Kitsap Humane Society – Pet Photos with Santa – Kitsap County Pet Photographer

As many of you know, I donate my services to Kitsap Humane Society on a regular basis. This year I was asked to photograph pets with Santa at Kitsap Humane Society, a huge honor as this tradition goes back 30 years. Some of the folks who brought their furbabies have been coming every year for 8, 12 or more years, a phenomenal support for the shelter.

 

This year, with my time donated {and Santa of course pro bono}, attendees were issued digital files instead of print packages as in years past. While there was a smidge of confusion, this allowed the shelter to keep ALL the donations, which was a terrific boost. I enjoyed each and every one, and hope I have a chance to do it again!

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

National Cat Day | Kitsap County Pet Photographer | Four Foot Photography

Aha! Where are my feline-loving friends?! Today is National Cat Day, so I present a collage of some of my favorite kitteh pictures over the years. My own is among them – at just over 20 years old (but who is counting?) she is kind of loud and kind of gross, but I have lived with her longer than my husband, longer than my parents, she has outlived her share of dogs, and earned her queen status around here. Luckily, my husband is extremely patient and tolerant {because I am not even kidding about the gross}. Love you Jasmine.

Often I utilize a photo-ninja-sniper process with cats, so it tends to be more lifestyle, documentary photography, but can be really cool. Many of the cats in these images are rescues, and for most I was there to photograph the dogs, but I highly encourage you to photograph your cats as well, their personalities are so STRONG. Love it!

 

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Arin and Jeremy 2014 * Kitsap County Photographer * Four Foot Photography

Arin Williams is an annual client and everyday friend, and never disappoints in arranging her session. Girlfriend does her homework, and always knocks it out of the park. Last year we had the Narrows Bridge in the background, this year in Wright Park in Tacoma. We did not let a little rain stop us, it was a good trial run for my emergency wedding umbrellas! This is the 4th time I have photographed Titan and Chai, and as much as Chai makes me work for it, I can always count on Titan to pose majestically on a rock (you can see the original, when he was less than a year old, on a large canvas in Pet Town, Port Orchard). Arin has volunteered extensively for Kitsap Humane Society, and is a tireless animal advocate. I kid you not, that Jeremy is not only a cutie, he is the best sport around, I have not caught him so much as rolling an eyeball (he COULD be an eyeball roll ninja, but I have a 6 and a 9 year old, so I don’t miss much!). I super love their connection, and there is no where on the planet that “love me, love my dog” applies more. Fortunately, Jeremy does. Here’s to the family we choose, here’s to love.

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Animal Krackers 2014 ~ Kitsap Humane Society Fundraiser ~ Kitsap County Pet Photographer

Last Saturday, October 4th, it was my privilege to photograph Kitsap Humane Society‘s annual fundraising auction, Animal Krackers at the Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton. This was my 3rd year photographing the event, and as always, I was amazed at the cadre of people who come together to volunteer their time, talent and treasure to support the important work of Kitsap Humane Society. It was so fun to see so many of my clients and friends involved as both volunteers, staff and attendees – thank you all! The generosity of donations, time and bids well, blows my mind. And the logistics of putting on this caliber of event floors me! Brady Hammrich and the Stokes Auction crew alone are worth the price of admission. What a spectacular, fun way for Kitsap County animal lovers to come together and raise funds to continually improve the lives of animals in Kitsap County. In addition to the live auction, there was an extensive silent auction, wine pull, golden ticket and even a few adoptables on hand. I know for sure Gayle (the little grey poodle) has already been adopted. Thanks so much, and now I look forward to photographing the calendar pages that were auctioned off for the 2015 calendar – stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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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PAWS of Bainbridge Spotlight on Community Hero Pets * Kitsap County Photographer * Four Foot Photography

I was thrilled to be asked to photograph the PAWS of Bainbridge Spotlight on Community Hero Pets annual fundraising dinner and auction. This year the Hero Pet honors went to Fenway Bark, who works as a therapy dog at Ronald McDonald House; Miss Bean, a PAWS adoptee who alerted the family when her person slipped into a coma; Chevy, a St Bernard who died in a house fire, attempting to get a houseguest to safety. Heroes for Pets awards went to Robert Pregulman, founder of Seattle DogSpot, whose consistent and persistent reporting on the neglect at the Olympic Animal Sanctuary in Forks finally shut it down. At the time of this blog post, I believe there are just 11 dogs from the sanctuary still looking for their forever homes. Also honored as Heroes for Pets were EMTs Caitlyn Burbank and Casey Jo Clifton, who rescued 10 poodles from a house fire in Raymond, WA. They came dressed for the awards (great shoes, ladies!), but gamely donned their gear for a picture – such fun! Don’t miss the Queen of Kibble or the King of Kitty Litter!