Monthly Archives: January 2011

travel bug… european puppies

Now, just because a pet photographer goes on vacation doesn’t mean that they have the ability, or should I say strength, to stay away from those sweet puppy dogs – no matter what language they might be speaking! I just couldn’t resist the urge to photograph these few furry friends along the way, some from France as well as some from Spain. It’s so strange that no matter what country you are from you can see a pet owners pride in their own pup. As I photographed each pet I could see their owner’s beaming with a smile from ear to ear! I couldn’t ask for a better “job” :)

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travel bug… Versailles

If you are ever in Paris, one thing you must not miss is a day trip to the Palace of Versailles! My husband and I decided to be adventurous and take a bicycle tour of Versailles – it was absolutely amazing… not counting the 3 minor crashes I had. Getting on a bike for the fist time in 8 years in the middle of Paris might not have been the best idea. But I am so extremely glad we stuck with it. Once we arrived in Versailles (by train with bikes in tow) we rode through the gardens surrounding the palace, which covers 80,000 acres!! Since we were on bikes we were able to see parts of the garden that would have taken forever to get to on foot! They even had sheep roaming the fields. It was a little overcast but it made for some dramatic photos. Once we finished our tour of the gardens we went into the palace itself. The interior is covered with gold leaf and ornate decorations fit for a king… or a queen!

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the travel bug… France

My husband and I definitely have what I would call a severe case of the travel bug! We both love to travel so when the opportunity came up for us to go to Europe this past November we jumped. We spent some time in France as well as Spain and of course I had my camera in tow. It’s taken me a while to sift through the thousands of photos I took, but I finally got it narrowed down and can’t wait to share with you!

While in France we spent some time in Paris, where the food, the sights, and the blue skies were amazing! As well as some time in Lyon – which was a slower paced visit for us to refuel before jumping into Spain. And yes for those of you who have seen my post from our honeymoon – I once again, as a pet photographer, couldn’t resist photographing those French and Spanish dogs! That post is soon to follow :)

And as for my sweet tooth, it was well taken care of! We first started with some of the most famous macaroons in Paris – from a shop called Laduree. I just love the little box they came in but I wouldn’t dare tell you how much these 8 little cookies cost – but boy were they worth every penny! And below that is the official sweet of Lyon – they are made to look like little pillows or cushions (the story behind them is pretty cool – Coussins). I am so in love with the colors!!

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before baby

I had the pleasure of meeting the Hamilton family out at White Rock Lake in Dallas to capture their family only a few weeks before it would be changed forever. Changed with the arrival of a beautiful baby girl… non fur-baby that is! This was my first ever Family/dog/couple/maternity session and it was a blast. Now that could have been due to the fact that we had incredible weather, two hillarious pups (Pete & Toby), and a great soon to be mom and dad.

The best part of all – they welcomed baby Adrian right after Christmas and this Friday I am headed to their home to photograph a beautiful newborn baby girl. I can’t WAIT! This will be my first newborn girl to photograph so there will be some pink and of course some sugar and spice and everything nice :)

I like to imagine that these are the faces Pete (the yellow lab) & Toby (the schnauzer) made when they found out they were going to have a little human in the house 😉

I think this is one of my favorites. The sun was setting behind us, bouncing off the lake – literally creating a field of gold!

I am so excited to meet Little Adrian Friday and will post her newborn photos as soon as I can!

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