Calm Reflections Photography shares beautiful photographs that can be placed on mugs, mouse pads, canvas, puzzles, T-shirts, coasters and prints. Joanna Macaulay makes souvenirs of St. Mary’s County for tourists and local residents. Information about St. Mary’s County attractions, travel, events and photography can be found at her site. She now does pet photography as well.
I was just at the County Fairgrounds with the St Mary's County Camera Club. The club supports the Fair photography exhibit. We are always excited to see all the talent from our neighbors. Thank you to all participants and all helpers from the club.
This year's top purple ribbons went to:
Childrens ribbon Lillian Johnston for ballet shoes photo
Junior ribbon Jillian Waxman a colorful peppers photo
Adult ribbon Lew Kosich for a Celtics photo
Last years County Fair Barbara Sue Nelson for flower exhibit photo
Life in St Marys County by ? for an Amish plow photo
(We made a judge's corner for those of us who don't get to share our photos)
"Uh Oh. Another bath for the me". Shake, shake, quiver, quiver.
I can almost hear her brain thinking. I was once again practicing my pet photography on my own dog, Sarita, a rescue toy poodle. Her expressions are adorable! This bath is two weeks after her last one. She has dry skin, so oatmeal shampoo was gentler on her skin and we can't bathe her too often.
I do pet photography in St. Mary's County, MD at your house or a nearby park where your pet is comfortable. Most likely your pet wouldn't be getting a bath, but it would still be fun and the owners need to participate. I also like humorous photos, so I might try one or two.
Mostly, I just hope you will enjoy my photos. I had to crop out parts of the shower, but it was handy that our shower is white, which adds in a little extra light.
Just getting used to the water.
"Feels pretty good."
Shake, shake, shake
Check out some of my other pet photos at http://www.calmreflectionsphotography.com or visit my Facebook page.
Come visit us at the Art Walk, part of the First Friday event, September 7th in downtown Leonardtown, MD 5-8 PM. We will be offering cards, prints and assorted photo crafts. Sarita, our toy poodle plans to come too! Look for the pink tent.
Be sure to stop by David's Flowers (41656 Fenwick St., next to North End Gallery)to see my art walk entry, Pink Waterlily. It is a very pretty photograph. If you really like it, please vote for it as one of your favorite art works and drop off your ballot by 8 PM on Sep 7th at participating businesses or at the Leonardtown Arts Center Gallery at 22660 Washington Street. The ballots are available Sep 6th and 7th. The first 100 voters receive a free gift and will also be entered in a drawing for a free Board and Brush class. The art will be on display till Sep 30th.
Here is where all the art works will be shown at businesses in Leonardtown.
Our last poodle was a sweet senior dog when we started to care for her. As she got slower, we knew we would miss her very much when she left us. I started taking more photos of her. I wish we had lots of puppy pictures, but we couldnt go back in time to get them. Pet photography can create memories that you will never forget. You dont want to miss pictures of their puppyhood, their quirky personalities or their life. My goal is to give you lasting memories of your pet and have a little fun at a photo session at the same time!
Co-founder of St. Marys County Camera Club in 1998. Official Photographer for the Chesapeake Orchestra.
Awards: Advanced Digital Photo of the Year for Camera Club 2009, 2010, 2014-2016 (Dragonflies, Point No Point Lighthouse, Two Eagles Squawking, Baby Gorilla, Michigan Beach). St. Mary's County Fair Champion Winner 1998 and 2012. Photo judge St. Marys County Fair photography Division for 2011, 2013-2016. Advanced Photographer of the Year 2012 and 2014.