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 that animal. Well I am really hoping that will happen for Raaj because this beautiful
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 photographing a pregnant dog. When I picked Pamela up at the shelter, I was surprised how
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 photography session. He was hoping that some great pictures might help him find a new
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 and find a new home! He has been at the shelter for way too long.
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, Milo has been at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter for way too long! He is a
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! Each month I brought a shelter pet (or sometimes a few!) to the studio for a
Wags n’ Whiskers Bethesda
Wags n' Whiskers, the region’s premier outdoor street festival for animal lovers and their pets, is making its way to the heart of Bethesda, Maryland at Bethesda Row on Saturday, September 29 from 10am to 4pm. Bethesda Row, the DC-area’s top retail and dining destination, will transform Elm Street into
Meet Diego – Rescue Pet of the Week
Diego was originally surrendered to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter when his family's residence stopped allowing animals. He was surrendered along with another dog that was quickly adopted, but Diego has had trouble finding the right fit. Diego is very smart and knows sit, stay, down, heel, high five, and nite-nite
So Many Kittens! Kitten Photography
Kitten photography is always a blast! This past week was especially fun as I had a visit from a wonderful mama cat with her seven kittens! They were just over four weeks old and are currently in foster care until they are old enough to be adopted. Peach, the mama, was
Maizy is Amazing!
When Maizy first arrived at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, she was suffering from severe glaucoma. Unfortunately her condition had been neglected by her previous owners and was so severe that her eyes could not be saved. The only way to relieve her from the pain was to remove