Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Rain showers, wildflowers, and a green stink bug

April showers bring May flowers and they sure enough did this year!  Below you will find April showers and the wildflowers that bloomed in May.  The stink bugs were plentiful this year and we captured one on some pretty wildflowers.  Each wildflower is identified with a caption.  Enjoy!

Blue wild-indigo

 Blue wild-indigo with yellow roundleaf groundsel in background.

Roundleaf groundsel

Common milkweed (attracts butterflies)

Missouri evening primrose

 Macro image of wild prairie rose

 Purple low poppy mallow

Monday, April 29, 2019

A heavenly puppy!

Those that remember our 1st Toto, the first image below of Maryland reminds me of him!  Maryland is 6 months old in these images and she probably won't grow much bigger.

Charlie and Maryland are having a blast playing outside and I've included my favorites from their playful session!  I love how the wind has caused Maryland's ears to stand up in a couple of these images!  The last image is of Maryland looking up into the sky as though she is looking up towards heaven, thus I named this post, a heavenly puppy!   Enjoy!










Monday, January 21, 2019

Frolicking in the snow...

Maryland loves playing in the snow!  If it wasn't for Maryland, Charlie wouldn't venture out in the snow as he doesn't care to stay outside even in nice weather!  Since the wind wasn't blowing making it really cold, I ventured out with the dogs to capture them frolicking in the snow.  It was fun to watch!  My favorites from this snowy adventure are shown below.  Enjoy! 







Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Two playful critters!

During a nice unusually warm January day, I took the opportunity to photograph Maryland as she happily played outside with Charlie.  These two critters move fast so it was a challenge to capture them!  Unlike her first outside photo session after she first arrived and was unsure of her surroundings, she is quite at home now and fits very nicely into the Smith family!  Even though she is still a puppy, she can pretty much keep up with Charlie when it comes to playing!  Evidence is in the images below.  Enjoy!











Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Maryland's first studio portraits

Maryland didn't appreciate being photographed in the studio.  I had to move quickly from one prop to another while she whimpered for me to stop!  Though she doesn't look her happiest in these images she still is such a cute little puppy!  Lord willing, she'll be more cooperative in future sessions! :)







Thursday, November 29, 2018

A puppy named Maryland

Meet Maryland, our new Rat Terrier puppy.  She was just over 6 weeks old in these portraits taken when we arrived home with our new baby girl!  In deciding on a name, I wanted to name her a state since she is an American dog breed, and what more fitting than the state that I was born in!  Charlie our other Rat Terrier didn't know what to think on her arrival; but he has adjusted very well.  Mind you she is a little scared in these images since she is in a new environment, but she is a pure bundle of joy!  Hope you enjoy puppy photos because I'm afraid I'll get obsessed in capturing her in this cute puppy stage!