Monday, July 25, 2011

Daisy and Jr - Let's play Chicken!

Daisy and Jr are two Jack Russell Terriers who love to play in the pool. Sharks & Minnows, Marco Polo, or how about a friendly game of CHICKEN! Who remembers that one? And who still plays it? When it comes to people, you generally have two teams of two. One person climbs on top of the other's shoulders and then the teams battle it out, trying to knock each other into the water. These two pups aren't quite tall enough to touch the bottom while standing, so they just like to chase a rubber chicken instead.

Big orange feet is one of the keys signs of a chicken.

Chicken? is that you?

This doesn't look like a chicken?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

LIGHTNING! - Chicago Lightning Photography

Going off-topic of little friends for a moment. Here in Chicago, I've seen some of the most spectactular lighting in my life. It's been an amazing experience photographing this phenomenon.
Spider-web lightning on July 23rd, 2011

Striking the Trump Tower in Chicago

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rocco the Dancing Terrier - Chicago Dog Photography

If you've ever seen "Dancing with the Stars", then you've never seen Rocco, because he is in fact, a dog. But if there was a show called "Dancing with the Terriers", then my new friend Rocco would surely be a finalist! Classically trained, Rocco has mastered both the smooth and latin dances and has been perfecting a new jig called the "Terrier Twist" (photo below).
Rocco demonstrating the "Terrier Twist".

A dramatic photograph of the Terrier Twist

Future cover of Newsweek?

Resting up for a big performance

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Macie and Kedzie - the Dynamic Duo

If you see two dogs in the Wicker Park area, chances are it could be Macie and Kedzie. Macie the Maltese, weighing in at a whopping 5 EL BEES, enjoys wandering back and forth on the couch in search of treats, being miniature, and trying to find dogs smaller than her to bully around. Kedzie the Bernese Mountain dog has figured out that Chicago doesn't offer a lot of mountainous terrain, but she does enjoy a good game of fetch and loves tackling snow drifts in the winter.
Macie - small but tough

Kedzie on the move

Dynamic Duo


The five-pounder

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Maddie the Mutt & Parker the Barker - Chicago Dog Photography

Meet Maddie the Mutt and Parker the Barker! We had an early morning photo shoot in Lincoln Park at Grandmother's Garden. Apparently Grandmother's Garden is not a place where Grannies come to party at 8 am, but it is a hot spot for local pups on their morning walks, so we had a few "uninvited models" try to steal some photo-time. Like true professionals, Maddie and Parker stayed focused which led to some winning shots!

Maddie with the classic "ear-flop" look

Parker reminds me of a cartoon character

Parker the Barker showing off his "softer side". He loves, but also hates squeaker toys. It's a love-hate relationship apparently.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Nala the Cover-Girl

My pride and joy, Nala the pound-puppy-doodle, graces the cover of the 2012 Willow Creek Press Labradoodles Calendar. That's two years in a row! I'm such a proud Dad!!! Yay for Pound Puppies!!! Love you, Nals!​m/product/53618.html

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fastest Dogs on Earth

Greyhounds are incredible animals. The fastest dog on earth and the second fastest mammal on earth, next to the Cheetah, the Greyhound reaches speed of over 40mph. Photographing a non-racing greyhound at top speed is a unique opportunity. And to see one powering through the water is even more special. Thanks, Oscar, for allowing me to photograph your talent!
David Hasselhound savin' lives in slow-motion