We are always joy full at our house since Joy is my mom’s name! But, for week three of the #PBSG #52Snapshots of Life Photo Challenge they specifically asked for the word joyful, so a photo of Mom wouldn’t work. I asked my photographer to help me out, she got this shot of me looking very joyful. I even amazed myself with that smile!
Since we took several other shots looking for joyful, I wanted to share a few with you all. My photographer is working on shooting in manual mode, but with the action, bright snow and shade areas, it is not easy to get the perfect shot, but I think we got a few you will enjoy. I’ll start with me practicing flying.
These could be renamed happy feet or happy paws!
Last but not least…coming in for a joyful landing!
My friends at The Lazy Pitbull had the idea for this 52 Snapshots of Life photo challenge. Feel free to join in the fun on your blog, and/or social media, just use the hashtags #PBSG and #52Snapshots. If you are up for some photography fun, the more the merrier, come and join us! The linky for the current week will be posted on Friday mornings.
2 Brown Dawgs says
Nice photos. You sure look happy. Try taking pictures of brown or black dogs in the snow and bight sun. It is super hard to get faces. They seem to fall into shadow more often than not. When we go to training I practice on the dogs there. Usually there is an assortment of color so it is a good time to work on my photography.
Solid white isn’t always easy in the snow shots either but black and brown are real tough.
2 Brown Dawgs says
I have found goldens are really easy to take pictures of in the snow. I told hubby to get me one of those…lol.
Jan K says
It’s true! My photos of Sheba in the snow usually come out the best of any of the dogs.
hey that’s the better version of dashing through the snow, that’s flying through the snow! well done! woohoo! have fun!
In a one dog open sleigh…o’er the fields I race, smiling all the way…
Molly The Wally says
Those are some gorgeous shots of your happy paws. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly
Happy dog, happy paws 🙂
Sparkle the PBGV says
Emma…you can smile! As I was looking and reading the same thought came to me “happy feet” but happy paws is more appropriate. So much joy and Joy nailed this photo session! Makes me homesick for the white stuff and Minnesota. XOXO Sparkle the PBGV
We can’t imagine life without a few months of snow. We have so much fun in it.
SlimDoggy (@MySlimDoggy) says
You sure do look full of joy…and you make us smile just looking at you – thanks Emma!
Yay! Happy smiley Thursday!
Those ears!! Those ears are soooo wonderful. Such great photos Emma!! Mom said she is going to try harder with her camera now. These are definitely joyFULL!!!! your doodle friend Dash
My floppys are always doing something it seems! My photographer says she has to keep taking more and more photos as practice makes perfect
Ellen shedlarz says
Ao tire of joy!
Ha! I love that smile, so cute. And you look incredibly joyful playing in your snow.
I am, we have a blast racing around in the powdery stuff.
Maria Sadowski says
Love the photos. Your joy made me smile too =)
Yay! Smile Thursday!
karen Meldrum says
Happy Feet!! (without blue shoes)
Why do you think my paws are so happy. Bare pawed is the best!
Those are some great shots, and you sure do look joyful!
I am joyful. We love racing around in the snow in the winter when it isn’t so extremely cold out.
Will and Eko says
That look of pure happiness in the first photo in my favorite. A pup in stride is truly joy-in-motion.
So true, we love racing around!
Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says
Oh I love this bunch of photos!!
I think you would get along fabulously with my huskies playing in that snow!!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!
We sure would, snow is a blast!
Jan K says
Emma, I love that smile….it is just perfect! All of the photos are great, we love seeing you out in the snow having fun.
Thank you. Snow is lots of fun.
I love taking photos of Delilah in the snow, it’s about the only time I can get her face to show up. LOL It sure looks like you are having a joyful time Emma.
The four seasons are so nice because photos are always changing and the weather doesn’t hold long enough to run out of ideas and shots.
Super great happy photos! Love them!
Thank you, my friend!
Two French Bulldogs says
The second pic radiates joy!
Lily & Edward
Thanks! We couldn’t decide on only one, so we had to post a few.
So much joy in all these pictures. Well done (and even more well done on having FUN!).
I’m pretty good at having a lot of fun 😉
Lauren Miller says
Those are great photos of you!! You do look joyful! <3 I'm a little jealous of your snow! 😀
Wish we had more snow like last year, but I will take what I can get.
Frankie and Ernie says
DARN we are having CHRISTMAS Flash Backs… what with all the JOY in this post iiiiiiiiii
We think we counted 87 of them.
I live with Joy all day, every day…but it isn’t Christmas every day!
Ann "Paws" Staub says
Those are awesome photos Emma! You do look very joyful in them.
Thanks, I am!
Those smiles are just the best!
I love my Snoopy smile!
What a couple of happy frolicking pups!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
What pup doesn’t enjoy a bit of good old frolicking???
I can see you’re a happy dog.
I really am.
I love me some flying dogs.
We do lots of flying around here!
I love these pouncing action shots!
Looks like you are doing a great job with the manual mode! I haven’t dared to leave auto myself- good thing Rachael takes most of our photos!
It took my photographer a long time to trust manual, but now she does a pretty good job with it and the photos really do come out better than with auto or action mode.
Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom says
You look like you’re having a lot of fun!
Oh yeah! We love to chase around in the snow.
Donna O. says
Wow…I never did know that dogs could fly! Nice shots. 🙂
I do lots of flying, it is quite amazing I guess.
M. K. Clinton says
Emma! These are beautiful shots and they make us very joyful! You do look full of JOY! ♥
I have to be full of Joy since I live with her, LOL!
Cathy Armato says
These are all great shots, I think Emma looks joyful in all of them! I especially love her leaping through the snow.
Thank you. I really have a great time out bounding around in the snow!
Whitley Westie says
Luv dose pics!
Thank you, Whitley!
joyful – you could have done your mum after her Christmas dinner BOL. Fab photos!!
LOL! I’m not very good with the camera, but it would have been funny!
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
what fun photos, joyful indeed
Leah Erb says
How could you Not smile mid-flight?!
Smiling, flying dog 🙂
Cathy Keisha says
You look so happy, er joyful, to be playing with in the snow.
I love racing around in the white stuff.
That top photo’s a sure winner for JOYFUL!!
Thank you. Mom said I was smiling ear to ear.
Cascadian Nomads says
Joyful miles with a beard such as yours are hard to photograph, Emma. Your photographer should be Joy-fully proud of that shot!
Cascadian Nomads says
smiles… but bearded miles would be hard to capture on film too!
I’m not real smiley when I run miles, but Bailie has some bearded mile smiles.
A girl with is beard sure faces a lot of challenges, but we love my smiley shots.
Oh Emma, you do joyful delightfully!!!
Terra Toby says
You look mighty happy in the snow! Great photos all but the first one is so funny and cute.
Thank you. Every now and then I have a serious moment 🙂
Miss Harper Lee says
Love, love, love your happy smile in that first photo, Emma! I knew your home was joyful, but I never realized that you had real live Joy every day. 😉 Lucky pups!
We have Joy whether we want it or not every day 😉
Groovy Goldendoodles says
Looks like there is a great deal of joy in these photos. Nice!
Lots of joy out romping in the snow for sure!
Hey Emma! These are super fabulous JOYFUL pictures!!! We loved each and every single one!! xo Chloe and LadyBug
I’m always joyful when I am out racing around in the snow.