Week 32 - Composition: Symmetry in Portrait

Noted fashion photographer, Patrick Demarchelier once said, “The dog is the perfect portrait subject. He doesn't pose. He isn't aware of the camera.” I couldn’t disagree more! Piper is constantly posing for my camera and this week’s challenge of symmetry in portrait photography is nearly impossible for the pup with the perpetual head tilt!

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Il dolce far niete | The sweetness of doing nothing

“Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds.” - Regina Brett

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Each year, right before school starts, I spend a day doing nothing but reading, watching movies, napping, and other equally idle pursuits. My loafing partner is always ready to join in, but this year she’s a little under the weather. She should feel better once the antibiotics do their thing, but in the meantime, we’ll savor today’s snuggles.

Week 22 - Storytelling: Stranger

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.” - William Butler Yeats

#dogwoodweek22 #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #strangers

#dogwoodweek22 #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #strangers

Violets

“The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.”

― St. Therese of Lisieux, “The Little Flower”

"When you talk to me, I smell violets.” - L.M. Montgomery,  Anne of Windy Poplars

"When you talk to me, I smell violets.” - L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Windy Poplars

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Hoppy Easter

Easter Beagles

Week 14 - Composition: Center Frame Portrait

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” - Audrey Hepburn

Center Framed composition is a great way to isolate your subject. Use this knowledge to create a portrait that exhibits loneliness. #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek14

Center Framed composition is a great way to isolate your subject. Use this knowledge to create a portrait that exhibits loneliness. #2019dogwood52 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek14

Cousins

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Beagles!

Piper + Lucky

Piper + Lucky

4 Years with Piper

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” - Roger Caras

Four years ago we brought this little beagle home! She is smart, stubborn, silly, and so sweet, and I couldn’t love her more 🖤 Happy Gotcha Day, Piper Marie!

Four years ago we brought this little beagle home! She is smart, stubborn, silly, and so sweet, and I couldn’t love her more 🖤 Happy Gotcha Day, Piper Marie!

Week 3 - Storytelling: Warmth

“When I needed a hand, I found your paw.” - Anonymous

Tell a story that makes us feel warm inside. #2019dogwood53 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek4

Tell a story that makes us feel warm inside. #2019dogwood53 #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek4

Scenes from a Snow Day

“A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.” - Susan Orlean

snowy Piper
Looking Out the Window
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Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
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Warming up