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Dog Lover’s Weekend – Kennebunkport Maine

This past weekend was probably the most fun I’ve had in YEARS!  My mom and her dog Abbey and I took a road trip up to Kennebunkport, Maine for the Colony Hotel‘s 11th Annual Dog Lover’s Weekend.  We met so many great dogs (even a cat!) and we made some  wonderful new friends!

Apparently we were the “newbies”, as most of the people have been coming to this event for years.  I can see why!  We’ve already booked our rooms for next year. Even though we were newbies, we were welcomed by so many “regulars” and we felt right at home!  The staff at the Colony Hotel was absolutely wonderful too – and they went out of their way to make sure that “all of us crazy dog people” were taken care of.

Some of the weekend’s events included a welcome ceremony and dinner, a Paw-ject Runway costume parade, and a dog-wedding, YES, a DOG-WEDDING!  Daisy and Odie tied the knot!:)And, we were even invited to Winston’s 14th birthday party!!

I took so many photos (I went through 6 memory cards!) I hope you can get the essence of what this weekend was all about!  It was amazing!  And if you were one of the lucky ones who attended this weekend’s festivities, please leave a comment and share your experiences.  Enjoy!

(Be sure to click on the link at the end to view more photos from this weekend!)
Abbey enjoying sunset - Colony Hotel Kennebunkport Maine

Abbey enjoying sunset – Colony Hotel Kennebunkport Maine

Shadow the Cat

Shadow the Cat

Skyke the blind Black Lab, and his sister cat Shadow.

Spyke the blind Black Lab, and his sister cat Shadow.

Handsome stud-muffin Barkley!

Handsome stud-muffin Barkley!

The happily married couple, Odie and Daisy

The happily married couple, Odie and Daisy

A royal wedding guest

A royal wedding guest

Odie and Daisy cutting the wedding cake!

Odie and Daisy cutting the wedding cake!


Winston’s 14th Birthday party!

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel enjoying the festivities

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel enjoying the festivities 


It’s a Lab party!

At the end of the weekend, everyone has the same sad look on their face :(

At the end of the weekend, everyone has the same sad look on their face:( See you next year!!!

To see more photos from this amazing weekend, visit our other website here!

October 29, 2014 - 8:55 pm

Michele & Ian - Robyn – Thanks so much for sharing these great photos from the weekend! So nice to have met you, your Mom and Abbey. Winston thanks you for coming to his birthday party and we can’t wait to see you next year! The countdown to DLW 2015 starts now!
- Michele, Ian, Winston & Scout

October 29, 2014 - 12:06 pm

Robyn - Can’t wait to see you in 2015! We’re bringing my pups too :)

October 29, 2014 - 11:35 am

Laurie - Robyn… Thank you for these great photos and sharing the information about the weekend on your blog. It really is such a labor of love for me to put it all together and when I get to experience it through a ‘newbies’ eyes it’s even better! Those are the moments that I know I’m doing something right! Can’t wait to see you back in 2015!!!!!

STARS Fall Festival – October 2014

As usual, the STARS Fall Festival brought out the cutest furry faces in Connecticut!!    We managed to capture a few snap-shots of the day…but, having been set-up near the LuckyDog Lure Coursing, we found ourselves enthralled with watching the pups chase the lure all day!  Haha!!  It was soooo much fun to watch! (hopefully we’ll have a few shots to post of the lure-course)

Anyway, we hope you enjoy the photos!!  These are just snap-shots, so they’re not indicative of our custom portrait work…but we always LOVE to snap a few images of the day to reflect upon.  Click the photo below to get to the gallery.

Thanks for visiting:)

Quinn the Black Lab Puppy – Connecticut Pet Photography

So, last week John and I had to make an extremely difficult decision.  We took some time-off to do some projects around the house – You know, fun stuff — like painting, tiling, repairing ceilings, etc.  Then, we got “the call” – well, actually, the voicemail.  

To be honest, when I listened to the message, all I focused on was “14 week old Black Lab puppy” – so I immediately replied “We absolutely LOVE doing puppy photo-shoots!!!”  And, so it began – or in this case, NOT!  The house projects did not begin, because we made the extremely difficult decision to book a shoot and spend time with Quinn, the 14 week old Black Lab PUPPY, instead!  (um, can you blame us?)

Quinn was such a little ball of energy at times, but she was really mellow too!  She knew commands like sit, roll over, and down – and her momma just taught her to “play dead”.   She was hysterical!!!  And while we usually bring a few new toys to play with, Quinn seemed to prefer eating grass instead!!  LOTS of grass!!!  She pulled up what might equate to about a half-acre of grass!  Chomp, chomp!  THEN, she proceeded to chomp on some sticks, and vines!   After all that, she got the serious “zoomies” and had us chasing her around the park.  At the end, we were all worn-out, and we slept really well that night!

Thank you Quinn, and your momma too, for an amazing time!  We had so much fun!

(and sorry Mr. Groundskeeper, for any patches you might have to make to the lawn..oops!)

14 week old Black Lab Puppy

Ashley the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – Connecticut Pet Photography

Whew….this week was a busy one for us! Just getting around to posting some long over due sessions. This particular session was with the beautiful Miss Ashley, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in Guilford, CT.

As soon as her mom opened the door, Ashley welcomed us with open arms (well, paws!) This girl gives actual HUGS! She is such a sweetheart!  AND…she really knows how to “work” the look.  This was what her mom called her “modeling debut” and no joke, Ashley is so beautiful, she could definitely be a model!

After some rolling around in the grass, and playing with her new yellow ball, we were all beat! Thanks Ashley – and thanks to your mom and dad too for a wonderful session!  We hope to see you soon:)


Dezi, Lucy, and Amber – Connecticut Pet Photography

This was a VERY exciting session for us, since we have never photographed an Alaskan Malamute before!  Well — that is, not a purebred Malamute!  Our dog Jamie is part Alaskan Malamute and part Border Collie (with a few little extra breeds mixed-in here and there!)  So, needless to say, it was such a treat to meet these THREE Malamutes, Dezi, Lucy and Amber!!

Dezi weighs-in at a whopping 120lbs, and Lucy around 95.  They are brother and sister from the same litter of pups.  When their mom first opened the door to let them out, all I saw was a HUGE white fluff-ball barreling towards me — my first thought was OMG!  HE’S GIGANTIC!  Next was, OMG — his face is precious!!!  Next came Lucy.  Not as gigantic as Dezi, but BIG nonetheless!!!  These two greeted us as if they were ready to get the party started!  So, we did!!!  And what a party!  We had a blast!

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Dezi web postThen, just as we were about to pack up, we asked if Amber could come out for a few photos — Amber wasn’t originally scheduled to have her photos done, since she is a little scared around new people, and because she’s a little older and more frail than the other two, her mom thought it would be best not to subject her to all the activity.  Well — she came out surprised all of us!  She was not shy at all, AND she was bouncing around like a young pup!!  She was ready to PLAY!  I am so glad we were able to capture a few of Amber — she is, after all, 12 years old!!!  Can you believe it?  Look at her happy face!!

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And, finally, one of all three….

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