Happy Valentine’s Day! I had a very busy weekend celebrating my dad’s 60th (happy birthday daddy-o!), photographing 10 month old twins and then an event to raise money for the SPCA taking Valentine’s themed photos by donation to the SPCA! I thought I’d share the Valentine’s doggies today in spirit of the holiday. The reason for the fundraiser was that the South Surrey SPCA had to close down a little while ago due to an outbreak of ringworm and while everyone is happy and healthy now, it was a huge strain on already limited resources. ADERA was kind enough to organize the event and also to match donations from the actual event, helping to raise nearly $800 for the SPCA! When Rachel Thexton contacted me from DUNN PR I was so excited to be a part of this project. She did such a fabulous job coordinating everything and before I knew it there was information going out through THE FRASER VALLEY PULSE and THE SOUTH SURREY BUZZ and word was getting around fast! I figured I’d better get some extra yummy treats to tempt the dogs in case there were a lot of them (and there were so it’s a good thing I did). My good friend and owner of DIG IT DELIGHTS came by and dropped off some treat samples on Saturday for me to use as bribes. I can tell you that as always they got the dogs drooling (even the picky ones or those on a gluten/wheat-free diet!). Sunday we started the shoots at 12 and it was a whirlwind of dogs until we left around 3pm. It was so much fun meeting so many awesome and adorable pups and seeing everyone have fun with the Valentine’s props and set. We got word that The Province wanted to run a story about it too during the day so I sent them a photo as soon as I was home to run in the paper the following day and it was so much fun to see my photo in the newspaper and the online story on their site HERE and there will also be a story in the Peace Arch News tomorrow I am looking forward to seeing!