Hayden | Pet Photography Virginia

Meet Hayden one of the winners from the Stafford County Drool in the Pool event!  From the moment I arrived I fell in love with Hayden, he is so cheerful and happy!  It was so funny to watch him jump straight up in the air like 5 feet.  I was amazed how high he could jump with such little effort, I’m guessing no fence could keep this little guy in.  He had tons of energy so I headed outside with his mommy and daddy so we could tire him out a little.  He was so excited for them to throw some balls for him to fetch, I even managed to catch a shot of him in the air catching one of the balls!  Hayden was so lovable and so well behaved he was so cute to photograph.  After awhile we headed back over to the garage where the most gorgeous light could be found.  Forget David getting a garage for working on cars I want one to shoot in!!!  The light is so beautiful and even and pretty it makes my heart go pitter patter.  By the time I left Hayden was totally spoiled with treats and ready to go play with his friend.  Enjoy the photos and please vote for your favorites and leave some comment love for Hayden!  20 comments will get his Mommy and Daddy a beautiful 8×10 print of their favorite image!  Also check out the link to the slideshow at the end to see more fun photos of Hayden!!

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To see more of Hayden click here to check out the slideshow!! Don’t forget to vote for your favorites above and leave some comment love!!!  (All comments are approved so your comment will not show up right away, no need to re-submit it will be approved shortly!)  If you are interested in having your own pet photography done with your dog or cat please contact me for more information!

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  • ClaireNovember 12, 2010 - 9:57 am

    Amazing light indeed! Love these images Melissa!

  • evelynNovember 12, 2010 - 12:55 pm

    Oh my goodness, these are sooooooo goood! thank you thank you thank you!!!! I love them. And the slide show is so cute, that happens to be one of my favorite songs, how perfect!

  • MindyNovember 12, 2010 - 1:32 pm

    What sweet photos.

  • Jessica SmithNovember 12, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Evelyn! These turned out so cute!!! :0) love the last one :0)

  • SaraNovember 12, 2010 - 1:51 pm

    I don’t know how you got him to sit still! I love the clarity in these pictures. They’re amazing.

  • RobinNovember 12, 2010 - 2:08 pm

    These are so good! I love the ones of all of them together on the slideshow. You can see the love in all three for each other.

  • evelynNovember 13, 2010 - 1:16 am

    hayden and i just watched the slideshow together again….we love it:)

  • DavidNovember 13, 2010 - 10:21 am

    This is the first time I’ve seen the pup. Darn cute

  • StacyNovember 13, 2010 - 11:08 am

    These are fabulous.. what a great job! AND, I love Evelyn!

  • SarahNovember 13, 2010 - 11:19 am

    These pics are fantastic! Love the close-ups! 🙂

  • NathanNovember 13, 2010 - 11:29 am

    I was so surprised with how good Hayden was. They turned out great Melissa Thank you.

  • AshleyNovember 13, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    These pictures are amazing! Such an adorable pup!!

  • RyanNovember 16, 2010 - 8:15 am

    I love love love this dog. You did a great job capturing his energy.

  • NateNovember 20, 2010 - 12:16 am

    Such a good looking dog!

  • helenNovember 24, 2010 - 9:52 pm

    I LOVE THESE PICS OF HAYDEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mrs.wNovember 29, 2010 - 8:01 pm

    what beautiful pics of hayden and his wonderful owners 🙂

  • Betsy ThomasNovember 29, 2010 - 8:03 pm

    What a pretty puppy :-). He’s got it all– lots of energy, good looks, and two parents that adore him!

  • jimmyNovember 29, 2010 - 8:05 pm

    he sure is rotten, and is smart enough to get his way, and that’s true. but we love him.

  • JonathanNovember 29, 2010 - 8:14 pm

    He’s cute, I guess– that is, if you can get over his ADHD.

  • Melissa Arlena JeffcoatDecember 1, 2010 - 6:37 pm

    It has been so much fun seeing how many people love Hayden! I’m so glad I got the chance to play with him a little and get some beautiful images of him! I love being the 20th comment so a Fine Art print credit has been added to your cart guys!

  • Ulrich RothDecember 13, 2010 - 5:37 pm

    Wow… love it!


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