Smiling, With His Eyes


Okay. Okay, okay, okay. I know there are many people who are over Polo’s cameos on my blog, but there has to be a little grace proffered. Besides being my best buddy in the world, he also happens to be adorable, sweet, and cuddly. And, dang, he sure can give one heck of a back rub. If JD wasn’t such a good kisser, we’d likely have to see a marriage therapist for this little love triangle I’ve created.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, Ann Hamilton invited Polo to San Francisco for a photo shoot in preparation of her WPPI Presentation. We had a blast and Polo worked it so ferociously Tyra Banks would be proud. And in case anyone is wondering, he TOTALLY smiled with his eyes.

Here are a few pictures from the shoot, but you can see more on her blog!

Many thanks to the blog readers and Facebook friends who invited me to dinner or proffered restaurant suggestions…oh, Internet, you rock my bright world! Unfortunately, I was only in San Francisco for a few hours, but the next time I’m in the Bay Area, I’d love to host a Starbox Lunch and meet new friends! 🙂

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  1. Amanda

    January 15th, 2009 at 2:56 am

    I can’t remember how I came across your blog but I must say how absolutely stunning your photos are. You have such a talent and are so blessed to share it with the world. I hope that one day when I get married, I can have you fly out here to the good ol’ Midwest (Chicago!) to photograph my wedding. Just beyond words gorgeous. Keep sharing that wonderful gift. 🙂

  2. Nelly Chung

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:09 am

    Polo’s fur is beautifully white, like a doggy angel! I love it. I bet you gave him the STAR treatment with a great bath before his photo shoot! 🙂

  3. Tira J

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:12 am

    Once again, Polo, you rock, and your parents rock too! He really did smile with his eyes. #4 is my favorite.

  4. Amanda Key

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:12 am

    Polo is beautiful! I totally understand the love one has for their animals. They make your days brighter!

  5. Nellie Guerrero

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:23 am

    Okay I won’t take it personal…..dude a 310 called me yesterday and I jumped up and was like NO WAY!!!


    It was PICTAGE. LOL

    Yes please keep me in the loop I NEED TO NETWORK!

    Any Norcal peeps all up in here??

  6. makeupbynora

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:26 am

    These pics are way cute. I am so jealous. Polo is adorable. Great pics. Nora

  7. natt

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:27 am

    adorable photos…i just love the square format one!

  8. Mark Hayes

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:37 am

    What great shots. Polo is just adorable.

  9. Erika

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:45 am

    These are great photos! Polo is such a natural and knows how to work it. ha ha. I love seeing photos of him, keeping posting!

  10. Karen

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:47 am

    Polo is so cute!! Reminds me of my dog.

    What breed is Polo? I want to say Maltese, but I’m not sure.

  11. DJ

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:49 am

    It’s JD’s pearly whites that keep me coming back! 😀

  12. Cathy Crawley

    January 15th, 2009 at 4:40 am

    Awww how cute! He totally is smiling in those photos, I once had someone tell me that I was mad because I said my dog had a happy smile, but you and I know better 🙂

  13. sherry boles

    January 15th, 2009 at 4:57 am

    How absolutely adorable!! You three make a beautiful family! 🙂

  14. dee

    January 15th, 2009 at 5:07 am

    He is so unbelievably adorable!

  15. Michelle Moore

    January 15th, 2009 at 5:08 am

    What a cute cuddly family you three are!!

  16. Maureen

    January 15th, 2009 at 5:25 am

    I want those boots! Awesome images!


    January 15th, 2009 at 5:27 am

    Aww 🙂 one happy family!

  18. Timothy Bearden

    January 15th, 2009 at 5:30 am

    The dog must be their first child?

  19. Liza

    January 15th, 2009 at 5:35 am

    I love it!

  20. Yvonne LeBrun

    January 15th, 2009 at 5:41 am

    I love it! Polo is almost invisible on white, like a snow flake against a cloud 🙂

  21. B

    January 15th, 2009 at 6:15 am

    I have the cutest nephew in the WHOLE world!

  22. Gina

    January 15th, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Love, love, LOVE!

  23. Simply Modern Weddings

    January 15th, 2009 at 7:21 am

    you are KILLING me with his cuteness! He totally looks like a model, we need to hook our dogs up. Haha!

  24. Melissa

    January 15th, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Can i Just Cuddle with him ONCE!!? He is the most Handsome =0)..

  25. Mel

    January 15th, 2009 at 9:30 am

    The first words that came to my mind when I saw this were totally adorable, but since someone already used that description I would have to say utterly darling!

  26. Tiffany

    January 15th, 2009 at 10:33 am

    He is so darn cute how could anyone be over his cameos. I didn’t get a chance to comment on his bday photos but that picture of him smiling is PRICELESS. I heart Polo!

  27. Velia

    January 15th, 2009 at 11:31 am

    WOW I am officially in love with your dog. He is super adorable and look so cuddily. You 2 def are a beautiful family.

  28. nataly

    January 15th, 2009 at 11:52 am

    He is sooooooo cute!!! I love his cameos on your blog! We want more cameos, we want more! :p

  29. candice & daniel

    January 15th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    LOVE IT!! Makes me want to get Oli a shoot! Loved your video from a couple of days ago…hope you are so so well!

  30. Melissa Papaj

    January 15th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    I love it! How cute are you guys!

  31. Tara

    January 15th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Too. Adorable. Polo is a rock star!

  32. Andy Rhee

    January 15th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    I have to admit, Polo is awesome. How do you keep Polo so white and clean?! My dog (Chubby) is also a white fluffy dog but she investigates and sniffs every little thing during her walks. She comes back with a black dirty beard and brown paws. BTW, Polo has a great smile!

  33. Dennis Bullock

    January 15th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    What a cute family!

  34. Regina

    January 15th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Just so CHULO! What a great session it turned out to be!

  35. Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs

    January 15th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Don’t ever apologize for posting about Polo! I could just eat him up he is so precious. I love all the photos, but especially the one where you are JD are holding him with his one paw just hanging over your arm…Just being casual, hangin’ out.

  36. Jessica Lynn

    January 15th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    you three make quite the adorable family! love polo’s little outfit!! 🙂

  37. Fazackarley

    January 15th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Polo is such a well groomed little chap! I bet he doesn’t stay that white all the time 🙂 Great set of photos 🙂

  38. Andrea

    January 15th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    absolutely love that second photo from the top!

  39. Christa

    January 15th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    You should totally get a canvas of the boots and Polo in the middle shot, that’s my fav!

  40. Erin

    January 15th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    These are all so cute. You guys are such a beautiful family.

  41. Feuza

    January 15th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    He definetely smiles with his eyes and I wish I was going to WPPI so badlyyyy. I need a polo in my life. 🙂

  42. Keri Doolittle

    January 15th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Oh, that last pic is so adorable!! What a cute family!

  43. Melissa

    January 15th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Gorgeous photos! Love your boots!

  44. joyful weddings and events

    January 15th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    He is so stikin cute! How did he do on the flight?

  45. Candace Prokopets

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    he is absolutely adorable. And those boots of yours are amazing!

  46. Cailyn

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Seriously, Polo could throw down at ANTM! Tyra would be so proud!!

  47. Lisa

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    I stalk your blog like many, I’m sure and HAVE to know what breed your dog is and where you found him? I have to have one just like him!

  48. Karen (Mikols) Bonar

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    dude. Polo needs some leather shoes, too!

  49. Stephanie Stewart

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    What a cute family you 3 are! Polo, you worked it out!!!

  50. Michelle Guzman

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Uhhmmm…. so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. Catie Ronquillo

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Awww such a cute family! Polo totally rocked it! 🙂 If you’re ever in the Bay Area again, HOLLLLLLLAA! Would love to meet again!

  52. Julie Ann

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    That dog is the closest thing to a child I’ve ever seen! Love the photos…and your boots…kuh-yoot!

  53. jeramy

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:57 pm


  54. Crystal

    January 15th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    So stinking cute… I miss you little buddy! 🙂

  55. Becky

    January 15th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    That dog is the cutest! I love the one where you are laying down and holding him! He’s better than a baby because he stays small and cute!

  56. Jane

    January 15th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Louie’s mama wants to know how you get Polo to stay still and look in the general direction of the camera. Louie prefers to face his rear to the camera. Every. single. time.

  57. Amanda Rae

    January 15th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    SO CUTE!!! I’m a cat person but I kinda want a Polo now!

  58. The Last Forty Percent Photography

    January 15th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    These are beautiful. I especially love the last one.

  59. Navy Sou

    January 15th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Ooh girl…fierce pair o’ boots you got there!!!

  60. Amy Neeson

    January 15th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Oh these are such cute shots of you guys! Polo was really workin’ the camera, hey!? Sweet little family! 🙂

  61. Fishgirl

    January 15th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    What a cute family!!!

  62. Holli True

    January 15th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    So cute!! The last image is priceless! 🙂 I also love the first image, he is so adorable! You are such a proud mama and it is so sweet!!

  63. Bethany Murphy

    January 15th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Seriously love them! Such a perfect family 🙂

  64. Ashley Mauro

    January 15th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    So fun! I love the last one… cute boots! 🙂

  65. Miranda Wasmundt

    January 15th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    I do think u r CRAZY about that dog… but I will admit… he is soooo cute!!!

  66. cassandra m

    January 15th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    NEVER get tired of Polo Posts…NEVER! He is such a cutie and sounds almost as SPOILED as my Mocha…ha.ha.

  67. Pascal

    January 15th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Polo is TEH dog!
    Please keep blogging about him

  68. Tiffany

    January 15th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    I love Love LOVE these photos! What a happy lil family!!! polo is too cute…you and JD aren’t too bad either;)

  69. Katherine Bowman

    January 16th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Love these! The second one is my favorite! 🙂

  70. Apryl Munro

    January 16th, 2009 at 1:53 am

    I can’t get enough of your little dog. He’s delicious.

  71. brandi

    January 16th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Man you guys are ssoooo adorable!!!

  72. Melissa Jill :)

    January 16th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Unbelievable total cuteness. I completely relate to and understand the love :). With a dog that is. Still working on the husband part. 🙂

  73. lucy

    January 16th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    He’s the most adorable little thing. Looks like a toy. & Ann well she’s just fabulous

  74. Ashley

    January 16th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    You’re right. Polo totally IS smiling with his eyes! Especially in that second image! ADORABLE!

  75. Kate Noelle

    January 16th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Oh my gosh! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the shoe shot with Polo! So Good!!! Cute shoes too Jasmine!

  76. Arturo Barron

    January 17th, 2009 at 12:30 am

    I was looking at the last picture and YOU KNOW… HOLLA!

  77. michele rivera

    January 17th, 2009 at 6:26 am

    are you kidding me? I can never get enough of Polo! 🙂

  78. Scarlett Lillian

    January 18th, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Love the happy family! SO CUTE!

  79. Robin Dini

    January 19th, 2009 at 1:20 am

    Love these Jasmine. Ann did an amazing job and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with at WPPI.

  80. Brooke

    January 20th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    This photo shoot makes me want to go out and purchase a puppy for my husband & I – I was concerned about the triangle and sharing the love but it seems to be a seamless process in your world. Thanks for sharing the pix, too cute!

  81. Michelle Pearson

    January 21st, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Love these!

  82. Kim

    January 24th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Polo is the cutest thing! He looks like a stuffed animal come to life. =)

  83. Jessica

    January 28th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Just one word… ADORABLE!

  84. The Memory Journalists

    January 28th, 2009 at 4:32 am

    What an absolutely adorable dog! Love the pictures!

  85. Ami @ Elizabeth Anne Designs

    February 10th, 2009 at 1:16 am

    I can never get enough of Polo!!!