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

Harbor Hounds 2014 by Four Foot Photography, Mary Eklund, Pet Photographer

Saturday, September 13 – a day I looked forward to all year – the best dog ogling in Western Washington! Harbor Hounds is put on by the Gig Harbor Mid-Day Rotary and raises money to benefit the many charities supported by … Continue reading

Pictures with Santa! Kitsap County Photographer ~ Four Foot Photography

I was fortunate to meet Beth Rivard at the Mason County Humane Society‘s Pets in the Park event this summer, and then again at Gig Harbor Midday Rotary Club’s Harbor Hounds in September. Beth works with the Prison Pet Partnership, and wondered if I would be interested in photographing their Pets & Santa fundraiser…WOULD I?! Yes!

Saturday, December 7th was the date chosen, and what a great time I had! The pavillion at Sehmel Homestead Park was a great, HEATED venue {hint, hint…I would L-O-V-E to photograph a wedding there!}, and there was terrific volunteer and board member support, Santa was at his best! Thanks so much to Prison Pet Partnership, their grooming and boarding clients, and some special Four Foot Photography clients, it was a successful first for the Prison Pet Partnership and Four Foot Photography. ALL proceeds benefit the Prison Pet Partnership. My supportive friends at Mud Bay Gig Harbor provided $5 coupons for participants, and print product pickup will be at their amazing retail location, 4816 Point Fosdick Drive NW Suite 102, Gig Harbor. Already I am looking forward to next year!

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PAWS Wagfest 2013 – Pet Photography on Bainbridge Island

Sunday, September 15 was the date for this year’s PAWS Wagfest at Battle Point Park on beautiful Bainbridge Island! It is one of my favorite events, so my enthusiasm was up, despite having attended ANOTHER of my faves, Harbor Hounds in Gig Harbor, just the day before, and logging 7 hours of driving time (mainly for childcare) in just over 24 hours. The weather was a bit dicey, and we ended up having some early thunder and rain, although the big nasties held off until later in the day. Huge shout out to my friend Jen Vroom, who attended both events with me, and brought coffee! I was so impressed with the stoic canines who were nonplussed by the thunder, and their human companions who came out to support PAWS of Bainbridge and all the good work they do for the animals. There was a terrific group of vendors and I saw several of my fave fourfoots – notably Dexter, Tucci and Casey, who were featured on my acrylic samples, and made some new friends, too! Super fun events included contests for best costume, waggiest tail, look-a-like, biscuit stacking (human), tricks, pie eating (canine), and the ever popular races. Voting was held and awards were also presented to winners of the fundraising Picture Your Pet contest, and those who raised the most for PAWS. Generally I am near my booth, photographing the attendees, but in this case was asked to document the events – I had only brought one lens, but the images will give you an idea of the fun that is had, and I hope to see you there next year!

Harbor Hounds 2013! Kitsap County Photographer ~ Four Foot Photography

OHMYGOODNESSSOMUCHFUN! Saturday, September 14, 2013 was Harbor Hounds, put on annually by Gig Harbor Mid-Day Rotary. It is a FANTASTIC event, and I so enjoy all the doggehs and their people. Bichons, Pugs, Frenchies, Danes, Newfies, Goldens, Bulldogs, Poodles, Spectacular “ComboPacks”, Shepherds (White, Australian, German), Chinese Crested, Boston Terriers, Yorkies, Spaniels, Chihuahuas, Shelties, Beagles, and even a Bedlington Terrier!  I loved all the stories of rescue and devotion. I will be posting some of the cuties on Facebook as well – please visit and like the page at www.FB.com/FourFootPhotography – feel free to tag yourself, share, like and use your dog’s image – please do not crop out the logo, or give photo credit to Four Foot Photography, this really helps me promote my {very small} business! Gig Harborites (and Pierce & Kitsap Counties in general!) ROCK! Here are some of the furry faces as they came by, thanks for coming out to support this terrific charity event!

Of course, if you would like to order a photographic print, I would be happy to remove leashes and enhance the image and pop it in the mail! info@FourFootPhotography.com