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This was a fun crew to shoot! Hope and Wally are the matching Italian Greyhounds, Mordy is the spotted black and white bun, and Bella is the 10 year old brown and white cutie. With little animals like rabbits (and cats) I like to bring a small “studio” setup along to clients’ homes. It gives us a little more variety, plus I just like how they look in the simple studio style.
wally11 hope + wally + mordy + bella :: minneapolis dog and bunny photography
wally2 hope + wally + mordy + bella :: minneapolis dog and bunny photography
This next one isn’t a technically great image, but it’s horrifying and I love it. 
wally3 hope + wally + mordy + bella :: minneapolis dog and bunny photography
wally6 hope + wally + mordy + bella :: minneapolis dog and bunny photography
wally7 hope + wally + mordy + bella :: minneapolis dog and bunny photography
wally5 hope + wally + mordy + bella :: minneapolis dog and bunny photography
wally8 hope + wally + mordy + bella :: minneapolis dog and bunny photography
wally9 hope + wally + mordy + bella :: minneapolis dog and bunny photography
wally10 hope + wally + mordy + bella :: minneapolis dog and bunny photography

Drummer wasn’t supposed to have a Joy Session. He was scheduled for a regular studio session, and at 13 years old, he was doing really well. Then two days before our session, he went to the U of M and was found to have a cancerous tumor in his spleen. Even with surgery, his life expectancy would only be about 1 to 3 months. Thank you, Drummer, for coming in and braving a photo shoot so soon after your devastating news. You’re a very sweet boy.
drummer3 drummer :: joy session :: twin cities dog photographer
drummer drummer :: joy session :: twin cities dog photographer
drummer2 drummer :: joy session :: twin cities dog photographer

Parker’s mom does a lot of work with Pet Haven, where we’ve met in passing at a couple of events. When her beautiful old boy, Parker, was diagnosed with cancer, she called me right away. We had a rainy, gloomy day for our session, but I think we got some great images. He passed away just 4 weeks after our session, and 2 weeks after that, they learned their other dog, Frank, has renal disease. They caught it early, and hopefully he won’t need his own Joy Session any time soon, but needless to say, it’s been a tumultuous summer for their family.
parker2 parker :: joy session :: minneapolis dog photos
parker3 parker :: joy session :: minneapolis dog photos
This is Parker’s “sincerity paw.”
parker parker :: joy session :: minneapolis dog photos
parker4 parker :: joy session :: minneapolis dog photos

Don’t you just love a good adoption success story? Earlier this spring I photographed a sweet little Maltese for Pet Project Rescue, and right after they posted the pictures on Facebook, someone saw them and wanted to adopt him. (and he’ll be coming in for a session later this month!) Then just last week I photographed two Chinese Crested girls for Secondhand Hounds. They had an interested adopter for one, but after he saw the images of them together, he decided to adopt them both! I’m so happy they get to stay together, and it sounds like they’re headed to a fantastic home. Here’s what the rescue had to say about the girls: “Ella and Mona were used as breeding dogs in Missouri and then dumped off a high-kill shelter when they weren’t needed for puppy producing anymore. Many animal shelters in the state of Missouri are very crowded and take in more than 100 animals per week. These homeless animal have no place to go, and the shelters must euthanize due to lack of space. Luckily, a rescue from Kansas found both the girls and got them out of the kill shelter and in to a safe foster home. Secondhand Hounds heard about Ella and Mona’s need for loving homes, and found a volunteer transport to bring them to Minnesota to find great homes!” Ella is the more golden-colored one and likes to hold your hand, and Mona is the shyer, white-haired one.
chinese two former puppy mill girls find a home together
chinese2 two former puppy mill girls find a home together
chinese3 two former puppy mill girls find a home together
chinese5 two former puppy mill girls find a home together
chinese4 two former puppy mill girls find a home together