Lolly-Pug's SEPRA adoption bio. I first discovered David Carlyon with Darkwood Studio last year through his volunteer work for Gateway Pet Guardians - a group I admire to the point of stalking! They feed the strays in East St. Louis every single day (thanks in huge part to the most amazing PJ Hightower who has done this every single day without fail since the early 2000s), and rescue when possible. They very recently were able to finally open their own emergency shelter after years of being a "virtual shelter" with only foster homes to help. Find them on Facebook - they are incredible!
Anyway, V & V's Santa pics last year were done to benefit Gateway, and David was the photographer! David also fosters for Gateway and goes on feedings with them frequently to take incredible pics of these gorgeous stray pups (and cats!). After I saw the amazing work he does, we began emailing about doing a photo shoot for Vito & Vinny. We did that earlier this year and the pics were INCREDIBLE! (And yes, they need their own blog post - again, LAZINESS!) But David also mentioned that he does free photos for rescue pets' adoption bios. I took him up on that offer and he took these awesome pics of my Lolly-Pug for her bio. Enjoy!!!