Winston and Bentley (Knoxville Pet artist/photographer)

I recently had the pleasure of photographing Winston and Bentley. They are the fur children of Janet Eichholz and Andrew Myers. I have photographed both boys when they were first adopted by Janet and Andrew. Now they are big boys and it was time for some big boy images!

Winston and Bentley are two of the friendliest pups I've ever photographed. They love playing together and wrestling, just like most brothers. They also love for dad to throw the ball for them to chase and will watch intently while Andrew retrieves the ball if it goes over the fence.

Janet and Andrew also honored me with the opportunity to create a digital painting of Winston and Bentley to hang in their living room. I love creating digital paintings for my clients. I feel it gives them a unique piece of art that can become an heirloom.

Here are a few of my favorites from Winston and Bentley's session.

Rimma - painted pet portrait

My latest painted portrait is of Rimma. She's a beautiful chocolate lab that loves to be with her humans, especially when they are outside. They have watched her grow from a four pound puppy to a 64 pound  bundle of love. She's almost the same color as her favorite sofa, so it's easy for her to nap inconspicuously. I think she may be a bit spoiled, but after all, she is just a furry four legged baby! 


Day250: My new grandpuppy!

My granddaughters have been wanting a dog for quite a while. The oldest finally talked mom into going to the shelter "just to look" know what that means.... Here's my new grandpuppy Jasper! He's part German shepherd and possibly part Husky with those blue eyes. He seems to be smart and has survived a week with four little girls and a cat. He's got a great personality and is already trying to "protect" the girls. I think he's going to be  good dog!


Day108: New Leash on Life

Today I volunteered some of my time to photograph some of the dogs and cats at the New Leash on Life animal shelter in Lebanon, TN. It is a no kill shelter that tries to help dogs and cats find new homes. This is where I got my dog, Skipper, eight years ago. It has only recently become a no kill shelter. If anyone the Lebanon, TN area reads this and is looking for a pet, please consider one of the dogs or cats at New Leash on Life. I found them all to be furry babies looking for a permanent home and someone to love. I'll post some more of their photos later this week.



Day104: Sparky

Sparky is a miniature dachshund. He was my best friend when we first met. He used his nose to roll his ball to my foot, so I threw it for him several times and he promptly returned with it. Then I brought out the big mean monster - the camera ....and Sparky ran behind the chair so he could hide. Every time I'd try to get a shot of him, he'd drop his head and look so sad. He walked around the edge of the wall behind some of the furniture to stay away from the monster.....He even turned away when his human mommy was holding him. I made this shot while he was behind a table. He wouldn't stay in the good light long enough for me to get a really good shot. Once I put the camera away, he was ready to play again. Poor pitiful puppy....

Day85: Rosie

This is my niece dog Rosie. She's spending the weekend while my brother and sister-in-law are out of town. She's loves Skipper's squeaky toys. They get a good workout when she's here. She also likes to wind up and lay in one of Skipper's beds. She has to go around in circles two or three times to get wound up small enough to fit.

Day69: Sugar Lump's puppy portraits

This is Sugar Lump. She's was recently rescued from a shelter and her new "mommy" thought some portraits were in order.  I think it's funny that puppies and dogs can be so much like children. Of course we treat them as if they are children so it's no wonder they are spoiled to the bone. :) 

Since Sugar Lump is only 12 weeks old, she was easily distracted. I love the shot of her looking over her shoulder at the ducks. She tried so hard to be still for me (yes, treats were involved) but the ducks were more than she could resist. We were afraid she would jump in the water so we had to move to a less dangerous grassy area. I was glad I got some actions shots, especially some with her pouncing and running. Isn't it cute how her ears are flopping in the air?  We're planning on another puppy portrait session when Sugar Lump gets a little older.