Dogs Of 2013



2013 was a great year full of transitions and challenges, and it did not disappoint when it came to photographic opportunities.  This post is all about highlighting some of the top experiences of the year. More detailed posts of several of the shoots will follow in the weeks to come. And you may notice a new logo….pretty excited about that, and it was long overdue!

The year started off with a dog and a baby! Grizzly became protective of her little sister from the get go and watched over her in all possible ways…..

2013 brought the addition of a new service. I was hired by a client to teach her how to take better photos of her own pets using her equipment in her home.  Of course, I had to snap a few photos while I was at it, and this was one of my favorites:

A major highlight of the year was having one of my images of Bob Harper from NBC’s The Biggest Loser and his dog, Karl, appear on the cover of Life + Dog Magazine. It was such a great experience working with the L+D team on this shoot, and Mr. Harper and Karl could not have been easier to work with.

Speaking of the Life + Dog team, I was able to capture a rare shot of the Publisher, Brett Chisholm, and Editor-In-Chief, Ryan Rice, with all 5 of their dogs for an updated partial family photo. They have recently added several rescue horses and have a few cats running around, as well.

After feeling a little more settled following our relocation to Greenville, SC from Houston, TX in October of 2012, I began volunteering in the spring for Carolina Basset Hound Rescue and Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue in the fall.

Bryn, the Border Collie is currently available for adoption, so visit the website (click the link above) if you are interested in finding out more.


I made several trips back to Houston for client shoots, meeting new clients as well as working with several previous clients who had added pups to the family or just wanted updated photos.

Jacques, the French Bulldog puppy, was an absolute delight….

Buddy and Sissy went from frolicking on a playground to their mom’s garden and are as thick as thieves….

Tank, the Pug, got a little brother named Griffin in 2013. Griffin has since surpassed Tank in size, but what a cute pair they are:

Handsome Brutus seemed to love the camera….And this shoot was a gift from his mom’s friends for her birthday, so he made sure to strike a cute pose…

And we were able to capture a bit of the Houston skyline ( ahhhh, Houston, I do miss thee)…..

Kaiser demonstrated the proper way to stay cool during Houston’s sizzling heat….

Then there was this really cool couple with their German Shepherds, Pullo and Daxter:

Contradictory to popular belief, not all dogs hate getting a bath. Kylie shows us she has no fear of the bathtub.  Of course, being a Lab probably helps…..

Meanwhile, back in the Carolinas, Bree burst onto the scene!

Jessie demonstrated the grace and composure that comes with being a senior dog….

While her puppy brother Rigby did what puppies do: chew on sticks….

Roscoe melted my heart with his charm and winning personality….

A trip across Tennessee brought me to my childhood bestie’s home and her new pup, Chicken….

I had the opportunity to experiment with studio pet photography….and fell in love with this guy, Nash….

The Fall is generally a busy time, and this year was no exception. There were shoots in both Houston and Greenville, several of which were Christmas presents for loved ones.

Clare, the Westie, was a natural….

Darby was extremely curious about the noises that I make…


Regal Jack showed us an acceptable type of profiling….

Molly posed for her dad’s Christmas shoot and competed with the surrounding scenery of Lake Keowee for beauty….

Puma showed us the importance of having a good bodyguard….his big brother, Souljah, has his back for sure….

Winston started his New Year’s resolutions early before anyone else was ready, willing, and able….

And Harry showed his readiness to cruise into 2014 and meet his new little brother who arrives in a couple of weeks.

Which means I’ll be cruising to Houston soon for a Brotherly Love shoot.

A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to all of my clients, family, friends, followers, and supporters for helping to make 2013 Fabulous! I am looking forward to all that is ahead in 2014 and wish you all a happy and healthy New Year!

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Missy WoodhamJanuary 8, 2014 - 5:32 pm

Wow! What a small world. My family moved from Beaumont, TX to the Upstate in 2001. I, along with my husband, 7-year-old triplets, 5-year and 14-year old sons live in Greer. My Mom lives in Salem. Love the shot at Lake Keowee!
Anyway, we are waiting on the arrival of our new addition, a labradoodle, soon. The mom is due to go in season any day now. We have been preparing and waiting for this day for 2 years. We are so very excited. The breeder is is out he and a Ed and There’s a are the best. You may want to contact them about referrals. I would definitely be interested in booking a session to commemorate the whole process, if you offer such a service. I’m thinking of a shot or 2 of our family meeting the parents, a shot of the mom before delivering, us as we see the litter to choose our baby and then periodic shots as we grow through the years. What do you think?
Welcome to the Upstate, y’all!

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