December 7, 2012

Saturday Pet Blogger Hop - Christmas Photos

Lexi, Nitro, Tallulah, Bailey, Bud and I are excited to participate in this weeks Saturday Pet Blogger Hop!

Special Thanks goes out to our Pet Blog Hop hosts, Life With DogsTwo Little Cavaliers, and Confessions of the Plume! If you would like to read some entertaining pet blogger posts in the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop, just click on one of the host links above or click on the badge to the right with the animals circling the Earth that reads The Saturday Pet Blogger Hop. Happy Hopping!  
Chris and I decided to have a photographer take some new group Christmas photos with the both of us along with our two deaf dogs Nitro and Bud. Unfortunately afterwards when I saw the finished product, I did not like any of the photos this young photographer took.  For some reason her lighting was way off, the photos were much to dark and they were slightly out of focus. The good news is right before she showed up to our photos session, Chris and I took turns taking our own photos with my Nikon Coolpix P500. I love the photos we took because they turned out light and bright. We ended up using a couple of them in our Christmas cards this year (and one the photographer took even though it was dark).

I am so thankful I grabbed my camera on the way out of the house. As a blogger I, I usually have my camera with me.

I also took a few pictures of all five of our dogs sitting in front of the Christmas Tree but as you can imagine it was almost impossible to get all five dogs to stay in one place let alone look at me all at the same time.

Below are some of the photos from our little photo shoot.

I hope you enjoy our photos because we sure had fun taking them. Remember to slow down this Holiday Season and enjoy time with your family, friends and pets.

Merry Christmas! ~ Christina, Chris, Lexi, Tallulah, Bailey, Bud and Nitro

Roanoke College Fun Photo Shoot

 I love this photos of Chris and Nitro!

 My three boys!

 Nitro is so used to me taking his picture all the time that he actually looks right into the camera and poses.

This is one of my favorite photos. Bud with his daddy. He loves his daddy!

Bud usually has his tongue sticking out as you can see from this photo. 

Me and my two deafies Nitro and Bud. 

 We took these photos at Roanoke College and it was 65 degrees at the end of November which is perfect for taking photos!

 As you can see after a few minutes, Bud and Nitro are getting bored.

 This is my favorite photo of me and my boys.

Christmas Tree Photo Shoot

See what I mean, impossible! The three big dogs know the word "wait" because when I feed them they have to "sit" and then "wait" before they can have their food. The other two don't have to do this ritual but as you can see from the following photos the "wait" command came in pretty handy with the big dogs.

 Bud and Nitro are so used to me photographing them all the time they pose!

 Such good boys...Lexi...not so much!

 I know I am totally biased when it comes to my dogs but I think I have some darn good looking white boxers!

 My little Rock Star Nitro....

 Tallulah is like "mama, how long do we have to wait until you actually give us the TREAT in your hand?"

 I love this photo because it was the same day and they were all just "chilling" in their back yard together.

 We got Nitro some new K-9 Optix glasses and I took this with Instagram. He is such a cool dude don't you think?

Last but not least these are the horses in the back pasture as the sun was setting. I just love the silhouette of these two lug heads!

Thanks so much for hopping by to say hi! Happy Blog Hopping!


  1. Nitro is just rocking those shades!

    1. He is a pretty cool dude! Thanks for hopping by. Merry Christmas!

  2. You didn't need a professional photographer at all. Loved your photos!

    1. Thank you so much. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  3. Love those photos. All that blue!!! Last year for combination mom/dad days our kids got us a Coolpix camera, too. Oh I LOVE it. It takes great pics and so easy. Happy Saturday!

    1. I also love the Coolpix. If you love to photograph dogs and horses it is perfect. Thanks for hopping by and Merry Christmas!

  4. Great photos! I really like you dogs collars! The silhouette photograph is very nice.

    1. Thank you so much. I love Nitro's new collar. It was my Birthday present from Ella's leads on line. Thanks so much for hopping by. Merry Christmas!

  5. Now, that is one good photo shoot with your cute pets. The shades of Nitro rocks!