Hazel + LuLu: Aviano Pet Portraits

So I am absolutely terrible at keeping up with my this blog! I could give so many excuses however when it comes down to it, some nights I would just rather have a beer and watch some Netflix than take write. There, I said it. My secret is out and I'm now playing catch up. 

Lago di Barcis

Lago di Barcis

Back at the end of February, the kids and I, along with our two friends Seth and Sharae took a trip back to Italy. There were many reasons for the trip, headshots needed to be done for Aviano Community Theater, I was feeling homesick and Seth and Sharae needed a break too. So off we went back to Avaino! 

And while we were there my lovely friend Janelle asked if I would take photos of her pups. Now let me just say that these are no ordinary pups. Janelle is a dog trainer and runs the therapy dog training program in Aviano. My daughter has grown up next to her Bernese mountain dogs through the library dog program, and recently she has added to her pack. A sweet girl named Hazel aka Nocciola

Now little did I know that Miss Hazel here was about to do some big things. In June she and Janelle traveled to Milan to participate in the ENCI Winner 2017 show and wouldn't you know it, Hazel came home with some new bling. She won Best of Breed as a Junior entry on both June 16th & 17th.  

We took a quick hike in Dardago, where the dogs (and children) could run free and were able to get some gorgeous shots of Hazel and sister LuLu. On the way we saw some Scottish Highland cows which everyone loved, and then I'm sure we ended our day with a visit to our favorite pub but it's been so long I can only assume that is what happened.

Bonus photo of Sutton and the cows because both are super cute.

Bonus photo of Sutton and the cows because both are super cute.