Author Archives: Annie Ballantine

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2020 Shelter Pet Calendar

I’m excited to announce that 2020 Shelter Pet Calendar is now available! These calendars would make a wonderful holiday gift for any animal lover and all proceeds go to the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal […]

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Dog Gets Portraits for Dad Serving Overseas

Rocco is the cutest little Yorkie Schnauzer mix! I met Rocco at the Wags and Whisker’s Festival in Shirlington this year. His mom told me that his dad was currently serving overseas and she wanted […]

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Shelter Dog Photography – Meet Raaj –

Shelter dog photography is one of my favorite ways to give back. It always makes me feel good when someone tells me that they saw an image that I created and had to go adopt […]

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2019 International Photographic Competition

  This past week photographers around the world were glued to their computers watching the 2019 International Photographic Competition. Otherwise known as the IPC, the International Photographic Competition is sponsored by the Professional Photographers of […]

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Pregnant Shelter Dog Gets Maternity Portrait Session

Yesterday I had a visit from a very special dog from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.  Pamela is expecting puppies and wanted to celebrate with a dog maternity portrait session! This was my first time […]

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Cinnamon rocked his cat photography session!

Are you looking for a cat who loves to model for the camera? Look no further than this sweet boy Cinnamon. He visited the Artful Paws studio this week and he totally rocked his cat […]

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This Hound Prefers Life in the Slow Lane…

Today I had a visit from Charlie, a Treeing Walker Coonhound currently available for adoption from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.  While he generally likes to move slowly, Charlie really would like to hurry up […]

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Because you can never see to many kitten pictures…

Well it’s kitten season again at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter! It seems this time of year always brings lots of furry little bundles to the shelter. Call me crazy, but I love to take […]

AIM was AMAZING! My Personal Experience at the Animal Image Makers Conference

Being a photographer can often be a lonely job. While you might get to work with people during a session, many of us spend more of our time doing one of the countless unseen tasks […]

2018 Remembered

Thank you to all the wonderful animals and their people who allowed me to create their special memories in 2018. Please enjoy this compilation of animal photography. For more information on creating memories of your […]

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