I recently had the honor of photographing a wedding in the mountains outside of Creede, Colorado. It was a magnificent setting for Kayla and Wade Henderson’s Wedding, done Cowboy Style! The event started early in the week, with many out of town guests showing up early, in order to spend time in this beautiful area. I took my very first photography workshop in Creede, several years ago and never dreamed that this is also where I would photograph my first wedding.

Anyone who has ever spent time in this part of Colorado, is well aware of the potential for late summer afternoon thunder showers and on Friday, Rehearsal Day, Mother Nature stayed true to form! But, the rain did not slow this group down much and may have even added to the excitement of day!


The rain was fairly steady upon arrived at the site, so everyone waited out the worst of it in their vehicles!

The beautiful bride……..Kayla

…and the groom….Wade

Once the rain ‘almost’ stopped, the crowd moved down the hill to the ceremony site.

There the group received their instructions!!!!

The Groomsmen

The Bridesmaids, whose biggest challenge would be walking gracefully down the hill!

There was beautiful Music!

Some participants were very happy, and one…not so much……

There were a few ‘details’ to work out…..!

…..and lots of laughing!

and definitely joy and eager anticipation!

September 4, 2011 - 11:25 am

Jodie - what great photos, they suit the ceremony perfectly… nice and casual. I especially love the composition of the last shot, so full of color and motion. I can almost feel the rays of the sun peeking thru the clouds there =)

Nice work!!!!

Photographing Dogs in Tryon Creek State Park

This past week Dancing Dog Photography had an opportunity to photograph two dogs in Tryon Creek State Park in the Portland, Oregon area. Both dogs were rescue dogs. Sydney is an Australian Shepherd and Bowie is an Australian Shepherd mix…..maybe a little Husky?  They were very sweet dogs and we spent the morning looking for fun, sun, and of course squirrels!  I love that each dog has a left blue eye and a dark right one. Their human, Janice, is a Naturalist and hiker. She teaches and leads tours in many of the parks in our area.  She really wanted photos of her two furbies in her favorite environment, which is what led to this particular park.  We have had terrible weather this spring, but we finally got a beautiful and sunny morning with no rain!


Just for fun, I decided to try a little vintage post processing on these images!  What is so great about the digital world is that you can always try something else!


Photo of dogs on bench



May 21, 2011 - 8:31 pm

Rona - What colorful dogs. I like the bench shot!!

Canine Fearsome Foursome Photography Session

Dancing Dog Photography recently had the opportunity to photograph a family of four, very active dogs!  The action was fast and intense at times!   I do believe that fun was had by all, as documented in their photos.  There was catch, chase, tug, and in the end they  even found mud.  Their human, Becky, wanted images of them being themselves and that is what was captured!  Definitely…..Boys having fun!



Rottweiler Dog Photo



Golden Retriever Dog Photo


Labrador Retriever Dog Photo

…..and WILSON

(and yes, Wilson is missing a leg, but that did not slow him down in the least!)

Mixed Breed Dog Photo

May 11, 2011 - 10:46 pm

Amy S - These are great Debbie! Looks like a wonderful location for dogs to have fun and to be able to capture them in their element.

May 23, 2011 - 5:38 pm

Darlene Cates - Friendswood Texas Photographer - These are fabulous – and they make me feel like I am there throwing the toys!