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Now booking... 2018 Summer in the City sessions

Two weekends in July...

eight fun locations all around Houston...

an excuse to get out and explore with your dog...

resulting in a professional portrait that will make you smile every day

Introducing... Summer in the City limited edition sessions.  Think of it as a summer bucket list item for you and your dog!

Sessions are booking now.  Visit the registration page to see sample photographs from the eight locations, get answers to FAQs, and book your Summer in the City session.  Spots are limited.

Hope to see you there!


A Texas tradition: bluebonnet photos aren't just for people!

To be completely honest, my bluebonnet sessions almost didn't happen this year. 

My husband and I had a trip planned to Paris during the exact 2-week period when the bluebonnets typically peak in Houston, and I wasn't sure if the timing would work.  And for those of you with dogs and/or kids, you know how hectic it can be preparing for a big trip and making sure your babies are taken care of!

Luckily, Mother Nature cooperated with my travel schedule.

At the last minute, I opened an evening of sessions - it not only sold out, but I ended up opening up a second evening.  One sweet dog mom said she'd been stalking me on social media for the last year hoping to snag a bluebonnet session!

Thankful to keep this Texas tradition going (third year in a row!)

Without further ado, the sweet and spunky pups who joined me in the bluebonnets this year:

Sierra and Rocky

Sierra and Rocky

Munchkin

Munchkin

Brody

Brody

Bruiser

Bruiser

bluebonnet photo sessions for dogs by megan murray photography

And there's always one cheeseball in the group:

havanese dog smiling with texas bluebonnets and indian paintbrush

Do you enjoy bluebonnet pictures as much as I do?  See more sessions from 2017 and 2016.


Now booking... 2018 Limited Edition Bluebonnet Sessions

Who else is enjoying this nice weather and new growth on the trees?  It's springtime in Texas, and that means one thing:

bluebonnets!

For one evening only, I'm offering limited edition bluebonnet sessions.  (Fun fact: one of the images I created during last year's bluebonnet sessions merited in the International Photographic Competition!)

These short sessions will take place March 21 within the Houston city limits.  Book your session here, and hurry!  Spots are extremely limited this year.

cavalier king charles spaniel in bluebonnet field

Now booking... 2017 Limited Edition Holiday Sessions

I know it's crazy to talk about Christmas before Halloween, but...  the holidays will be here before you know it! 

By popular demand, I've opened up one afternoon of limited edition holiday sessions.  These short and sweet sessions are for you AND your dog, and will take place Sunday October 29 at a Christmas tree farm.  Spots are full, booking is now closed!

holiday photo sessions for houston dogs

Need help with your holiday cards?  No problem, I've got you covered... one less thing to worry about!

Holiday Card examples

Hope to see you at the tree farm! 


Photographing dogs with their people

"Do you take pictures of people with their dogs?"

I get this question a lot, and the answer is yes!  While I don't photograph people alone (think: weddings, engagements, newborns, family sessions without a dog, etc.), I always encourage my clients to participate in the photo session with their dog.  Believe me, one day you will be so happy to have a photograph of you and your dog together.

There are many ways you can be in the photographs, from a posed everyone-smiling-at-the-camera portrait, to a candid image of you and your dog playing or snuggling together, or perhaps an image where only your legs or arms are visible.

Here are a few examples of dogs with their people:

people and dogs in houston eleanor tinsley park
black lab with owner in houston memorial park
houston dog with owner in downtown park
couple with their dogs in houston midtown park
golden retriever with owner in houston memorial park
bichon frise with parents in clear lake texas
houston rescue dog looking at owner
houston heights goldendoodle
candid dog photography in houston texas
silhouette of dog with owner beach sunset

Your dog is part of your family, and it's important to have family portraits taken together!  Send me a message to start planning your own custom photography experience.


2017 Bluebonnet Recap - Houston Dog Photography

A gentle breeze.  The warm sun low in the sky.  Patches of bluebonnets along a neighborhood trail.  It was pretty much the perfect evening to spend outside with your dogs!  If you have lived in Texas more than a couple years, you know that pictures in the bluebonnets is a thing - almost a rite of passage – and I think you'll agree these five dogs look stunning among the wildflowers!

Some dogs love the camera, some do not, and some are indifferent.  I encountered all of the above that March evening in the bluebonnet field...

Vizslas Rusty and Lola are quite the pair!  Both happy and energetic, but can we talk about Lola's stink face?!  This is apparently fairly normal.  Resting bitch face, literally.  Don't worry, I got her to smile too...

Rusty and Lola
two dogs in bluebonnet field
texas hunting dogs in field of flowers

Bentley, a King Charles Cavalier, falls squarely into the category of loving the camera.  He is getting prepared to be the ring bearer at his mom and dad's wedding this summer, and well, he may or may not be stealing the show!

megan murray photography houston dogs
king charles cavalier in texas bluebonnets

You might recognize this dapper dachshund Floyd, as he participated in the Portraits For Life fundraiser earlier this year.  Floyd has an extensive collection of bowties, and I think it's pretty evident he is a camera-lover!

houston dog photography - dachshund in bluebonnets

Joining Floyd was his older and wiser sister Abby.  She may not see or hear very well anymore, but she did great! 

houston cavalier spaniel in bluebonnet field
dogs in bowties in bluebonnets - houston pet photography

If you've been thinking about having your dog photographed, let's talk!  I only have a couple dates available before the summer heat arrives.


2017 Portraits For Life Recap

Last month's Portraits For Life fundraising event was a huge success! 

I photographed 16 dogs and 1 cat all in one day, and together we raised $1000 for Friends For Life animal shelter in The Heights.  That's enough to spay/neuter and vaccinate 15 cats, or provide a year's supply of heartworm preventative medicine for 40 dogs. 

A huge thank you to all of you that participated!  Here are a handful of my favorite images:

houston pet portrait fundraiser for friends for life animal shelter

You can also see a short video with more photos from the event here.

If you missed out on this event but want to be the first to know if we do it again, scroll down to the footer and enter your email address.

Now booking... 2017 Limited Edition Bluebonnet Sessions

I blinked and all of a sudden Houston is so green!  Spring is here, although we really didn't have a winter at all, unless you count that one freeze that wiped out nearly all our tropical plants in the backyard, but I digress...

Spring is here, and bluebonnets are already popping up around Texas.  It's time for limited edition bluebonnet sessions!  These short sessions will take place March 25 within the Houston city limits.  Book your session here, and hurry!  There are only a few spots left.

Beagle in bluebonnets