An early Christmas Gift!

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One of the great joys of being a workshop leader is the wonderful people you get to meet and become friends with!  Tom and Marianne Cherry Gaffuri are not only great people,  but talented shooters as well!  Very soon I will do another blog entry of their great work!  For this entry I wanted to share some images they did of my Golden Retriever,  Chester.  They both attended Jack’s and my Smokies fall workshop and I gently twisted their arms to come home with me after the workshop, it was “sort of” on the way home for them, and to photograph my great buddy!  They work as a team and Marianne is fantastic animal photographer, as these images will reveal.


I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to have them do this.  You folks that are dog lovers understand the bond that exists between you and your pets. Having seen their work, I really wanted to have Chester photographed by them.  It was one of my most treasured gifts to see these images!  I hope you enjoy them, and I can’t wait to share more their work!  Marianne shot all of these, and I will also share some of Tom’s work in the next blog!



This one, above, is destined to be a Christmas Card!!!!




…..and one of my favorites, a special moment between me and my boy!  Thank you again Marianne and Tom!






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9 Responses

  1. Carl says:

    Now those are a WOW!!!

  2. admin says:

    Thank you Carl, I was thrilled, she and Tom did a great job!

  3. Amazing! What a rare talent. Chester is looking good. You’re not so bad yourself Bill.

  4. Bill+Fortney says:

    I agree on Chester, I think the other guy is looking a little long in the tooth! But thanks!!!

  5. Donna Martin says:

    Beautiful! I cherish my dog too, little miss Angel. So I understand the gift of love from these special creatures of God.

  6. Bill+Fortney says:

    Amen, sure hope you’re feeling better !

  7. Brad Mikel says:

    Great seeing you looking so good, and Chester is a true winner! Miss you Bill. Hope we can tag up again someday soon.

  8. Rodney McKnight says:

    Love seeing these photos of Chester and his buddy!