Sonoma Valley sneak-peek: Heaven

First off, I want to say that I am so happy today- filled with hope and dreams and great, positive expectations for the future. I will spare you all with my personal troubles over the past 8+ years, but let me say it has been a long hard road for many reasons. I see light at the end of the tunnel for the first time in a long time.

With that said, I am thrilled to *finally* share with you guys some of the images I took in California of Sonoma dogs. You have asked, you have begged, you have pleaded, and they are finally here. I am going to do two sneak-peeks per day for the next two days, which will cover my 4 clients in Sonoma and Napa Valleys.

This is Heaven. She lives on her very own vineyard. Heaven is a wolf-lab mix and her world revolves around food. 

Heaven gets in trouble because she eats the grapes right off the vine.

I tried to capture the olive tree behind her on the right. They were everywhere in Sonoma Valley.

Heaven is crazy for carrots.

There is this cool old red barn on Heaven’s property that her mom suggested we get shots of. I was so glad she did- they ended up being some of my favorites from our session.

This next shot was taken with my new 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens. Anyone care to guess which one I bought?

Here is the same shot at 100% crop.

The ‘waiting for food’ face. 🙂

Such a sweet moment between the two of them. 

A huge thanks to my Sonoma and Napa Valley clients for having me down! I had a blast and hope you love the images! 🙂

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9 thoughts on “Sonoma Valley sneak-peek: Heaven

  1. Jill don’t do it! IS is essential for telephoto in anything except bright sunlight. I’d much rather have the f4 IS than the f2.8 non-IS personally, if weight or cost is an issue. You’ll get loads more sharp photos that way round, really. When are Canon going to put IS on their Prime lenses?!

  2. I think you went with the 2.8 as well….now the question is, did you go with the “IS” version or non “IS”. I am contemplating the non “IS” since it is lighter…let me know!

  3. I think you got the f2.8 because you love the shallow DOF too much not to…whichever it was, tell us what you think about it.
    Will you be adding a 5D Mk II soon? The ISO 1600 and 3200 samples just blow my 20D-using mind…nice shots as ever BTW – are some of them slightly over-sharpened though or is it my eyes? My 70-200 requires less sharpening than my other lenses.

  4. Heaven is beautiful! She has a lovely name, too. I love the shots with the old red barn, they are my faves. And whatever lens you got, it did an amazing job and it is sharp and perfect. And I want it! 😉

  5. oh, i love it! that barn is awesome. love the way it looks with her just relaxing there. just don’t tell the boys dogs can have their own vineyards… i’d never hear the end of it… 😉

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