Anja's First Birthday

Like most rescue pet owners, Lars and Sarah arbitrarily picked a date to be Anja’s birthday, and they went with Cinco de Mayo. Makes it easy to remember, right?

To celebrate, Sarah picked up some torture instruments/props at Party City and requested photos – how could I resist? :)

Ellingsen Photography Pet Portraits Anja First Birthday

We had a little trial and error when it came to posing…but when we let her lay down she was all smiles for the camera – what a ham!

Ellingsen Photography Pet Portraits Anja First Birthday Treat

She got to eat her special birthday bone as soon as we finished, of course. But she’s so easygoing she wouldn’t have minded if we took it and gave it to Dante instead!

I can’t believe she’s a year old already! Lars and Sarah are so lucky, you couldn’t ask for a happier, more relaxed dog than the lovely Anja. She brightens the mood of everyone she meets!

xo

P.S.  My dad couldn’t resist the props, either. Send help.

Ellingsen Photography Pet Portraits Anja First Birthday Crazy Dad