[quoteicon author=”Julie Moenck”]It’s a Lab Thing has inspired me to seek out a Labrador Rescue that may benefit from some great photos. I’m just getting started, so if you have any suggestions in southern Minnesota, send them my way![/quoteicon]

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“After years of talking ourselves out of adding a dog to our family, and finally coming to terms with the fact that we likely won’t have children of our own, we sought out a lab puppy from a Labrador breeder friend. Ten-week-old Gill, short for Bluegill (like the fish) joined our family in April 2011. My husband has trained him as a faithful pheasant hunting companion, and I love Gill for the long Saturday morning walks we enjoy together in our small town.”

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Julie fully admits she bought her Nikon D3100 (upgrade from a Cannon A530 point-and-shoot) as a pre-dog present to herself. She has taken pictures since she received her first camera – a Kodak 110 film camera – when she was 10 years old.  Friends, family, nature, travel. But taking pictures of our lab, Gill, has brought me much joy as I learn the finer points of photography.

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[quoteicon author=”Julie”]It’s so great to get home at the end of the day to be greeted with a kiss from my husband and the wagging tail and wet nose of our kid, Gill.[/quoteicon]

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Experience: Hobbyist
First Camera: Kodak 110
Current Camera: Nikon D3100[/box]

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9 Responses

  1. Geraldine Watson on Facebook

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful dog. Julie’s story has a resonance with me as I couldn’t have children of my own, which is how we ended up with dogs, which have included Labs, GSD, and mainly Border Collies.

  2. Julie Moenck

    Thank you, everyone! What an honor to be featured on this page!