Yoda Pug

I had the great opportunity to photograph Yoda and his pet-parents Amanda and Scott last week. Yoda has such a great spirit and loves exploring everything; the only thing he loves more, chicken treats. In fact, he responds so much better to saying “chicken” than his own name. We often  found ourselves yelling “CHICKEN” across fields of grass to get his attention. Yoda is such a great pug and is so loved by his pet-parents; I think these photos capture his true spirit.

Thank you Scott and Amanda for coming out at sunrise for an amazing photoshoot.

To see more photos of Scott and Amanda please visit my Lee Modern Photography

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It's so cold you can see my breath! Brrrr

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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 Clients 2 Comments

Thelonious Monk and Roxanne

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Jason and Amanda, and their super cute pugs, Thelonious Monk and Roxanne. With such great names like that, you cant can’t go wrong. Jason has a wonderful story about how Monk became Monk:

Monk told me his name.  The weekend I got him home we were cuddling on the couch and watching tv.  Biography had a show on about Thelonious Monk and it was like the Universe was telling me that’s what his name was.  It just fit him so perfectly.  At the time it was this great big name for this tiny, little pup.  Now I can’t imagine him being called anything else

Roxanne is just about 10 weeks old and is as “puppy” as it gets! She is a ball of energy, clumsily running in every direction and totally soaking up all the attention she can get. Roxy also found my camera quite interesting as seen in one of the photos below where she is trying to bogart Monk’s closeup.

The Katie Wheeler Library, the weather, and lighting couldn’t have been better; and time spent with these great people and wonderful pugs. I couldn’t have asked for a better Saturday afternoon. Thank you Jason, Amanda, Thelonious Monk, and Roxanne! Enjoy.

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 Clients, Pug 1 Comment

Snow Pugs

Back in December we took the girls on a day trip up to Lake Arrowhead for the fresh snow. Being Southern California native, these pugs have very little experience with real cold weather or snow. Pookie’s first introduction was a couple of years ago when I brought back a load of fresh Big Bear snow in the back of my truck. We put her in the bed with all the snow and she immediately stopped moving. As if she turned to stone. It was quite anticlimactic.

We were anxious to bring Pugoda to the snow because sometimes she acts weird in new environments. Her first time ever in a playground full of sand, she ran around like a maniac then took a huge bite out of the sand thinking it was… I don’t know, not sand. But to our surprise the snow did not even faze her. She couldn’t tell the difference between the snow and the dirt. She even sat right in the snow for a couple minutes waiting for Pookie. Crazy dog.

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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 Pookie, Pugoda 1 Comment

Carl the Bearded Dragon

Holy Beard!

Meet Carl, a Bearded Dragon, but not just any Bearded Dragon. He is among the elite that reside in two residences. His evening abode, a 20 gallon heated aquarium, and his playground, a 100ft² aviary complete with a three tier water fountain, a mansion size swimming pool (for a lizard), and dozens of warm stones to sun bathe on. He lives in the lap of luxury being hand carried from property to property and being hand feed daily. OK, I made that last part up, but he does get hand fed when in the presence of distinguished guests.  Enjoy these photos of this awesome cold blooded reptile

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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 Other 2 Comments

Blog Update. Finally

Holy Cow this year is flying and its because things are crazy busy and I have PugDography.com to thank for that. From this website I have been approached to create two websites, one wedding, a corporate event with individual portraits, along with other various photography events. I have a ton of material I want to post to the internet but I couldn’t justify posting it here. So my next big project is to finish a non-dog photography website which I have reserved a url and a site layout has been chosen. I have been working on it off-and-on for the last two months and should be completed soon. I am so excited to show everyone my recent photographic activities. You will be the first to know when it’s complete, so stay tuned. I will also work on posting here more routinely. 🙂

One of my recent photoshoot required a rental telephoto lens, I went with the only choice, the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM. Enjoy these fantastic action photos of Pugdoa and Pookie running around our local dog park.

She is airborne!!!

If you have ever seen a pug do the crazy-booty-skooty-run, you know what’s going on in this pic ^^^ It’s like “Turbo-Mode” for a pug.

This picture here best shows Pookie’s overall personality.

Once again, Pugoda wins.

OK, they’re tired. Too much running for the day, they’ve meet the monthly quota in expended energy.

Monday, March 29th, 2010 Dog Park, Pookie, Pugoda 2 Comments