Holidays & Parties
A Dog Birthday Party with Heart by Jenny Karlsson Photography
Pet lifestyle expert Serena Faber-Nelson is the founder of Pretty Fluffy. A contributor to Everyday with Rachael Ray, Modern Dog Magazine, Cesars Way and more; her modern, stylized take on DIY dog treats has seen her recipes viewed millions of times over.
Serena is the author of the go-to dog mom bible, Dog Mama, and the popular dog treat recipe book, Healthy Homemade Dog Treats.
I always say we consider pets to be an important part of the family here at Pretty Fluffy.
So it goes without saying that when it comes to the question of throwing a birthday party for your pup, I’m firmly in the YES category – Treat Yo Pup!
When this gem of a styled birthday celebration arrived from photographer Jenny Karlsson, and blogger Tori Mistick, my heart melted a little at the love and warmth the pair created for these lucky pups one gorgeous afternoon in the park.
Every dog should be so lucky to be so loved.
This birthday-themed shoot was a creative collaboration between myself and my friend Tori Mistick. Tori has two English Chocolate Labs, Lola and Lucy, and writes a lifestyle blog called Wear. Wag. Repeat. where she shares two of her favourite things, fashion and dogs.
I had always dreamed of putting together a birthday celebration for dogs. With a secret garden location and Tori’s styling skills I knew we could create something really fun for her pups.
I first met Lola and Lucy a couple years ago when they visited my photo booth at a local event for pets and their people. Lucy was only a puppy at the time, and climbed all over her patient sister.
This winter Lola turned 12 years old and Lucy is now 3, so there is never a dull moment. The three of them spend a lot of time at Pittsburgh’s fabulous parks, when they’re not in the middle of a DIY project or experimenting with the latest Pinterest dog treat recipe find.
We wanted to showcase how easy it is to put together a modern and fun event to celebrate our furry family members, using primarily local vendors.
For the occasion, Lola and Lucy were wearing beautiful dog collars from Scout Dog, munching on heart-shaped treats from Woof Stop Barkery, and devouring cake from Doggie Delights (donated by Petagogy). The table and décor was acquired from IKEA and Target.
DOG BIRTHDAY PARTY – CREDITS
Styling and Photography by Wear Wag Repeat and Jenny Karlsson Photography
Heart Shaped Dog Treats – Woof Stop Barkery
Doggie Birthday Cake – Doggie Delights (donated by Petagogy)
Dog Collars by Scout Dog Collars
ABOUT JENNY KARLSSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Jenny Karlsson Photography, based in Pittsburgh, PA, specializes in lifestyle pet photography. Working on-location, using primarily natural-light, Jenny’s goal is to capture the special relationship between pets and their people. Jenny is passionate about giving back to animal rescue organizations, and volunteers her photography skills to the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society.