Five Years of Dante & A Giveaway

Today we’re celebrating Dante’s seventh birthday and also the fifth anniversary of his adoption day! Normally I would share my favorite photos of him from the past year, but because it’s something of a landmark number, I thought I’d share some of my favorites of us actually together from my recent session with Nancy(Scroll down for the giveaway!)

Without Nancy I would have almost none with me in the shot, since I’m always behind the camera. I keep going back to look through these photos, I love them so much! They’re exactly what I had envisioned – she just gets me, man. :) I have yet to decide which one(s) to print, so any opinions are appreciated!

Trude & Dante by Nancy Orozco
Trude & Dante by Nancy Orozco
Trude & Dante by Nancy Orozco
Trude & Dante by Nancy Orozco
Trude & Dante by Nancy Orozco

I’m just so darn grateful to have this snuggly bundle of endless love. Last year I wrote a bit about what having him in my life has done for my personal growth (and I also explain why his birthday and adoption day are the same), click here to read that. Tonight, we’re celebrating with a special salt-free beef patty from In-N-Out for the birthday boy and lots of snuggles!

So, in order to celebrate how awesome it is being the mama of a rescued pup, today I’m sharing the love by giving away this awesome travel mug. I have one myself and love it! It’s ceramic and the lid is silicone so you can throw it all in the dishwasher for easy cleanup. I love using it at coffee shops because it always starts a conversation with the people behind the counter (and because you save a paper cup, obvs). :)

I Heart My Rescued Dog Travel Mug Giveaway by Ellingsen Photography

To enter, just leave a comment with what you love most about your pet – or if you don’t have one yet, why you want to opt to adopt. I’ll give you guys until the end of the day next Thursday, March 28th and the winner will be announced on Friday. I’m happy to ship anywhere. :)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and good luck!

P.S. Font used above is Penelope Anne by Vanessa Bays (new fave!).