To the end of the road and back

Casting Gold.  Captured at sunset on the beach of Ninilchik.  Click the photo to see it full size.  It's one of my favorites and will certainly be in my next book.  After this road trip, I can't imagine traveling without Layla by my side.

Layla and I covered more than 600 miles of travel this past week with round trips between Anchorage, Ninilchik, Homer and so many places in-between.

It was all for a good cause - supporting an impressive community of volunteers called Homer Animal Friends.

The adventure started with a book signing (It's Important to Paws) Friday, April 11, at Homer Book Store.  Our gracious host, Sue, invited Layla and I into her store to sign and sell books.   The Flying Dutchman Bakery of Anchorage provided sweet goodies as part of the fundraiser.

Saturday, we photographed 30 cats and dogs during a Clicks for LIcks portrait project.  The numbers are still being calculated but I already know it was a great success.  Dogs of every size and shape turned out for the event with their adoring people.  And after eight hours of non-stop photography; nearly 800 shutter clicks and at least two bags of dog treats - we all walked away smiling.

Special thanks to the volunteers who helped throughout both days.  Extra special thanks to Co-Producer Denise Hansen for all of her help organizing this event with our studio, Homer Animal Friends, The Homer Chamber of Commerce and The Homer Book Store.  What a wonderful effort.

We're looking forward to a return visit one day soon.  We can't stay away!