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Monthly Archives: April 2009


And the final dog from Saturday is Oakley, a Brittany Spaniel (looks a lot like a dog I used to know, eh family??)

Oakley is too funny! He was so wound up, he played frisbee for like an hour straight while the other dogs were having their pictures taken, and I’m pretty sure he wasn’t even tired. His tongue was all over the place though. I think he wins the award for the smiliest dog ever.

At the end, he took a dip in the Goodale pond to cool off. There are three of these that I think would make a sweet triptych.

And of course everyone needs a pretty picture they can send to the grandparents. :)

Thanks for a great session, Shannon. He was a riot to photograph!!

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Next up we have Sagel (pronounced like “toggle”). I don’t even know what to say about this little guy. Seriously, I just wanted to stuff him in my bag and run away.

Sagel is a shih-poo and he has this long, super-soft fur that just screams “cuddle me.”

His fur is this unique mixture of black, brown, and orange that looks different depending on the lighting and the angle. Most of the time he followed his mom with his eyes everywhere she went, but every once in a while he showed the camera a little attitude. :)

And sometimes I had to trick him into looking at the camera by stealing his new favorite stick. bwa-ha-ha.

Looking at mom again…

I didn’t actually mean to make this black and white but accidentally hit a black and white action button during editing. And I kind of like the high contrast look that it gave.

Thanks for an awesome session, Dannelle!

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I know I said it was going to take a while to get all these images processed, but turns out that having nothing to do at my rotation = lots of time to work on images.

The first dog of the day Saturday was Rose, a black cocker spaniel. Rose’s mom is the one who helped to set up the whole affair on Saturday, which was awesome of her. (Thanks again!!) We all met up at Goodale park just north of downtown Columbus. It was a gorgeous day for some photography.

Rose is definitely the most relaxed dog that I have worked with so far. She was totally content to sit where ever we put put her.

While she looked pretty smiley for the most part, I love the serious look on her face in the next one.

The secret for black dogs is open shade… and a pretty brick background doesn’t hurt either.

I hope you like them Jan! Thank you so much for a great session and all the fantastic publicity :)

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Nesties sneak peek

A beautiful day, three beautiful dogs, and three of the sweetest clients a photographer could ask for. Why did I leave Columbus again??

Still going through them all and I will give each of them their own post, but here are a few to whet your appetites!

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Columbus Portrait Party

This posting is just to let everyone know that there are some last-minute openings available for the Columbus Portrait Party tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon. The event is shaping up to be a good group of dogs (and doggy moms/dads!) in a park with plenty of beautiful backdrops.

Please email me if you’re interested.

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I have to say, this lack of internet access is putting a definite cramp in my style. But I have managed to line up some more pets to photograph this weekend, so I should have a decent update sometime next week.

In the meantime, Dozier was feeling left out because his littlest sister Gypsy was getting all the attention. So here he is doing his hound thing. I can’t wait to get back to Gallup to see how gigantic he has gotten!

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Official Website!

I am now the proud owner of

Its set up through and they are AWESOME! Its the easiest website setup ever, and their customer service is great… obviously I’m super pumped. :) you should check it out!

Still working on the about page and on getting an official email @nizhonipetphotography, but its otherwise all set.

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