Aiken is a one-year-old Boykin Spaniel who has never met a stranger. When someone new walks into his home, he doesn’t bark, but rather jumps with joy and wiggles with so much excitement he can hardly contain himself! He is such a ham, always smiling widely or goofily cocking his head. He is incredibly photogenic, too – in fact, the only tough part about photographing him is trying to keep yourself from petting him instead! He always has to be pressed up against his mom or dad (or the new visitor with the camera), getting his back or ears scratched.

We were lucky to finally have a few consecutive days of sun, so we could enjoy the unbelievably beautiful garden at Aiken’s home. His family has crafted a lovely oasis in the middle of the city, a garden so stunning that it’s been on the cover of Southern Living and been rented for weddings. An adorable dog, a lovely garden, AND a sunny spring day? Does it get any better than this?!

Baby Roo

Just a quick note before we get to the good stuff – I’ll be out of the office until Monday April 13th. Thank you for your patience while I’m out – I’ll return emails and calls as soon as I’m back!

Now – brace yourself! Baby Roo is a crazy cute dachshund mix just adopted from the Atlanta Humane Society. Even though she’s only about eight weeks old, she’s already figured out the house training bit and how to play fetch. In the week she’s been home, they haven’t even heard her bark once. She does squeak excitedly when playing with her toys or her big sister Mia, who always seems to especially take to the smallest creature in her home at any given time.

I will not even attempt to describe how ridiculously adorable Baby Roo is. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves:

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Lydia Katrin - Love seeing these! Can’t wait to see more!

Ling & Lily

It’s been awhile since I’ve able to post! For those in Atlanta, you know we just got through a loooooong spell of wacky weather…icy one day, briefly sunny and nearly hot the next, followed by days and days of rain. After wreaking havoc on my shooting schedule, the weather seems to have settled down (for now) so now it’s time to get caught up…

I last photographed Ling when she was eleven years old and her little sister Lily had just joined the family as a puppy…I can’t believe it’s been five years since that session, but Ling is now sixteen and Lily is five! And they now have a two-legged sister who’s younger than both of them but quickly outgrew them size-wise. :p

Ling is still a beautiful, regal girl – she spends her days as queen of the castle, lounging in her favorite sunny spots while Lily keeps watch at the windows to keep tabs on the comings and goings. These girls make quite the pair!