I have a soft spot in my heart for Corgis. Maybe it’s the stubby legs. Maybe it’s the stubby body. Maybe it’s the bat ears and the ridiculous smile they always seem to have plastered on their faces. I’m not sure, but I love them. So I was very, very excited to photograph two Corgis at the same time. Jami adopted Jack and Cory when she was living in Guam many years ago. Jack (black and white) could no longer be taken care of by his family, and Cory (yellow) was in the very unfortunate situation of being involved in a dog fighting ring. Jami rescued them both, brought them back to the states, and they have been thankfully spoiled rotten ever since and are living very happy and full doggy lives. Unbelievably, Jack is 17 years old, and Cory is 9, but they’re super active and obviously super adorable. They love Jami very much, but Jack decided that his true love might actually be Geoff (who was coincidentally holding the treats). I couldn’t really get Geoff alone for enough time to devise a fool-proof plan to steal both of Jami’s dogs, so they did go home with her instead of us, but at least I have pictures.
I always hear people talk about how photographing their kids is a lot harder than photographing other people’s kids. I think this is also true of your cats, which (if you’re like us) are your kids… only the furry, four-legged kind. I’ve been realizing lately how little I take pictures of our own little guys. We have a lot on our phones, but not true genuine pictures. So, while there’s still down time for another month before wedding season, I took some pictures of our boys. :) The CSP Spokescats are ready for the 2012 wedding season… and they’re chasing their tails and sleeping with their mouths open to prove it.
Dolfy (“Dolfs”, “D”) – Brown stripped tabby
Buckles (“Beebs”, “B”) – Tuxedo cat
Meet the little (and soon-to-be famous, I’m sure) dog models Brewser and Scarlett McLean, furry children of the wonderful Raleigh wedding planner, Erin McLean. :) Brewser, a Yorkie Poo, enjoys treats, chasing his sister around the yard, and not having to dress up for pictures. Scarlett, a Toy Poodle, likes wearing a dress, being spoiled, and staying indoors when it rains. Together they were very good on their photo shoot, posing in what they thought was a very sophisticated manner and trying not to make Erin run all over the place. ;)
Little Brewser, although impossibly tiny, is 8 years old and is a very sweet little guy about a third the size of my cat. Scarlett is a newer member of the McLean household and had a sad background story as a rescue from a puppy mill, but is now doing wonderfully and is the happiest little gal on the planet! They’re both very lucky to be well-loved by Erin and her husband. Part of the reason I love photographing pets so much is seeing how happy they all are. They all have great homes and are spoiled silly just like children… and it makes for a very happy photo shoot. :)