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Dogs of Paris - a week in the city of love

I could almost feel the sand between my toes...

Mouse hovering over the "purchase" button, moments away from booking a weekend getaway to a beach resort....

when the phone rang...

It was the hubs asking "how would you like to upgrade our beach weekend to something bigger... like Paris?  I have to go there for work."  Umm.... yes please!!  (I've only been waiting 6 years for his company to send him back to Paris so I could tag along!!)

and our plans changed from Caribbean resort to Parisian boutique. 

Forget the sunscreen and flip flops.  Enter jacket, umbrella, and sensible walking shoes.  We visited Paris in late March and stayed a block off Avenue Montaigne in the Champs-Elysees area.  While J was at work, I spent my days wandering the city on foot and by metro.  I did very little planning ahead of time which truth be told, if I were to go again, I would certainly book a few things in advance (like going up the Eiffel Tower at night). 

All in all, a great week exploring.  I'm not a huge fan of French food (shhh... don't tell anyone) but I did consume a lot of cheese and wine!

Now let's see the stars of this post: the dogs I met wandering around Paris!

Outside Shakespeare and Company book store

Outside Shakespeare and Company book store

Rainy walk near the Notre Dame cathedral

Rainy walk near the Notre Dame cathedral

Sunset at the Pont des Arts

Sunset at the Pont des Arts

Twilight at Musee du Louvre

Twilight at Musee du Louvre

Puppy wearing in Montmartre

Puppy wearing in Montmartre

Wish you were here from the Tour Eiffel

Wish you were here from the Tour Eiffel

Don't be fooled - this Frenchie is actually from Switzerland!

Don't be fooled - this Frenchie is actually from Switzerland!

Along the banks of the Seine River

Along the banks of the Seine River

Want to see my week-long Parisian adventure condensed into three minutes?  Watch the video below!

This isn't the first time I've photographed dogs outside the USA - you can see more international puppies on the blog from London and Costa Rica.


Product Highlight: The Classic Album

Who else loves ice cream?  Have you ever stopped by the ice cream shop for a sweet treat, only to walk up to the counter and you CAN NOT decide which flavor to get?  So you get a scoop of this and a scoop of that?  And then if your significant other is with you, you try to talk him into ordering the other flavors you also want?

Yep, me too.  Luckily for my clients, I don't bring ice cream, but sometimes choosing their favorite images from the session is just as hard.  Enter photo albums - the perfect way to display your favorite images when you can't pick just one!

I offer two styles of photo albums, the Classic Album which features 10 images on beautiful thick press paper, and the Heirloom Album which features all your images on luxurious matte photo paper.  Both include custom designs.

This video shows a recent Classic Album I designed featuring Napoleon, Dolly, and Beans:

If you're ready to create a gorgeous photo album of your pet, let's talk!


Sasha the French Bulldog - Houston Pet Photography

Meet Sasha, a 7-year-old black Frenchie diva!  We had our session in a downtown Houston park.

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This last image is one I had in my head for a while.  You see, photographers can't help but walk around and take notes of their surroundings and build up a mental list of new shots to try - whether it's a new subject, new location, new angle, new lighting, or something else.  Lucky for me, Sasha was the perfect dog to help me achieve this vision!

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Want to have your own dog photographed?  Let's chat!