Do you remember your first puppy?


One cool, fall evening our family went for a drive. I was sandwiched in the back seat between my brother and sister. We stopped at a house so that my dad could “talk with a man.” Mom and we three kids waited in the car for what seemed like hours. My dad finally jumped back in the car. I peered over the front seat as he unzipped his jacket and a puppy emerged! It was a small, brown dachshund. I immediately smiled.


I recently had the same smile on my face when Tara Riehle arrived at the studio with 8 adorable German shepherd puppies. Oh, the smiles and laughter puppies evoke! Here are a few images from that photo shoot. I hope they bring you pleasant memories, reminders of your first puppy, and a smile or two.



For more information about purchasing one of these puppies go to:  Riehlhaus German Shepherds

You Don’t Have to Leave Your Canine Friend at Home

I make a special point to take my dog Charlie with me when I’m going somewhere that I know allows dogs. I recently put together a list of local businesses that are dog-friendly. I just today made the list available to subscribers to my monthly newsletter. If you’d like to be included, click the link at right.

Remembering, Pt. 3


Several clients have lost pets since first bringing them into the studio. Their photos, along with thoughts, comments, and remembrances from their owners, are below. These are the last from this “Remembering” series, and I want to say “thank you” to all who agreed to have their pet featured. 






“What do I say about the pup that stole my heart and was everything? There are not enough words. Ann was very particular about who she gave her love and affection to. However, if you were one of the lucky ones (and they were few), then she would shower you with kisses and affection. I was truly blessed to have her in my life.” –  J. Donaworth