Puppy Bowl XII

Once again this year I had the pleasure of working with Animal Planet to take the official puppy portraits for this year’s Puppy Bowl XII.  The photo shoot itself is a sport— an exuberant Olympic games in its own right.
Here are some unofficial “game” day stats: 11 hours, 80 puppies, 4080 images and innumerable instances of human cajoling  involving silly faces, shrill noises and squeaky toys.

Visit Animal Planet’s Official Puppy Bowl site for more photos of the starting line up and puppy profile videos.

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164 Dog Breeds

This past week AltPick posted a story on their blog, AltPick Connects, about my dog breed photo shoot with Animal Planet.  I had a fantastic time working with all the dogs and with Discovery’s photo editor Beth Caldwell.  We have some fun stories to tell and I thought I would share the post with you.

To read the entire story click HERE

To see more dog images visit previous blog post HERE

Dog Breed Shoot in the Press

This month I’m featured in PDN’s online magazine with an article and interview written by Louisa Curtis of Chatterbox.  The piece is about my work with Animal Planet – specifically my recent assignment photographing all 164 dog breeds.  I’m extremely honored to be a part of this month’s edition.  You can read it here – PDN Online.

Here is the featured photo.  Taken of Karen Smith (AB for Discovery) and her two black labs.

Day 5 – Animal Planet

The final day of shooting.  We came close to our goal of photographing all the breeds in five days: 140 out of 165.  Among my favorites are the following images that capture the dogs’ personalities.  Just by looking at their expressive eyes, you can tell how they felt about be photographed and treated like celebrities.  I thought I would share a few of the outtakes.