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june bloom.

we spent a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon taking some shots of Rocky (pit/boxer) and Shyla (shepherd mix) and their mom at Elysian Park.  we chose this location cause its rarely crowded, but unbeknownst to us (or maybe we did know but forgot) there was a Dodgers game that afternoon, so it got pretty busy in the area after all.  luckily, we managed to find a spot up the hill where Rocky and Shyla were able to frolic and be photogenic :).  there was also a great downtown skyline from that hill, though the view could’ve been a lot better minus all the smog. but i wont complain. i wouldnt ever live in any other city in the world. somewhere out there, behind all that smog, is a beautiful DTLA skyline. just use your imagination. anyway, heres a sneak peek of Rocky and Shyla…the happiest pair you could imagine. Both dogs were rescues, each with quirky personalities. Rocky had the sweetest disposition (what bully breed?) and Shyla just never seemed to run out of energy.  all 3 were a pleasure to hang out with! 

btw…Annabel left for Jamaica today. she’s probably prancing around in her bikini looking for mischief. or getting a tan while looking for mischief. ANYWAY, Annabel, enjoy paradise, kick your feet up, relax, and have an AMAZING birthday! 



Beau and Brothers

been soooo busy to blog.  between work, wedding planning, Fleabag shoots, volunteering, and trying to get back into shape…there’s really not much time for anything else. except for a mani/pedi. theres always time for those.  anyway, i wanted to sneak in this blog post to share our shoot with Beau (chihuahua mix) and his brothers, Harley (beagle mix), Pooka (kitty/man of the house), and Sashimi (betta fish).

Beau was a dog I met a couple of years ago while volunteering at (the worst) animal “rescue” i’ve ever experienced.  Yes, I’ll call them out - The Pet Adoption Fund in Canoga Park.  They call themselves the largest no-kill shelter in SoCal. Thats only because they have a hoarding problem and dont try even a quarter as hard to place their pets like many other rescues do. The no-kill part is actually even sadder cause a lot of these animals have been rotting there for months/years and rarely get to come out.  (i.e. my Scottie bear that I adopted from there whom they claimed was there for 2 months, but I found out later was there for over 2 years…in a tiny cage..just him and his feces…all day everyday).  Sad, right? Volunteers are what makes this place strive, not the people that run it. 

ANYWAY! i always get heated when i think of this place so i’ll get back to my story and make it short and sweet.  I laid eyes on Beau and fell in love. he was scared shitless of strangers and looked so depressed, but you could tell he had a whole lotta love to give. so i made arrangements to foster Beau just to get him out of that craphole. Through some networking, i was able to find him a foster mommy.  His very kind foster mom eventually fell in love too and decided to keep him.  yay! despite some health problems (under control) Beau is now living the sweet life that he long deserved. 

Here he is mesmerized by his brother Harley’s butt:

and a few more of the boys…

Thank you to Beau’s mommy for having us over, but most of all all..for giving Beau a forever home!