A Photographer & Her Dog In the Short North

What’s better than photographs of your new puppy? Photographs of you and your new puppy! Fellow photographer, Melissa, called me to set-up a session for her and her dog, Bailey. Since she’s also a photographer, she has been capturing images of her puppy and also Bailey with the kids. But, Melissa was really looking forward to a session with her and the dog. I was thrilled, because since she had gotten Bailey in December, I still had not had the chance to meet the puppy. This beautiful German Shepherd was just shy of 6-months old at our session and with possibly another 40 pounds to go, she will be one big girl when she is done growing.

Like most of the East Coast, Columbus has seen the most amazing spring weather early this season. With near record highs, plenty of sunshine and breezes, it has been a photographer’s dream. Melissa and I decided the Short North, near downtown Columbus, would be perfect for photos with her dog. Bailey was certainly a handful at the session, she was so concerned with everything going on around her, I could barely hold her attention. And barking, there was a lot of barking at all the other dogs in the area. Needless to say, many Pupperonies were waved around and given out so that I could get and hold her attention. Below are just a few of my favorite photographs from this session of a dog and her owner.

German Shepherd puppy portrait outdoors

I had to get a few of the puppy on her own!


dog with owner portrait

puppy stitting next to owner's feet

professional photography with dog

I have to add that Melissa has done an amazing job transforming her body! She has lost over 30 pounds in the last few months! A better night’s sleep, exercise and watching what she is eating has done a fabulous job. Her hard work has really paid off for her! I snapped a few photographs of her alone at the end of the session. She wanted to show her transformation in a newsletter she was sending to her clients. Below is a photograph that I took of her and her business partner, Sarah, last September next to a current photograph. Congratulations Melissa on your weight loss, you look fantastic!

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  • These are all great! I remember that photo from the fall. She looks GREAT! I congratulate her too!!

  • Erin April 6, 2012 - 10:27 am

    Aww I love these! And WOW what a transformation! Big congrats to her! She looks amazing!

  • beth April 9, 2012 - 1:18 pm

    Congratulations to Melissa on her weight loss, she looks great! Beautiful images of her and her puppy. That is going to be one big dog!

  • Ellen April 9, 2012 - 7:14 pm

    Wow- Bailey is one gorgeous dog! Love that she had photographs done with him. Melissa is an inspiration- she looks fantastic!

  • alli peck April 10, 2012 - 8:21 pm

    this is an amazing inspiration – congratulations melissa! beautiful images

  • those are awesome!

  • I love these! Great images again.

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