Ellie & Crystal

We love photographing pets with their peeps and capturing the love connection between them.  While at the Buy a Book, Save a Cat fundraiser (September 10, 2011), we had the pleasure of meeting Ellie Molloy, a volunteer and co-founder of San Jose Animal Advocates.  Accompanying Ellie was her precious pup, Crystal, a poodle/spaniel mix she adopted sight-unseen a few years ago through South Bay Purebred Rescue.

Seeing the two together at the fundraiser it was clear Ellie and Crystal shared a very special bond, so we were thrilled when Ellie agreed to an impromptu photo shoot on the steps of a nearby church.  In classic Lighten Up and Shoot style, we broke out a speedlite and a 40″ x 60″ oval reflector to use as a make-shift shoot-through diffuser. The results are pictured below.

Ellie, if you are reading this, we’re thinking about you and wishing you a speedy recovery from your recent eye surgery — get well soon!

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