New Blog

Sorry I've been so quiet here lately.  Part of the reason is because I was working on a new website and blog.  It has been up for a week or so, but I wanted to make sure things were working well and there were no bugs before sending you all over to check it out.

So feel free to go give it a look.  It is at the same great place (, it just has a new look.  I'm pleased to finally have everything all in the same place and I hope you'll find the website easier to navigate.

I've also decided to combine both the daycare blog and the photography blog.  I hope it won't be too confusing for clients that are only interested in one aspect of our services, but it will make things much easier for me and more streamlined for you. If you have no interest in what happens at the daycare and just want to see the Photography Posts you can just click on Categories then Photography to filter everything else out.

So from now on, be sure to check out for updates and more great photos!  I hope to see you there.



Every year the Lethbridge Photography Club hosts an event called Photofusion.  Their members put together slideshows ranging in topics from Vietnam to Las Vegas to Cattle Drives to Cookies.  The shows are on everything and anything.  This is my first year as a member of the club and I decided to submit a slideshow.  Due to some technical difficulties, this is not the exact show I submitted but the images are all the same it is just the layout that is different.  Enjoy!

Come Play With Me from Wendy Devent on Vimeo.


15 Minutes or Less

I've had to cancel a few photo sessions these past few weeks due to the weather.  Heavy snowfall and cold weather does not make for a fun photo session - for the dogs or the people!

I had the pleasure of fostering Lily with Windy City Canine Rescue this weekend and I couldn't resist putting my free model to work on our short walks.

It is amazing how many pictures you can get in 15 minutes of a fast moving border collie!

The only problem is that the longer we were out there, the more frozen she looked.

I don't think she noticed though.  She was too busy running and fetching.

I was the one that couldn't handle being outside for more than 15 minutes at a time.  I could feel my fingers and toes starting to freeze and I knew it was time to call it quits.

The only time she didn't come back when called was when she knew it was time to go.

She did not want to leave, but I was sure she had to be freezing.  How can you not be with a face full of ice?

If you think you'd like to adopt this fun loving girl, please contact the Windy City Canine Rescue for more information. 


At Long Last

Desi won a free session that I donated to Windy City Canine Rescue's Bark in the Park event back in the summer.  We finally managed to get together for some pictures of the pups a few weeks ago and I'm now finally managing to blog about it!

Izzy, the lab, used to come to daycare quite regularly, but I hadn't seen her in a while.  I'm not sure she recognized me, but it was sure nice to see her again.  She looked great and is just as fun loving as ever.

Marlee, the chihuahua cross, spent the entire session wowing me with how much spunk chi's really can have.  This girl, is not a pocket princess!

We got together shortly after a major snowfall.  The wind had blown most of the snow off the fields but a tractor had to be brought in to clear off their driveway which made for some fun man-made drifts for the dogs to run on.

Izzy had fun amusing me by running over and over the hill after her ball.

While Marlee spent most of her time enjoying the view from the top.

We also had a little man helping us by throwing the ball for the dogs.

He also really liked to pose for the camera.  :)

Thanks Desi for letting me have fun with the girls (and little man)!  I hope you enjoy the pictures.



I'm the first to admit that I don't do a lot of editing to the photos I take.  I definitely prefer the natural look and let's face it, dogs don't care if they are a little overweight, or have a double chin or a mole in a funny place. That is who they are and that is what I want to capture.

But there are times when some editing is needed - mainly to remove things like a leash or something distracting in the background.  If you've been putting off a session because your dog isn't reliable off leash, don't worry about it!  We can either do the session in an enclosed location, or I can edit out the long line that allows them to run and explore, but at the same time keeps them safe.


Young At Heart

It is hard to believe that Sammy is 7 years old.  As a large breed dog (a Mastiff) 7 is considered a senior, but she was all puppy cuteness and antics on the day I met her.

She was absolutely smitten with the toys I brought her.

The Cuz can work magic on almost any dog.  In fact one of my dogs loves cuz toys so much I literally need to hide them in the pantry so that she will stop playing with it.  So whenever someone mentions their dog only kind of likes toys, I definitely bring the cuz along to work it's magic.

I also like to bring a tug toy and Sammy LOVED the pink flamingo.

She didn't want to put it down and whenever we took it away she just ran around looking for it.

We tried to get some family photos too, but the toys were kind of distracting!

Thanks Sammy for making me giggle and impressing me with your youthful exuberance!

PS - As you can tell by the weather, I took these photos a few weeks ago.  That beautiful green grass is no more!  I'm just a little behind on the blogging!



Last but not the least of Bobbi's clan is Jessi.

She was definitely the shyest of the bunch and kept her distance for most of the time I was there.

Bobbi describes her as "The Cowardly Lion" and I understand why.  You can tell she wants to come close, but isn't too sure if it will be safe.  But of course, cookies helped ease her fears.

Jessi originally was from a dog hoarder and had very little contact with people other than the woman who owned her.  She used to try and bite everyone that came near her.  I'm so glad she is over that habit!  She really is a sweet little girl.

She has come such a long way since Bobbi got her about a year and a half ago.  I can't wait to see how confident she is the next time I meet her.