Prepare yourself for extreme cuteness!  Layla the Corgi Puppy has made her way to the blog!  I was over the moon when Dayna told me she was getting a new puppy!  As if Milo wasn’t cute enough!  I waited what seemed like FOREVER (8 weeks to be exact) to meet little Layla at our puppy session and she did not disappoint.  She was so tiny and snuggly, I just wanted to snatch her up!!!  Until I remembered I have two 70 pound beasts of my own and a toddler at home.  We are at max capacity at my house…  That’s what makes being a dog photographer so special!  I can alway get my fix through my adorable clients!  Here’s Layla and her Mommy Dayna!


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As soon as Butch and Darla’s Dad contacted me and said the word English Bulldogs, I was sold.  I made the trek all the way out to Stafford just to meet these two and I don’t think they could have been any cuter with those faces and their shenanigans.  We enjoyed some backyard time where they enthusiastically raced with the neighbor’s dog up and down the fence and took advantage of some cool water from the hose.  It didn’t take long to wear out these two so we went inside for some lounge time.  Butch had a nap and Darla “tactically acquired” my squeaky toy I use for dog sessions.  Tactically acquired is a military term for stealing, if you didn’t know….  But she loved it so much I didn’t mind leaving it for her to enjoy.  I hope to meet these two again in the future!  Who couldn’t love these squishy faces!

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  • Doug Willey - Those are my babies !!!…Shannon, thank you so very much for the love and attention you provided my two kids…we had a blast, and now have the photo’s to retain the memories forever…you’re the best…and thanks for putting them “front and center” on your webpage !!…


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Spring Fever has arrived!  I am ready to get back out there see all my dog clients that I have been missing all winter!  Studio Minis are fun, but I LOVE our outdoor sessions where your dog really gets to have his day!  Our 45 minute session will include lots of playtime, treats, and tummy rubs for your four legged friends!  Two legged friends will receive 5 digital images with print release and a 5×7 professional album to show off your fur children at home, the office or strangers on the bus if you wish.  You will also receive an online ordering gallery sharable with family and friends!  Sessions will take place at Blandy Farm (Virginia Arboretum) with beautiful brick buildings, rock walls, and flowering plants and trees.  This is also a safe (and allowed) place for TRAINED pets to be off leash!

First come basis!  Only 8 slots available.

*up to two dogs from the same household.  Each additional dog $25

$25 non-refundable deposit required to reserve slot.

email. phone. text. facebook message. send balloons up over my house.

However you want to contact me to book is acceptable:)



Diptych 3 copyHolly and Bryan’s days of waiting are over!  Baby Anna has arrived and she’s really cute!!!!  Please leave a comment to send the new parents well wishes and unsolicited wisdom!


“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights shorter, bank balance smaller, home happier, clothes dirty, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.”

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There’s nothing sweeter than a brand new baby!  Congrats to Bryan and Holly and thanks so much for letting be there to capture your special maternity and newborn moments!

  • Holly - Thank you Shannon for these wonderful pictures!! I’m so happy we found you! I hope you’re prepared to be our lifetime photographer ;).ReplyCancel

    • Shannon Hodges - Thanks so much Holly! Best compliment a photographer can get!ReplyCancel