Category Archives: paws4people

Blondes Turning Heads in Prison

paws4people.org, one of the non-profits I volunteer with, is truly changing the lives of prison inmates, veterans, children and anyone who crosses paths with their programs. It starts with adorable puppies, who begin their training at the Lionheart School working with … Continue reading

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paws4people.org: A Little History, Pictures from the First Annual Family Reunion, Graduation 2012 and More!

Below is an except of the post that ran recently on the paws4people.org blog, to read the entire post, click here. —————— Photographing the 2009 Fall Graduation at Hazelton Penitentiary was my first official shoot with paws4people.org. Witnessing the caring … Continue reading

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Three week old puppies go to prison for training

When I got the call asking me if I would be able to go to the puppy transfer of Claire’s second litter, I was thrilled. (click to learn more about my experiences with paws4people.org and here to learn about the … Continue reading

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What do you get when you cross a little girl, a dog and some senior citizens?

When I met Kyria (Kir-ee-ay) Henry, she was an adorable, 22-year old co-ed at West Virginia University. But unlike her peers, she wasn’t simply juggling a full class-load, cheerleading and a boyfriend, she was also co-running a very cool non-profit– … Continue reading

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Lilly: Four-legged single working Mom

What an amazing week!  Last Sunday night at 9:45pm, the text came in. “Lilly is in labor.”  I arrived at 10:30pm.  Poor Lilly was panting non-stop and obviously uncomfortable.  She had an important job to do; she was giving birth … Continue reading

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I went to prison and all I got were these adorable puppy pictures.

I went to the Hazelton Federal Penitentiary for the first time last November, when I photographed the paws4people graduation of service dogs trained by inmates. Before I went, I have to admit to being worried. And I had plenty to … Continue reading

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It’s true. On Monday, I’m going back to prison.

I was recently asked by a young teenager if he could interview me for a photography class assignment: Interview a famous photographer or just a photographer you know. He informed me that I fell into the second category.  Little did … Continue reading

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