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Tami is a woman of many talents. She’s a dog groomer (and always does a fabulous job on Gracie!) expertly parents/wrangles her 4 kids, and makes the most delicious cheesecake you’ve ever had. I’m so glad she called me to photograph her old boy, Yukon. Walking was tough for him, so we double-teamed getting him up and down the stairs. The kids picked the background colors and Yukon did a masterful job being handsome.
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I don’t normally show “posed-looking” photos, but how cute are they together??
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Curtis is 14 1/2 years old, totally deaf and a very good boy. His studio session was a gift for his dad…. not a Joy Session, per se, since he’s doing really well, but just an opportunity to get some great images of his buddy. Thank you, handsome Curtis!
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Beautiful, 13-year old Daisy needed a Joy Session earlier this summer. After her mom found out she had lung cancer, a neighbor came over with a printout of my website, urging her to call me. I’m so glad she did. 2 days later we had a beautiful morning for the session, and that evening she went downhill fast. It’s fascinating how many of my Joy Session dogs (and cats) seem to know exactly what’s going on, and hold out for this one last, special thing their owners need. And once their job is done, they’re able to let go. This first image of Daisy is one of my new favorites…. she was such a sweet, happy girl, and I think this captures her perfectly.
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Daisy got a new brother just a month before our session….. Jesse is kind of a goofball! This is the 5×10 Storyboard she got of him  :)
jessie daisy :: joy session
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