Musically - the singing samoyed :)

Musically.  Our dog, who a lot of people think is a Siberian husky, but he is a samoyed, is very verbal and "talks" a lot to us, he howls and woos and chatters to us every day.  If my children play the piano, or a harmonica, he will run over, sit or lay down and throw his head back and howl away.    

When it snows, I love to take my dog and children out to get pictures of them playing music and singing together :D   My daughter has a youtube channel, and posted a behind the scenes video of this portrait on her channel, it is embedded below, but if you get a moment, please drop by her site to see what else 

Portrait of a child and dog singing and howling together

Barnyard Friends { Potomac MD Photographer }

I love to incorporate my farm animals into my photography with my children.  My daughter is a natural with the animals, possibly the result of being the child of a veterinarian :D.   Whenever we are out in the field for photographs, we generally have a visitor - either a cat, a pony or a horse wants to have their picture taken too, and I try and work with the visitor to include them too - these are the moments that would be difficult to stage, but look like magic and end up being my favourite portraits when they happen.  

Photograph of a child in a field of buttercups with a ginger tabby cat and a peking duck ducking, photographed on location in Potomac MD by Clare Ahalt Photography, a fine art photographer located in Maryland serving clients in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC.

Award Winning Portraiture | Maryland Photographer

I am so honored that two of my portraits were award winning photographs during the National Association of Professional Child Photographer's (NAPCP) International Image Competition.  One of my child photographs placed third in the child photography competition and one of my portraits of a brother and sister received a merit recognition award.  The talent featured by the NAPCP is amazing, there are some of the best child photographers in the world among its members.  

award winning photographer by Clare Ahalt Photography, a fine art portrait photographer located in Maryland, serving clients in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington DC.
award winning photographer by Clare Ahalt Photography, a fine art portrait photographer located in Maryland, serving clients in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington DC.
award winning photographer by Clare Ahalt Photography, a fine art portrait photographer located in Maryland, serving clients in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington DC.
award winning photographer by Clare Ahalt Photography, a fine art portrait photographer located in Maryland, serving clients in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington DC.