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5 Christmas wishes for Big White Dog Photography

    Christmas card from Big White Dog Photography

    Merry Christmas!

    If I have your physical address, you were one of the lucky ones to receive an actual hold-in-your-hands Christmas card from Big White Dog Photography. 

    I actually did it this year and I can’t believe how easy it was. 

    All it took was a little organization and about 10 minutes of design work, then I let Postable do all the dirty work. 

    Honorary big white dog, Desi the golden retriever

    My 5 wishes for Big White Dog 

    Better organization is one of my Christmas wishes as Big White Dog Photography moves into its fifth year of operation. 

    1. To stay organized 

    Oh my, on most days my office is a disaster zone. My desk is covered in clutter. My brain is full of ideas, to-do lists and nonsense. With a little organization, I can take better care of my business and free up time to have some fun with this crazy big white dog. 

    Bella the Big White Dog near Plantes Ferry
    The face of Big White Dog, Bella the Maremma sheepdog

    2. To take adventures 

    Let’s not lie. The last two years have been absolute shit for doing fun, extra-curricular activities away from Big White Dog operations, which kept me super busy.

    Our annual trip to Oregon in 2020 sucked and the 2021 edition got cancelled, thanks to the pandemic. We aren’t big travellers but I do suffer from a serious case of wanderlust and I need to get out and roam.

    If I can do a good job of No. 1, I can head out for a few little road trips here and there, maybe Boise, maybe Seattle, maybe Oregon … and maybe, just maybe, with a little good fortune and pixie dust, home to Canada. 

    3. To make memories 

    The mission of Big White Dog Photography is twofold. One, we must make memories. We must immortalize the adventures of humans and their dogs in Spokane and North Idaho. We must create ever-lasting memories of the journeys we take together, be they a walk in the park, a cuddle in the backyard, a day at the lake or an epic hike to the top of a mountain. 

    golden retriever at the rocks of sharon in spokane valley
    A smaller white dog, Winnie, the very white golden retriever

    And … 

    4. To tell stories 

    Two, Big White Dog must tell the stories of those adventures. I believe many of us are able to find our voice and our purpose by sharing the stories of our journey with our dogs. Whether told in a blog post, your Journey session book or another fundraising book like Paws of the Panhandle, I believe those stories matter. 

    5. To d.o.g. 

    It’s quite simple really. Dogs have this not-so-subtle power to bring a smile to even the crustiest of hearts on most days. If we all take steps to d.o.g., or do only good, the world will be a better place.  

    Brutus, the Great Pyrenees
    Another BWD, Brutus the Great Pyrenees

    All around the circle 

    Wait … what? This is the fifth year for Big White Dog Photography? Oh man, I better come up with a good promotion around that, hadn’t I? 

    While I’m tying on my thinking cap and coming up with something epic, enjoy the Christmas greetings of my friends in the worldwide pet photographers blog circle. 

    Start with Elaine Tweedy of I Got the Shot Photography shares a special Christmas greeting from her studio in the Endless Mountains of PA

    When you get to the bottom of her Christmas greeting, click the next link in the blog circle and keep going until you find yourself at Big White Dog Photography. 

    That’s when you know you’re home. 

    Right where you belong. 

    And then make sure you’re on the newsletter list to find out about the big fifth anniversary promotions when I figure out what they’re going to be. It’s easy to subscribe. Just download our guide to five awesome hikes near Spokane Valley.

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    Dogs. Adventure. Outdoors. These words set Angela's heart afire. Angela Schneider, an award-winning writer and dog photographer, documents the story of you and your dog and the adventures you take together. Your portraits will be a statement piece in your home, art that will make your friends and family beg to hear its story.

    6 thoughts on “5 Christmas wishes for Big White Dog Photography”

    1. That’s a good list! My desk and brain resemble yours on many days so keeping them both better organized is on my list too! We’ve had every vacation cancel for two years now and it’s starting to get to me, hopefully. HOPEFULLY, we an actually pull one off in 2022, I wish the same for you!

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