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Dog Photographer

the youngs • lubbock, tx


It was so good to catch up with Tommy and Teresa- Shawn and I met these two while at Wayland. Teresa actually taught the class where I first learned Photoshop (thank you!), and became my boss a little bit after that when I worked for the yearbook. Tommy has officiated weddings I've shot, and announced WBU basketball games all the years we were there as cheerleaders. It's been good to get to see them- and I found out that they'll be taking on a new adventure soon- working for Athletes in Action. I know they'll both shine in the roles they are taking on for this ministry, and I can't wait to see God's movement in their lives through this new journey. 

We had a gorgeous day to shoot- and they brought along their four dogs. I'm not going to say I wasn't nervous about having that many canines running around- but these were the most well-behaved bunch! I had a great time with them. Thanks for an awesome shoot, guys!

the claassen family • family photographer • amarillo, texas

lissa-anglin4 Comments

I could only see about 50 yards in front of me as I made my way to Amarillo one extremely foggy morning. We were set to shoot at 10:00 am, and the farther I drove the more I was convinced it just wouldn't be possible. The fog was just too thick, and it wasn't rising. 

Jen + Leif had hired me before, and I knew they were just the kind of laid-back, peace-in-the-chaos kind of people that I would need to pull this shoot off. Thankfully, they were willing to give it a shot, so we unloaded them, their precious six month old Grady, and three English Springer Spaniels. 

Sweet Grady endured the cold of the morning as best he could, and though we had to take some breaks, he still was such a trooper.

Turns out, the fog created an ethereal haze around us all that made it sort of peaceful. We were just in a city park, but you would have thought we were in the middle of nowhere.

Right about here Grady let us know he was a bit cold...pacifier and all this is one of my favorites. 

Hello Gerber baby!

I have to admit, although all of their dogs are sweet and friendly, Curly is my favorite. How can you resist those curls?

Thank you, Leif and Jen, for trusting me and going with the flow. Grady is such a sweet boy and I loved getting to watch your new little family!