Harbor Hounds 2015 ~ Four Foot Photography ~ Kitsap County and Gig Harbor Pet Photographer

Last Saturday was the always anticipated Harbor Hounds event in Gig Harbor! Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor Midday, there is always a good time to be had, and many different breeds and sizes (and even a cat!) … Continue reading

Kitsap Humane Society PetsWalk 2015 ~ Kitsap County Pet Photographer, Four Foot Photography

This is my fifth consecutive year attending PetsWalk as a vendor, and it just keeps getting better! Like last year, PetsWalk was held at the Poulsbo waterfront. There was a wonderful turnout of dogs and their people and a bird! … Continue reading

BI Barkery Holiday Pet Photos 2014 – Kitsap County Pet Photographer

I was beyond thrilled to be asked to photograph the 3rd annual BI Barkery Pet Holiday Photos on Bainbridge Island this year, following in the paw prints of the esteemed Julie Clegg of Bailey and Banjo fame, who was unable to be there this year. If you have not yet been to BI Barkery, it is amazeballs and you need to go! There are all manner of toys and sweaters and gear and wall art and a dog bakery!

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Kim Coletti, proprietor extraordinaire, set everything up, staffed and provided the space (and held a blanket when the sun was too bright!) and I donated my time, so ALL monies raised went straight to help the animals at Kitsap Humane Society.  Thank you to FFP Clients Rocky, Sam & Bella Anderson-Hollar, Mops & Dudley Minore and Casey Lasniewski for coming out, y’all are STUNNING. Ms Casey was also at the pet pictures with Santa on Saturday, high demand supermodel that she is!











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Pet Pictures with Santa! Gig Harbor Mud Bay, 2014 – Kitsap County Photographer

It was my great pleasure to be at Mud Bay in Gig Harbor on Sunday, November 23rd to photograph pets with Santa – many for the first time! It was such a hoot, thanks to Santa and his elf and … Continue reading

PAWS of Bainbridge Island Wagfest 2014 ~ Kitsap County Photographer ~ Four Foot Photography

Sunday, September 7th was a gorgeous, sunny, end-of-summer kind of day. I was lucky enough to spend it with the kind people of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap, celebrating all things canine. WAGFEST is an annual fund raising walk/run and vendor fair, held in Bainbridge Island’s Battle Point Park. There were contests, educational talks, bands, food and lots of fun! I am including waaaay too many images, but some of the little dog races are just so much fun…Check out Pickles photobombing the next heat in the race!

Click on the images to enlarge. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support PAWS of Bainbridge’s excellent work. I look forward to next year!



















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Some Favorites from 2012!

Thanks so much for the great year – I so enjoyed meeting such fantastic people and photographing your gorgeous pets! It has been a truly wonderful year for Four Foot Photography, and I look forward to 2013 being full of growth, learning, challenges and an ever-widening circle of people and pets I am lucky to know. I feel abundantly blessed as Kitsap County’s most passionate pet photographer and am seriously jazzed about capturing memories and creating personalized art for your homes, as well as helping adoptable dogs and cats find their forever homes through pet portraiture and social media. Oh, and I have some crazy-fun ideas and beautiful new products to introduce as well… Happy, Happy New Year!

-Mary Eklund

The cat’s out of the bag…

Oh, of course I’m just kidding – no felines were harmed OR bagged in the super-secret super-spy set up that Roper and Levi’s mom arranged as an epic Christmas gift for her husband. I LOVE a surprise, and this one was so much fun! Next time, though, I want theme music… Now that the plan has been executed, the gifts unwrapped and oh yes, dad was surprised and thrilled (I KNOW – can you believe he did not suspect she would hire a pet photographer and that he would be receiving a 20×30 canvas of his dogs?) – NOW I can finally reveal the amazing session these golden boys (and their kitty co-horts) provided.

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Aren’t they gorgeous? And just as sweet as they are good lookin’!

Why I do what I do…

If this isn’t what it’s all about, I don’t know what is.

I love, love the connection this sweet girl has with her momma. She is getting older, and lost her sister last year, so mom felt it was important, even in the midst of major life chaos right now, to get some photos.

I think this is my new favorite picture.

Welcome to Washington!


Meet Quint! I was honored to be the pupparazzi when Quint, a Belgian Malinois, arrived at his new home in Port Orchard from the breeder in Kansas.  To make it even better (I know – better than puppies!?), he waltzed in to a yard complete with Sheltie, Golden Retriever, Great Dane and Bulldog. Oh, you’ll be seeing more of these furbabies!