“Find your tribe, love them hard”
This family is truly one in a million! Meet Vickie (middle), Becky and Paddy! Then meet Marley, Emmy, Harmony, Matty and Riley. (left to right) We will get to know the dogs a little better later in the blog, don’t worry 🙂
This family was so much fun and with the help of an assistant, I got some great shots of them looking at the camera! Squeaky toys and treats came in VERY handy for this shoot!
Vickie is a highly dynamic and talented MASTER DIRECTOR of Skyline Chorus! Skyline is a part of Sweet Adelines International! Sweet Adelines is made up of hundreds of choruses throughout the world. They do a lot of educational programs and some of the choruses compete in contests through out the year. The ladies of Skyline enjoy a love of singing and an enthusiasm for sharing the joy of music. The chorus is the 2016 4th Place International medalist, and sport a repertoire that includes gospel, pop, show tunes, old ballads that tug at your heartstrings and of course traditional barbershop melodies. I am super lucky to be a part of Skyline! We will be competing in the October 2018 International competition in St. Louis! We are truly blessed to have such an amazing and loving leader to take us there.
Becky is Vickie’s oldest and is a social worker. On top of ALL the work she does at her date job, she is a HUGE part of the chorus, and has been since she was in her mamas’ belly 🙂 Becky is the assistant director for Skyline Chorus, in Denver, along side her mom. She also does learning tracks for the chorus and she sings lead in Vintage, a fantastic quartet that is making their way to international along with Skyline this year. If you want to check out more about what Becky does, check my blog about her amazing quartet, Vintage, here: https://mandypennphotography.com/2018/07/31/vintage-quartet/
Paddy, like his mom and sister, is also extremely talented and sings as well. He sings with Sound of the Rockies, a mens barbershop chorus in Denver. Paddy has a great sense of humor and is really down to earth. He is currently Becky’s roommate, so Matty, Marley and Riley get to be together 😉 Riley and him are best buds!
This is Matty, at 13, she is the oldest of the dogs. If you cant tell, she is an Australian Shepherd and is SUPER soft! Becky actually got her when she was in her undergrad program.
Marley is almost 18 months old. She is one month younger than Harmony. Becky says, “I got her because I was afraid I wouldn’t get another dog after Matty.”
This gorgeous gal is Emmy, and she is a 12 year old Springer Spaniel. She is Vickies dog and helps keep Harmony in line, which takes a lot of work! Emmy is always so sweet and loving..because she is a little older she is pretty calm so that helped for pictures 😉
Speaking of Harmony…she is 18 months old and is also a Springer Spaniel like Emmy! She is so full of energy and just LOVES everyone! Vickie actually flew to Nevada to pick her up and she knew right then that she was the perfect puppy for her!
This is Riley and he is 9 years old. He is a heeler mix and was the best behaved out of all the pups! Paddy was pretty good also!
They don’t love each other at all, huh?
Just a few more for your viewing pleasure…
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about this amazing family and their pups! Stay tuned for the next blog coming tomorrow! Till next time…