I have wonderful news!
Creating this calendar was a giant act of love:
• People who love their dogs and enthusiastically volunteered their time to participate.
• Dogs who love their humans and “played nicely with the peculiar photographer girl.”
• A photographer who loves this community and is determined to foster that love in others.
Thank you Kim, Ron, and Francine for going to Bayfest with me and for helping me get these shots! They mean a lot to me!
I don’t think it is common for dachshunds to surf, or even swim for that matter. Greta the dachshund has 2 human siblings that surf/paddle board/boogie board, AND one chocolate labrador retriever as an older sister named Chloe. Well, enough said, Greta was destined for the water!
Thank you so much to Tiffany, her kids (I won’t name here for privacy), Greta and Chloe! Tiffany, I really appreciate you taking the time and effort to bring the surfboard and helping me get the shots I need! It all paid off fantastically! I love how this shoot turned out!
Ok, confession time! I’m ashamed to admit that for nearly 7 years I drove past the Gamble Plantation countless times on my way to the fantastic outlet mall in Ellenton, and never stopped once!... And I love history! What’s wrong with me? I'd drive by, see it in the corner of my eye, chide myself, and keep on driving.
Thank you Danielle & John for meeting me so early in the morning and for sharing Pippi with me! She’s a real sweetheart!