You know ME, now I want to know YOU.

Blogging has always seemed like a very self-centered activity to me, and somewhat weird because of it. In person I love to really get to know people, hear their stories, watch them laugh, and connect with them on a human level. With a blog I can’t really do that. I wish I could meet every single one of my blog followers over a drink or coffee (or your beverage of choice), have a conversation about life or love or dogs, and just listen.

Now, I know meeting every one of you in person is impossible, but I would like to know a little about you.Β 

Would you be so kind as to indulge me by leaving a comment below and answering the following questions:

1. What is your name? (first names only are fine)

2. Where do you live?

3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name?

4. What is your favorite color?

5. What one food and drink could you never live without?

6. What is your dream job?

UPDATE 7PM: I realized it isn’t fair for everyone to answer the questions but I somehow get out of it, so here are mine: Jamie. Seattle; Uptown neighborhood, Dog- Fergie- Mystery Mutt- mostly ridgeback, color- pale pink, food- shrimp ceviche, drink- raspberry lambic, dream job- get paid to travel around the world with Fergie, testing dog-friendly cafes, and write about and photograph them. Oh- and the one that I currently have. πŸ™‚

If you have a website or blog (of any kind) be sure to leave it in your comment so people can go check it out.

I would be positively delighted to read about people I don’t know, it would make my whole week!

It’s easy to leave a comment and takes just seconds (no having to confirm anything or type in a secret code), and anyone can do it- you don’t need to have a website or a blog. Just click at the bottom of this post right above the blue comments box where it says ‘add a comment’, and speak to me.

Need some more incentive to tell me about yourself? Sometime before Thanksgiving I will randomly select a commenter from this post who will receive a beautiful pack of holiday 2008 greeting cards from me- cover design below. Whoopee! Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you to find out where to send the cards.Β (fyi: I will not share, sell or do anything else with email addresses left with comments, I promise)

Thank you so much and I can’t wait to read the replies!

Β 

Facebook comments:

44 thoughts on “You know ME, now I want to know YOU.

  1. Hey i am nine and want to have my photos in a magizine. I know i am young but my photos are really good!!! they are of my pets and Grandmothers pets. There is a dog named Ginger, Mibsy, and Muffie.

  2. Chihuahua is a very nice and cutey dog. Everybody want to buy it but they don’t know about it so they have a fear. so please provide all information about chihuaha. I will be very glad to you if you provide me information about Chihuahua.
    Thanks

  3. @ Emilee- I am touched that I have helped inspire you, I can put words around how that feels. Do you have any photos of Chester on your blog? I LOVE guinea pigs! @ Haley- thanks so much for following my blog! I’m so sorry my workshops are off-limits, I think my colleague friends would kill me if I helped turn out any more pet photographers in Western Washington- we have lots of competition, lol! Just keep up with the practice on your dogs, I check in with your blog from time to time (I know I never comment- bad!) and can see your progress- practice, practice, practice! πŸ™‚ @ Miss Pickering- I cannot tell you how badly I want to come and visit you and see your shop. It is absolutely beautiful and I see so much creativity in what you do, plus I adore flowers and things that come from nature. If I ever make it over there I swear I am showing up at your shop! Oh and gin and tonic is my personal fave- ever tried Hendricks gin? Yumm… @ Mia- I love coffee too! You know how ex-smokers get a craving to smoke when they see people in movies smoking? That’s how I am with coffee- I can watch someone drink it on tv or movies without getting an overwhelming urge. Sad that I am so sensitive to caffeine. Body does not like coffee. πŸ™ Hopefully someday we can share a pot of coffee together. πŸ™‚ @ Robin- oooh, I can totally see you in the Alps, with beautiful longhaired white dogs standing in flowery meadows, with beautiful mountain peaks behind them. You totally need to make a world-tour and ask for dog volunteers and make a book! @ Jana- my favorite color is pink too- you rule! And you have my favorite doggy- LOVE pugs. And you are now member #8 in the Diet Coke club, hee hee. @ Krista- I love the name of your town- it’s beautiful. is it vermillion in color? I’d love to live in a city named for a color. New Age wine and bread eh? Sounds like you would have gotten on just fine during the middle ages, lol. And you have a GSP- I love GSPs! I rarely get to photograph them, sniff. @ Andrew- You are so lucky you have TWO pugs! I don’t even have one! Ha. Pookie and Pugoda, that is hilarious. I love your business name (of course). And hell yeah candy is a food!!!! You and I would get along so well sitting across a bowl full of candy (my one serious addiction, next to dogs), and yes, wife may not be 100% on board with the loud spendy race truck in the driveway, lol. Pet photography is a much more logical (and quieter) profession. @ Rachel- YAY for your rescued dogs!! What kind of tea do you drink? For me it’s all about the double bergamot earl grey, although recently I really like double spice chai. Hey, when you get your job traveling around the world taking pictures let me know and I will come with you, lol. @ Leann- holy cow your dobie IS huge! I love his name Donkey- sooo cute. Chile makes some of the best red wine on the planet. So glad other people appreciate it too! One of these days I’ve got to make it to the Chilean restaurant in your hood- I have always wanted to go. John- a big yay for your adopted terrier, and a big yay for your big heart wanting to work at a shelter. The world needs more people like you. πŸ™‚ There is currently an ASPCA commercial on TV (one of the Sarah McGlaughlin ones), and I cry every time I see it. @ Tracy- hey- I just realized that your firsborn and Gwenyth Paltrow’s firstborn share the same name, ha! Ice cream and koolaid eh? Hopefully not together. I can just picture you bouncing off the walls. Oh yes, a farm with animals, and rescuing and photographing! I would come to visit and help set up. @ Heather- I am excited for you for your upcoming move! I have never been to your area of the world but have seen photos and I know that it’s beautiful. Oh my gosh your barn sounds like it will be ideal for dog photography- that’s awesome! Have you checked out Bev Hollis’ work? She is a dog photographer on a rural farm in Virginia- would be great inspiration for you. I think I saw your dog Maggie in your gallery- wow she really does look like Fergie- it’s uncanny. Thanks for your comment! And thank everybody for your comments! Time to pick a winner. πŸ™‚

  4. Hey Jamie, I’m Heather Ogg from Montreal, Canada and soon to be from Prince Edward Island Canada!! (I’m a little excited ’bout that, can you tell?)

    I have 2 dogs; Charlotte my wonderful black lab, and a frizbee-loving mutt named Maggie, who looks A LOT like your dog Fergie! I also have a newly-retired Standardbred racehorse Katie, who is waiting for me on Prince Edward Island. A dream come true!

    Favorite colour is green, but I’m loving brown and am going through a retro phase right now.

    Favourite food… ice cream!

    I already have my dream job running my own design and, you guessed it, dog photography business! Our new farm on PEI has a HUGE empty barn that will be my new photography studio (finally!). I’m very jazzed about that.

    I am a huge fan and regular visitor to your blog. Thank you! I love your work!
    Cheers,
    Heather

  5. Okay… so you got me… those cards are sure to be to die for!

    1. What is your name?
    It was Tracy Lyn Aukerman and now it is officially Tracy Aukerman Pellicer.

    2. Where do you live?
    Currently Jacksonville, Florida! I do love warm weather!

    3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name?
    HA HA HA
    Yes.
    In order of being in the household longest:
    Apple is an adorable yorkie!
    Uni (you knee) is my fantastic tuxedo kitty rescued via Lucky Cat Rescue! I really do think I was the lucky one!
    Professor Plum is our fuzzy little Bichon. He is now 7-ish. We celebrated his “birthday” Monday since it was exactly one year from the day we brought home his almost-naked body from Animal Control.
    And now we have Max… the gianormous doberman/hound/who knows what. He was dumped at the park where I work and I couldn’t leave him. Long story but we now have had him about a month! Weeee!
    Whew… lots of animals in our apartment. Here’s to buying a house with a yard soon!

    4. What is your favorite color?
    blue. no, green. hmmm… yeah, green.

    5. What one food and drink could you never live without?
    ice cream
    kool-aid

    6. What is your dream job?
    It was always being a camera person/director of photography for film… but now I really think it would be owning a huge farm-like piece of land which we would name something cheesy and use to rescue animals. And then I’d take lots of photos of all of them! And find them fabulous homes!
    I may never own all that land but I’m working on the photos of pets part!
    http://www.furriefotographie.com

    Yay!!

  6. name: John
    place: Lincoln, Nebraska
    pet: Dog – Magnum – terrier mix adopted from a no-kill shelter, Hearts Untited for Animals (www.hua.org)
    color: Yellow
    food and drink: pizza and diet pepsi, followed by more pizza and more diet pepsi
    job: I would like to work at a dog shelter. I currently volunteer at two.

  7. 1. What is your name? Leann

    2. Where do you live? Seattle, the crazy U District!

    3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name? I have a gi-hugic (130 lbs!) Doberman named Rajah aka “Donkey” or variations on Donkey (long list). And a sweet little rat killer of a cat named Skeletor. Really.

    4. What is your favorite color? Green

    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? My boyfriends garlic shrimp and my favorite Chilean Cabernet at the Brazilian restaurant up the street.

    6. What is your dream job? I found it! I am a Realtor and love everything about it:)

  8. 1. What is your name? Rachel
    2. Where do you live? San Diego, California
    3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name? Cooper-> complete and utter mutt although he looks to have some poodle in hi and Scout -> miniature schnauzer. Both rescues
    4. What is your favorite color? green and grey
    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? food would probably be the ever versatile chicken and drink would probably be tea.
    6. What is your dream job? Teaching English at the college level or traveling around the world taking pictures.

  9. 1. What is your name? Andrew
    2. Where do you live? Southern California
    3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name?

    PUGS! Two pugs. Pookie is our very petite 5yr old fawn Pug, and Pugoda is our 2yr old black chunky-monkey pug. Both girls. Pugs FTW!

    4. What is your favorite color? To many to pick from…. ALL. “Taste the Rainbow”

    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? Candy! That’s a food right? And SODA! Sugar FTW!

    6. What is your dream job?
    Wow, that’s a tough one. When I grow up, I want to be:
    Β·Pro Photgrapher (Pets and People),
    Β·Baja Offroad Racecar Driver (Unlimited Class),
    Β·Post-production Photo Editor (those people that do magazine and movie posters),
    Β·Pro DJ sound mixer person (I don’t know what that job title is, but its way cool)

    I think Photographer is more financially attainable. I don’t think my wife will go for the 100k race truck in the driveway. Oh well πŸ™

    Love this site and blog. This place is awesome!

    Check out my blog here: http://www.pugdography.com/blog/

  10. 1. What is your name? (first names only are fine) Krista

    2. Where do you live? Vermillion South Dakota

    3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name? We have three dogs. Spencer (yorkie-silky mix), Kaylee (westie) and Cash (german shorthair pointer)

    4. What is your favorite color? Blue

    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? New Age wine and bread

    6. What is your dream job?
    Photographer, but I’m going to settle for lawyer for now.

  11. 1. What is your name? Jana

    2. Where do you live? Springfield, MO

    3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name? I have a pug named Phoebe and 3 cats, Pandora, Chloe and Felix.

    4. What is your favorite color? Pink

    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? Pasta and Diet Coke!

    6. What is your dream job? I have started having dreams of being a traveling photographer. I love to travel and photography!

  12. 1. What is your name? Robin
    2. Where do you live? Alexandria, VA
    3. Do you have a pet? Golden Retriever/Sheltie/Border Collie Mix
    4. What is your favorite color? Blue
    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? Coffee – both food and drink sometimes πŸ™‚
    6. What is your dream job? I’ve always wanted to photograph dogs in the mountains. So, I’d be up there, and people would hike by with their dogs and I’d take beautiful portraits of them with a stunning mountain backdrop. Here’s my blog: http://pawprintsgallery.com/blog/

  13. 1. What is your name? Mia
    2. Where do you live? San Diego, CA, but I’m a displaced Aussie.
    3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name? Zoe is a German Shepherd and the love of my life.
    4. What is your favorite color? Brown. It sounds so dull, but I just love the earthiness of it. (Ok I’m sure that’s not a word)
    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? I love coffee, not just for the flavour but for the experiences I have while drinking (usually quality time with friends and/or husband)
    6. What is your dream job? I think I have a couple, but of course Dog Photographer is the obvious one!

  14. Jamie, thanks for your comment, how on earth did you know you were on my blogroll-stilla bit new to all this! Please let me know if you do make it over to the UK – plenty of us would love you to photograph our hounds.
    1. What is your name? Miss Pickering 2. Where do you live? Rutland, England 3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name?
    The Hound aka Sam a saluki cross lurcher 4. What is your favorite colour? Currently grey 5. What one food and drink could you never live without? Sandwiches and earl grey tea and perhaps gin and tonic 6. What is your dream job? I quite like being a florist, but would love to spend my days photographing things and lurchers. http://www.misspickering.blogspot.com

  15. Well I guess it is only fair to tell you a little about me since I read your blog all the time!

    1- Haley. 2- I live across the Sound from you on the Kitsap Peninsula. 3- I have pets. They are Charlotte, the Catahoula/Lab mix, Wilbur, the Black Dog, and Pearl, the cat. 4- Color… hmmm… well my pets are all black but I do love green and blue. 5- Seriously? Pizza and beer. 6- Dream job: Yours. : ) And writing a book about road trips. 7- http://muttgal.blogspot.com

    Thank you for your awesome blog. I am so inspired by your shots and I really wish I didn’t live here, so that I could attend your workshop!

  16. Name: Emilee Fuss
    Location: Englewood, Florida
    Pets: Buddy (black Lab) & Lester (crazy Guinea Pig)
    Color: Green
    Food & Drink: Chocolate & sweet tea
    Dream Job: Well, I think I’ve got my dream job – a pet photographer! All I could wish for is for it to grow and prosper, because I am very new to the business. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to work with animals and create art for the humans who love them and would do anything for them.
    Jamie, your work is very inspiring. Were it not for amazing photographers like you, I would have not even considered pet photography. Your blog and the success you have earned inspire me to get out there and push myself to be a better photographer. Thank you!!!

  17. yay, I am loving these comments! the only problem is they make me really want to get to know you guys more! I wish I could transport myself to all of your living rooms or offices and share a pot of tea. πŸ™‚ @kim- I think you need to get together with all of the other chocolate lovers here and form some sort of a support group, lol. I LOVE your pet’s names- Flex is just the best. And so happy you like red too! @Li- funny somehow I didn’t realize that cats have nicknames just like most dogs do. Mmm, dirty vodka martinis. I am a bit of a lush, hee hee. @Judy- I may be contacting you for a special project next spring. I can’t wait to tell you about it! Your stories about Daisy made me cry today. Charlie is adorable. @Simon- hi! I really would like to come and visit you. The English countryside is just so different from what we have here, and I would love to be able to photograph in a country that has some history. Maybe someday, eh? And Anthony Bourdain- I can see the travel but have you seen what he has to eat sometimes? Ewww. @Janie- you are now officially added to the Coke club, lol. Love YOUR pet’s names too. I should have you guys in my dog names book. Keep holding on to your dreams, I truly deeply believe that anything in life is possible!! And yay for me being an inspiration. (aww, I’m getting teary- seriously). @Chris- yes, another guy!! I don’t know if you know but I am a big time snowboarder (ok, haven’t gone in a couple of seasons, but can still carve some snow). I have always wanted to go riding in Utah during the winter. If I do I will bring my camera and look you up when I come. Hmm, maybe a trip in the late winter is in order? Snowbird here I come! @Jenny- holy cow, the chocoholics list is growing like a weed. It’s funny, chocolate could disappear from the face of the planet and I would still be a totally happy camper. Now hard fruit candies, that is another matter altogether. And I see parallels between photography and architecture so I can understand the interest. Perhaps you will become a architectographer? hee hee @tristan- ooh, a chicken! I don’t know anyone who has a chicken (or a parrot for that matter). If I lived with you I would be all over your feathered friends with my camera. And oh my gosh I have to visit the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. I LOVE sealife. (maybe cause I’m a pisces). @Lori- I know about Montana, have a very good friend who is from there, although he has some interesting stories to tell, ha! I’ll bet the scenery for photography is stunning. Sammy, Jocko and Meeka all sound super sweet. And definitely open a dog business! The industry is hot, hot hot. I know- I spend more money on Fergie every month than myself. πŸ™‚ Thanks everyone, keep the comments coming, and remember one commenter will win a beautiful pack of holiday cards!

  18. Hello~ Just happened upon your site and must say “Wow..impressive!” Great photos, fun and spirit all captured into one! πŸ™‚
    . What is your name? Lori

    2. Where do you live? Missoula, Montana (yes..Montana..it’s a state (big one) between Idaho and North Dakota. Canada borders us up above! and Wyoming sits below. We’re known as “Big Sky Country!” πŸ™‚ And yes…true cowboys and cowgirls live here…and so do hippies, yuppies and all the like!

    3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name? Yep…three. Sweet Sammy (12 year old boxer) Jocko (2 year old pug~and a crazy lover boy) and Meeka (11 year old black kitty with sultry eyes)

    4. What is your favorite color? Earth tones all the way but pink toenails are fun!

    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? Food..my downfall…love…love…love. Hmmm…don’t ever take away a lobster roll from me~i might have to deck ya. As for a drink~ H2O on ice!

    6. What is your dream job? To one day open up a dog business (doggie daycare? doggie store? anything doggie!)

  19. Hi Jamie!
    My name is Tristan and I live in Mission Viejo, CA. My husband and I have 2 dogs (Ruby the greyhound & Buster Brown the basset/bloodhound mix), Pierre the parrot, Mabel our beautiful chicken (who thinks she is a dog!), and Hamachi the beta fish. My favorite color is purple. The food and drink I can’t live without is (prepare to be bored) a veggie burger and water. My dream job is to be a stay-at-home dog mother who volunteers at every animal organization possible! I currently volunteer at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach. Our website: http://www.pacificmmc.org. Jamie, I find your photos to be very inspirational. I thank my dogs for being my (almost always) willing subjects and the beautiful seals and sea lions we have at the Center.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos with us,
    Tristan

  20. 1. What is your name? Jenny

    2. Where do you live? Tucson, Arizona

    3. Do you have a pet? Tex, black lab 8 years old; Annie, yellow lab 8 years old

    4. What is your favorite color? Navy blue

    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? Diet Pepsi, chocolate (does chocolate count as ‘food’?) πŸ™‚

    6. What is your dream job? Perhaps being a photographer, or an architect

  21. 1. What is your name? Chris – Simon, you’re not the only male reader! πŸ™‚

    2. Where do you (currently) live? SLC, UT (NC, MN, MT, IL…been around)…Jamie, I was disappointed that you weren’t planning a visit just down the way here (but I do understand, no worries, we’ll make it to one of your workshops).

    3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name? We have dog, he’s a GSD, and his name is “Bora”. We also have a cat that rules the roost…on any given day his name changes from “Cattle Guard” to “Socks”! OH we also have a little blue belly liz that the kids found. His name is “Stripes”.

    4. What is your favorite color? I don’t have a fav, I appreciate all the colors and the affect they have on everything!

    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? Something grilled (pineapple/chops) and a glass of wine.

    6. What is your dream job? My dream job is working with my wife, I photograph and she trains. I also have a day job but it’s not as rewarding πŸ™‚

  22. 1. Janie
    2. Indianapolis, IN
    3. Two mutts: Crosley, a little over 2 years, and Larkin, around 5 months. And a big furry cat, Penny Lane
    4. Blue…any shade
    5. McDonalds french fries and a huge fountain Coke…regular Coke, none of that diet stuff πŸ™‚
    6. I always wanted to be a photographer for National Geographic when I was little, or Jane Goodall…I think deep down those are still my dream jobs!

    I love your blog Jamie! I’m a new follower and am officially addicted to your pictures, you’ve been very inspiring to me!

  23. 1. What is your name? Simon. Am I the only male reader here?

    2. Where do you live? North Yorkshire, England. James Herriot country, if that helps you North American people picture it better.

    3. Do you have a pet? Not currently, just friends’ loaners. Favs are Jack Russells, Labs and Staffordshire Terriers.

    4. What is your favorite color? Blue-sky blue from 10,000ft up in the Alps.

    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? Chicken Karahi (a Kashmiri curry) and Mango Lassi – a mango/yogurt smoothie. Coke nearly won again though.

    6. What is your dream job? Anthony Bourdain’s travelling-and-eating gig looks like fun. The booze would kill me though…

  24. Hi, Here are my answers…
    My name is Judy and I live down the road from you in Spanaway, WA. I live with my husband and four dogs and two cats. The dogs are Charlie a black pug girl, Ollie a fawn pug boy, Super Ted a yorkie/doxie boy and Honey a corgi/pom female. The cats are Vanilla and Other Kitty. Charlie the pug is starting to compete in TDAA agility. She looks so cute running the course. My favorite colors are buttery yellow and watery greens. I can’t live without coffee with cream and splenda, cookies and milk, great chocolate cake and milk. I would like to work at something that makes me happy but I haven’t figured it out yet. I love your pictures and would love to watch ou work. You can visit my brand new blog, Puglette Ponders at http://puglette.blogspot.com/
    Thanks! Judy

  25. Hi! I recently found your blog and became an instant fan. I am totally bummed about not being able to participate in your workshop this weekend. It seems tailor-made for me, but am hoping you’ll come to Boston soon πŸ™‚
    1. Li
    2. Boston
    3. Two cats, Baxter (aka Bunny) and VanBuren (aka Veebs)
    4. Right now it’s yellow and royal blue.
    5. Food: buffalo chicken wings | Drink: dirty vodka martinis
    6. Yours. And to get paid to travel.

  26. 1. What is your name? Kim

    2. Where do you live? British Columbia, CANADA !

    3. Do you have a pet? Yes, 2 dogs: Flex (she is a pitbull mix) and Chewy (he is a therapy dog) aussi shepard mix
    2 cats: Muffassa and Kinks (she was born with a deformed tail according to the SPCA
    1 Bird: an African Grey Parrot “Zola”

    4. What is your favorite color? red

    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? chocolate (thats a food ! and chai tea)

    6. What is your dream job? Pet Photographer – you inspire me!

  27. @lin: you should have dropped me a line before you came to Seattle! I was born and raised here (in the city) and could have given you a list of fun places to check out off the beaten tourist track. @grace- I actually love LA, in fact was conceived there (bet you didn’t know that!). I suppose you aren’t eating fries and coffee together, gross. @jill, I still can’t get over how beautiful you are! that profile photo of you on your facebook profile is model gorgeous. and yes, you WILL quit your day job, just keep practicing as much as you can, I can already see amazing progress in your work in just a few short months! @sharon- I would so love to visit you! I have always wanted to visit the New England area, especially after being a huge stephen king fan when I was younger. If I am ever in your neck of the woods I will look you up! Love the name of your blog too. And your breakfast sounds um, ewww. Do you eat those things together? And glad you like red- you must love the design of my blog and website, as there is no shortage of red here, lol! @terrah- you have no idea how badly I want to come to Best Friends and visit. It is on my life’s wish list. I want to wait until I have like a month I can spend there. I so hope you are still there when I come! I think you and I would hit it off famously. @tamandra- every time I see your name I feel inspired. your passion for life and your love of Borias are infectious. Oh- and you live in one of my favorite cities- San Diego! If I am ever in YOUR neck of the woods I will let you know. We can take Borias for a long walk together. πŸ™‚ Whew, it’s a good thing I type like 60wpm! πŸ™‚ Thanks everybody!

  28. 1. Lesley
    2. Connecticut
    3. 1 rescued dog named Bogey. Mix between chihuaha and terrier, he looks like a black lab puppy although he is getting very grey. 2 step-cats. Salem and Peanut
    4. Depends, lots of things I love in black. Lately my new color is pear
    5. Potatoes. Any kind, french fries, chips, scalloped, mashed, etc…. I will never pass up potatoes, unless it is potato salad with miracle whip – yuck.
    6. Growing up I wanted to be a Sports Illustrated or Life magazine photographer. I still love both of those magazines for the photography. Now any type of photographer that I could make a living off of so I could quit my desk job would be great.

  29. Hi Jamie! I’ve been meaning to “meet” you, by shooting you an email, so this gave me a little shove ha ha. Love love love your work and blog, and the way you write. Hope someday to take a workshop with you!
    1. What is your name? Tamandra

    2. Where do you live? San Diego (suburbia right now, but trying really hard to move to the urban part!)

    3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name? My sidekick is Borias, a 7 year old German Shepherd that I adore beyond words, a hep cat, Bono, and 3 lizards, Crikey the beardie, Frodo the water dragon, and Spot the leopard gecko.

    4. What is your favorite color? hot green

    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? sushi and vanilla soy lattes (or pumpkin spike this time of year-yummm)

    6. What is your dream job? Photographer and painter-I love doing both, trying to figure out how to balance the two.
    I have a blog on my website http://heartdogstudios.com, that’s sporadic, and a new one with photography at http://tamandramichaels.com

  30. 1. What is your name? (first names only are fine)Terrah
    2. Where do you live? currently Kanab, Utah
    3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name?I have a animal rescue, so 6 crazy dogs~all heinz 57
    4. What is your favorite color? color combination~orange and dark maroon
    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? COFFEE!!
    6. What is your dream job? Self-employed photographer, crafts-person and animal rescuer~whew!
    website~http://www.muttsandsuch.com
    blog ~http://www.muttsandsuch.wordpress.com

  31. Hi Jamie!

    I’m Sharon. I love your blog, but I love animals and great photography so I guess that would explain it.

    * I live in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire. Yep, that’s a loooong ways away from Seattle!
    * I have 2 dogs: Lily (a 40 lb fluff ball mix) and Winston (an 18 lb Pug), as well as 2 cats: Phineas (a Tonkinese mix) and Luna (a domestic long hair). All of them are posted on my blog and if you click on their pictures it will take you to their Catster/Dogster pages.
    * I love RED!
    * Water is my favorite drink. And for food, it has to be my daily breakfast of an English Muffin with peanut butter and Veggie Sausage.
    * Being a Dolphin Trainer looks like a Dream Job to me!

    I’ll be stopping by some of the other blogs to check you all out : )

  32. 1. What is your name? Jill

    2. Where do you live? Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name? Yes! Dog, Eddie (PomChi)

    4. What is your favorite color? I like earthy tones. Greens, Browns.

    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? Umm I have so many. I cannot live without pasta though. Any kind really.

    6. What is your dream job? Photographer. I’m working on it. I’m hoping I can quit my day job one day πŸ™‚

  33. “Getting to know yooou, getting to know all about yoooou…”

    1. What is your name? Grace

    2. Where do you live? I used to be embarrassed to admit this but I’ve come to embrace this crazy city – Los Angeles

    3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name? 2 amazing rescue dogs — Maeby the whippet-dobie mix from Mexico and Zoey the lab-something mix from Taiwan

    4. What is your favorite color? Yellow-Green

    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? Can’t live without french fries and Coffee. My world would fall apart without either.

    6. What is your dream job? Working in advertising as an art director and being a pet photographer πŸ™‚

  34. Hi Jamie! I was in Seattle in early September with my husband. I love it up there. It is so beautiful, so green. We were hoping for rain, but it was bright and sunny. I think it rained the week after. Boo!

  35. I am loving this! @all- hmm, you guys seem to have a propensity for coke. @lin- you and anna need to get together to eat chocolate and drink water, lol! @kari- maybe I can photograph Max next year- I’ll be down in LA in April! @ Julie- Bob is the cutest name for a cat ever. I so wish I could photograph him- I love kitties! @Charity- I am so glad I can give you a slice of Seattle to keep you close to home. I always wondered if people cared when I wrote about where I do shoots and neighborhoods and such and know I know they do- yay! @anna- greetings! I love your favorite color- I can just see you in a hot pink ensemble eating some yummy gourmet chocolate. Mmm, pink and dark brown, yummy. @Judy- I have never heard of Pibb- is it like Dr Pepper? Did you see the processing tips in the last post? Keep the comments coming everyone!

  36. 1. What is your name? Rachel

    2. Where do you live? Fayetteville, Arkansas (beautiful Ozark Mountains)

    3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name? We have quite the family of furbabies all rescued from our local shelter – 3 dogs: shar-pei mix named Maggie, pitbull mix named Jonah, chihuahua mix named Tina / 2 cats: Oliver and Annalise

    4. What is your favorite color? I love warm yellows, golds, and browns. purple also.

    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? cereal and coke (not diet!)

    6. What is your dream job? pet photographer…I’m working on it!

  37. 1. What is your name? My name is Lin.

    2. Where do you live? I currently reside in Orange County, California.

    3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name? I have an adorable Lhasa Apso and a domestic short-haried cat. If my husband and I stay in southern California, I’d love to have a pair of desert tortoise as well.

    4. What is your favorite color? I love the color blue. Pink would have to be my second favorite.

    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? Hmm. That’s so hard! I LOVE food. But I would have to say chocolate. I love chocolate to no end. I actually think I’m a chocolate snob too as I have to have the good stuff to munch on. I always have chocolate at home. A little piece of rich chocolate will help curb my sweet tooth. For drinks, I always drink water. I can’t even finish a can of soda anymore.

    6. What is your dream job? I am actually trying to find out what I want to do as a career. I am quitting my job soon and leaving this field forever. I’ve been unhappy at it for so long, that I need to find something else. So far I really enjoy producing art with my photography and 3D modeling. Both make me happy.

  38. I love your photography and wish I lived in Seattle so you could have a photo session with my pup!
    1. Kari
    2. Southern CA
    3. Max-misc mutt mix, maybe part Corgi, Heeler, Pit???
    4. Favorite color is blue
    5. Coffee and anything Italian
    6. Photographer or working with a non profit animal organization

  39. Great blog and fantastic photos!

    1. What is your name? (first names only are fine) Julie

    2. Where do you live? Alexandria, Virginia, 15 min from DC

    3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name? Roxy, a 3yr old German Shepherd and a cat, Bob, 1 yr old

    4. What is your favorite color? I can’t just pick one. I like combinations of colors.

    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? Coke a Cola and Macaroni and Cheese

    6. What is your dream job? I’ve been fortunate to land my dream job, I’m a graphic designer. But I’m also an aspiring photographer. I would love to do photography on the side in the future.

    My blog is kinda new, I redesigned it for a different approach. It’s a combo of my work and random thoughts.

  40. Hi Jamie!

    My name is Charity, and I am currently residing in Springfield, Illinois (just moved here from Seattle/Capitol Hill area) – why? because my partner in crime is going to graduate school here, and I thought it would be good to have a little adventure!…it’s been an adventure alright! *oh how I miss Seattle!
    Right now I have no pet of my own, but I foresee a dog in my near future once I’ve settled back down a bit. In my past I’ve primarily had kitties in my life, but I did grow up with an english bulldog – and how can you go wrong with that!?
    My favorite color is purple, I LOVE the olive bar at Whole Foods (which I miss here in Springfield), and I think if there was no more lemonade/limeade in the world I would cause a commotion. πŸ™‚

    And my dream job. I’m lucky to say that I am a photographer. I shoot food, wine, and pets…weird combo for most people, but I love all three!
    I’ve been blessed with what I’ve accomplished thus far. You can check out my site if you’d like at charitylynne.com.

    It’s been wonderful being able to follow your work on your blog – you’ve taught me a lot, and it’s so nice to see Seattle scenery now!
    I’m preparing to start my own blog here in the next month or so (on food) – so it’s nice to have good examples to follow. πŸ™‚

    Thanks Jamie! Give Seattle a big hug for me!

    Take care,
    Charity


    Charity Lynne Photography
    charity.lynne@gmail.com
    charitylynne.com

  41. Hi! Just found your blog last week! β™₯ your pics!
    1. What is your name? (first names only are fine) Anna
    2. Where do you live? UmeΓ₯, Sweden
    3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name? Two border terriers; Ozzy and Rally
    4. What is your favorite color? Hot pink
    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? Chocolate ; ) and Water
    6. What is your dream job? Graphic designer or photographer

  42. 1. What is your name? (first names only are fine) Judy

    2. Where do you live? Bridgeport, TX

    3. Do you have a pet? Kind of animal? Name? Golden Retriever (adopted us) named Dodger and my sweet kitty in Heaven Mandy

    4. What is your favorite color? Yellow

    5. What one food and drink could you never live without? Pibb Zero and cereal

    6. What is your dream job?
    Photographer (no seriously)

Comments are closed.