February 9, 2013
I love how Scooby looks so calm and serene next to the twins. I guess you’d expect that from an old dog. He is, after all, eleven years old… quite past the average life span of a Great Dane. Oh yet calm and serene, Scooby is anything but!!! Haha!
Great Danes have been described as regal, strong, elegant, and… well… huge! But there’s way more to Scooby than all that! Here are just a few photos from our session…
In the words of his human, Rachelle Uy: ”Scooby is a big baby…”
“He likes to be the center of attention and is very affectionate but quite unruly…”
“He’s old… but he acts like a puppy.”
Oh yes he does!!!
In spite of his old age and his hip dysplasia, Scooby is an incredible bundle of energy. He is playful but gentle. He loves his toys and will do anything for bread, his favorite treat.
Thanks for hamming it up for the camera, Scooby!
And thank you Rachelle! So honored to have met and photographed dear Scooby. What a truly GREAT dog he is!
(Coming soon on the blog… Scooby’s buddy Piolo the English Mastiff.)
May 12, 2012
Dog-lovers and newlyweds Chris Fong and Candice Ang-Fong wanted to do something fun for their session. It was the height of summer when I first got the email from Candice, so I figured… “Let’s do a road trip with the doggies!”. When I pitched the concept to them, they were so game!
Here’s a sneak-peek of Chris and Candice’s session with furry friends Lulu, a Welsh Corgi; Chester, a Pomeranian-Mini Pinscher mix; and their 3-month Lhasa Apso named Dougie…
March 2, 2012
Meet Pug-Pug, a sweet, affectionate, and exceptionally smart little Pug.
When Pug-Pug’s humans Tony and Elo Quiambao first contacted me several weeks ago, they mentioned that they were expecting their first child next month. Immediately, I knew our session would be special. And it truly was, just to have the privilege of photographing little Pug-Pug, their furry baby of 6-years, capturing snippets of their life together with him, and helping them tell a story that they hope to share with their child/ children one day. Here’s a little sneak-peek of our shoot…
Our photo session began with his usual morning stroll. (Fun Fact: Pug-Pug doesn’t like the grass very much and will refuse to sit on it. Apparently, he doesn’t like to get dirty. Hahaha! He’ll take the pavement anytime though)
Pug-Pug takes a little break in the shade. (Fun Fact: Pug-Pug does not only sit, shake hands, or lie down on command, but he can also make “mano”, raise his paw when he hears his name in a roll call, and lie down paws-up and remain there frozen like a statue for a good number of seconds. Hilarious!)
After his morning walk, Pug-Pug has his breakfast. (Fun Fact: Pug-Pug listens attentively, and does so mostly to his Mommy. Haha! He knows how to wait and will do anything for food. Because he’s allergic to all kinds of meat, his diet consists only of prescribed dog food plus fresh fruits and boiled vegetables.)
After breakfast, Pug-Pug gets some cuddle time. (Fun Fact: Pug-Pug’s favorite spot at home is on the rocking chair in his parents’ bedroom. It’s his very own sleeping spot.)
Thank you so much Tony and Elo for a wonderful shoot! I enjoyed every minute of it!
January 11, 2012
The latin phrase “multum in parvo”, which means “much in little”, is often used to describe Pugs. This is perhaps because pugs have a whole lot of personality packed into such a small body.
Roxanne Lee, pet parent to five delightful pugs, knows this fully well.
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of photographing Roxanne and her pugs Wagyu, Truffles, Chego, Duchess and Diana, together with her nephew Cole, 10, and her nieces Didi, 8, and Hannah, 6. Here are just a few sneak-peek photos from our session.
Thank you Roxanne for a pugtastic morning with your family! I hope you enjoyed the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
New Year Thought Bubble: How appropriate that this pug shoot capped off the year for PPBD. 2011 was to me truly a year of “much in little”… with “much” blessings poured into this “little” life of mine.
Thank you, God. You are really so good and so faithful.
May 2012 be to all of us a year of “much in little”… and so much more! Happy New Year!
December 1, 2011
December is gonna be CRAZY with a capital C! With work piling up, family reunions on this side and that, Christmas shopping lists to complete, gifts to wrap, parties to attend, parties to plan, MOH duties for my little sister’s wedding and everything else in between… yikes!!! I’m bracing myself now as I type! While my ever reliable Moleskine, iCal, and Blackberry calendars have been helpful, still I find myself sticking a giant handwritten “to do” list on my side of the bathroom mirror just so I’m sure I won’t forget anything. Because it’s gonna be a super hectic month for me, I’ll need to sign off for several weeks and come back in mid-January when the holiday (and wedding) glitter has settled.
So, for now, let me greet you all a Merry Christmas in advance with Max and Madie’s help.
I met these two inseparable English Bulldogs last month for their Holiday Mini Session at Burgos Circle. Aren’t they the cutest? Max is calm and cool, and Madie, well, she just loves spotlight! Haha! Such wonderful doggies! They’re featured here with the two even more wonderful people who love them so, Dwight Cadelinia and Macy Sy. (Thanks Dwight and Macy for such a pleasant afternoon with your doggies!)
Merry Christmas everyone! May we all, despite the holiday rush, purpose to still have a CHRISTmas with yes… a capital C! See you in January!