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

Mattie, Cheese, and Hank

This week we have three wonderful pugs that we meet at Pugtoberfest two weeks ago. They are, as the title suggests, Mattie, Cheese, and Hank!

Hank is the brindle pug! He has the most amazing markings I’ve ever seen on a pug and that’s because he is a Pug-Pekinese-Mix, but you’d never know just by physical features. Then we have Mattie. She is a pug rescue rescued from Pugs ‘N Pals over a year ago. She was abandoned because her previous owner didn’t want a blind pug with a missing eye. How could anyone desert that sweet face?  Lucky she was given up though, because she now has a fantastic home with two great pug siblings and a loving family. She is so uber sweet and lovable. Finally we have Cheese. I tried so hard not call out his name like they do in the movie Old School. “Chee-ee-eese” He, like his siblings was super photogenic. Cheese will soon undergo back surgery. We wish him the best of luck. Enjoy!

We’ll start of with a yawn.





I love this shot. It reminds me of a gangster mug shot. Grrr. Gansta “The Hank”  Pug


Then, Cheese hamming it up.






Check out the ducks.




And the winning shot of the day. All three, on a rock looking at the camera. So freaking awesome!


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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 Clients 1 Comment

Sum Mo CoCo

Lately I have been on a Conan O’Brien kick since he has moved to Los Angeles. I have become particularly fond of the “Twitter TRACKER” skits:

Bro’s a no no for CoCo? If you missed that episode, you can watch full episodes here at

Be sure to use your favorite TwitterTRACKER to follow us on Twitter.

And if you missed any of the chic Basenji, Koco, be sure to catch up with his full blog post.

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Thursday, June 25th, 2009 Clients, Random Funny Stuff, TV 2 Comments

Koco from Palm Springs, California

From one of the swankiest of neighborhoods in Palm Springs, meet Koco, a Basenji mix!





Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 Clients 2 Comments