I'll be honest, this shoot started as just a simple portrait shoot of my friend Rachel, but Diego and Bella insisted on being a part of it so it turned into a pet portrait session/people portrait session. My friend Rachel just bought this gorgeous horse farm last fall with an amazing sun room. I have been dying to shoot in there, so we had a mini session! Her dog Diego and a friend's dog, Bella, who she dog-sits quite often had to get in there as well!
You may have seen them on my Project 365 posts, but I wanted to introduce you to the Wheeler "children" (the non-horse ones). The weather has been crazy the last two weekends, and it gave me great opportunities to take some pictures of them. One Sunday it was snowing, then next it was nice and sunny and warm! In order of adoption: Foozer - Will and I adopted Foozer from our local pound our senior year of high school. She was my Christmas present to Will and lived with Will's mom while we were in college, but she came to live with us when we got married. She's VERY camera shy, so it took me awhile to get her to look at me. She also refused to go outside when it snowed the first weekend.
Gus - He was found along with his siblings on the side of the road near the barn where I was boarding at the time. This was the summer before my Junior year of college, and I had spent about an hour and a half trying to catch Fresno. I was really frustrated so I decided to adopt one of the kittens to make me feel better. :) His sweet nature is what made me pick him over the others.
Toulouse - Named after one of the kittens in The Aristocats, Little Weasel, as we call him was adopted during the end of my last semester at college. Him and his siblings had been found inside of the pottery kiln in the art department. After a series of us (the art students) and his mother moving them, we decided they weren't going to be safe living outside the art building. (We pulled them out of a flooding drain the next time.) So being the only one who lived off campus, I took all three kittens and bottle raised them with the help of a few friends. The other two went to good homes and Little Weasel is still with me. Despite being scared of everything under the sun (due to his heart condition), he loves the snow!
Lily - Last but definitely not least, this crazy pup was found on the side of the road by a family that I had met at the vet a few months prior. They needed a foster home for her so I took her in, and Will fell in love with her. I was a little more hesitant because we already had so many animals, but in the end couldn't imagine giving her up. She definitely runs the show around our house with the occasional help from Gus.