The Humane Society of Williamson County posted the latest Hero, and I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos from the session. First, here is Sonya's adoption story from the HSWC website:
I thought I would share our story with you…
We lost a family member; our boxer, Aries, on April 18th.
He was very special to us. We had his mother and he became a well known
show dog with AKC stacking up 20 Wins, Places or Shows. He lived and
loved us for 12 years, so it was almost an unbearable loss. For his
human sisters Sami (11 years old) and Erika (10 years old), it was
heartbreaking. They had him in their lives since birth.
Needless to say, that Monday was a tough day for us, but the girls
said they would like to adopt a dog from a shelter in memory of Aries.
So off we went to the Shelter after school on Monday. Unfortunately it
was closed, but the staff said we could walk around and check out the
doggies. As we went by the outdoor pens, a small black and white
Staffordshire mix put her paw through the fence and onto Sami’s foot.
She didn’t bark, just looked up at my girls like she was saying, “It’s
ok. Things will get better!” Sami and Erika lost it. Sami immediately
said, “This is my new dog!” Erika agreed. I have to confess that I got
tears in my eyes as I saw it happen. My wife Cinda was choked up as
I told the girls that we would come back tomorrow when the shelter
was open and see if she was still the one. The girls were so worried
that night. They just knew that someone would adopt her while they were
at school the next day. I went to work and started telling a
co-worker, Aileen Phillips, about the pup and what she had done with the
girls. Aileen, a volunteer at the shelter, looked Sonya up online.
She showed me the pictures and the information on her. I was
flabbergasted!!! Sonya had come to the shelter almost a year prior, on
Cinda’s Birthday!!! MAY 10th!!! I immediately called my wife to let
her know. She was speechless as well!
I left work early and picked the family up to go to the shelter.
When we arrived the girls made a beeline straight for Sonya, who greeted
them with a tail wag and a few kisses through the fence and that was
it. Our new family member would be adopted that moment.
Sonya has been practically perfect in every way. She is house broken
without any accidents. She sits, lays down and comes when called. She
is even learning how to heel, but most of all she is a constant
companion with my girls and Cinda and me. She even rotates sleeping at
the foot of the bed of the girls and me and momma.
Finally I just want to thank the Shelter staff for not giving up on
Sonya. I know deep down inside she was just waiting for us…to heal us
and become one of us!
And here are a few of my favorite photos. Enjoy!
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
Who wouldn't want to start their week with some great shots of a cute couple? Agreed, pretty much no one. I've known these two since high school and although we went to rival colleges, haven't lived in the same town for 8 years, and now live on opposite sides of the same city... it's a good friendship. Around sunset, we visited several E. Austin locations for colorful and unique backgrounds. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the session. Enjoy!
Posted by Kim at Monday, August 06, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
For me, landscape photography is a challenge because I like taking photos of people. Unlike portraits, I really struggle with composition so I usually just pack my Powershot and take a break from photography. However, I decided to try out landscape photography while visiting Oregon. I am happy that I gave it a try.
I'm pretty sure Oregon was just showing off and the photos below have very little to do with my photography skills. Either way, i'm pleased and can't wait to frame a few for my home. Enjoy!
When I walked up to the falls for the picture below I thought that I would get that magical picture where the bridge was completely clear. At noon. On a Saturday. Obviously I was dreaming.
My mother really loves lighthouses. When I heard that there was a lighthouse near Cannon Beach, I was super excited about the amazing photos I would get of it.
See the rock in the picture below? That was the lighthouse. Oops.
Posted by Kim at Tuesday, July 03, 2012