Christina and Friends

Last week we spent an afternoon with Christina and all of her wonderful adopted dogs. Each of her furry friends have such terrific personalities and it was honestly a treat to be a witness to the lovely bond she has with each of the dogs. We’re pretty sure she’d fit in perfectly here with us since pretty much any conversation we have that isn’t about photography has to do with dogs.

By the way, Christina’s a volunteer with Help Orphan Puppies, a rescue organization that is dedicated entirely to (as the name implies) helping puppies. If you’re interested in adopting or fostering a puppy in need, please check out their website and Facebook page.

Happy Birthday!

Saturday we took advantage of the beautiful sunny day to grab some photos of a very special birthday.

It’s likely you’ve seen this lovely German shepherd scattered throughout our portfolio. Uschi is a working guide dog and last Friday just happened to be her sixth birthday! When we heard about the little party her handler was throwing her we couldn’t resist helping memorialize the event with some photos.

Uschi wasn’t entirely cooperative, but it was her party after all. She was still enough for us to capture her with her cute birthday tiara and she was utterly fascinated by the soap bubbles her handler was creating with a toy gun. There was a bit of a breeze, so the balloons really didn’t get as featured as we’d have liked. But we expect to try again next year.

Congratulations, Crystal!

Due to a few technical issues this is a bit delayed in being posted, but nonetheless we wanted to express our deepest congratulations to Crystal and her family on the birth of her new baby girl!

Portrait collage

We managed to just squeeze in our session just before the end of her pregnancy and had a blast hanging out with her and her family.

 

Cozy

Photo Challenge Submission

Seems like autumn barely started and here it is already November and the weather has taken a turn more towards winter. Brrrr! Of course it is an excuse to dig out all those warm quilts and blankets that our crafty relatives have made us. In fact, we had the perfect one to fit in with this month’s theme for the I Heart Faces photo challenge. And it didn’t take much convincing to get Caley to snuggle up in the cozy warmth of this afghan:

Friendship

Photo Challenge Submission

This is our first time entering the I Heart Faces photo challenge, but this month’s theme of “friendship” had us instantly thinking of this portrait of Cyndy and Uschi from a quick shoot we did at The Great Escape:

These two aren’t just friends, but partners as a guide dog team. If you look closely you can just barely see Uschi’s leather harness.

Say “Cheese!”

Newly added to our portrait gallery:

Nothing like a happy baby to brighten your Sunday. Hope you’re all having as great a time as this little guy.

Welcome to ICGOLD Photography!

You’ll have to pardon any of the dust around here as we settle into our brand new home. If you haven’t yet, please check our information page and feel free to browse through our portfolio of portrait, pet and nature photography. We’ll be updating here at the blog whenever we add new photos.

Our biggest news is that we’ve just opened a shop at Society6 where you can purchase selected prints of some of our favorite photographs. Here areĀ a few available for sale right now:

Oh, and if social media is your thing, you’ll notice links in our side bar to our Twitter and Facebook accounts. We’d be glad to have you follow us and we’d love to chat with you!

‘Til next time!