We are so excited to introduce the newest memeber of our family!!

Earnest…. a little big Great DANE puppy. He is 8 weeks old and the most fun ever.

It has taken me 3 days to work out how to photograph a puppy. He is not exactly obedient yet… however well on his way. It is rather tricky to photograph him while holding his lead and the camera!! He loves to snuggle up and climb all over me especially when I get down low to take a photo. My camera has already had a little chew and a few licks too.

Ohhh we are in LOOOVEEE!! When he arrived Poppy declared him beautiful and then started to cry… saying “Oh I promised myself I wouldn’t cry!!”

Zali and I have had a few conversations about love and loss. Mostly because our last pets were eaten up by our next door neighbors dog. It was a very traumatic day for the girls and one that left quite an impression on Zali. The very much loved chickens can be found here.

Having only had this little guy 3 days, we already love him so much and it is hard for Zali to not get worried about the possibility of one day losing him too. I love the conversations and amazing insights she has. We decided that all things are only on loan to us for a short time… even our family. So let’s enjoy these people and pets and things and delight in them today. When the time comes to say goodbye we will be sad. VERY sad. Maybe knowing all along they were not really ours will help a bit. Big concept for kids but I think she is on her way.

Hope you enjoy these pics of him.


  • http://www.karamac.com.au Belinda

    Gosh how adorable! I look forward to seeing him grow :)

  • bene

    oh my goodness! cutest puppy… EVER. I can’t wait to meet him, and i love that thought, that everything is just “on loan” and not really ours. :) thats nice.

  • http://ticklemetulips.blogspot.com Katie

    These are wonderful. I love what you said about having everything on loan. It’s like a wonderful gift. Blessings that we can give thanks for everyday. Thank you so much for your work. Because of your amazing work, I now hope to become a photographer too. So thank you Hailey. You are especially wonderful.

  • Errol

    When he is old enough Earnest and Willow will elope. I just know it.

  • Esther

    he is totally adorable Hailey – your words were inspirational…

  • G

    Oh, it made me cry what you said about everything been on loan! I DON’T WANT TO THINK ABOUT IT. It’s so sad. Your gorgeous boy on the other hand is delightful. I love him so much.

  • http://radiantlightstudios.blogspot.com/ Betty

    Welcome to life with Great Danes. They really are the best dogs.

  • http://www.starmagnolia.com/theblog Amy Nieto

    Wonderful pup!

  • http://ecomilf.blogspot.com ecoMILF

    Too adorable! What a great first visit to your sunny side of the internet. Look forward to coming back to see some more. Enjoy your moments with him- they grow up so fast!! : ). xo m.

  • http://www.alexandergardnerphotography.com.au Alexander Gardner

    Awww, puppy!

    You can take your new cars, flash houses and possibly camera gear but nothing compares to the love of a puppy!

  • Rachel

    I’m sorry to hear about your chickens… they were really cute. The baby chick in a hat photo was one of my favorites. Zali sounds like a grown up these days!

    The puppy is gorgeous! I love that color and what a sweet face. Congratulations.

  • http://www.jeanetteverster.com Jeanette

    My word, that’s one gorgeous pup!

  • http://www.hyggeligphotography.com.au Janet Palmer

    ok I make it no secret that I love Staffords, owning 2 of my own and photographing them all the time… but if there was another dog that I was “allowed” to own it would be a GD… I LOVE his colour… and that last shot is too damn cute! Cant wait to see him grow up! how exciting!

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  • Carly

    OMG! He’s a doll! Danes are the best!! I’ve had one to love since I was 2!! Enjoy him!

  • http://www.squeakdogphoto.com Debbie Shook

    Delicious!! Stunning photos too :)

  • http://www.MarissaNicolePhotography.com marissa nicole

    now that I must say is a gorgeous little man. love the tug of war picture.

  • Carla

    This photos are wonderfull 😀
    Great work
    Kiss kiss

  • http://www.limitlessphotography.com.au/family-portraits.aspx Family Portraits

    what a gorgeous pup, I’ll bet he’s massive now. We have a great Dane, they have such a wonderful temperament.