NYC Halloween Dog Parade

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I had been waiting for this event, since the moment I knew I was moving to NYC in January of this year.
The 23rd Annual New York City Halloween Dog Parade was defiantly all I had hope it would be, hundreds of people flocked to Thompkins Square on Saturday for this Kooky, crazy canine parade. We saw Pomeranian-pumpkin spiced chai latte’s, Chihuahua-Lobster bake, French bulldog/snails and more.
However not all the dogs seemed to be as excited as I was about the parade, which made it even funnier seeing sad face pugs, embarrassed Basset Hounds and just plain ashamed cheese-doodles ha ha. Though most people and pooches were happy to be out and about meeting and greeting lots of fellow dog lovers.


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This black beauty is Miss Valla Petunia Wing, she was named after her human daddy’s grandmother, who was Icelandic and had 13 children, woman with a lot of character and determination. Valla is a city dog, however she loooooves to swim at her beach house in the Hamptons also, she will go from the far end of the backyard and take a giant mid air dive into the pool to get the tossed ball and frisbee. She loves to dive down under water to retrieve the ball or frisbee if it goes under water, she will go almost to the bottom. She also loves to be chased around the pool with her toys in her mouth.
While Valla is in the city she loves go for walk in the park and she also likes to watch TV, she has done this since she was a puppy.

Meet the Breeds 2013

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Wow what a fun day out we had this weekend for the 5th Annual Meet the breeds show here in New York City.
Meet the Breeds is the world’s largest showcase of dogs and offers pet lovers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the rarest dog breeds.
We could talk to responsible breeders and owners about these amazing animals and determine the right breed for our life style.
Plus we got to pat and cuddle puppies all day, which if you know what a crazy dog lady I am, you know that was the main reason I went.
There were around 160 dog breeds there, some I knew and some I had never seen before. As you can see from the images on my blog this week they were all such beautiful well behaved dogs, it was hard to only pick the images I did to show you.
So after my day at meet the breeds, I have narrowed down to some possible dog breeds that I think could be perfect for me.
1. Wire haired Dachshund
2. Australian Terrier
3. Griffon
4. Affenpinscher
5. Dandie Dinmont
But knowing me I will end up bringing home the ugliest, strangest, most funny looking mix breed from a local shelter. Oh and they will probably be deaf or blind too.

Calling all City Dogs

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Call or email me, Kristie Lee to get your dog their very own page in the book and possibly a art piece on the wall in my up coming exhibition.

By booking your super fun, personal puppy shoot with Kristie, you are also helping the Humane Society of NYC, as a percentage of book sales will be going to them to help with the continued care for all the animals looking for a forever home.

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Award entries 2013

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I wanted to share my award entries for this years Australian National Canon awards for 2013.
They were judged over the weekend in Melbourne, it was the 50th year anniversary of the AIPP running these awards.
This is my 4th year of entering, I always hope to earn a sliver or higher for each images, to eventually receive my masters in Photography through the Australian Institute of Professional Photography.
I was awarded a Silver with distinction and a silver this year, leaving only 3 points till I receive my masters.
I did miss out of all the parties and socializing that comes with being a member of this wonderful Institute each year, though technology kept me feeling a part of the event here in New York, via live streaming and of course facebook.
Congratulations to all the people that entered and received awards, I can’t wait to do it all again next year in Sydney, I definitely will not miss out on seeing all my APPA family and friends in 2014 thats for sure.


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Little Miss Charlie was a delight to photograph, I couldn’t resist dressing her up for a little puppy couture for fun.
As I am missing shooting Glamour and fashion a lot lately, my puppy portrait clients have been kind enough to humor me during their shoots, so far no one seems to mind. Especially being fashion week here in New York, everybody deserves a little glamour in their lives.


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Eddie the drooler…
This big beautiful boy is Eddie AKA Skedda…Eddie spaghetti.
I photographed Eddie while I was in Sydney at his favorite beach “Sandy Bay”, its a great off lead dog beach and Eddie is definitely king down there.
One of my favorite images from the shoot is him sitting there on the beach with sunsetting and casting his shadow, looking like the lion king.
He also loves playing ball games while at the beach and one of his best tricks is a “high 10”
as seen in the last image here, instead of a “high 5” he puts both paws up for a “high 10” very cute and very cleaver.

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This mature mini princess is Pinkus, full name Pinkus Louise Peanutbones to be excact. She a precious little puppy that loves cuddles, love and tummy scratches.
Pinkus and her Mumma Mary helped me out with special project this week, I can’t wait to show the fun reto image I created with them on Washington street in Hoboken NY this week. Pinkus was the perfect little model, very professional and was rewarded with cheese at the end.
Even though she is 13, she still loves running around, you should see her when she gets a full pace up, she looks like a bunny rabbit hopping along, soooo cute!


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I met Kain and his family at the annual dogs day out event last Sunday in Sydney. Kain was recently adopted after being at 5 different homes before his new and final forever home. It is beyond me how anyone could ever give this beautiful, gentle, loving, cuddly dog away. Luckily for his new family they did, as he has fitted in so well and I was honored to be able to do a portrait session with Kain and help celebrate the new addition to the family. There was something extra special about this boy, those intense eyes that look straight into your soul, I wish I knew what he has seen and what he was thinking.

Dogs day out

More than 3000 ­canines took their humans to Clontarf on Sunday for Manly Council’s Dogs Day Out event and, by all reports, the humans ­behaved themselves.
The aim of the annual event was to create a fun day out for all and to promote responsible pet ownership.
The highlights this year included the jack russell race, which our little Tobie had his first race ever and came 3rd…see attached video, he is number 12.
The fancy-dress event and the best trick and look-alike competitions as well as new events such as the demonstration of treibball and animal first aid and care
I was in heaven with all the funny, quirky, different breeds to photograph, I had the best day meeting lots of new friends, oh, and human friends too.

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