Georgie | Pinehurst Photographer

Furry family members are just that…family! My family got a Shih Tzu last summer to “replace” our son going to college. As a Pinehurst Photographer, I have documented his first year.  A different kind of Watch Me Grow Package, right?

Georgie turns ONE tomorrow and I had to take this opportunity to celebrate his big birthday! I made this little, layered, dog-friendly cake for his Cake Smash Session. It had apple and peanut butter in it and he quite liked it (thank you Pinterest)! We also tried to recreate the image I took of him in my Pinehurst studio a few days after we got him. Unfortunately, he had outgrown the bowl!

I often get asked if family pets can be part of sessions.  My answer is YES! I have done Maternity Sessions, Sitting-Up Sessions, and Family Sessions with furry family members. It’s always fun with a hint of unpredictability! Honestly, working with pets isn’t much different than working with toddlers. I try to take the images with the family pet first thing.  I have great luck doing it this way! Some clients bring a friend to watch the dog after their picture and some have had a crate in their car (when the weather is cooler – not in the spring or summer!). I recommend bringing a leash, a toy (preferably one that squeaks) and a treat.  If you get your dog groomed on a regular basis, you should schedule a grooming session the day before. After all, you want them to look their best!

As a Pinehurst Photographer, I encourage all family members to join in your session.

Happy 1st Birthday, Georgie Sewell!





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    Natasha Sewell (NPS Photography) is a Washington DC and Pinehurst NC newborn photographer. Known for her classic & timeless style, she also specializes in maternity, baby, and family photography. NPS Photography serves Pinehurst NC, Southern Pines NC & Washington DC and the surrounding metro NOVA and Maryland areas including Georgetown, Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Vienna, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac as well as Fairfax County VA, Montgomery County MD and Moore County NC.