:: clark | boone hall + downtown charleston pet portraits ::

In early April, Clark + his proud mama drove down from Myrtle Beach and met me at Boone Hall Plantation for his pet portrait session.  This handsome 5 year old French bulldog certainly turned on the charm as we strolled along the beautiful grounds of Boone Hall Plantation, followed by a quick tour of downtown Charleston.  And those bowties he rocked downtown?  Ummm, yes please!  So dapper!  Here are some of my favorites from Clark’s Charleston pet portrait session…

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:: coleman | folly beach sc pet portraits ::

I got an email in April that broke my heart.  Coleman, a super handsome 10 year old Golden Retriever, had undergone a splenectomy in early February and was subsequently diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma, a vicious blood cancer with no cure that is prevalent in goldens.  It’s the same cancer that Camden is battling right now.  Coleman’s family had brought him from their home in upstate New York to the beach for “one last visit” and while they were in town, they wanted to capture some photos of him in his element.  I was truly honored to do this session for them and I LOVED meeting Coleman, who was such an amazing model!  We had so much fun at their beach house and then exploring at the beach.

I’m happy to report that Coleman is still doing well and beating the odds!  I wish him nothing but the best as he continues to fight hemangiosarcoma… a disease we know all too well in this household.  Here are some of my favorites from Coleman’s spring time Folly Beach session…

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:: haley | daniel island sc pet portraits ::

I am a sucker for older dogs.  There’s something about them that tugs at my heart strings, so when Haley’s mom contacted me late last year for a gift certificate and told me all about her 12 year old English Bulldog, I just couldn’t wait to meet her.  We met up in mid-January, on the most perfect 65 degree day, and spent time on Daniel Island, exploring the local park.  It was the perfect setting and I loved watching Haley romp around in the grass, sniff the salty air, and explore the nearby beach.  Here are some of my favorites from her session…

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:: driver | charleston sc pet portraits ::

Driver is a 14-ish year old rescue beagle/lab mix and she traveled all the way down from Irmo, SC (just outside of Columbia) for her session here in Charleston last December.  We started at the College of Charleston Cistern Yard, since that is where Driver’s mom Tiffany went to school and it holds a special place in her heart.  It doesn’t hurt that the Cistern Yard is so beautiful – what a fabulous choice of location!  After spending some time downtown, we drove out to Folly Beach for the last part of her session. Driver hadn’t been to the beach in a long time, so it was so much fun to watch her explore the area.  According to Driver’s mom, they didn’t leave the beach until well after dark because she just wanted to play play play!  I’m sure she slept the entire ride home after all of that excitement.  Seriously, if I didn’t know Driver’s age, I’d never have guessed that she was 14 years old.  That girl has some serious pep in her step!  Here are some of my favorites from Driver’s session…

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:: ellie | charleston pet portraits ::

Early last month, I had the privilege of meeting Ellie, a beautiful 8 year old terrier/Maltese mix.  She was found in Modesto, California, wandering the streets by the ASPCA, and was transferred to a rescue before her mom adopted her at age 3.  Ellie is seriously one of the happiest, most well-mannered dog I’ve ever met… and I’ve met a LOT of dogs!  Not surprisingly, she has her license as a companion dog and she visits schools, churches, retirement homes, and is currently working on getting approval to visit MUSC hospital here in Charleston.  Just from the brief amount of time I spent with her, I know that Ellie was born to be a companion dog.  She really is just so sweet and gentle!

Last month, we spent an evening together in her backyard and in an abandoned field across the street from her home in Mount Pleasant.  It was a beautiful evening and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Ellie and her fabulous mom!  Here are some of my favorite images from Ellie’s portrait session…

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