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A fresh start for a new year

    hiking with dogs at Hauser Conservation Area

    Hello, happy new year and welcome to our new space on the internet.

    For the last three years, we’ve been known as Noses & Toes Pet Photography but that name really didn’t encapsulate who I am and what matters to me.

    The Big White Dog matters to me.

    You know her as Bella.

    And she is the inspiration I hold in my heart every time I embark upon a portrait session for a dog lover in Spokane or North Idaho.

    Together, Bella and I give you Big White Dog Photography. Stay tuned for adventures galore and let me know how I can help you create one for you and your dog.

    Keeping watch

    One last hike for 2020

    Knowing we were in for a blast of snow on Wednesday, Bella and I hustled off to a new spot on Tuesday.

    The Hauser Conservation Area is 192 acres of forested property high above Hauser Lake. There was just enough snow to make sure Bella needed self-adhesive tape to protect her dew claws from tearing, but not enough to make me pull out the snowshoes.

    Ah, yes, the tape thing is something I learned while writing last month’s edition of Hiking with Dogs in The Spokesman-Review. I’m also packing diaper rash gel to keep the ice from collecting on the hair in between her paw pads.

    The things you learn!

    The Hauser Loop is only a mile long but somehow — and I mean, by letting Bella take the lead — we ended up going this way and that. Ultimately, we logged about 4.5 miles and 10,000 steps on the Fitbit.

    And some things I’ll never learn.

    Maremma sheepdog hiking at Hauser Conservation Area
    She’s laughing at me, isn’t she?

    All around the circle

    We’re kicking off the new year of the pet photographers blog circle holding true to the topic, beginnings.

    What better day to launch the new name and website, eh?

    Let’s launch into the circle now and see what other fresh beginnings are in store for us with my photographer friends.

    Start with Darlene Woodward of Pant the Town Photography creating pet portraits in MA and NH.

    At the end of Darlene’s post about her fresh start, click the link to the next post and see where we take you.

    When you find yourself back here to our adventures, you know you’re home.

    Right where you belong.


    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.

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