Monthly Archives: August 2010

Engagement Session

Meet the cutest, most adorable, truly in love couple in Dallas! Kallie and Ryan were a joy to work with and it certainly helps that they are two beautiful people. We chose to do their engagement session in the Deep Ellum area of Dallas. They are getting married at a venue in that area this November… my birthday to be exact 😉 (which, on a side note -I was super excited to find out that my b-day falls on a Saturday this year). This was my first ever engagement session and I am so excited with the results, it involved many scouting trips and one very early morning (trying to beat the heat!). Thank you to Kallie and Ryan for being so totally awesome! And most importantly Congratulations!!

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1000 degrees, a tripod, and a toe!

I must take a moment to celebrate the possible end of the Dallas heat wave. We have hit 100 degree plus temperatures for the past 23 out of 24 days! (18 days straight at the end). With yesterday being the last day of the heat wave, the sun decided to end the streak with a bang, hitting a record 107 degrees! Holy cow – it is hot! As my husband so eloquently puts it: “we are living on the surface of the sun!” I do agree, and so do our dogs. When I ask Willie and Layla if they want to go outside they pretty much go and hide from me. So sayonara to this crazy heat! Bring on the crisp fall and football season!

As for the last two parts of this post title – I’m sure you are wondering what those two thing could possibly have in common. My tripod, which is pretty much an antique as it was handed down to me from my mom and is made of extremely heavy metal, decided to take a nose dive and land smack dab on my poor little pinkie toe. I humbly admit that I cried like a little baby. I decided to go get an x-ray just to be safe (ask me about the time I broke my thumb and didn’t get an x-ray.) And my poor little toe is definitely broken. There really isn’t much one can do about a little broken toe – it’s mostly just annoying :(   So I am pretty mad at my tripod right now, it has been sent to its room (the hall closet)!

So, instead of posting a photo of my little blue toe I have decided to spare you and post some photos of Willie trying to avoid the heat…. He is just so handsome!

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Good Morning Texas Video

Here is the video (or segment as they say in the TV biz) from yesterday’s Good Morning Texas. I think I’ve watched it about 20 time, no joke! I really do feel like I am living in a pet photographer’s dream! Hope these tips help you get some great shots of your furry ones.

A big thank you to Buster’s Grandpa for helping me with all the technical aspects to working with video clips! He even made me DVD copies to send to all my family members! Also, thank you to everyone for all the positive feedback – you really do make me feel like a superstar 😉 And last but not least – wfaa channel 8 & the GMT team – you rock!

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Good Morning Texas!

This morning Blue Mutt Photography was featured on Good Morning Texas & I couldn’t be more excited! I was invited to be on GMT to share some tips on how everyone can get a great photo of their own pet. Everything went great. Willie acted as my demonstration dog and he was amazing… so was my hubby (my official handler).

All of the cameras and lights were a little overwhelming, but the people at the show were amazing and made everything seem like a breeze. Everyone treated Willie like a king so he was a happy camper. Of course Brad and I came racing home after the show to watch the recording. Hopefully I will have the video up on my blog soon! If you want to see it now just click here: Picture Perfect Pet Photography

While I was on set, waiting for everything to get going I started snapping some photos! Why not?? So here are some of the behind the scenes. We took a quick group photo before going on air. That is one of the hosts: Rob McCollum. He did an incredible job interviewing me and keeping me on track!

Trista, the original bachelorette, and star of the day was on just seconds before me. She is actually doing her interview in this photo! We were already set up and ready to go next…

Here are some photos of my super awesome “official” animal handler… my husband Brad. He did a great job of keeping Willie calm and focused. Of course I filled his jeans pocket up with treats so I’m sure that helped a little. Thank you Brad for all you do!

Trista even had some fans outside…. Maybe next time Willie will have a few 😉

These are some of the shots that I actually captured during the segment. Willie did so well – I have already promised him a ton of Frosty Paws. The lighting in the room was amazing! Can you see that huge clock/timer behind him. I was on air for about 5 minutes but it felt like 30 seconds. Time flies when you’re having fun!!

What a whirlwind! I love being a pet photographer, I really do! Thank you to everyone at wfaa in Dallas and channel 8!

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Harry, Coco, & Gigi

I don’t know if I’ve ever met a more caring family than the one that these three little ones belong to. Harry, Coco, and Gigi are all adopted shelter dogs – but they were also all special needs in their own ways. This loving family has taken all three into their home and given them the most incredible lives. These three pups might come in the form of a itty-bitty package but they each have their very own bright personalities. I first met Harry and Coco a year ago for their first photo session: harry & coco. I was so excited to hear that the family had added another adopted pup named Gigi to their family and I couldn’t wait to meet her.

I had such a great time playing with and photographing these three little stars!

First I’ll introduce you to Harry. His name is a little ironic, because the day he was adopted he didn’t have any hair at all… But now he is oh so handsome. Harry is very laid back and a little stand offish, but once he gets to know you he quickly warms up and turns into a little love bug. He spent most of the afternoon in the hammock enjoying a breeze under a huge tree.

Coco is the silly one of the group. A complete ball of energy ready to greet you with a jump and a kiss! She is a little superstar and looooovvvvves her treats!

And the newest member of the family is little miss Gigi. Gigi is such a little princess with a bit a shyness. She is still getting used to her new home and receiving love from humans. She was actually very scared of my camera but who can blame her – the camera is bigger than she is 😉 However, once she saw Coco preforming for the camera she decided to trust me as well.

I hope you can see how happy these pups are in these photos. I am so happy to have captured each ones personality!

I couldn’t be more in love with my career as a pet photographer, and it’s families with pups like these that make all the difference.  I am truly living a dream :)

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