SPARKLE EVENTS HEADSHOT AND BUSINESS BRANDING PORTRAITS
Michelle is an amazing long time client of mine, usually having done portrait shoots with her gorgeous dogs. I was elated when I got a message asking if I could help her with imagery for her new business, Sparkle Events.
Having organised countless charity events, many for the dog rescue she volunteers with, she had an amazing headstart in creating her business in crafting events and weddings to her clients needs and also being able to plan and organise holidays for clients.
I cannot wait to see what marvelous adventures her new business takes her on !
Michelle was passionate to focus her shoot around Harrogate, as this is where a good amount of her clientele and contacts are. We shot at Mama Doreen's, The Orchid Thai Restaurant and Valley Gardens.
K A R E N + B J
Yesterday, I was invited to join Karen and her beautiful dog B J for his final walk. What a more fitting place than that, with "England's Finest View" at Sutton Bank in Thirsk.
14 yrs & 4 months old, B J has had an incredible life as a showing champion, and stud dog, having fathered 17 special assistance dogs who have done on to help the blind, deaf and children with special needs. Karen told me on their session of the times he would go and pinch a puppy from the litter and take it to his own bed for cuddles.
The Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies
that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm
and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health
and vigour; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again,
just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and
looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers.
Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs
carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your
special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head,
and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your
life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together
Run free over Rainbow Bridge beautiful B J !
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MINI THE GERMAN SHEPHERD
I was delighted to hear I would be working with Mini. Ever since childhood, I've had a huge soft spot for German Shepherd Dogs. When I was a child, I always wanted to follow my dad into the police force and I think the fascination stemmed from there, as back then German Shepherd's were the go to dog for the police.
Mini reignited that wonder of German Shepherds. They really are a breed like no other. They want to lay down as if they're a Collie, they want to swim like they're a Golden Retriever, they lift their front paw in anticipation like a Pointer. But then, they have this immense urge to protect, and such super strength. Super trainable, and really awesome !
We met at Love Lane (how sweet is that)... and went for a gorgeous woodland / riverside walk. Following the old railway line through Richmond. Mini started the shoot, by jumping in the river, little did I know, this was what she'd want to do the entire time we were together. I don't think I've ever met such a water loving dog.
INCREDIBLE COMPETITION FOR YOU AND YOUR DOGS !
I've been great friends with Joanna of Positively Canine and Tiffany of Pawfectionists (Baxby Manor) for many years. And what could be more fun than a competition for your dog. All as businesses around Thirsk which work with dogs !
Postitively Canine is heading up this competition over on her Facebook Page and here's what she has to say ---
STOP & LOOK!!! HUGE GIVEAWAY!!
Positively canine, Lucy White Photography and Pawfectionist dog grooming are all giving away some awesome prizes.
We are giving away a place on our Little Paws sessions up to the value of £35. This is for puppies from first vaccinations up to 12 weeks of age. We are also adding a free place on the Positively Awesome Puppies 12 week classes. This is for puppies aged between 12 weeks and 20 weeks on the first day of classes. Total prize of £155! This is for 1 puppy, classes are held at Baldersby, yo7 4ps & tend too be held on a Tuesday, so please make sure you can attend before entering.
LUCY WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
Winner will receive a Maple photography package from Lucy White Photography. Session must be used within six months of winning and booked well in advance. To be used approximately within the Thirsk/ Ripon/ Knaresborough radius. Subject to Lucy White Photography's regular photography contract being signed. For further information take a look at www.lucywhitephotography.com
PAWFECTIONIST DOG GROOMING
Tiffany is a qualified dog groomer based at Baxby Manor, Husthwaite. She is giving away a £30 voucher for a pampering for your puppy. This will be a good experience for your puppy and Tiffany will spend time making sure your puppy is happy and comfortable with being handled and so on and go at your puppies pace. It is important that your puppies first experiences are all positive ones and Tiffany will make sure they are.
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to comment below "awesome". If you are commenting on a shared post make sure you have clicked onto the original post first as comments on this post will only qualify. A winner will be choosen at random and announced once www.facebook.com/positivelyknine/ hits 2000 Facebook likes. Please also head on over and like www.facebook.com/pawfectionistsdoggrooming/ and www.facebook.com/LucyWhitePhotography/
So we reach 2000 likes quickly and to ensure your puppy wont be too old for the classes please do invite friends to like Positively Canine page :)
shares appreciated but not required. This competition is not sponsored by or endorsed by Facebook
PAWFECTIONISTS : BAXBY MANOR // DOG GRROMING // THIRSK // EASINGWOLD
Last week I was kindly invited to capture some super laid back, marketing shots for Pawfectionists at Baxby Manor (between Easingwold and Thirsk). Tiffany, the owner is one of my oldest and dearest friends, so I was delighted to oblige ! We got some gorgeous shots of her with her dogs to build client rapport and give her viewers a chance to get to know her (see how kind, sweet and fun she is) and see how much she adores her dogs. Then we photographed inside the Salon, to show her client's what's on offer. It's DIVINE !! Take a look at http://pawfectionistsdoggrooming.co.uk/
Meet the team and take a peak around Pawfectionists dog grooming. Tiffany and her four legged helpers are so awesome ! The salon is super warm and cozy, courtesy of a gorgeous log burner and gentle, soft lighting. The dogs (when not being pampered) can rest in the custom built canine stables with soft fleecy blankets. This really is not a grooming salon like ever I've seen before. In fact it's rather more homely and cozy than any normal hair salon. Set in the beautiful countryside of a Manor House. I learnt today, that not only is Tiffany a super talented groomer and equestrian but can make an awesome cup of coffee. (So grab a coffee when you drop off your furry friend for a luxury groom)!
I'm so excited by Pawfectionists, because Tiffany is so passionate behind her reasons for the salon. She has opened her salon, because she knows that a good quality groom truly makes a dog feel better. Her passion shines through when she talks about not only the physical but the mental benefits of pampering your pooch. How it will lift their spirit and make them feel so much more lovely. Tiffany has launched Pawfectionists for the love of dogs. Go see her ! Take your dog. Make an appointment on 07934166612 <3
DOG + OWNER PORTRAITS : SHARON + RODDY
I loved working with Roddy + Sharon on Friday ! Roddy and Sharon are incredible, jointly working with Alzheimers charities and The Red Cross to bring some four legged love to people's day's. Needless to say, Roddy was incredible to work with, so much patience for a dog and consistently looking toward Sharon for his next cue. These guys are just so gorgeous and share so much love.
We photographed Roddy and Sharon around Sutton Bank in Thirsk.
// SAVING YORKSHIRE'S DOGS : CHARLIE //
The second installment from SYD - Saving Yorkshire's Dog's this month is Charlie. A beautiful Saluki. Charlie was such a fun dog to work with. I should say too, he is not the only Saluki dog I photographed at Saving Yorkshire's Dogs, however the other is staying offline at this time, but please inquire after him if you are interested in adopting a Saluki.
Check out Saving Yorkshire's Dogs here - http://www.sydrescue.org.uk/
Playful and super loving Charlie, seeks his forever humans.
My name is Charlie, and I am one of the most FUN dogs you will meet. As soon as the photographer met me, I jumped in a pool of mud, and made everyone laugh but then it was quite fun getting washed down too. I am super friendly, everyone is my best friend. I've got loads of energy for nice walks. But I also take my cuddles very seriously.
I'd love to get out of rescue and explore the big world with you, everyday is an adventure, please let me share it with you ! My mission is to bring laughter to your days.
Call SYD - Saving Yorkshire's Dogs on 07562 986 101
// SAVING YORKSHIRE'S DOGS : BERT //
It's always so lovely to visit and photograph the wonderful volunteers and team at Saving Yorkshire's Dog's (between Ripon and Masham, North Yorkshire).
There were three new canine arrivals in kennels for me to photograph. The beautiful Bert; below. Charlie who will follow this post. And also another Saluki Dog, however he is remaining top secret at this time.
Take a look at Bert - and get in touch with SYD - Saving Yorkshire's Dogs if you think you can help http://www.sydrescue.org.uk/
Will you be my human ?
My name is Bert, and I am probably one of the softest, cuddle -loving dogs you'll ever meet ! I like chasing balls too, but my favourite thing is cuddles. I'm super easy to train as I love treats and I get on great with other dogs.
I'm staying here at SYD - Saving Yorkshire's Dogs whilst my new human arrives. Would you consider taking me home and having cuddles with me every day ? Call SYD on 07562986101
THE CHRISTENING OF CALLUM AT RIPON CATHEDRAL
Callum's Beuatiful mum ^^^^^^ is one of my most favourite people ever ! She is probably one of the kindest and sweetest people you'll ever meet. We met a few years ago when I started taking her family portraits and since, her family have joined the village school and now I get to see her every day. We sometimes go on stupidly muddy but very enjoyable walks too.
Of course I was honoured to meet the rest of her extended family for the Christening of her newest addition, at Ripon Cathedral and be asked to photograph the event. Ripon was as ever, the most magnificent Christening location; visually spectacular and Canon Ruth, making the service entirely enjoyable and accessible to all.
I'm only including a couple of images below from the Christening itself, I think these are private moments for the family invited but lots of fab family and godparent pictures below.
Thank you so much for having me !
Lucy White Photography
Family, Canine & Equine Photographer. Based in North Yorkshire, capturing your precious moments to be treasured and shared.