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Right after Christmas, I had a Joy Session® with Maddie, a 7 year old Greyhound from Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption. Just as we see all too often with Greyhounds, Maddie had osteosarcoma, and just 2 weeks after our session, her family sadly had to say goodbye. I love this image of Maddie looking lovingly up at Dana, in her super cute snood :)
maddie greyhound Maddie :: Greyhound Joy Session

Priseis was the proud winner of the Minnesota Monthly pet costume photo contest, so she got to come into the studio for a photo session last night. It took her a little while to warm up, but we got some great images of this beautiful girl!

priseis Sphynx Cat :: Minneapolis Pet Photography

Jax lucked out, and had his Joy Session® right before Monday’s big storm. It was a little chilly, but he didn’t seem to notice; he was more interested in running around and checking out all the new friends at the dog park. He’d always come back when called though, and let his family love him up a bit for the photos. 

jax Savoring the last bit of autumn

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.