An English and Frenchie Bulldog session || 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!
We wanted to make sure that we honored all Bully Breeds and given that Bella is 1/2 English bulldog we were stoked when Zoe and Zach sent us an email about their bully rescues!! They are such a sweet couple and Jewels and Emilia were totally Adorable in their matching shirts. Jewels are into wanting to sniff on everything and Emilia just wanted to explore everywhere! And it was such a beautiful day at FDR Park- one of the cities best parks and not used often.
Here is what Zoe wrote me as part of the BG Bully Family
In 2008, HeavenSent Bulldog Rescue, an all-volunteer rescue, got a call from a woman in rural Pennsylvania saying that her husband was threatening to shoot this dog if someone didn’t come pick her up ASAP. A volunteer jumped in the car and drove hours, without question, to pick up 18-month old Jewels. Her silly antics and wiggle-butt stole our hearts from the moment we met her and she has been queen of our house ever since. While she has slowed down a bit in her later years, she still loves balls, sunbathing, ice cream, booty scratches and wrestling with her sister—and she cuddles like a pro.
Emilia was rescued in 2013 and is the princess of the house. She has the sweetest demeanor we have even seen in a dog; never growling, barking or demonstrating any type of aggression. Her loyalty (especially to her mother,) knows no bounds, following Zoe from room to room and looking at us with the saddest eyes if we go somewhere without her. She loves car rides, other dogs, vegetables and lots and lots of walks and will always put up with her sometimes annoying sister and the endless lick baths she receives.
Why do you want to be a part of this project? Neither of us grew up with dogs and when we adopted Jewels (our English bulldog) in 2008, it was our first experience as dog owners, making us fall head over heels with the bully breed. They are sweet, funny and loyal, with a lot of stubborn and a little bit of stink. Sometimes people view bully breeds as violent and scary and we have seen firsthand that they can be so, so kind and gentle.