A first time interaction with a toddler you will be photographing is crucial.
For me it is best to jump right in to their world.
Relationships take time and hey I am a stranger.
This is Emma. Right away I was chasing her.
Biggest worry in the world?
The crown or the matching bow.
Loved capturing age 3 with Emma and Mommie!
"Most black cats will spend their entire lives in a shelter", Brandi Brignac said as she showed off Matilda, a cute black kitten just 3 months old. The genuine love, heartache, and want for these animals to find forever homes unmistakable in her voice.
This is the current status of the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, Louisiana. It has become the home of Cara's House a Livingston Parish animal shelter that like many residents and businesses in the Southeastern region went under water in August during historic flooding. Due to the catastrophic water levels these areas experienced the makeshift shelter is currently care for 250+ animals in need of medical treatment and adoption. Pets are being surrendered daily, even during my short visit I witnessed a surrender that included 4+ kittens and the mom who was pregnant again. These employees and volunteers are tired. There is not enough help. This shelter will be moving back into its permanent home over the weekend and the need for volunteers to help with this move is critical.
If you would like to adopt, donate or volunteer your time please visit their website.
I accompanied my dear friend and fellow volunteer Katie Pechon on this day to help pick up donated pet food accumulated from a drive they were holding in store. A truck bed full of dog and cat food made for some smiles upon our arrival.
Katie Pechon and Brandi Brignac posing for me before unloading the goodies.
I was also able to snap a few from my phone that included more of the dogs. Many were still in the holding period.
I even made a friend during my visit and his name was Willie! Happy to report he is up for rescue I was told yesterday!
The first session of 2017 took me away from the norm of my "usual" subjects. When Terry Hymel contacted me to capture a few of his creations I jumped at the opportunity. One guitar a vintage beauty worth more than my camera another a personalized creation made exactly how as new owner requested.