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And Penny Makes Four…

It was almost two years ago that I first met my wonderful business partner Don, and his partner Kevin.  At that time we photographed their three Westies at their beautiful home.

New to the family then was Cassie, also known as Girlie.  She was a shy girl who preferred to stay on the periphery and watch her brother’s antics.  Now, two years later, Girlie was much more approachable and easier to photograph.

Enter Penny.  A.K.A. Penny Loaf, Henny-Penny.  A white schnauzer, rescued last fall from a rescue group who had snatched her from a hoarder.  Though Penny has come a tremendously long way since entering this “white dog” household, she had yet to experience a photo session.  And while Girlie hovered about when we shot 2 years ago, Penny ran for cover this year.

We still managed though to coax and cajole and wrangle a few lovely photos.  Penny has these remarkable ears that move about like antennas.  I’m so glad I got a few shots that show them!

As always Blake and Dash were the consummate hosts.  Smiling, playing, and ready to pose.

Don and Kevin have this amazing ability to bring damaged, neglected and sometimes abused pets into their home, and with time and a lot of love, allow them to flourish.  Penny is no exception.

It was a magical evening.

Dash & Blake


August 30, 2010 - 7:42 am

Elaine Nawiesiak Frederick MD Photographer - These are great Bev! I love them. I can’t imagine getting two dogs looking at the camera at the same time much less four! You are the Dog Whisperer! So talented.

August 30, 2010 - 7:46 am

Barbara Breitsameter - Fabulous! Great expressions captured in such beautiful surroundings.

August 30, 2010 - 9:15 am

Beth Andrews - These are GREAT Bev!! Love them:)

August 30, 2010 - 9:41 am

Nicola - What a FUN time! Those pillows look great!

August 30, 2010 - 10:12 am

Don - Ok I may be a little biased, but I think this is one of the best session of the year! Thanks you Bev and Team!

August 30, 2010 - 11:04 am

angie W - gorgeous!

August 30, 2010 - 11:11 am

Sue Thomas - Oh how cute!!! I love the group photo and those ears are to die for!!!

August 30, 2010 - 11:31 am

Maria - Love these! What a great family!

August 30, 2010 - 12:44 pm

Brandy - Hi, Don and Kevin, I love the one with all 4 of the kids. The colors behind them look great.

August 30, 2010 - 10:42 pm

Linda and Reba - OMG! Don Penny looks just like Reba! Cover those ears up and it’s the same head! Same eyes, same expression, same nose, same little beard (cept Reba’s is always dirty). I want to meet Penny she’s adorable! Congratulations to Penny for landing in such a loving home!

August 31, 2010 - 4:16 pm

Jeanne - Adorable! Glad Penny found such a loving home for her and her precious ears. 🙂 Love the group shot!

September 6, 2010 - 9:56 pm

Russ - Aren’t my babies cute… Don and Kevin are just preping them for when they come to live with me…. their Uncle Rusty

October 18, 2010 - 2:12 pm

Janice Gillespie - Every shot here is spectacular. I love all of these. Especially the two sitting by the pot of yellow flowers and this last one. Excellent.

September 11, 2016 - 3:30 pm

In Memory – Blake » Bev Hollis Photography - […] Don and Kevin said goodbye this week to their oldest – Blake. Fifteen years old, he battled cancer recently, and succumbed to the dreaded disease. Today their pack is smaller by one. I know Blake was the patriarch and for now Dash, Penny and Girlie have lost their compass.  That void, I know, is even greater for Don and Kevin. It seems like just yesterday we chased these four around the yard for this session. […]

September 17, 2017 - 7:59 pm


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