The "Hair of the Dog" community is a worldwide group of passionate pet photographers. We stay in regular communication via a Facebook group for sharing of work, asking questions and celebrating successes. Each month there is a contest with a theme to which you can submit up to two images of your interpretation of that theme. January's theme was "Lazy Days" and I submitted the image below of an adoption photograph I took of a Coppell Humane Society kitten named Ollie (who I have on great authority is about to become a foster failure - because doh - when you're that cute, who'd let you go?). The image was selected for the Top Ten from almost 200 images. Even though it's an informal competition, it's the company that I'm in - the best of the best pet photographers from around the world - that makes this an incredible honor for me.
If you'd like to see all the "Lazy Days" Top Ten winning images, click here. 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 & engagement, family and high school senior portraits as well as corporate headshots and commercial photography services in her studio located in historic downtown Carrollton as well as on location in Coppell, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and surrounding communities in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas.