It’s all in the EYES

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January 25, 2019

I’M BACK!!!!  Sorry I’ve been gone for so long. Dec & Jan were exhausting so th blog just took a back burner, but..I’m here.

I decided why not write a new blog for the 52-week circle to get me started.  This week’s theme is all about eyes.  It’s no surprise that our eyes tell a lot about us. Just think of the saying “your eyes are windows to your soul”. That’s pretty darn impressive if you ask me, and kind of creepy if you think about looking into someone’s soul.

Just last week I was telling my husband that actors on Grey’s Anatomy have to perfect acting with just their eyes. They wear surgical masks so it’s all in the eyes. Try it! It will give you a good laugh if nothing else.

There is something about puppy dog eyes that I just adore and try to capture in all my close-ups.  What breed do you think of when you think BIG EYES?  Pugs?? Boston Terriers???   My boy Jester is a Shih Poo pictured below. Look that those big googly eyes.  *swoon*

It’s all in the eyes!!

Big EYE Dog

Ultimately the breed I photograph the most is Pugs. I had no idea the number of pug lovers in the Portland area. Let me tell you, there’s a lot of them!

We recently photographed a family that is dedicated to helping pugs get the medical care they need and new forever homes.  Brian is the President of the Pacific Pug Rescue & owner of Buster & Lilly’s Doggie Daycare.  I work with the PPR photographing rescues needing to be adopted as well as some of their fun events.

I was lucky enough to photograph Brian’s entire family.

I’d like you to meet: Tank, Lizzie, B.J. & Bijou. Look at those faces.

Big Pug Eyes

Big Pug Eyes

Don’t worry about Brian tackling all 4 of these adorable babies alone. He’s got a great husband, Shane.  Look at this beautiful six pack.  No gym required!

If you’re looking to rescue a pug or need a great daycare in the Tigard area check out the links above. You won’t be sorry.

Big Pug Eyes

Big Pug Eyes

This is a blog circle and it’s time to move on to the next photographer and see what magic they came up with for this weeks theme.

Pet Love Photography, serving Greater Cincinnati, the San Francisco Bay Area, and destinations nationwide.


  1. Kim Hollis says:

    Oh my gosh they’re all soooo cute!!

  2. What a gorgeous family. And you made such beautiful images for them to cherish.

  3. Colleen says:

    The pugs are just too adorable! And little Jasper is as cute as they come! Your photos are lovely!

  4. Linda Perdue says:

    They are adorable – I have never tried to photograph so many dogs in a single image – you did a wonderful job!

  5. Lynda Mowat says:

    What gorgeous photos ofmlovely dogs. Those puppy dog eyes just melt my heart!

  6. Jo Lyons says:

    Those pugs… what a gorgeous family! Welcome to the blog circle Danyel 🙂

  7. Darlene says:

    Look at all those pugs! How adorable! Jester’s eyes are gorgeous! So much expression!

  8. Tracy Allard says:

    What a great story and you’re so lucky, Pugs are so photogenic and expressive. I LOVE the image of the man feeding the pack – perfect simple background and fantastic composition to just see the backs of the dogs. Fantastic!

  9. Elaine says:

    Great photos! Love that first one, up close and personal with those lovely eyes! Welcome back to the circle!

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