For those of you who keep up with my blog, you’re already familiar with my videographer friends over at Big Dog Little Bed Productions. I’m so grateful to have done a lot of branding photos for Janice and her team over the years, not just because Janice is a friend and an awesome woman, but also because she has extremely cute dogs. Like, really cute dogs. Murphy is the little dog, and he is an extremely good dog model. He looks wherever you want him to. He’s eager to please and seems to realize he’s dog modeling, and does the absolute best that he can. He head-tilts. He puppy-eyes. He lifts his chin and moves for more flattering angles. Murph will do anything that is required of him, and he’ll be proud of himself for this. Toby, the big fluffy pile of fluff, on the other hand, is a terrible model but is so profoundly and stupidly cute that I can barely function around him. He knows I love him so he ignores me, which makes me love him more. He displays a visible, near-constant eye-roll, especially when anyone hugs him. He does not want his picture taken at all and often just puts his butt to the camera and stands there. Janice’s boyfriend’s dog name George was also there and snuck in a few cute pictures as well, but again, was not up to the modeling standards that Murphy clearly sets for dogs.

When I’m not fawning over all present dogs, I am helping Janice take photos for her website, newsletters, social media, etc. We’ve worked in her office for the past couple of years but we shot in her beautiful new home this time and it was incredible! Every inch of that place is gorgeous. We shot some workin’ shots of Janice and Tyler meeting with some clients (thanks to Lauren and Emily for their modeling skills!) and some dog-hugging shots for Big Dog Little Bed’s 2020 year. BDLB does AMAZING marketing films as well as strategy and coaching for small business when it comes to content, so if you’re a business looking to get yourself more visible via video, they’re hands down who I would recommend. Also you might get to meet Toby (bring a lint roller though).

It’s always great meeting new small business owners when I work on branding photos, but it’s especially fun to work with a team and even more fun to meet people in empty model homes and admire the furnishings, hah! I had the honor of working with Heyward Team Realty on their new headshots and branding photos for their website, and we had so much fun! Trey started out as a realtor and later teamed up with his wife Courtney to become a husband and wife realty team. As their business has grown, they’ve hired two additional realtors, Caitlin and Kelly, and now Trey finds himself surrounded by coworkers who have all seen the television show Friends when he hasn’t (I suggested a team building exercise in the works to watch all the seasons… it would at least be an interesting exercise in New York City real estate apartment cost estimations for Monica’s place). Now Heyward Team Realty operates as one big happy family selling homes in the Triangle area. They truly love their job, their clients, and working together, and it was a blast to photograph new headshots and group shots for this great team!