01.14.09 Personal

Smiling, With His Eyes

kay. 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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Ami @ Elizabeth Anne Designs - I can never get enough of Polo!!!  02.09.09 - 5:16pm
The Memory Journalists - What an absolutely adorable dog! Love the pictures!  01.27.09 - 8:32pm
Jessica - Just one word... ADORABLE!  01.27.09 - 4:05pm
Kim - Polo is the cutest thing! He looks like a stuffed animal come to life. =)  01.24.09 - 6:56am
Michelle Pearson - Love these!  01.21.09 - 8:31am
Brooke - 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!  01.20.09 - 11:31am
Robin Dini - Love these Jasmine. Ann did an amazing job and I can't wait to see what she comes up with at WPPI.  01.18.09 - 5:20pm
Scarlett Lillian - Love the happy family! SO CUTE!  01.17.09 - 5:04pm
michele rivera - are you kidding me? I can never get enough of Polo! :)  01.16.09 - 10:26pm
Arturo Barron - I was looking at the last picture and YOU KNOW... HOLLA!  01.16.09 - 4:30pm
Kate Noelle - Oh my gosh! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the shoe shot with Polo! So Good!!! Cute shoes too Jasmine!  01.16.09 - 3:52pm
Ashley - You're right. Polo totally IS smiling with his eyes! Especially in that second image! ADORABLE!  01.16.09 - 3:51pm
lucy - He's the most adorable little thing. Looks like a toy. & Ann well she's just fabulous  01.16.09 - 2:33pm
Melissa Jill :) - Unbelievable total cuteness. I completely relate to and understand the love :). With a dog that is. Still working on the husband part. :)  01.16.09 - 1:28pm
brandi - Man you guys are ssoooo adorable!!!  01.16.09 - 8:17am
Apryl Munro - I can't get enough of your little dog. He's delicious.  01.15.09 - 5:53pm
Katherine Bowman - Love these! The second one is my favorite! :)  01.15.09 - 4:02pm
Tiffany - I love Love LOVE these photos! What a happy lil family!!! polo is too and JD aren't too bad either;)  01.15.09 - 3:46pm
Pascal - Polo is TEH dog! Please keep blogging about him  01.15.09 - 12:34pm
cassandra m - NEVER get tired of Polo Posts...NEVER! He is such a cutie and sounds almost as SPOILED as my Mocha...ha.ha.  01.15.09 - 12:32pm
Miranda Wasmundt - I do think u r CRAZY about that dog... but I will admit... he is soooo cute!!!   01.15.09 - 12:22pm
Ashley Mauro - So fun! I love the last one... cute boots! :)   01.15.09 - 11:38am
Bethany Murphy - Seriously love them! Such a perfect family :)   01.15.09 - 11:03am
Holli True - 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!!  01.15.09 - 10:58am
Fishgirl - What a cute family!!!  01.15.09 - 10:36am
Amy Neeson - Oh these are such cute shots of you guys! Polo was really workin' the camera, hey!? Sweet little family! :)  01.15.09 - 9:15am
Navy Sou - Ooh girl...fierce pair o' boots you got there!!!  01.15.09 - 8:45am
The Last Forty Percent Photography - These are beautiful. I especially love the last one.  01.15.09 - 8:41am
Amanda Rae - SO CUTE!!! I'm a cat person but I kinda want a Polo now!  01.15.09 - 8:36am
Jane - 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.  01.15.09 - 8:35am
Becky - 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!  01.15.09 - 8:16am
Crystal - So stinking cute... I miss you little buddy! :-)  01.15.09 - 7:58am
jeramy - deal.  01.15.09 - 7:57am
Julie Ann - That dog is the closest thing to a child I've ever seen! Love the photos...and your boots...kuh-yoot!  01.15.09 - 7:53am
Catie Ronquillo - Awww such a cute family! Polo totally rocked it! :) If you're ever in the Bay Area again, HOLLLLLLLAA! Would love to meet again!  01.15.09 - 7:48am
Michelle Guzman - Uhhmmm.... so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!  01.15.09 - 7:41am
Stephanie Stewart - What a cute family you 3 are! Polo, you worked it out!!!  01.15.09 - 7:35am
Karen (Mikols) Bonar - dude. Polo needs some leather shoes, too!  01.15.09 - 7:25am
Lisa - Hi! 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!  01.15.09 - 7:20am
Cailyn - Seriously, Polo could throw down at ANTM! Tyra would be so proud!!   01.15.09 - 7:19am
Candace Prokopets - he is absolutely adorable. And those boots of yours are amazing!  01.15.09 - 7:01am
joyful weddings and events - He is so stikin cute! How did he do on the flight?  01.15.09 - 6:44am
Melissa - Gorgeous photos! Love your boots!  01.15.09 - 6:41am
Keri Doolittle - Oh, that last pic is so adorable!! What a cute family!  01.15.09 - 6:39am
Feuza - He definetely smiles with his eyes and I wish I was going to WPPI so badlyyyy. I need a polo in my life. :-)  01.15.09 - 6:34am
Erin - These are all so cute. You guys are such a beautiful family.  01.15.09 - 6:01am
Christa - You should totally get a canvas of the boots and Polo in the middle shot, that's my fav!  01.15.09 - 5:37am
Andrea - absolutely love that second photo from the top!  01.15.09 - 5:29am
Fazackarley - Polo is such a well groomed little chap! I bet he doesn't stay that white all the time :) Great set of photos :)  01.15.09 - 5:15am
Jessica Lynn - you three make quite the adorable family! love polo's little outfit!! :)  01.15.09 - 5:10am
Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs - 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.  01.15.09 - 5:10am
Regina - Just so CHULO! What a great session it turned out to be!   01.15.09 - 4:58am
Dennis Bullock - What a cute family!  01.15.09 - 4:56am
Andy Rhee - 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!  01.15.09 - 4:55am
Tara - Too. Adorable. Polo is a rock star!   01.15.09 - 4:53am
Melissa Papaj - I love it! How cute are you guys!  01.15.09 - 4:41am
candice & daniel - 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!  01.15.09 - 4:05am
nataly - He is sooooooo cute!!! I love his cameos on your blog! We want more cameos, we want more! :p  01.15.09 - 3:52am
Velia - WOW I am officially in love with your dog. He is super adorable and look so cuddily. You 2 def are a beautiful family.   01.15.09 - 3:31am
Tiffany - 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!  01.15.09 - 2:33am
Mel - 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!   01.15.09 - 1:30am
Melissa - Can i Just Cuddle with him ONCE!!? He is the most Handsome =0)..   01.14.09 - 11:58pm
Simply Modern Weddings - you are KILLING me with his cuteness! He totally looks like a model, we need to hook our dogs up. Haha!   01.14.09 - 11:21pm
Gina - Love, love, LOVE!  01.14.09 - 10:35pm
B - I have the cutest nephew in the WHOLE world!  01.14.09 - 10:15pm
Yvonne LeBrun - I love it! Polo is almost invisible on white, like a snow flake against a cloud :)  01.14.09 - 9:41pm
Liza - I love it!  01.14.09 - 9:35pm
Timothy Bearden - The dog must be their first child?  01.14.09 - 9:30pm - Aww :) one happy family!  01.14.09 - 9:27pm
Maureen - I want those boots! Awesome images!  01.14.09 - 9:25pm
Michelle Moore - What a cute cuddly family you three are!!  01.14.09 - 9:08pm
dee - He is so unbelievably adorable!  01.14.09 - 9:07pm
sherry boles - How absolutely adorable!! You three make a beautiful family! :)  01.14.09 - 8:57pm
Cathy Crawley - 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 :)  01.14.09 - 8:40pm
DJ - It's JD's pearly whites that keep me coming back! :D  01.14.09 - 7:49pm
Karen - Polo is so cute!! Reminds me of my dog. What breed is Polo? I want to say Maltese, but I'm not sure.  01.14.09 - 7:47pm
Erika - 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!   01.14.09 - 7:45pm
Mark Hayes - What great shots. Polo is just adorable.   01.14.09 - 7:37pm
natt - adorable photos...i just love the square format one!  01.14.09 - 7:27pm
makeupbynora - These pics are way cute. I am so jealous. Polo is adorable. Great pics. Nora  01.14.09 - 7:26pm
Nellie Guerrero - 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??  01.14.09 - 7:23pm
Amanda Key - Polo is beautiful! I totally understand the love one has for their animals. They make your days brighter!   01.14.09 - 7:12pm
Tira J - Once again, Polo, you rock, and your parents rock too! He really did smile with his eyes. #4 is my favorite.   01.14.09 - 7:12pm
Nelly Chung - 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! :)  01.14.09 - 7:09pm
Amanda - 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. :)  01.14.09 - 6:56pm