These two cats belong to my amazing sister Tracy and awesome brother-in-law Charlie. I was stoked when they asked me to come over and spend an afternoon photographing my “nieces” in their beautiful Ballard home. With their help, I got plenty of fun shots of both girls…
Thanks again Tracy & Charlie for a fun day of hanging out & photographing!
I drove out to Lake Stevens a couple of weeks ago to photograph Sam and her malamute puppy, Bronx. It took me all of 2 seconds to fall head over heels for this adorable fluff ball!
We took Bronx to a nearby park and she was so excited to run around that I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to get any photos of her in focus! Luckily she was fascinated by my shoes so she’d stop every once in awhile to check them out and I’d get a photo like this…
or like this…
or like this of her peeking out from under the table.
I love this shot of Bronx in Sam’s arms. I swear it looks like she’s laughing!
This picture below is one of my absolute favorites from the photo session! I loved it so much that I had it printed as a 20×24 sample to display and show future clients.
This is my favorite one of Sam and Bronx together. I love the way the sun enhances curly hair!
Thanks again Sam and Bronx! I had SO much fun hanging out in the sunshine and running around the park with both of you!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
So for now, aloha friends! See you in a week!
Here’s a sneak peek of little Bronx…
Happy Friday everyone!
I photographed Amy and her Corgi puppy Peggy (how cute is that alliteration?!?) back in January.
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:
I love this shot with her tongue sticking out!
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.
I love this shot of the girls:
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.
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!
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 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.
He has the most captivating eyes that make you melt and fall immediately in love.
My favorite thing about Baxter though was his tongue. Look at these cool spots!
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.
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!
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! 🙂
meet Brutus! An adorable lab mix, who is *apparently 7 months old!?…he’s SO big! – I questioned his mother a handful of times, but she swore up and down that he was indeed so young.
He certainly was a puppy at heart though, which made for a very fun and energetic shoot!
We made sure to have some down-time too…
Thanks to Kim and Brutus for such a well balanced shoot!