Jackson’s Pet Fall Session


It’s not often that I shoot animals, so I knew I was in for a treat when Melanie asked me to capture her little man Jackson.


Jackson is a Yorkie, and I definitely underestimated just how cute he could be! Melanie requested that the shoot take place at Luray Inlawn Park in Luray, VA, as it was a special place that she visits a lot with Jackson. The space is large, and everywhere you turn is a perfect backdrop for a picture.



When we arrived, the colors of the leaves on the trees and ground were stunning, and made the colors of Jackson’s coat almost glow. It was clear he was very excited to be there! He and Melanie had a great time running around and playing in the leaves – the bond between a dog and their owner is a wonderful thing to witness. The multitude of leaves of the grass was heaven for Jackson, and he spent the time tearing around, scattering leaves everywhere which excited him even more. It’s very clear that Jackson loves Melanie very much, and obviously loves the camera too! We got a variety of shots, from majestic to adorably cute. Getting to photograph pets is always fun, different experience. You have to be quick to capture the best moments, and I’m very pleased with the images we got.


Thank you to Melanie for letting me shoot such a fun little dog!