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Baby Bentley | Atlanta Lab Rescue Puppy

Baby Bentley came to stay with us a few days ago and has already snuggled his way into our hearts forever!  He is a foster puppy, so he is still waiting on his “forever home.”  You better believe I am loving my role as foster mama while it lasts!

Bentley is a little guy at only 8 weeks, but he has a big personality!  Above all, he is such a good boy.  Mason and Magnolia are teaching him new tricks and the routine of the house.  I often get a glimpse in Maggie’s eyes, as if she is saying, “mom, do I have to babysit again?” As any teenager would.  She is taking such good care of him, and is so gentle with him, even though he is often locked-in on her jaw or ear.

We had a little photo session the first day we had him, so as he woke up from an afternoon nap we got to explore and play.  Looking back at these images, after having him a little while longer, I can see how true they are to his little big personality!

Balls and Sticks…a lab’s true love!

Sweet baby boy, you are loved!

To find out more about adopting an Atlanta Lab Rescue dog please visit their site: Atlanta Lab Rescue.

Mason + Magnolia | Atlanta Dog Photographer

Mason and Magnolia are two dogs that know what it means to have a photo shoot!  They are great models and totally play along when I want to get some updated photos of them playing and just being best buds.  Magnolia is an Atlanta Lab Rescue dog and Mason is a Hound Mix from another rescue in the area.  They are both around 2 years old, and love to play ball, catch, chase, stick, sumo wrestling, and are waiting for warmer weather to play in the river.  Our dogs are our babies and mean so much to us, so having updated photos of them around our house is a must!  Here are some from our early Spring photo session…

Not to brag or anything…but do you see my dog in full flight!?!  Attagirl Mags!

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Birthday Wish!

Today I dedicate this quote to my 31st year!  I am wishing for a simplified year, full of quality not quantity, and following my creative dreams.  I am so excited about the weddings and portraits that we have booked for this year!   And, the amazing and creative people that I get to photograph!

February Goals

I am always making lists…I make lists for my lists, ha-ha!  I have used goal setting on another blog and I wanted to incorporate goals into my planning and blogging for ABJ Photography this year.  Especially since this year we are shifting our business over to specialize in Pets + People!  Y’all…this is becoming such a heart project for me. 

I am sorry if you have heard my story before.  But, this past year I lost my sweet Tess.  I cannot form the words to explain the shift that happened in my life at that time.  The trauma, the blessing, the tears, the joy, the strength, and the miracles…they shaped me, they changed me.  Her loss is propelling me into something new, a new passion for what I do as a photographer.  I am not completely stepping away from what I have been doing for the past five years, but into a more specialized position.  My goal is to provide beautiful, tangible, and high-quality images to be displayed in your homes of our families…our whole family…dogs included.

Below is a photo that I found today of Tess and I back in 2009.  My business was so new, and we were just getting settled in the Roswell area, taking one of our many walks in the woods, or on the Greenway.  I am so thankful for her life, and the way I have felt led to lead a life of truth and passion in my photography since losing her.  Below are some goals I am setting for the rest of this month, and I look forward to sharing this journey with you!

February Goals:

– Transition our Website, Blog, and Facebook to reflect our updated brand

– Pack up our house…because we are MOVING!  (not far)

– Work Life Balance, we are in a busy season of life, but faith & family come first!

– Order new media

– Document our dogs in our current home before we move

I am SO excited!  2013 is going to be an amazing year, and I am so thankful for the support of friends, family, and loyal clients!  Y’all are so important to me- THANK YOU!

If you are interested in learning more, please connect with me through the EMAIL ME button above.  Or, add us to your google reader, the journey is just beginning!  I cannot wait to share the pet + people portrait sessions that we have this year with you!

Mason + Magnolia | Lazy Lab Days

I am making a promise to myself that I will post more personal photos on the blog this year.  Mason and Magnolia are our two dogs, Mason a hound mix and Magnolia a black lab.  They are best friends and comic relief on a hard day.  

I came across these images today and they took me back to warmer days.  Reminding me in the business of the day to not take things so seriously and to relax a little bit.

Maggie is notorious for falling asleep sitting up.  She will do the nod-of-the-head thing, and then look around to see if anyone was watching.

Mason loves to sleep in the sunshine.  He will come inside and lay right by the bay window, even if there is just a small amount of sun peaking through the curtain.

I am working toward transitioning our business to photography for pets + people in 2013!  My passion is in helping labs find good homes, loving the labs in my life, and showing through photos how we connect with our pets.  They are a part of our families, and we will be specializing in portrait sessions and weddings that include dogs, or even cats.  I am also excited about a personal project that I am working on for the Atlanta Lab Rescue.  I promise to share the results!

For more information on booking your pet + people photography session contact me today!  Click the EMAIL ME button above!  Thanks y’all!