This week's theme for the pet photography blog circle is "Blooms." Although we are headed straight into the heat of summer, this is my favorite time of the year for flower photos. The roses at McKinley Park are in full-bloom, and we're just finishing up sunflower season. Being just an hour away from Woodland and the sunflower fields, I never realized how lucky I was to have these gorgeous flowers in my backyard - that is, until I started getting more involved in the photography community and learning how many photographers in other parts of the country (and the world) don't have easy access to sunflower fields.

Of course, photographing in the sunflower fields isn't as easy as just driving an hour to Woodland, hopping out of the car, and getting to work. The fields are all privately owned, meaning they are part of someone's livelihood. It's illegal to trespass, and walking around in these fields can be highly damaging to the crops that these farmers have labored over. Luckily I was able to get in contact with a wonderful farm that allowed me, and many other photographers, to shoot in their fields. I made my husband begrudgingly come along as my assistant so I could photograph our youngest dog, Omega. It was a hot afternoon out there in the open fields, but we managed to have fun regardless.

Check out a few of the images of Omega in the sunflowers below. Unfortunately, the sunflower bloom season is now coming to an end, but I plan to offer Limited Edition Sunflower Session next year. Make sure you're on my mailing list to receive early information about any Limited Edition Sessions or other offers.

Unfortunately, the sunflower bloom season is now coming to an end, but I plan to offer Limited Edition Sunflower Session next year. Make sure you're on my mailing list to receive early information about any Limited Edition Sessions or other offers.

Don't forget to continue following the blog circle to see other pet photographers' blooms. Up next is Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography. Keep following the links until you make it back here to read the entire circle.

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