I love taking photos of my dogs. If you follow me on Instagram you know this already. Most folks know I have two dogs but based on my photo stream it would appear as though I only take pics of our Brussels Griffon, Murray, better known simply as the #Beest. While it’s true that #Beest is my boy and he’s almost always hanging out with me no matter where I’m at, and he’s a total ham for the camera, it wouldn’t be accurate to say I’m showing favoritism or simply don’t like our other pup, the sweet Affenpinscher Trudy “Poops” Baggins. I do take lots of photos of Trudy but I rarely post any of them because she hates getting her photo made. If I put something up to my face she will either turn her head or start growling and barking at me. She really – for real – just hates it.
So, with that in mind, the rare occurrence when I get a photo of her that’s not only usable but actually pretty good, I have to make a big deal about it, hence why this single photo is getting its own post.
Well, we’ve done it again. Another year of yuletide joy has come and gone. As per usual, Erin and I hit the Tri-Cities in full holiday force with all the snark, joy and bourbon stashed in a flask that you could ask for. Obviously my DSLR was beside me for most of the trip and I kept snapping, though what I captured was hardly standard family holiday fare; rather, it appears that all I really want to do is photograph the dogs and that’s okay.
Before I get on with the photos I wanted to celebrate a few gifts my folks got me fresh from my Amazon wish list:
- NEEWER 160 LED CN-160 Dimmable Ultra-High Power Digital Camera LED Light (like this one)
- TASCAM DR-05 Portable Digital Recorder (like this one)
- Opteka RC-4 Wireless Remote Control (Like this one)
NEEWER 160 LED CN-160 Dimmable Ultra-High Power Digital Camera LED Light
TASCAM DR-05 Portable Digital Recorder
Opteka RC-4 Wireless Remote Control
These were all on my wishlist as they’re hopefully going to help me finally get going on this documentary I want to try out for my tattoo shop and frequent blog topic 2 Ton Gallery in Kingsport, TN. Just a few more things left and I can actually start. I’m sort-of nervous, sort of PUMPED!
Anyway, on with the holiday photos. As usual, you can find the whole set on my Flickr account.
Also, a nice family photo taken by my parents:
And finally, a few selections from Instagram:
The dogs are dorks but we love ’em. A lot of you will have the finished product in your homes very soon if not already. If you didn’t get one: better luck next year, I suppose! I also feel that I should state that there are more photos of the Beest because Trudy doesn’t like the camera. She’s a serious diva and I’m serious paparazzi. Also included are some shots of the tree and our other Christmas decor.