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Pet photographer serving the greater Boise / Treasure Valley, ID area
Caldwell / Nampa / Kuna / Middleton / Eagle / Boise

  • Writer's pictureShannon Edney

Photos That Make Me Smile

We are living in uncertain and unprecedented times, with worries and stresses that are real and sometimes overwhelming. With everything going on in today's world, I wanted to share some of my favorite "happy" photos. Each of these pictures bring joy to my heart and a smile to my face. I hope they can bring some happiness to you as well.

PUPPIES! Need I say more?!

This Arabian horse has his ears forward and plume tail trailing behind him as he powers through the deep snow. His expression is one of energy, pride, and joy. He is confident and enjoying every second!

Female Border Collie playing with her favorite toy. Her eyes are focused, ears alert, her body in motion. The very next second she captured the toy in her mouth, and almost instantaneously threw it back into the air, then catching it and repeating this again and again. Watching this beautiful dog have so much fun playing brought me such joy - and seeing this photo now has that same effect.

Arabian mare showing her zest for life! I love her exuberance and obvious enjoyment as she gallops in the field with her tail flagged. Her coat displays dapples and a magnificent sheen - both signs of excellent health.

This pup is literally SMILING! How can you look at this photo and not find yourself smiling back?!

Just looking at these photos makes my heart feel a little lighter, the world a little brighter. Hoping they have a similar effect on you.


Award-winning portrait photographer Shannon Edney's photos have been featured on multiple magazine covers with photos published in print and digital advertisements around the world. Based out of Missoula, Montana, and moving to the Nampa, Idaho area in May 2022, Shannon specializes in pet portrait photography showcasing dogs, horses, and their people. Shannon is known for her ability to catch the perfect expression and capture her subjects in unique lighting, resulting in portraits rich in artistry that will be treasured for years to come - whether it be on a fine art canvas or in a custom artisan album.


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