my view of seattle…

…while attending the Cowbelly Pet Photography workshop. Most of my days were spent in the workshop learning all about what it takes to run and market my future pet photography business. (And I really need to come up with a catchy name! A few ideas are percolating, but I’m still open to ideas. Hint hint. 🙂 ) A big THANK YOU goes out to Jamie of Cowbelly Pet Photography. She’s put in a ton of research and hard work, and it shows.

My one site seeing day was mostly on a lake/sound cruise. It was a rare, sunny and warm day in Seattle. Great day to be out on the deck of a boat seeing the sites. Thanks to Rob and Sue and the boys for the great hospitality!

I stayed in the funky Hotel Max in downtown Seattle for the pet photography workshop I attended.

258/365...the queen sleep here 🙂 I noticed that not every guest had a cool keycard like mine!

Downtown Seattle from my hotel window. There are reflections from the hotel room on the window, which accounts for the funky glow in the photo.

A group of us were eating lunch outside of Whole Foods Market. This guy, who was looking a bit nervous, put a table-cloth and gift bag on the table inside. We were thinking he was going to propose, but we found out they were dating for a year. Very sweet. Of course he knew he was being watched by all of us. 🙂

Pug Bum

One of the pugs having fun in the water. These guys didn't care that they were getting wet cause they were nibbling up some treats!

We had so much fun photographing Bear (shown here) and Bronco. (Yes their owner is a football fan.) Bear was on the dry side of the water fountains. But no worries, I was on the other dry side. 🙂

How convenient the orange table matched Bronco's collar!

Bronco boy thinking "these chicks are crazy!" This is my favorite shot of the afternoon.

Jamie showing us her moves, and Bronco loved it! Jamie is the owner of Cowbelly Pet Photography out of Seattle. She's awesome!

On my last full day in Seattle, a college buddy played tour guide. We took one of the lake/sound cruises. Birds sunning themselves on the waterway as the boat passed by.

Looking back through the pedestrian bridge as the water level is dropping in the lock. We were going through the Ballard Locks at the west end of Salmon Bay, before entering the salt water of Puget Sound.

Some local color

lots and lots of boats

The salmon were running, so I believe that's what they were putting the nets out for.

As we were coming back to the dock, we passed a Seattle landmark. The Post-Intelligencer (or "The Globe" as it's called), a now defunct paper newspaper, can still be found in an online-only version.



About Barb Kellogg

I'm a people, pet and nature photographer who loves great bokeh, dark chocolate, and a good cup of tea.


  1. Christie

    GREAT shots Barb!!! My favorite is the pug on the orange table as well! (Gotta LOVE that color!!!) OK girlie! …..Your business is ready! 🙂

  2. karen

    Great pictures and can’t wait to hear more about your travels.

  3. Marcia

    Great pictures of Seattle and love the Pug….I too love the picture of him looking up at you standing on that bright orange table. Terrific! The pics of Seattle bring back fun memories of the beauty of Seattle. Good work 🙂

  4. Barb, looks like it was a great time. I love the pug photos. How many dogs were your models? Keep up the great work.

  5. Wow, the pics of Bronco!!!
    Really great… If you’ll be able to photograph pets in this way, I’m sure your business will be a great succes!
    And thanks for taking me on a tour through Seattle:)

  6. I love your pictures of Seattle! Your dog pictures are great – you have a good eye for photography. I really wish we had more time to visit while you were here!


  7. Becca Simonsen

    Very nice post Barb! My fav of the pug in the one where he’s looking up at you right in the camera. 🙂 Seems like you had a nice trip. Can’t wait to hear more about it.

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