Author Archives: Annie Ballantine

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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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Milo’s Shopping for a New Home!

Milo wasn’t really into shopping on Black Friday. He much preferred to come to my studio for some new portraits in hopes that maybe they would help find him a home before Christmas. You see, […]

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Holiday Dog Photography Event to Benefit the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter

I’m excited to announce that this year I will once again be working together with FFCAS to host Holiday Pet Pics, a holiday dog photography event to benefit the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. […]

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2019 Shelter Pet Calendar

I’m excited to announce that you can now pre-order your 2019 Shelter Pet Calendar to benefit the  Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. The 2019 Shelter Pet Calendar is one of my favorite personal projects! […]

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