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    I'm thrilled to have you visit my blog! I have specialized in Fine Art Pet Photography in the northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. area for the past 10 years.

    Most recently I've moved to Asheville, NC and am doing only limited client work. My recent path has me working on several photography projects, most of course, involve dogs.

    Please check back often for updated project work!

Gibson

I told you we had a busy weekend! After our outside romp with Cody (see below) we settled into the barn for an inside session with Gibson.

Gibson is a 5 year old Australian Shepherd. Sadly, he has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.¬† He has good and bad days.¬† We’re so glad we were able to photograph him on one of his good ones!

He was full of play and good humor. And even took a few moments to strike some beautiful poses.

We wish Gibson many more happy and beautiful days!

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September 21, 2008 - 11:18 pm

Emily Korff - What a gorgeous dog! Great captures, I’m sure his family will cherish these!

September 22, 2008 - 12:00 pm

Tracy - You know the picture of Max that I sent out? THIS is what he is registered with the microchip company as… and Australian Shepherd. But he definitely has some Doberman… he even has that ridge on his head.
Still no word from his owner.
: (

I also wish Gibson many happy days! He is very beautiful!!

September 26, 2008 - 8:29 pm

Gibson's Mom - Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. We do love him and are trying to make his life as high quality as possible. He is on his way to the Outer Banks for his vacation.

September 27, 2008 - 5:37 am

Suzie Bailey - Oh my word, what beautiful images !!

September 27, 2008 - 6:17 am

Cat Dillberg - Gibson is beautiful. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. 🙁

September 27, 2008 - 6:20 am

Elaine Nawiesniak - Having had a pet with a spinal tumor I know how hard it must be for the owner of this beautiful dog. My heart goes out them. It is so difficult to see them have good days only to be followed by bad ones. You just have to enjoy those good days while they last. These portraits will be priceless to the family. I wish I had some like this of my O’Malley before I lost him.

September 27, 2008 - 7:39 am

Beth - What a beautiful dog and beautiful captures. My own dog is dying of cancer and seeing these beautiful images convinces me I need to get some great images of him. Prayers for Gibson and his family. I hope for him many happy days as well.

September 27, 2008 - 1:38 pm

Lisa L - What a beautiful dog! Many prayers to Gibson and his family on the difficult days ahead. They will have many wonderful treasured memories of him and these great photos. Have a fun vacation Gibson!

September 27, 2008 - 2:08 pm

Pam - Oh what a beautiful boy. We just adopted a 14mo australian shepard and we LOVE HIM. I can tell Gibson is the same sweet, smart dog that our Shadow is. May he have many more happy days!

September 27, 2008 - 5:28 pm

christy anderson - Beautiful work Bev! What a handsome man – you captured him perfectly!

September 27, 2008 - 5:37 pm

Jill-Ann - What an incredibly handsome boy. May his days be as pain-free as possible and many more good ones than bad.

September 28, 2008 - 12:42 am

Shannon Velloza - Bev,

I seriously can’t pick a favorite. What a gorgeous dog! May his family enjoy many more happy days with Gibson:)

September 28, 2008 - 6:12 am

Stephanie - What a stunning dog! His coloring is so beautiful. I also hope he has many more wonderful days with his family.

September 28, 2008 - 7:32 am

Barbara Breitsameter - Aussie’s have always had a special place in my heart. These images are stunning.

I lost my Berner at 3.5 to a brain tumor a few years ago. My heart goes out to Gibson’s family.

September 28, 2008 - 10:41 am

Jacqueline - Beautiful images, you really captured him. I’ve never even met Gibson, but feel like he could be my best friend!

September 29, 2008 - 2:08 pm

pen* - your images are quite stunning. there’s an ethereal quality about them. love the whole set!

October 2, 2008 - 10:51 am

Denise Cebrero - Gibson is beautiful!! Offering prayers and support!!

October 2, 2008 - 8:07 pm

Lisa Baker - Gibson is GORGEOUS! Sorry to hear about his illness.

October 3, 2008 - 9:25 am

Dena - Awww, my heart breaks for Gibson! What a beautiful dog, you captured him perfectly and I am sure his owner will treasuer them forever.

October 6, 2008 - 11:25 pm

A+ - Gibson, You’re the best. Hugs from Sir Lancelot & Whisper

October 14, 2008 - 12:41 am

nick - This a very beautiful set 🙂

January 30, 2009 - 5:55 pm

Lori - This the most gorgeous dog. I know that he has an awesome home and couldn’t be treated better.

April 28, 2009 - 12:08 am

Mary Harper - Gibson was put down yesterday after fighting a brave battle with a brain tumor for 23 months. It is heartbreaking to lose him at such a young age. He lived a wonderful life and knew that Mommy, Daddy, Heidi, Foster and Emily loved him. Thank you everyone for your kind comments when his pictures were published.

July 7, 2009 - 3:14 pm

Mary Laura Fitzgerald - This is sort of freakish for me to find a dog when I looked for my god-mother Mary Harper Gibson who died of a brain tumor (I didn’t plug brain tumor into the search!) Sorry for your loss, but wow.

Cody

We started early yesterday Рjust after sunrise.  Then we spent the next 2 hours romping through the farm fields with Cody, a 10 year old red heeler.

Though Cody suffers from arthritis and an endocrine disorder called Cushings disease, you’d never know it as he explored the farm!

And we covered it all – from the barn at the bottom to the vineyard at the top!

Cody was severely abused before finding his forever home with his human, Elena. And though he remains a wary dog with strangers, it didn’t surprise me that by the end of the session I was able to get in close with my beloved 50mm lens.¬† I think dogs just know.

Thanks Cody for sharing your morning with us!

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September 27, 2008 - 6:22 am

Cat Dillberg - Love the last one! Cody is adorable. Many blessings to Elena for her big heart and loving Cody. It shows in Cody’s photographs how much he is loved.

September 27, 2008 - 7:46 am

Beth - How cute is he? I love that one ear flops over. What a lucky dog to have been given a second chance with such a caring owner. I wish you both the best!

September 27, 2008 - 1:41 pm

Lisa L - LOVE these photos of Cody! Especially the one with his red frisbee and the one of him with his “Mom”. Cody is one lucky pup to have found her!

September 27, 2008 - 2:11 pm

Pam - I love that last picture. You can tell he loves his human very much. What a wonderful turn she must have been in his life.

September 27, 2008 - 5:30 pm

christy anderson - What a sophisticated gentleman! Great captures of Cody. These are sure to be treasured!

September 27, 2008 - 11:50 pm

Katie Welsh - Oh, you just want to hug him!! I love the all, but that last one really got to me.

September 28, 2008 - 6:13 am

Stephanie - I love that last one! But they are all fabulous. He has the cutest ears.

September 28, 2008 - 10:32 am

Cody's Mom - Thanks everyone. I’m the lucky one to have found him. He had a great time on his photo shoot with Bev!

October 2, 2008 - 10:53 am

Denise Cebrero - I’m so glad Cody found a wonderful and loving home!!

October 12, 2008 - 9:34 pm

Haley - I just love these photos. I found the link to your site on Cowbelly. I’m a sucker for the older dogs and you really brought out the light in Cody’s eyes.

Gibson

We had 2 great shoots today. I’ll have more on the blog by tomorrow. I just had to post this image though of Gibson. I laughed out loud when I came upon it.¬† I think this gives you a general idea of how he felt about his photo shoot!

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September 22, 2008 - 11:58 am

Tracy - hee hee… that made me giggle out loud… and I’m at work. shhh…

September 27, 2008 - 1:42 pm

Lisa L - LOVE it! Thanks for the belly laugh, Gibson!

September 28, 2008 - 6:13 am

Stephanie - That is hilarious!

October 8, 2008 - 3:04 pm

Jill - hehehe, that made me laugh out loud too 🙂

October 14, 2008 - 8:12 pm

wendy - That is great!

Westies! Westies!

Another splendid evening found us amongst 3 fiery Westies! This session was shot at the very beautiful home of Dash, Blake and Cassie. Three Westies who allow their humans, Don and Kevin, to live there with them.¬† Their beautiful home comes equipped with all things dog! From auto-doors to slate-tiled ramps to the dog’s own “quiet” room.¬† Enjoy!

It was so much fun shooting their 3 different personalities. Cassie, the very shy one, hovered and watched her big brothers. When they gave the “all clear” she’d scoot in for a treat and zoom away.¬† Blake, Mr. Personable, led the pack and showed the others how it was done. Dash, was well, Dashing of course!

Cassie - Blake - Dash

Cassie - Blake - Dash

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September 21, 2008 - 9:26 am

Beth - These are beautiful! I always LOVE to see the finished product. This was a FUN shoot!

September 28, 2008 - 6:14 am

Stephanie - Cute, cute, cute! What cute little personalities.

October 22, 2008 - 2:29 am

Mitzi The Westie - I just have to say your photographs are beautiful. I too have a Westie and they are such lovely little dogs. If you wish to add some to my website (with a credit / link to your site) please do get in touch.

“Leo”

We were lucky last night. The skies were beautiful, temperatures moderate. Plus, we got to meet LEO!

Leo is a bundle of personality and spunk. Found on the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he made his way through adoption agencies and into the very loving home of Sara and Rob Marti.

Leo will be undergoing anesthesia to remove his eye tumor (and have his teeth cleaned too!) Because he has a heart murmur extra precautions have been taken. We will be thinking of you Leo!

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September 19, 2008 - 10:42 am

Maria Carey - Bev, Looks like you had a great time with this little guy…I was thinking of you today….and hoping you have a smile on your face and a trick up your sleeve…
Maria

September 26, 2008 - 9:36 pm

Gibson's Mom - Looks like Leo has Aussie in him. What a lucky dog to get such a wonderful family to love him and give him such a great life. I have heard about all the stray dogs in San Juan–what an unfortunate situation. I hope his eye surgery is a great success

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