Helping to create a world where no shelter animal goes unseen

This week something wonderful happened. In my effort to help abused, neglected or abandoned animals find their forever home, I applied for membership to (and was accepted as) an Artist Member of Heartsspeak.Org. HeARTs Speak is an international nonprofit organization that unites art and advocacy to increase the visibility of animals in need of loving, caring permanent homes.

There are over 600 creative professionals across the world who offer their services for free to save and support animals through HeARTs Speak and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. Shelter organizations looking for creatives can search to find an artist in their area willing to help with photography, art and promotional material.

Rescue agencies within the Calgary/Cochrane/Airdrie/Okotoks areas looking for a volunteer photographer to take photos of animals up for adoption can contact me directly at debby.herold@gmail.com. I'm available evenings and weekends.

 

When grandchildren wear fur

Meet Bruno (Pug) and Ricco (Bulldog), our grandpuppies. I took these photos this past August while we were in Selkirk, Manitoba. I plan to have them printed on canvas and I can't wait to see how they turn out. These two are the sweetest most lovable pups you'll ever meet. They look like old men but they're just like babies ... needing lots of snuggles and kisses.

I'm missing these boys and can't wait to see them again.

The beauty of families is they grow

I recently had the privilege of photographing the Mireault family. I have known Roger and Kathy since we were in our mid 20's. So when their daughter Leanne contacted me with the idea of giving Kathy a family portrait for Mother's Day, I jumped at the opportunity.

I just love spending time with them. We met at their house on a warm August afternoon and the result is some great photos of a beautiful family. I hope the love they have for each other shines through these images. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for them and to watch this family grow even more.