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Five Myths About Shelter Dogs

According to the ASPCA, 3.3 million dogs enter a shelter each year. Many people dismiss the idea of adopting a shelter dog because of the many myths surrounding shelter animals. In today’s blog post we’re […]

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 […]


Choose The Cover Model

The 2019 Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter Calendar is coming soon! This year I decided to do something a little different…I would like the fosters and volunteers to choose the cover image. So […]


Saying Goodbye to Sammy

It is such an honor when someone chooses me to capture a special memory of an ill or aging pet. Kathryn knew she would soon be saying goodbye to Samwise, her beloved Cavalier King Charles […]


Meet Minino- Rescue Pet of the Week – VA Cat Photography

Minino’s name comes from the Portuguese word “menino” which is a slang for child or kid.  In many ways he is a big kid.  His foster mom says he loves to play with all kinds […]


A Home for Christmas? VA Dog Photographer

Today I had a visit from Alfred, who is currently available for adoption from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. Alfred was an absolute joy to have in the studio. He really wants to find a […]

A Big Sweetheart! Rescue Pet of the Week – Fairfax VA Dog Photography

Meet Dixie…Artful Paws Photography’s Rescue Pet of the Week.  Dixie was surrendered to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter when her family moved away and could not take her.  They say she is very loyal, friendly […]


Loving Life! Rescue Pet of the Week – VA Dog Photography

From the moment you meet French Fry,  you will see that he doesn’t let his disability get him down.  He arrived at the shelter after being injured, possibly hit by a car.  While he received […]