Pit Bull Photography || Rescue dogs || BG Bully Family || BG Productions
As part of our ongoing personal work BG Bully Family Project we will be posting a selection of photos from each session.
We will also be donating 50% of Any sales that results from prints, wall art, or usb’s of full session to Pinups for Pitbulls to aid in the education of how Awesome these dogs are!! About the project….
We have a passion for rescue work and a passion for photographing people, places, and things and telling their story! So we are embarking on a personal project to help end the negative stereotypes of Bully Breed dogs!! We thought what better way then to show these beautiful dogs being loved on and loving the humans that saved them- especially those with children!! With the negative stereotypes people think these dogs aren’t good for homes with small kids! Well these families would disagree! We also wanted to showcase families that are also discriminated against and face stereotypes- people with tattoos! I LOVE photographing beautiful INK!!! and i LOVE LOVE dogs!! so follow along on our journey as we try to dispel a lot of myths!! As a Philadelphia pet photographer I wanted to capture some of the Bully Love that is all around!
This Bully Family shoot was very near and dear to us. We first met Christine through a mutual friend when we needed a backup doggie nanny for our Bella!! Bella LOVED Christine (and im pretty sure it was mutual). We are sad they live so far away and it is too hard to do now. Then her boyfriend Michael proposed and they booked us (BG Productions Photography and Videography) to capture all their wedding fun and beauty!! We had heard a lot about Tanner (and Ernesto who doesn’t get along well enough with Tanner to have all the added energy of a photoshoot- but he was there in spirit! lol!!) And then they gave birth to this most ADORABLE peaceful little baby girl- Josie! Al and I had an Awesome time just capturing their life naturally. and we are so blessed to be able to capture these super special breast feeding photos. This just shows the beauty of their day!
This is from Christine (who by the way came up with the #bgbullyfamily)
Rescuing animals is near and dear to both of our hearts, as all three of our pets are rescues – Tanner is our first bully breed – he came to us at around 6 years of age when his owner (a friend of a friend) decided he was too busy with work and couldn’t take care of him (all too common story for these babes) – he had nobody to care for Tanner and he was certainly headed to a shelter. Our resident rescue, Ernesto, had always loved every dog he’d ever met and did (and still does) well at day care and dog parks, so we didn’t think there would be any issues integrating Tanner into our home (especially given the behavior reports we received) – Tanner came to us over due on all of his shots and with no heartworm preventative or flea and tick treatments…the information we received regarding his behavior was VERY incorrect – Tanner does NOT do well with other dogs and we had a very rough start, but with some strategically placed baby gates and a LOT of patience, we have been working with the boys over the past few years – Tanner quickly learned the command “leave it” when interacting with our cat and can now be caught either snuggling with her for a nap or hiding from her when she’s on the prowl. while we still have baby gates up, we take time to have them roaming the house together and we have proudly gotten them to the point of tolerating one another most of the time (trust me…MAJOR progress!!). Tanner is a dog who, if sent to a shelter, would have been euthanized – he was an older male pit bull – sadly, a very undesirable dog in most shelters and even more sadly, he would have been one of many. Our struggle to obtain homeowners insurance after purchasing our first home was one of the most eye opening experiences, showing us just how deeply ingrained this breed discrimination has become in our culture. Like the Dobermans, Rottweilers and German Shepherds of the past (they’ve all had their turn being the “dangerous” breed du jour), Pit Bulls are loving, loyal creatures who make a tremendous addition to any family (especially with children!!!) – with responsible pet ownership, health care and adoption procedures, most of the pit bulls in shelters could be placed in homes that would be enriched by their presence.
Why do you want to be a part of this project?
We preach this as often as possible and enthusiastically support anything that helps spread the word about how incredible it is to have one of these dogs as a part of the family!