Category Archives: Photo Session

In mid-June, I had the opportunity to photograph a 10-week-old fox named Axel, who was rescued from a fur farm in Minnesota. His parents had to apply to the fox rescue in addition to going through a formal wildlife permit application with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Upon finishing all of the necessary paperwork, they brought Axel home to Michigan. How adorable is he!? You can follow his fox adventures on Instagram at @our_fox_axel.

Axel the Fox - Michigan Pet Photographer

There were definitely quite a few moments where I caught Axel being very fox-like, while other times he reminded me more of a kitten or puppy.

Axel the Fox - Michigan Pet Photographer

Axel the Fox - Michigan Pet Photographer

Naturally, I had to take some photos of Axel with his mom, Jenny. How perfect was the light behind them for these photos?

Axel the Fox - Michigan Pet Photographer

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Lillie Jane is a beautiful Weimaraner from Birmingham, Mich. Funny enough, her mom Susan is a teacher at my former high school. Small world! Anyways, we started our session off by the waterfall in Quarton Lake Park, which is a gorgeous park in Birmingham.

Across the lake from us was a stunning home that made the perfect backdrop to Lillie so we, of course, had to stop for some photos!

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I had the absolute joy of photographing a very handsome pit bull named Gibbs (yes, he is named after the NCIS character). We went around the University of Michigan campus – my alma mater (Go Blue!) – for a fun evening session. To see more photos of Gibbs, you can check him out on Instagram at @gibbs_n_gunnar.

There are some cool walls with murals around campus so we made sure to stop by those for a few quick photos!

Gibbs

We found a fairly open spot on campus for photos where we could really show off Gibbs’ good looks and capture beautiful bokeh behind him.

Gibbs

One of the awesome aspects of doing a session on a college campus is the beautiful buildings, architecture and the cool doors! We found this spot near the Law Quad and made sure to capture a variety of photos in front of this door.

Gibbs

The Law Quad at the University of Michigan is absolutely gorgeous, but the courtyard was under construction this year. We went alongside one of the buildings that makes up the Law Quad and captured some stunning images of Gibbs.

Gibbs

Ingalls Mall is this beautiful, open space on campus where the Rackham Auditorium overlooks. You can see the Rackham in the background as Gibbs models quite majestically on Ingalls Mall.

Gibbs at Ingalls Mall

As part of Ingalls Mall, there is a cool looking water fountain that we had Gibbs pose in front of. Thankfully, he did not jump into the water!

We ended the session as we were leaving. We cut through the Nickels Arcade to get to our parking lot. Amazingly, I didn’t even have to Photoshop people out of the photo. We were able to time it so that it appears no one is in the space for our final shots of the session!

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Ozzie, his owner Lexei and I spent the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend exploring an area park in Northville, MI. Ozzie, an Australian Koolie, frequently goes hiking with his mom by parks near their house so it was only natural that we would try to photograph something that they love to do in their free time. I knew that it would be a fun session when the car pulled up with Ozzie’s head sticking out the window!

Ozzie

If I learned anything from this session, it is that you need to give Ozzie time to explore before trying to get him to pose for treats! 😉 He loved to run and scope out the next great spot.

Ozzie - Pet Photography Session

We finished his session out on an open field where we caught the sun going down behind Ozzie. It was a wonderful evening with a dog that reminded me a lot of our own German Shepherd, Ripley. To see more adventures of Ozzie, check out his Instagram account at @superkoolie.

Ozzie - Pet Photography Session

Last month, I met up with the cutest little furry friends, who are behind the adorable @PeakePups on Instagram, in Livingston County at an area park. The dynamic duo consists of Delilah, a 10-year-old Maltese/Chihuahua mix, and Riley, a 3.5-year-old Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix. Together with their mom, Lauren, we ventured around the park to capture a variety of photos.

Delilah & Riley

We first went to the start of a hiking trail at the park where the light was hitting the trail perfectly. Their mom was worried that Riley would be skeptical of me and this process, but he ended up being quite the model! As you can see below, Riley perfected his head tilt throughout the evening and modeled his fluffy tail! Delilah was not to be outshone by her younger brother and, after investigating the trail, plopped down in the perfect pose.

Riley & Delilah

On our way back from the trail, we came across a picnic table where we perched both dogs for photos with the beautiful sun setting behind them.

Delilah & Riley

As the sun was getting lower in the sky, we moved the Peake Pups out to an open field that had this beautiful, dreamy lighting.

Delilah & Riley

We finished our evening together by Kent Lake to get a few shots with the beautiful water in the background where the dashing duo showed off their good looks!

Delilah & Riley

I was so sad to end our session, as it was the perfect evening with these two munchkins. It was tough to resist putting six-pound Delilah in my purse!

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