Jovi :: Seattle Dog Photographer

This awesome session with Jovi and his owners took place a couple months ago at the awesome Lake Meridian Park! The skies were extra gray and daunting that morning, but we lucked out and the rain held off until the tail end of our session!

🙂 Amanda

Jovi :: Seattle Dog Photographer

Leo :: Seattle Dog Photographer

Oh Leo! Seriously, what a cute little puppy! I totally fell in love the moment I laid eyes on him and his cute white eyelashes! Check out some of my favorite pics from his photo session:

I’ll end on this one because it cracks me up everytime I look at it!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

🙂 Amanda

Leo :: Seattle Dog Photographer

Sasha :: Kirkland Dog Photographer

Whew! The last few weeks have been exhausting, but I’ve had the chance to meet many sweet pets including this little girl named Sasha:

I had a mini session with her and her owner Sheldon a couple weeks ago. We got some amazing variety in a short amount of time! Check out my favorite shots from the day:

Thanks again Sheldon & Sasha!

🙂 Amanda

Sasha :: Kirkland Dog Photographer

Aloha! :: Seattle Pet Photographers

My bags are almost fully packed and I’m doing a little hula dance in anticipation of my flight this afternoon. I’ll be in Kauai watching two of my favorite people get married and it marks my 1st time being in a wedding as a bridesmaid instead of photographer. But who am I kidding…the camera is coming out immediately after the ceremony! I just can’t pass up the opportunity to photograph my gorgeous friends Negar & Adam on the beach, basking in the post “I do” glow.

 The blog will be neglected this week, but I’ll be on Twitter every now and again to share photos (I’m really hoping to cross off a few more things on my list and I’m also hoping to meet a sweet little puppy or two –> any PaddyWag fans in Kauai that would want a couple pet pics while I’m there? If yes, shoot me an email at paddywagpets@gmail.com).

So for now, aloha friends! See you in a week!

🙂 Amanda

Aloha! :: Seattle Pet Photographers

Peggy :: Seattle Dog Photographers

I photographed Amy and her Corgi puppy Peggy (how cute is that alliteration?!?) back in January.

Peggy, a puppy in Seattle, photographed by Amanda Waltman of PaddyWag

We completely lucked out with the weather and had a gorgeous sunny day, so we took little Pegs (how cute is that nickname?!?) out for a walk to Gasworks Park and found this awesomely bright tile:

Peggy, a puppy in Seattle, photographed by Amanda Waltman of PaddyWag

I love this shot with her tongue sticking out!

Peggy, a Corgi puppy in Seattle, photographed by Amanda Waltman of PaddyWag

Peggy, a Corgi puppy in Seattle, photographed by Amanda Waltman of PaddyWag

We walked a little farther and found a bunch of leaves that Peggy insisted on jumping into. If I had worn my boots, I would have joined her. 

Peggy, a Corgi puppy in Seattle, photographed by Amanda Waltman of PaddyWag

I love this shot of the girls:

Peggy, a Corgi puppy in Seattle, photographed by Amanda Waltman of PaddyWag

On our walk back to Amy’s place, little Peggy showed her puppiness: she couldn’t figure out how to go up the huge stairs! She went up one, then just stood there looking at us.

Peggy, a Corgi puppy in Seattle, photographed by Amanda Waltman of PaddyWag

Amy ordered a picture book from the session and when I delivered it to her in February I was so surprised at how much Peggy had grown; a month does wonders for puppies! Can’t wait to see how big she is at our next photo session!

🙂 Amanda

Peggy :: Seattle Dog Photographers

New Mexico Baxter :: Seattle Pet Photographers

I recently made a trip to New Mexico (you can read about it here and here on my Art of Subtlety blog) and while I was there I met this cutie named Baxter:

Baxter, a Placitas, NM dog photographed by Amanda Waltman of PaddyWag

Baxter has quite the life. His family lives on a beautiful property in a town called Placitas, where he spends his time hiking with his owners, watching wild horses roam free, playing with out of town visitors, and eating treats in his yard.

Baxter, a Placitas, NM dog photographed by Amanda Waltman of PaddyWag

He has the most captivating eyes that make you melt and fall immediately in love.

Baxter, a Placitas, NM dog photographed by Amanda Waltman of PaddyWag

Baxter, a Placitas, NM dog photographed by Amanda Waltman of PaddyWag

My favorite thing about Baxter though was his tongue. Look at these cool spots!

Baxter, a Placitas, NM dog photographed by Amanda Waltman of PaddyWag

A HUGE thanks goes out to Baxter and the Stueber family for inviting me into their home and showing me such kindness and generosity during my travels.

🙂 Amanda

New Mexico Baxter :: Seattle Pet Photographers

new website :: Seattle Pet Photographers

Hello blog readers! I know it’s been awhile since we last spoke, but that’s because so much has been going on and time has just slipped through our fingers. Let’s catch up…

Charity is back in Seattle after 3 months of travel and photography through Europe. It’s fabulous to have her only 15 minutes away instead of a trans-Atlantic flight away. I definitely missed having her nearby, especially during the holidays when things got chaotic and stressful and all I could think about was how nice it would be to laugh and hang out with her and eat at a yummy Indian lunch buffet where we’d both go for seconds without thinking twice. 🙂

Charity‘s return spurred us to dedicate some quality time to PaddyWag and we’ve been working diligently for the past 2 months solidifying our mission statement, perfecting our workflow, creating new products and revamping our portfolio. We’re proud of what we’ve done and cannot wait to show it off to current and future PaddyWag clients, so check us out at our new website PaddyWag.com!

Since blog posts are WAY more fun when there are pictures, here are a few of our long time client Maddison during her latest photo session.

Happy almost-St Patrick’s Day!

🙂 Amanda


new website :: Seattle Pet Photographers

another one from Story People

You know how much I love Story People and the silly little Story of the Day emails that I get. Today had another dog related one titled “Tofu Pup.”

 

“taunting the neighbor’s dog with meat-flavored tofu because he can’t get anyone else to eat it.”

 

another one from Story People

PaddyWag is #1!

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Charity and I are so excited and honored to be voted #1 for Pet Photography in King 5’s Best of Western Washington contest! A HUGE thank you goes out to all of you who voted for us! We couldn’t have done it without all your support! 🙂

Charity and I feel so lucky to have such amazing clients. I wanted to share a few of the reviews written about us:

“PaddyWag is great at capturing your pet’s personality. They are professional, thoughtful and just downright creative photographers.”  –laurajmack

“Because they take the time to get THE shot! And they are not afraid to get down and dirty for the perfect picture!”  –michellec

“The importance of rapport between subject and photographer cannot be overstated. No other photographer in Western Washington has an easier time developing an immediate connection with our four-legged family members than Amanda and Charity. Take a look for yourself … you’ll see what I mean.”  –Huyman

“Both Amanda and Charity have great personalities, and get along great with animals and people. It is rare to find people who interact so well with both. I would definitely recommend them to any one looking to capture the best of their pets.”  –rwallace31915

“Wow I receive comments all the time about our dogs pictures. Amanda is amazing–so much patience with your animals. I would recommend Amanda to family and friends.  Thank you so much.”  –Tyler, Cora, Baker and Lola

“Charity is amazingly sweet and the photos that she has produced are absolutely adorable. She is one of the easiest people in the world to get along with!”  –Clayton Ryan

Thank you again everyone!

We love you all! 🙂

PaddyWag is #1!

Kodiak

I’d like you all to meet Kodiak, the newest PaddyWag client.

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Spending an afternoon with this cutie was way too much fun! Brother and sister even got in on the cuteness action.

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 This one cracks me up! It was the first shot of the day:

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Love the detail on this next one…

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We were having so much fun that I wanted to be in a pic too, so here’s my shadow with Kodiak:

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I think Kodiak was pretty worn out by the end of the shoot. It was definitely time to curl up with a toy and rest.

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Thanks again to Kodiak and family!

 🙂 Amanda

***TODAY is the last day to vote for PaddyWag on King 5’s Best of Western Washington. Click here to submit your vote and make us your #1 favorite pet photographers! Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙂 ***

Kodiak