As someone who grew up with Old English Sheepdogs, you will never regret that you got one. They are the best family dogs. We had a male and female as my sister and I were children and all the kids in the neighborhood just loved them (especially where we lived when they were in the snow). They are a lot of upkeep when they have to get groomed - my parents showed our female and it took 8 hours to dry her hair - but they are totally worth it! So excited for you! 5.19.10, 3:32PM
Please make the cuteness stop, because I can not handle much more!!!! 4.27.10, 7:45PM
ohhh i used to have two old english sheepdogs and had 4 puppies! yes they are the cutest thing! 4.26.10, 3:54PM
soooooooooooo cute, love. loveity love. that grass you guys have over in CA, = perfection, how do you not just lay in it all day long, and blow dandilyons? probs bc you are busy making gorgeous pics eh? anywho, great job, awesome pics! 4.26.10, 11:37AM
Sooo cute! My fave is "the quintessential Uno" - perfect! Love your stuff:) 4.23.10, 11:43AM
betsy, la vida:
Soooooo cute! I am just melting over here, let me tell ya! Nice job, Jessica! Puppy power is infinite :) 4.21.10, 5:18PM
I had to laugh at the dog post! I am a dog photographer and I find that they are the easiest for me to shoot and that people/weddings are quite the challenge for me! A niche for everyone I guess! Uno was adorable as is your upcoming first born!
Sara 4.19.10, 8:22AM
Those photos are amazing, Uno is so cute! The puppies are adorable, I can't wait to see the photos you'll take of yours! Having a dog is so great, you're so lucky to be able to get one :)
I don't know how you do it and get those gorgeous images...I did a shoot with a couple and their two dogs (one a 9 week old puppy!) last weekend and it was a nightmare, hardest thing I've ever done! Good to know it's not easy for the pros either :)
Have so much fun with your new dog when he/she comes 4.19.10, 1:33AM
OMG! I want one! i've been puppy searching for a couple months now for a buff cocker spaniel. 4.18.10, 5:51PM
Very cute and adorable dog and well captured in wonderful photos! Congratulations for your well designed site! Looks great! 4.17.10, 4:31PM
Ana: I am absolutely smitten with these pics of Uno! I hope you take lots more photos of doggies, especially those of your new pup! Congratulations :D 4.16.10, 5:43PM
Ohhhh those puppies! How big will they get?? I would love to have one! 4.15.10, 7:35AM
Evonne & Darren Photography:
Awww... the puppies are sooooo adorable, but I agree, they are so tough to photography 'cuz they won't sit still! Great shots though! 4.15.10, 7:10AM
We have an OES, her name is Ella, she is 2! You will love your puppy! They are so clumsy when they are little and trip of their giant paws! lol When you talk to them, they turn their head to listen to you. Can't wait to see her/him! 4.14.10, 12:06PM
OHMIGOSHH. So darn cute! I especially love the one where he looks sleepy in the sunlight.
Actually, can you do a pre/post production on that one? You're the best. (:
Here's my puppy shots: http://simoneanne.blogspot.com/2010/04/one-of-my-absolute-favorites-another.html
And, good luck on getting a dog! I can't wait for more puppy photos! :D (that's big news!) 4.14.10, 1:08AM
Sacha: Oh yum! We got a new puppy a couple of months ago - too divine - he is a labradoodle (mixed breed lab and poodle!) and I have to control myself from eating him on a daily basis - I can't wait to see photos! I wish I had taken more when ours was wee - grow so fast! xx 4.13.10, 7:17PM
heather saunders: I grew up with an OESD, her name was Penelope and she was the best thing that could have ever happened to a 6 year old girl. I remember going to the breeder, with my Farah Fawcett tshirt on, and picking her out of the litter. That was 34 years ago. She lived until I was in my late teens and I miss her still! Congratulations, what a wonderful addition to your family! xoxo
SOOOO cute! We just got our first puppy a few months ago and we can't imagine our family without him! 4.13.10, 2:10PM
Eeeeeee! I love the composition & bokeh of that first one and then I continued to squeal as I scrolled. What a fantastic series of pics! Congrats on your new puppy and can't wait to see those pics!! 4.13.10, 1:13PM
amanda hernandez: So your getting a dog...this should be interesting! The blog will grow with your family to include "how do I, where should I....with my puppy" 4.13.10, 9:16AM
Missy M Emory:
How sweet is that little face!?? Love it! Congrats and good luck with your new bundle of joy... You two will wonder what you ever did before! 4.13.10, 7:04AM
Michelle Welsh: OMG..I'm dying right now from cuteness overload. I had to laugh several times about your comments and remembering our little adventure of trying to get Uno to cooperate. You did such an amazing job Jess...Thank you so much.
I'm so excited for your new puppy and all the love and joy it will bring to you and Jeff...Peace out! :o) 4.12.10, 11:29PM
Amanda Geyer: What fun and work shooting a puppy!
Old English sheepdog was what I grew up with - Sir Winchester of Little John Trail - he was the greatest and very photogenic getting baths in the bathtub-always rolled his eyes at the camera.
Best wishes with your puppy!! 4.12.10, 9:46PM
Congrats, Jess & Jeff, on your soon to be baby! 4.12.10, 8:32PM
Glee! Sheepdog puppies! My husband's grandmom and grandpop used to breed and raise them on their property. There were so many of them. I always loved their soft coats and nommable ears.
Uno is a darling too! I want to put himin my pocket! 4.12.10, 7:17PM
Pet photography is a labor of love for sure; I love it and wouldn't trade it for the world but it's definately not easy, thanks for pointing that out! Uno is so cute! great work; and congrats on the new puppy- be prepared for a ton of love and a ton of hair! 4.12.10, 3:06PM
Jen Madigan Photography:
Oh my gosh, that little pup is SO adorable. I love the photo of the Old English sheepdogs too, can't wait to see the new addition to your family. 4.12.10, 2:50PM
I can't believe Jeff said yes! ;-) Can't wait to see pics and adventures from your little one. Congrats!!! 4.12.10, 12:24PM
I'm glad you understand pups indeed are difficult to photograph, but oh so fun! I absolutely love doing it. Congrats on your new puppy - he/she will bring a great surprise of love into your lives :) 4.12.10, 12:17PM
To hear such an amazing photographer say how tough it was photographing a puppy, it made me feel so good as a pet photographer. We don't get enough credit in the industry! Thanks Jessica! 4.12.10, 12:10PM
I have tried taking photos of my own puppy and you are so right!!! They never pay attention and its close to impossible to get them to stay put.
I can't wait to see pics of your new baby when you bring him/her home!!! 4.12.10, 11:48AM
Paige: So cute! Your new puppy looks adorable too! I wish more people would rescue instead of buy, though, but that's just a passion of mine. 4.12.10, 11:45AM
I don't doubt that this shoot was tough, but oh my goodness! You captured some of the cutest pictures!!! 4.12.10, 11:42AM
Ewelina: This doggy is just too cute!
And your photos are perfection, as usual. 4.12.10, 11:05AM
oh my stars! puppies are so adorable!!! 4.12.10, 11:05AM
Dixie: Oooh, I love the puppy pictures. Need more of that, please. Congratulations on your new addition to your family. Dogs/Puppies are great. I have 3, only because my husband won't let me have 4. 4.12.10, 11:02AM
Hey, what setting did you use for most of the puppy pictures? How do you have such a small area in focus and everything's so bright and light! 4.12.10, 10:52AM
Ginger Murray: I love him. Way too cute. 4.12.10, 10:47AM
kelli: Uno is adorable.
So excited to see pics of your new fur baby! 4.12.10, 10:25AM
Love Uno walking in the field of green grass. Now I want puppy kisses! ;) 4.12.10, 9:54AM
Gorgeous shots! LOVE the color. I'll give you a trick to use with dogs - put a little dab of peanut butter on the end of their nose. The will lick like crazy, usually stop running around to focus on licking, and give you the most ADORABLE faces! It works on our golden retriever like a charm! 4.12.10, 9:33AM
THE BUTT PHOTO!! that first photo is hilarious! and perfect! and tells the whole story!!!
i love uno in the grass. SO SO SO SO precious. 4.12.10, 8:41AM
First off, the session was AWESOME! What a cute little dog! Second - You are going to love having a dog! The ones you guys picked out are SO stinkin cute! Good luck and can't wait to see more photos of them! 4.12.10, 7:56AM
These pictures are amazing!! These are so incredibly beautiful. I just love your photography style! 4.12.10, 3:54AM
Emily Heizer Photography:
Hey! That's Farley! From "For Better or For Worse"!!! An old English Sheepdog named Farley! That's the ticket! If you're not familiar with the comic strip you better start doing your research asap! 4.12.10, 12:54AM
cute, cute, cute! Uno is precioso! And those sheep dogs...oh my! Can't wait! 4.11.10, 11:57PM
Congrats on the new puppy! And this shoot is super cute - dogs and toddlers are by far the hardest subjects!! ;) 4.11.10, 11:21PM
Oh so cute!!!! He's adorable! 4.11.10, 10:45PM
Love the pics of the sheepdog puppies!! I grew up with an old english sheepdog - so yummy! I remember her having huge litters and little sheep dog puppies running over our feet. Enjoy! 4.11.10, 9:27PM
OMG I"M IN LOVE!!!!
That dog is so cute!
I love the peace out photo. ; ) 4.11.10, 9:27PM
Wow you did a great job despite how difficult you said it was! 4.11.10, 8:58PM
aw those are beautiful! congratulations on your new puppy! 4.11.10, 8:27PM
if that doesn't make you want a little puppy nothing will....so cute! 4.11.10, 8:22PM
m r a puppy!! m r NOT a puppy - it's a wrinkled rabbit. 4.11.10, 7:44PM
Megan C.: Sheepdogs!! One of the most amazing breeds! They are fun and loveable and forever young. 4.11.10, 7:35PM
yay for puppies!! i just got myself a yellow lab and i'm lovin him. great pics! 4.11.10, 7:28PM
These pictures are great. They make me want to go out right now and get a puppy! 4.11.10, 6:42PM
You did a great job shooting Uno! What a cutie! We almost named our cat Uno because he only has one eye. But we got his sister too and she only has one eye and we couldn't think of anything equally creative. Ah well...
Congrats on the [soon to be] new arrival! 4.11.10, 6:18PM
my boyfriend and i are getting a puppy sometime this month too! we haven't found The One yet, but we know we want a boston terrier.... so excited, i can't wait! i guess you'll have plenty of time to finesse your excited-puppy-wrangling techniques, huh??! :) 4.11.10, 6:03PM
We have a mini schnuz named reuben and he is one of my best photo subjects! i love to take those puppy photos! 4.11.10, 5:29PM
marissa: omg! uno is such a cute little pup! i always think when frenchies are new they look like little piglets. congrats on your Old English. my dad had one growing up and they are such a kind loving breed. 4.11.10, 5:22PM
aww uno! he's so cute. tell him our frenchie lexie is on the east side and needs a pal! my favorite images are the ones on the stones.. classic french bulldog sitting style. great job on capturing this frenchie! oooh and congrats on the new addition coming to you and jeff you guys are going to love having a dog. 4.11.10, 4:24PM
Julia Ranee Holman:
I am in love with UNO - these are such beautiful photos Jessica... 4.11.10, 3:32PM
::swoon:: Such awesome shots!! I aspire to be a pet photographer, and these are just wonderful!
We had an Old English Sheepdog growing up and he was one of the best dogs EVER (coming a close second only to my current little girl!). PLEASE don't shave him/her when they get older. They look so much better with full long hair, and they are just fine in the heat (the layers of their fur coat are designed to help them stay cool in the summer/warm in the winter).
I can't wait to see your shots of your new baby!! 4.11.10, 3:17PM
Congrats on becoming a mom ! Which one of the three are you getting? they are adorable ! 4.11.10, 2:51PM
Aww what a cutie!! I especieally love the pictures in the grass, oh the one where he's strotting off into the distance... :D 4.11.10, 2:45PM
I can't wait to buy your puppy a Snuggie! :) 4.11.10, 2:38PM
Oh my, such cuteness!!!
Great job on getting these pics, my puppy was exactly the same...go go go all the time!
Congrats on getting your own puppy, yay! 4.11.10, 2:28PM
OMG OMG OMG! If I did not already have five, I'd get one of these :)) Delicious cuteness! 4.11.10, 2:19PM
These are just too adorable!!! Such a bundle of cuteness! My Keira was exactly the same when she was a puppy, it was go go go all the time with tiny powernaps in between.
Yay on getting a puppy yourself!!! Congrats!!
absolutely darling! you'll love your new baby. 4.11.10, 2:13PM
Oh. My. Word. I'm pretty sure this just made my day. :) Sooooo many cute pictures! I used to have a puppy JUST like this. ;) Love the way you wrote about Uno!
Your twitter about this being the cutest thing EVER was so true - thanks for sharing! 4.11.10, 2:08PM
Joanna McNeil: Yay!!!!!!!!!! A whole French Bulldog post. Can't wait until you can shoot my French Bulldog, Stellaluna. I know if will happen. :) 4.11.10, 2:06PM
The puppy shots are so cute! I love the puppy you are getting, too. Dogs are soo much fun and very therapeutic. :) 4.11.10, 2:05PM
s h e r r y:
Omigosh. Uno is SUPER cute. I 'aww-ed' out loud quite a couple times. AHH! Squishy faces. AND congrats on the new puppy! :) :) 4.11.10, 1:51PM
holy goodness...i'm so in love with the frenchies! what an adorable little model! and i'm loving the bokeh!!! 4.11.10, 1:50PM
Oh how sweet, I love dogs and puppies!!! Thanks for sharing 4.11.10, 1:49PM
awwwww.....so CUTE! Congrats on the first born of the family :) 4.11.10, 1:47PM
Congrats on the upcoming baby!! 4.11.10, 1:46PM