Project 52 – “New”

“New” is the theme for this week’s Project 52 – and for my subject this week, Simba – it means a “new home”! It means the world to know that a sweet dog or cat finds its forever home because someone saw one of my photographs on the rescue group’s website. Nothing is more rewarding than using what I’ve learned from my teachers about how to capture personalities to help these sweet creatures find their perfect humans. In this case, it was for Simba – a foster pup from Fairfax County Animal Shelter.Simba-Boxer Mix-Fairfax Virginia Pet Photography

Sydney has had a crush on Simba ever since he came to stay with Rick and Jami, our neighbors – who have been fostering him for the last few months. He’s a handsome fellow, and Sydney swoons whenever she sees him walking down the street. If Simba were a human, he would be the muscle-boy of the block. He’s a solidly built, gorgeous reddish-blonde boxer mix with gorgeous amber eyes and ears that perk up so adorably – ‘specially around Sydney!

I’m thrilled to say that just this past week, Simba was adopted by his forever family.  It was truly a healing for two broken hearts! Simba was given up by his family when they no longer had time for him, and ended up at the animal shelter. He spent some time recovering from minor surgery in a foster home, then was adopted by a young lady and her family. The young lady had recently moved to the area, and sadly was forced to leave her beloved dog behind. Lucky for Simba, he bonded with her quickly and became a much-loved new member of her family. Simba’s new mom says he is one awesome dog!

Here’s Simba, one happy pup who found his forever family!

Simba-FCAS-6738-EditNext up in the webring, let’s spin the globe to the other side and visit Tara Sutherland in New Zealand. We have a bevy of talent from around the world in our Project 52 Pet Photography group, so keep clicking through the webring until you come back to Sydney & MAC!  And if you and your precious family would like to have your very own portrait, please call or email me

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  • Susannah - January 8, 2016 - 5:58 pm

    Hope Sydney gets to keep in touch with her crush. What a handsome boy! Love your images.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - January 8, 2016 - 10:04 pm

    I’m in love with this guy (and that green ottoman. ;O) A wonderful start to the project.ReplyCancel

  • Jodie - January 9, 2016 - 1:36 am

    Oh my I love Simba <3ReplyCancel

  • Carol - January 9, 2016 - 9:01 am

    Simba is very handsome! I’m so happy to hear he now has his happily ever after!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Stokes - January 11, 2016 - 2:32 am

    Sydney has good taste in dogs – Simba is a stunning boy!!
    Great news and I know that great feeling when one of your images helps a pet find their forever home, well done xoReplyCancel

  • Pavlina S - January 14, 2016 - 12:00 am

    I love happy tails, my foster just left too. So happy things worked out for Simba and the foster family.ReplyCancel

  • Kaylene - January 14, 2016 - 12:08 am

    Lovely expressions and beautiful images. Nice job :o)ReplyCancel

  • Elaine - January 15, 2016 - 2:20 am

    Beautiful photos of a striking guy! Love Simba!ReplyCancel

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