I had a really fun session last month with my new friend Steve Kragenbrink, who works with Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo. Steve is a great guy, and the latest issue of SLO Life Magazine has a wonderful profile on him, his family, and his work. It's a great story, and absolutely worth your time. You can see a quick image of the cover over on my Tumblr.
Woods Humane Society is a local non-profit animal adoption shelter, so it's no surprise that Steve and the other folks who work there really love the animals that they care for. I wanted to show that one of our images, so we shot some portraits of Steve with Diesel, one of Woods' dogs, in their agility room. There's an old, true saying about shooting with kids and dogs (don't do it!), but Diesel was super-chill for the camera, despite a demanding photographer. for me, the the best part is this whole story is that when I checked in with Steve recently, he told me that Diesel was recently adopted by a local family! I think that it's pretty clear from this last photo that the family that took Diesel home made a great choice.