Two Bostons in the Castro

Many, many people met my beloved Boston Terrier Pancake during his amazing long life, and many, many of them fell in love with his incredibly kind demeanor and big personality. He was a dog that loved unconditionally, and he wanted to get to know everyone that crossed his path.

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What a great Open Studios event!

My Grand Opening Party (which was part of our Lena Street Lofts larger Open Studios day) was so much fun. It was the perfect excuse to pull the last details of my new Santa Fe dog photography studio together - like hanging a few more large black and white dog portraits on the walls, cleaning my desk (that’s a big task in itself…), putting out a big stack of my 2017 book “Finding Shelter” and some limited edition prints from the book, opening a box of closed edition silver gelatin prints of some of my earliest dog portraits for guests to peruse and purchase, putting out lots of business cards and setting out my beautiful new portfolio box on the coffee table.

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Santa Fe New Mexican Sunday Feature: Dog Photographer In Town

I'm honored to have been interviewed for the Santa Fe New Mexican's "Sunday Feature" last weekend. The reporter that interviewed me was so wonderful (and thorough), their photographer did a great job photographing me and Lola (the dog), and I've been so happily surprised by how many people have read the the article in Santa Fe and contacted me. A great experience with my first local press coverage in my new hometown of Santa Fe. 

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Pancake's Final Farewell

Writing this post is almost impossible to do, but about two weeks ago I had to say my final farewell and give my very last hug to my favorite dog on the planet, Pancake. He lived an admirable and honorable 13 years on this planet, every single one of them by my side. Like so many people I know, Pancake and I were attached at the hip from the very first day we met. 

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Farewell to Harley

Another very good dog went up to the sky recently. This is Harley the Chihuahua mix, who I photographed a few years ago in the San Francisco Bay Area at a big, beautiful home. One of my favorite old San Francisco dog photography clients purchased this session as a gift for her boss, and when I pulled up the driveway there was a herd of Standard Poodles and Chihuahuas running around the yard in the sunshine. My kind of a morning. 

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A Doberman in Santa Fe

I photographed Deuce for a good friend of mine here in Santa Fe recently. Once he moved into his beautiful new home, he realized it was finally time for a dog. And that's when he found Deuce - having just been pulled off the streets and sheltered with a local Santa Fe Doberman Rescue group. Deuce didn't know exactly what he was getting into when he arrived at his new home, and neither did my friend. This house was new, and together they quickly turned it into a home.

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Dog Photography Feature in Photographer's Forum Magazine

When I was a part-time student at City College of San Francisco - running between my Intro to Darkroom Printing class and my Intro to Studio Lighting class and my portfolio reviews and my hours and hours in the photo lab - I would see this beautiful magazine sitting on tables and scattered throughout the campus. I revered it, and loved how well it was curated.

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Art Tells the Story of the Dog/Human Bond

This was a very weird impulse-buy I picked up at the grocery check out the other day. First, I didn't even know Life Magazine still existed. Second, I have to admit: I was curious if someone had finally cracked the code and could offer a solid explanation of why dogs and humans are so intertwined. Spoiler alert- Life Magazine definitely did not crack any code.

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