8 Puppy love

I was lucky enough to spend this past Saturday at the PSPCA photographing shelter dogs, as well as dogs that were previously adopted from the PSPCA and were attending training classes. I'm now comfortably using the manual setting on my camera, thank goodness. I must admit, photographing dogs is much different than roller derby girls or my husband playing video games. I really enjoy the challenge, though, and hope to visit the PSPCA again in the near future

One of my dreams is to pursue pet photography, and I would love to start building up my portfolio by offering complimentary sessions. If you know anyone in the Philadelphia-area who would like a free pet portrait session, please have them contact me! I haven't had the opportunity to shoot any cats yet, so I think that would be a great change of pace (apart from the fact that I'd probably sneeze all over my camera since I am super allergic to kitties). I think the only pet that I'd be a little hesitant about is a snake, because I am a total wuss when it comes to slithery reptiles. As long as the owner can promise me I won't be eaten like Jon Voight in Anaconda, then I think I'd be okay.

On a semi-related note, I will be at the Anthropologie in Marlton, NJ this Friday, October 9th, from 5 to 8pm photographing dogs with their owners. All across the country, Anthropologie stores are holding puppy-related events throughout the month of October, including pet adoptions, food drives and yappy hour parties. Feel free to stop by for wine & refreshments, or to just visit the adorable dogs that will be up for adoption!



  1. Adorable! I want to hug them all! Also, I'm a little jealous of your new camera...

  2. since getting Orby, i have been stalking pet photography sites like whoa! (it's replaced the thrill i used to get from wedding photography, i think). your pictures are great! I wish we lived back east-- i'd love to take you up on your offer!

  3. shaaaaannon, these are fantastic!!! you can come on over and take pics of my kitties if you like. you are just one big bag of talent! (I heart the first and the last pic especially!!)

  4. Slightly creepy cyber besties ftw! We'll just stalk each other and everything will work out.

    And if you finished your recaps, I would be totally excited. I would dance. Or maybe not, because my dancing consists of a Cabbage Patch move combined with a shimmy of the hips. You've never seen me shimmy...but it's not pretty. I'll just clap instead.

    Also, I will totally answer to the name piratepants.


  5. So cute! These pictures make me want to rush home from work and give my dog a hug. =)


  6. Lovely! I'm a huge pit bull advocate (and owner), and I think you did an absolutely gorgeous job of capturing these dogs' personalities. I wish I could home them all!

  7. You are such a talented photographer!! I love these pictures!! Makes me miss my (parent's) dog so much!