Downtown Spokane: Dog photos reach new heights when seasons change

September 20, 2019
puppy in downtown spokane

Do you feel that crisp in the air? It’s the seasons changing. While we aren’t seeing the effects in downtown Spokane, dog photos are taking on a new twist.

The shorts and the flip-flops on dog lovers in Spokane and North Idaho are getting packed away in favor of capris, jeans and cute boots.

(Oh come on, we all know most of you reading this are women with an awesome collection of cute boots. I’m one of you. I have several pairs of cute boots. OK, many.)

The leaves around turn a glorious red (yay for maple leafs … um, leaves. Leafs are terrible. Always. Ask anyone from Toronto.). In Spokane Valley, our tree groves are struck by brilliant yellows and oranges.

And I can’t wait.

I love this season. Check out this image of Jacquelin and Lincoln last year at Plantes Ferry.

woman and German Shepherd in fall leaves at Plantes Ferry
Jacquelin and Lincoln

It’s time for a redo, you two.

Heading downtown

Fall officially arrives on Monday, September 23.

Lysbeth and wee Kipton helped me get a headstart on fall with a puppy portrait session in the downtown core. Kipton is Lysbeth’s emotional support dog and you can watch him grow on his Instagram account.

Now I would never call any of my Spokane dog photos anything but adorable, but, geez, you guys … look at this face.

heeler-border collie puppy in spokane dog photos
Little boy, big city

Kipton was getting all set to protect his gorgeous mama, Lysbeth, from any danger nearby. You can see he’s in pre-bark mode here, warning away the big eye of my camera lens.

The morning was crisp, so Lysbeth and I agreed on the whole jeans and cute boots thing. (I did not prepare myself as well, showing up in shorts and a T-shirt … brrrr).

woman and puppy in downtown spokane
Who’s protecting whom?

For a little warmup, we strolled over to Indaba Coffee for a latte and a chai tea. Dogs are allowed inside! Who knew?

We went looking for a spot to sit and enjoy our warmup beverages and couldn’t resist a little time on the Steam Plant patio. (If you’re looking for a great steak and a solid dark brew, go here. The Double Stack Stout has always been one of my local favorites.)

puppy on the patio at Steam Plant Brewery in Spokane
Coffee break

As it warmed up a bit, Lysbeth changed into some lighter wear, donning capris and street shoes for that comfortable look.

Spokane model strikes a pose with her puppy
Strike a pose

We got some many more great photos during Kipton’s portrait session. Check out some more in their gallery:

Time for your Spokane dog photos?

Oh, heck yeah, it is.

I’m getting ready to drop a special for Christmas Card sessions. Follow me on Facebook or Instagram so you don’t miss next week’s announcement. It will be perfect to get your puppy portrait sessions in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas.

Or just click this handy button and send me a message via my contact form.

All around the circle

How fun was meeting Kipton? He was a great subject for this week’s theme in the worldwide pet photographers’ blog circle. We had to write and get photos for seasons changing.

Now we get to see if other dog photographers are excited about the onset of fall. Let’s start with Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography, fetching pet portraits in Coppell, TX, and surrounding communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Read her post, then click the link at the bottom to get to the next one.

Travel through the circle and when you land back here, you’re home.

Right where you belong.

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