. (very intriguing, no?)

I’ve had some great clients this year (as always!) and wanted to share a sampling of the sessions here. I know I haven’t been keeping up with the blog (sorry!) but you can find a few more current posts (including some of these images) and other fun content on the Sarah Beth Photography Facebook page. I’m slowly updating this website as well… It’s been a much-needed task, as the gallery pages haven’t been updated in almost 2 years (!) (…seriously, I think time is literally moving faster these days) There’s so many wonderful photos I’m excited to share with you, and it’s silly that I’ve waited this long to do it.

So, thank you for your continued love and support, and I really hope you like all the new things we’ve got in store!

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