Photography session with a large dog named Buck

June 17, 2022  •  7 Comments
Often when photographing rescue dogs, we don’t have much information about the dog(s) we are going to photograph. Sometimes we get a snapshot of the dog, or perhaps a few little personality traits - but we don't know what exactly to expect. The most common thing we run into is ‘shy dogs’. Or a dog that doesn’t do well with meeting new people (there...
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Dog friendly lakes, Western North Carolina

May 27, 2022  •  6 Comments
Ah the joys of being able to go swimming in the water without fear of an alligator! Recently we spent a couple of weeks up in Western North Carolina enjoying the mountains hiking, biking, swimming - outside with nature. As many of you know, we live a few blocks from the Hillsborough River in Temple Terrace, Florida (a small city on the east side o...
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A walk at dog-friendly Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa, Florida

April 01, 2022  •  4 Comments
One of our favorite places to take our dog(s) for a walk is a local county park called "Lettuce Lake Park". This park is enjoyed by a lot of people on a weekly basis. Just a short distance from the metro areas of Tampa including University of South Florida, New Tampa, and a short drive off Interstate 75 this park is well located along the Hillsboro...
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St. Patrick's day dress up for the dogs

March 11, 2022  •  6 Comments
Well, soon it will be the middle of March - yep - St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. As a child, I always said "I wasn't Irish, so I didn't need to wear green - at least, that's what I said when I forgot to wear green". Years later, I did a DNA test and well, found out I was 11% Irish! So I guess I should wear green to honor the Irish hol...
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Photographing for local pet rescue

February 11, 2022  •  3 Comments
This week is about giving back to the local pet rescues in our area. You would probably be surprised how many rescues there are! There are many that are breed specific and others that are for a wider range of dogs or cats. Definitely most rescues are either for cats or for dogs (I don't see many that cross this barrier). For us here at VP Shoots Ph...
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