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    "The story of our dogs is the story of us. A dog can't change the world but they can change your world.
    And if each of us can pass along even a fraction of the unmitigated, world changing love we receive from our dogs?
    Maybe we can see about that whole changing the world thing." - Will Kearney

You know when you meet those people who are SO DARN nice? Like, in every possible way? That’s how it was right from my first contact with Amanda. She and her husband were moving out to Vancouver from Alberta (my hometown) and wanted to schedule a photoshoot with their dog Henry as soon as they arrived.

We had a lot of laughs and a really beautiful sunny evening together. Henry wanted nothing more than to be held, petted and cuddled by his people. Whenever they put him down he looked back over like.. ok… so when will you be holding me again? I loved everything about this shoot, including the great outfits Amanda and Brandon chose to wear. When she received her photos she sent this response:

OH MY GOSH I LOOOOOVEEEEE THEM!!
They turned out AMAZING!! So much better than I could have imagined! Too bad you didn’t do our wedding :p I was viewing them on my phone all weekend :):):) Brandon and I will certainly be downloading them all sometime this week. Upon our return from vacation I’ll absolutely look into ordering some so I’ll touch base with you again then! I just love them so much!!

Even Brandon loves them, which says a lot!! WOW!! Just so amazing!! You’re truly so talented!! My favorite photo changes by the hour, I love them all! especially some near the end when I’m holding the little guy/Brandon has him flipped over his shoulder.. so cute!! Actually, mad props that the ones of Brandon and I being affectionate didn’t look staged! Bah! They’re all just so beautiful and the colors of our clothes look so nice in the setting… just majestic!! TRULY! Oh!! And I totally see what you were doing about Henry being in the sun for some of them – he literally looks like he’s glowing! I could go on and on….

Anyways, just wanted to let you know we adore them and are absolutely obsessed with how they turned out! 🙂 I actually got to show my mom and she said they are beautiful! 🙂

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This was my second shoot with Stacie and her awesome Palivos family, including their sweet dog (and “first child”) Reggie. Reggie’s health had taken a turn for the worse and Stacie wanted to make sure to capture some happy family memories while he could still enjoy a day out to the park. We headed out to the Historic Stewart Farm one perfect sunny day and had a wonderful time goofing around, exploring and taking photos. Reggie was a total trooper. His kids will miss him dearly when it is time for him to go, but for now, it was all smiles and great memories captured.

Stacie says: ” Cindy! WOW!! I am speechless!! You are amazing and what awesome awesome pictures you have taken! I absolutely LOVE them and I am honestly tearing up….What an absolute treasure to have these gorgeous moments captured on film….I love you and everything you have done! Looking at them, I can feel the emotion and the FUN! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! I can’t wait to show everyone (they are all asleep!) and have some (how do I pick?) on the walls! Have a wonderful and maybe restful long weekend! Love Stacie (and the rest of the crew) 🙂

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Cindy

Cindy Hughes is a pet photographer in Vancouver, British Columbia. She provides lifestyle photography for people and the pets they love. Cindy specializes in dog and cat photography and is available for commercial and editorial assignments. Will travel!

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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, so I wanted to share this super fun photoshoot I recently did on Macdonald Beach. Kristi and Kenny and their three pups were looking for a photographer because they were due for updated family photos,  but also because one of their dogs, the lovely Katie, had entered the final stages of heart failure. I’m so glad they found me, we had a great time romping around in the sand. When we first met at the beach, I was expecting to meet the dogs and see Katie very slow and tired, but that wasn’t the case at all.  She was full of pep and joy when we did their photoshoot. Dogs always amaze me with their resiliency.

In addition to Katie, the dog family is rounded out by Mugsy (an 11 yr old Maltese) and Oscar (a 4 year old Bichon boy). Oscar was a recent rescue who had been found wandering around on the roads and who was prone to taking off on long, ahm… “adventures”, so he had to stay on leash at all times – and was FULL of personality and fun (and check out that adorable overbite).

We got lucky with one of the few sunny days that week, and I think Kristi killed it in that yellow dress. (Okay Kenny, you did well too :)) Check out some of our handiwork!

Kristi says: ” Omg those are so awesome!!!!! Love love love them💗  You’re so amazing! You totally captured the essence of Mugsy, Katie and Oscar 😊❤️  Thank you again so so much!!!! I’ll recommend you in a heartbeat! Thanks for the recommendation to go with yellow!!!  You will be our go to photographer whenever the time comes for new pics.  It’s was so wonderful to have met you! We feel truly blessed😊”

 

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I was soooo excited to do this photoshoot. Sonia got in touch with me about a month ago and told me about the awesome adventure she and her husband Dustin are going on. They’re going to take the summer off and take their three beautiful huskies on a cross country trip across Canada – in a hatchback. They’re going to talk about their adventures under the (very cool) name, Huskies in the Hatch so you can follow what they’re up to. 67 days from Tofino to Gros Morne Newfoundland in a hatchback with 3 huskies? Bucket list! They leave on April 27th so be sure to follow them here. 

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When Romeo’s mom Kym reached out to me and asked if I wanted to do a “styled photoshoot with a puppy in a Westfalia on the beach somewhere?” I think I almost spit out my drink. I quickly told her um, *yes*, and also let her know that she had said all of my favourite words together in the same sentence. Christmas Miracle!!

Kym and her husband adore Romeo, and what a small world it is, it turns out we were actually enrolled in the same puppy class and had met each other back when our pups were both even more wee. Kym has an awesome sense of style and design, and their Westie is just so COOL. I loved working with them so much and just can’t wait to do another styled shoot together in the spring. Romeo is a total character – he is small but big on personality and zest for life.

And the other bonus?? Kym submitted our photos to Style Me Pretty, and they decided to publish them. . Kind of a big deal in the photography world – check out the link here. 

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