Charlotte :: Seattle Dog Photographer

Meet Charlotte.

She’s a princess in the making.

Well…she’s working on it…

But her mother loves her just the way that she is.

Refined at times…

or just being a pup.

Yep.  Charlotte lives a pretty charmed life.

A family the adores her…

and a face that you can’t help but love!

Huge ‘Thanks’ to Charlotte and her family, Victoria and Grant, for such a fun November photo session.

It was a true pleasure to play with such a sweet little princess!

Happy Holidays everyone!


Charlotte :: Seattle Dog Photographer

a look back :: Seattle Pet Photographer

On this rainy, blustery Saturday, I stumbled upon a few old images that I thought might be fun to resurface.

These are some early beginnings to PaddyWag – in fact one of these images was the precursor that sprung the idea in the first place.

Can you guess which one?







*if you guessed the last one, you are right!

Have a great Saturday everyone – I think I see a little blue sky peaking through the clouds…


a look back :: Seattle Pet Photographer

a present for Elvis & Mitzie

I’d been searching for the perfect Christmas gift for Mitzie & Elvis (my 2 favorite dachshunds) and finally found just what they needed at Eastside Dog.

Check out the adorable star-shaped squeaky toys (and the awesome snow at my house):


My favorite part about the toys? They come apart so each dog gets their own star—-this way Dennis & Patricia (Elvis & Mitzie’s owners) can decide who’s been naughty and who’s been nice!

Eastside Dog is located in Redmond Town Center at
7533 166th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052

They’re open Monday-Saturday 10am to 9pm

and Sunday 11am to 7pm.

Happy shopping!

🙂 Amanda

a present for Elvis & Mitzie

it’s a small world after all…

I’m always amazed at how small our world really is.

During the later part of summer and into the fall, I played Friday night ice hockey with a great group of guys, one in particular named Brian. Brian’s the kind of guy that I like to have on the ice with me–always smiling, always offering constructive criticism, always treating me like one of the guys even though I’m the only girl out there. Not to mention that when we played on the same team, he’d pass me the puck even though I was one of the least skilled players out there.

My fiance Nate played Friday nights too, and one night as we were heading home he showed me a stuffed animal Brian had given him. It was Rover from the comic strip Red and Rover. Turns out Brian the hockey player is also Brian Basset the comic strip writer (he writes Red and Rover as well as Adam @ Home)!

So here’s a big THANK YOU to Brian, not only for making me smile on the ice, but making me smile off of it too.

🙂 Amanda




it’s a small world after all…

Stress reliever

I was up late last night finishing holiday orders, catching up on emails, designing holiday gift certificates and brainstorming Christmas gift ideas for my friends and family. Somewhere in between all that mess I had a mini stress attack, wondering how I’d be able to get everything done in time. It was then that I decided I needed a good laugh, since that’s the one thing that always de-stresses me. So, I dropped what I was doing for 10 minutes and had fun with a clip-art Santa hat…




Happy Holidays,

🙂 Amanda

Stress reliever