Here we are at week 51 of my personal photography project and the theme is "holidays". The holiday season is a time of giving as well as receiving and we just wrapped up a number of fundraising events benefiting some great local rescue groups. Read on to see some of the images from those events as well as a record-breaking day at Camp Bow Wow Coppell where the team photographed 150 dogs with Santa in one day; you read that right. One hundred and fifty dogs! Lastly, i share a few of my favorites images from this year's Christmas Mini Sessions.
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Epic Animal Rescue
Thanks to Valley Ranch Pet Clinic in Irving, Texas for hosting this event benefitting Epic Animal Rescue. We raised almost $400 on a Wednesday afternoon! Epic Animal Rescue is a 501c3 registered 100% all-volunteer, foster-based rescue organization in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. You can learn more about them and how you can be epic by visiting their website.
Coppell Humane Society
It was a banner day at the Coppell Farmers Market last Saturday; we had sunny skies and cooler temps so people (and pups) were in the Christmas mood! We photographed over 90 people, kids and dogs in 4 hours and raised almost $900 to help Coppell Humane Society's mission of serving homeless, needy companion animals in the Dallas-Ft Worth metroplex and surrounding communities. Visit their website to learn how you can help!
Camp Bow Wow Coppell
It wasn't for charity, but it is a labor of love because it's my family (of sorts), and that's photographing the dogs of Camp Bow Wow Coppell where I've been the dog trainer for the past 5 years. The list gets longer every year, and it takes a village (of very strong and patient people), but this year we blew the roof off things by photographing 150 dogs over the course of 7 hours. Whew!
A few favorites...
And no holiday post would be complete without a peek at some of my favorite images from this year's Christmas Mini Sessions, we had some real cuties come through the studio this year!
Only one more week left, I can't wait to see how we're going to end the year but until then continue enjoying some holiday cheer starting with Mikahla Dorey, Pet and Equine Photographer in Nova Scotia, Canada and then continuing on by clicking the link at the bottom of each post for an around-the-world tour of holiday pet photography!
Wishing everyone a happy Christmas and prosperous New Year!
Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography is a Certified Professional Photographer with the organization Professional Photographers of America; a designation held by fewer than 2,500 photographers nationwide and a hallmark of consistency, technical skill, artistry and professionalism. Penny Whistle specializes in both natural light and studio photography providing pet, couple and engagement, family and high school senior portraits as well as corporate headshots and commercial photography in her studio located in old town Carrollton as well as out on location in Coppell and surrounding communities in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas.