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Calendar Dogs & Co. 2020
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Calendar Dogs & Co. 2020

Calendar Dogs & Co. 2020 is the second charity calendar project I did for The Humane Society of Berks County. It's coming to a close and on September 7, 2019, from 1-3, Oley Valley Feed, Inc. will be hosting our celebration party. It's a small party, but it's the close of a lot of collaboration with pet owners, sponsoring businesses, searching out special offers from vendors, well, you get the idea. I spent a great deal of time and energy last year focusing on locations, which needed special permissions and in some cases, fees. This year I focused more on the animals and themes beginning with January.January marks the Chinese zodiac for 2020, the year of the rat. What you may or may not ...

A Most Unique Tea Party!
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Calendar Dogs & Co. 2020

Not all girls like tiaras and poufy dresses. When I became Grandma of 2 darling and feisty girls, as a photographic artist, I had visions of princesses, tiaras, magic wands, the most frilliest of dresses in magical settings. . . well, these girls have minds of their own and being a proper princess was not on their minds. Sophia's favorite part of these dinosaur sessions was being able to drive our snazzy-cool, safari jeep. Audrey loved hugging the dinosaurs, especially the T-Rex. It was adorable to see this little tyke hoist that dinosaur up, despite it being as big as she is, and carry it off.I tried to pick outfits that they would be willing to wear and yet fit the look I was ...

Enchanting Dinosaurs
Monday, June 17, 2019
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It wasn't until Graysyn's third birthday session that I thought to use the theme of dinosaurs. I remember one of my favorite things to do, having grown up in the coal region, was to hike around the coal dumps looking for fossils. I LOVED dinosaurs and had an outstanding collection of both little dinosaurs much like the ones used in Graysyn's session AND some of the best fossils, but then we grow up and our childhood becomes a fond memory. Of course, raising a son during the time Jurassic Park first came out, we had dinosaurs roaming our townhouse, but that too eventually became a memory.After this session, I began to think about all I could do to make dinosaurs something special at ...

Not Holding Back
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
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"The way you meet New Year is the way you'll spend it."According to Russia Beyond the Headlines, www.rbth.com, this is the most popular holiday in Russia and the time to put to use all the knowledge you have learned.  When I first read this quote, Chuck and I were settling down to an episode (or two) of Law & Order while waiting for the New Year to begin. Our favorite sparkling wine from Vynecrest Winery was chilling and we thought we were ready to celebrate the New Year from the comfort of our couch. At least until I read those words from a great photographer in Philadelphia I'm so glad to be connected to in Facebook. I looked at the clock; it was just after 11 P.M. I ...

Oley Valley Feed Mill Pets Christmas Portraits
Friday, November 25, 2016
Calendar Dogs & Co. 2020

It's the most wonderful time of the year!