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  • Professional Photographer Magazine Cover!

    We are very honored to have won the Professional Photographer Magazine Cover Contest!

    I always thought this would make a great cover. It was an outtake from a Holiday Cover we shot for CityDog Magazine. Although it didn't quite look right for CityDog, I think it looks pretty amazing on the front of Professional Photographer. I could not be more thrilled with this honor!

Annie | Seattle Pet Photography | Alki Beach

Seattle Pet Photographer Julie Clegg of Bailey & Banjo photographs a golden in the sunSweet sweet Annie, 12 years old and as much energy as a puppy. We met out in West Seattle, a beautiful July day (yeah I know, I’m really behind on blogging, but hey it was almost August!). The sun was out, the beach was full, it was that perfect summer day with a little bit of clouds and not too terribly hot. We walked around Alki Point and up and down Alki Beach until the sun set. What a beautiful sunset it turned out to be. After our session when we met to go over the images, I learned that Lucy had been stricken with Cancer. There have been a lot of ups and downs as cancer seems to have. I am really hoping that Annie and her family are able to pull through and get good results back. Please keep them in your thoughts. Here are a few images from that wonderful sunny Seattle summer day. Enjoy!

On a side note: This being Canine Cancer Awareness Month, it is important for everyone to take a few minutes and check out your dog. Here is a great list of 10 early warning signs from the National Canine Cancer Foundation. Important research and progress is being made every day. The following is directly from the National Canine Cancer Foundations website:

“Canine Cancer affects one out of every three dogs. Of those, over half of them will die of cancer. The National Canine Cancer Foundation is asking for your help to fund important research grants that are working towards improving those statistics. Through a major project funded by the National Institute of Health, the mapping of the genome sequence of the dog has been complete. Knowing the mapping of every gene in the dog, gives researchers an advantage not yet achieved in humans.”

Check your dog today! And if you have some spare funds, please consider a donation. Thanks!

Seattle Pet Photographer Julie Clegg of Bailey & Banjo photographs a golden enjoying the sunset with her ownerSeattle Pet Photographer Julie Clegg of Bailey & Banjo photographs a golden retriever getting love from her ownerSeattle Pet Photographer Julie Clegg of Bailey & Banjo photographs a golden retriever being lovedSeattle Pet Photographer Julie Clegg of Bailey & Banjo photographs a golden retriever and her owner walking Alki BeachSeattle Pet Photographer Julie Clegg of Bailey & Banjo photographs a golden retrievers feet in the sunsetSeattle Pet Photographer Julie Clegg of Bailey & Banjo photographs a golden retriever at sunsetSeattle Pet Photographer Julie Clegg of Bailey & Banjo photographs a golden in the sun

Start thinking Christmas! | Mini Sessions announced | Issaquah Pet Photography

I know it’s not even Halloween, but while I was in Target the other day I noticed in the corner of the store they had already started putting out the Christmas ornaments and lights. Really? October? But it got me thinking I guess I should get a post going and start prepping for the season. A few people have emailed me wanting to know if I do Holiday Cards. Well…I really don’t. They take a while to design, it’s not a one size fits all operation, and over the years I have found it’s a bit more trouble than it’s worth! SO…this year I am going to try something different.

This year, I am going to hold two days open for mini sessions, shoots will be about 15-30 minutes, you’ll get a choice of 3-5 images to choose from online. The image you choose will be put in an ornament of your choice (see below for choices), and then a high res and low res image will be provided for download so you can create your own Holiday Cards! How easy is that? Now you have the option of making your own or using one of the 1000’s of services out there that have endless designs. Now everyone can get what they want. (suggestions of places that have awesome cards will be provided)

Dates available are Sunday, November 6th and Saturday, November 12th. I can do one on the eastside and one in the Seattle area, probably West Seattle. Email me for more information at baileyandbanjo@gmail.com. Cost for session + ornament + digital files (low and high res of your choice) – $250 + tax*.

Happy Holidays!

Photo measuring: 7/8″ round. Pewter ornament. Ivory ribbon included. Completely waterproof.

Photo measuring: 1-1/4″w x 1-3/4″h. Pewter ornament. Completely waterproof. Ivory ribbon included.

Photo measuring: 1-3/4″w x 1-1/4″h. Pewter ornament. Completely waterproof. Ivory ribbon included.

Photo measuring: 1″ round. Pewter ornament. Completely waterproof. Ivory ribbon included.

* If you aren’t the ornament kind of person, you have the option to swap out the ornament for one additional digital file.
(2 digital files = $400 value)! Sah-weet!

If you know friends or anyone looking for something special this holiday, please spread the word and share this post! Thanks!

Jordan & Russell | Seattle Pet Photography | Shilshole Bay

I was lucky enough to meet these two wonderful women at Poochapalooza this year, a wonderful event up in Marysville put on by M-DOG. They help raise money and awareness for local off leash dog parks. I was shooting the event, so I was thankful they still were interested in doing a session, since I was in and out of the booth all day. I hardly had a chance to talk with them! I have Phuong, from P.L.A.Y. to thank for that! She was nice enough to share my booth that day and help me out! A great day!

We all finally got to meet up and decided on Shilshole Bay and Golden Gardens. It was a great day and wow, did all of Seattle think so too! The beach was PACKED! For some reason, it was not how I had imagined the evening going, but we did manage to find some great spots without many people and had a great time playing and shooting. Jordan and Russell were super stars and got a very special ice cream treat at the end of the shoot. A ritual of their family. Loved hanging out with you guys and can’t wait to deliver your products. See you this weekend! Thanks for such an awesome time!

Here are a few from their shoot!
And a slideshow at the end!

I just love the slideshows. It’s fun when the clients get them too with their order, it really makes for a fun keepsake! Enjoy!

Lucy | Seattle Pet Photography | Smile for a Cure

Lucy, a six year old Golden Retriever is currently battling cancer. It’s hard to believe that a dog so young could be going through something so terrible, but it happens more often than I think a lot of people realize. Last I heard she is doing fantastic with the treatments and we are all hoping she will get through her treatments with no issues so she can be with us for years to come. This year I participated in Smile for a Cure, where our group raised nearly $10,000 to help fight canine cancer. Lucy was one of the participants and I could not have been happier to have her be a part of it. Here’s a quick video from the day we spent together! Thinking of you Lucy!


Chase & Jack | Seattle Pet Photography | Discovery Park

I love old dogs. They are so sweet and have such a distinguished look about them. Even with their aches and pains they still have a smiling face and loads of love. I was so excited to have a session with these two Golden Retrievers, Chase & Jack. We went out to Fort Lawton in Discovery Park. I had never been there, but man, did their owners choose the BEST location for this shoot! We walked all around and explored the paths, trails and old houses. We had a great sunset and it just could not have been a more lovely evening. Here are a few of my favorites from their shoot! Thanks guys for making my job so wonderful!

Dog and his owner in Fort Lawton, WA

Furry Feet of a Golden Retriever photographed by Julie Clegg of Bailey & Banjo

Bailey & Banjo photographs Goldens at Fort Lawton

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