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Athena the Alaskan Malamute | Christmas in July

Helloooooo Friends & happy July! So, since it’s July, you know what that means… we celebrate Christmas in July!! What better way to do that than to showcase our AMAZING Christmas-themed session with Athena and her hoomans. 🙂 We were so excited when Athena’s mom reached out to get photos for their seasonal Christmas cards. We absolutely LOVE doing holiday photo sessions, and when we heard that the star of this session was going to be a northern breed, we pretty much had a mini-freak-out from excitement. As you may know, we have two Siberian Huskies so northern breeds hold a very special place in our hearts. Athena is an Alaskan Malamute. Now, a lot of people don’t know the difference between a Malamute and a Husky, but if you ever saw the two next to each other, there would be NO question as to who is who… Malamutes are much much larger in size and stature.

But back to our awesome Christmas dog photo session with this cutie! So, Athena is an Alaskan Malamute born November 27, 2015. When her hoomans got this 83 pound bundle of joy, it seemed as though she picked them because she was the only puppy in the entire litter that was following them around in the little pen. As for personality, this pup is a ball of fun & a total social butterfly! Athena has an obsession with all animals and new people, especially children. Her mama told us that whenever she sees someone new she loses control of her butt and she will not concentrate until that new person pets her. They like to call this her “butt dance”. HA HA! 🙂 When we walked up to our meeting spot in the City, we spotted this gorgeous girl immediately and she greeted us with so much excitement. It was truly one of the most enthusiastic welcomes we’ve ever received! And believe-you-me, we LOVED every minute of it!! While this session had a very specific theme and purpose, it went off without a hitch!

We had a beautiful and seasonably mild day, and the quaint side-streets provided the perfect backdrop for our shoot. Athena’s mama brought the cutest Christmas-themed props, which we got to incorporate in the session. She also had a request to have a Chinese Christmas message displayed on a chalk-board, which YES, friends, we were able to Photoshop in during post-production. WYTP is multi-lingual! 😉 All in all, I’d say it came out amazing and we were so excited to hear that Athena’s Christmas card was a HUGE hit! This session was so much fun, and we are so happy to have met Athena and her hoomans. If you’re on Instagram, you MUST follow her at @thelittlestathena. (And obvi, follow yours truly at @wagyourtailphoto). We wish this amazing family a wonderful future with lots of butt dances!!! Here are some of our favorite images from the session.

We hope you enjoy! XOXO, WYTP

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