Pregnancy and Canine Kids

For those of you who are moms or dads to a four legged baby (or two!), you’ll understand the bond we share with our furry babies.  They love us unconditionally and I tend to love mine back just the same.  So he makes a mess when chewing up a new toy or digs up a newly planted flower because he thought his ball was hiding under there.  I find my “puppy” to be entertaining, loving and a great friend.  So when I get a call to photograph a family with EVERYONE  included – two legged AND four legged – I am thrilled!


So, when Korey and Elynne called for a maternity shoot I was so excited to see Clifford, a two year old Boston Terrier, would be included in our shoot.  Clifford has been the center of attention at home but will soon have a human baby brother and will have to share the attention.  I don’t think he’s particularly happy about it but I think he’ll be a great big brother.


Korey and Elynne were game to capture this moment in time before their new baby is born.  Clifford was more interested in the treats we were using to bribe him to pose for me!  I’m excited to meet his new baby next month and hope that Clifford is as excited to meet him as the rest of us!

Growing and Expanding!

2013 Janie Reid-51 edit copy               As most of you know, I’ve been photographing high school seniors and their families for the past several years.  I love working with these young adults.  Their energy and positive outlook for all future possibilities is infectious!  I always walk away from these shoots with a huge smile on my face!

Baby Hannah 18And, although the title of this latest entry could refer to my waistline, it’s actually a reference to my latest endeavor –  photographing the newest members of our world, newborn babies!  After all, they also put a huge smile on my face!!  Working with expectant parents is a joy all in it’s own and meeting their newest additions is amazing.  I’m hoping to meet many more of them in the coming months!