ORANGE COUNTY DOG BEACH PHOTOS | JD

Orange County Dog Beach Portraits with mom laying in sand hugging dog

These Orange County dog beach photos in San Clemente for JD were special. Mom knew they were going to be saying goodbye to JD soon. He had hemgiosarcoma (a type of cancer, which my senior dog also passed from 8 months ago).         Senior dogs are THE BEST, aren't they? They are my favorites to photograph. I feel they are so wise, loving and ready to please. JD definitely was right beside mom ready to do whatever we needed him to.     JD and his mom are a very special duo as they (and JD's dad) started a non-profit called Dogs on Deployment that helps...

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DOG BEACH PORTRAITS | KOA

Southern California Dog Beach Photos Sunset Silhouette

These Southern California dog beach portraits for Koa spoke straight to the heart - for Koa's mom as for me. We took a peek behind the camera that evening after their pet photography session and were both moved. I knew Koa had been fighting cancer. In fact, mom shared that "Koa has been through a lot over the last year fighting cancer, two surgeries, 17 radiation treatments and one especially resistant bacterial urinary tract infection." You would NEVER know this if you met them at the beach watching them surf and play together! We were there for over an hour and Koa NEVER stopped running...

End of life pet photos | Orange, CA

End of Life Photos of Girl and Elderly Dog Smiling

Sweet Ginger's mom called to ask about end of life pet photos for her elderly dog. Yes, I could meet them that week and photograph their girl in the City of Orange. They chose Eisenhower Park, which had plenty of beautiful spots for me to photograph their family all together. Senior dog, Ginger, enjoyed all the snuggles from each of her girls and even posed for a photo with her younger crazy sister, Luna. They are an adorable duo, right?! We DID photoshop a bit on that one and grabbed another image of Ginger that was better to pair with Luna. I'm all for keeping everyone comfortable and...

Oceanside pet photography | dogs on Deployment

Here is a fun Oceanside pet photography session for Nala, the 2022 Dogs on Deployment Mascot. She is the ambassador this year sharing their story and spreading the DoD mission. Dogs on Deployment helps military members find a temporary home for their pets while a dog mom or cat dad deploys. DoD matches a pet in need with a foster or sometimes helps provide boarding for a shorter deployment. On occasion, they also help with financial assistance when a service member has an extenuating circumstance with their pet. Nala and her family won this special title and responsibility of 2022...

Pictures of a Senior SoCal Cat

pet photography of senior kitty at home with mom

Spice, when photographed at home in Southern California, was 22 years old! That's impressive, right?! I followed him around from a distance and photographed him as he sat on the couch, took a stroll in the backyard, and came back indoors to snuggle with mom. Spice's mom had invited me out to take pictures of this senior SoCal cat since she knew she would have to say goodbye to him soon. He wanted to be right under mom's chin. Notice the water drop on his chin? We were giving him plenty of food and water breaks and had just come back from his water bowl. Pictures of a Senior SoCal Cat Mom...

Pictures of a Senior Dog to Remember | Orange, CA

I'm sharing with you today pictures of a senior dog to remember. Her name is Maggie, otherwise known as Mom's shadow :-)Pictures of a Senior Dog to RememberMaggie is a sweet Weimaraner who was adopted from a breeder rescue out of Los Angeles as a senior when she was 10 years old. That makes me love her parents already! I wish more people knew what awesome partners senior pets make! They are already trained, calm and ready to snuggle!So, Maggie is 14 years old now and just likes to lay around the house and follow Mom wherever she goes! We started our photo session with Maggie...

Cute Kitten Pictures by Orange County Pet Photographer

Cute kitten pictures by Orange County pet photographer, Greyboy Pet Prints, coming your way! I fostered and photographed these five kittens and their mama for the Inland Valley Humane Society in Southern California. I remember as a little girl, having our two female cats have a litter of kittens at the same time! It was a dream for me, but a nightmare for my mom. I remember one sunny afternoon, helping my mom bathe all the kittens to rid them of fleas. We had an assembly line: mom washed the kittens while my sister and I dried and cuddled them.  Since then, I had always wanted...

Fun SoCal Easter Event for Dogs

What fun! This was the 3rd Annual Egg Hunt for Dogs in Chino CA hosted by Greyboy Pet Prints where dogs get to search for hidden plastic eggs with treats inside and turn in their egg for a prize! There were dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages ready for the Easter fun! Everyone waited patiently and played nicely while they got ready for the Egg Hunt to start. A lot of dogs made new friends! Everyone lined up ready to start! 3, 2, 1, GO! Off they went! They ran and ran to where the eggs were hidden. Each family found one egg with their dog. Then they turned in their egg for a prize.   Many...

Photos With My Dog in the CA Wildflowers Super Bloom

Envious of everyone else's CA wildflower super bloom photos, I just had to find a spot to take photos with my dog in the CA wildflowers super bloom. We found a poppy field in Southern CA (Orange County) and went on an adventure! CA Orange Poppy Fields We hiked to a gorgeous spot along the hill with a path yielding plenty of the beautiful orange poppy on either side of it and the yellow mustard seed and purple lupine mixed in. We set Willow on the most level spot of the path and let her look wherever she wanted - out into the canyon watching the butterflies and birds buzzing around. Photos...

Photos of My Cat at Home with Peony Flowers

 I knew this past summer we were nearing the end with our senior kitty, so I made sure to take photos of my cat at home with peony flowers. We did this while "Paris" (named by my stepdaughter after her favorite city) still looked healthy so our memory would be of her in her healthy days. Photos of my Cat at Home with Peony Flowers I took these photos of Paris with my film camera, an old Mamiya, as I so love the depth and richness you get with using film versus the sharp, almost too precise, feel you get with digital. And, who doesn't love peony flowers!? They added a feminine touch to...