to the fourth annual GOOD OLD DOG photo exhibit

Celebrating the spirit of dogs in their golden years

Portland’5 Centers for the Arts
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
MOLLY by pauline zonneveld
Reception: First Thursday October 2, 2014 from 5 – 8 p.m.

Visit: October 1 – 31, 2014. Rotunda is open to the public Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evenings and weekends when there are shows.

What old dogs know:

  1. Time is precious, waste it wisely
  2. Wag with abandon and be fearless of the future
  3. Always hold out for another cookie

Pet photographer Pauline Zonneveld lovingly captures the singular wit, wisdom and whimsy that only a senior pooch possesses. With quiet courage, dignity and determination, these old souls offer timeless lessons on aging gracefully, living fully and loving unconditionally. Pauline’s portraits are a joyous celebration of lives well lived and a poignant reminder that life is better with a good old dog by your side.

Celebrate your good old dog. Become part of the project! To learn more about how you and your senior pup can participate ….

Call: (503) 347-7842



Mother + Mimosa + Furry child

Let’s celebrate mother’s day a little different this year. Offer mom a photo shoot with her furry child. We’ll surprise her with a delicious mimosa, and a photo session that makes her look and feel beautiful, appreciated and loved. We will photograph mom and dog together and separate as well. It’s will be an unforgettable experience. I know mom will be very happy. For sure.

Mother's day for P|P post


twins by pauline zonneveld for blog

A successful portrait tells part of a subject’s story in one image. If all goes well it includes emotion, character and some humor. That is what I see in this collage. The girls displayed a special bond that seems to sprout from love, happiness, mirroring and security.

Flower crown

Inspired by the upcoming spring, I present to you Brooklyn whom I photographed recently. She immediately fell in love with the silk flower crown which complimented her lovely dress.  This portrait is treasured by her (grand)parents and I believe it will remain on their wall for ever – or until Brooklyn moves away from home and insists on taking it with her. It is a unique documentation of her as a young girl and its emotional value can only increase over time.


ZIPPER by pauline zonneveld for blog

Zipper is a fantastic boxer. Here you see him with his care taker and trainer Brittany. Zipper is so much more than a fantastic pet. He is an important asset to the community where he brings joy in care centers and libraries where he listens to children reading stories to him. You go Zipper.

Radiant Reflections

Radiant Reflections

Radiant Reflections

In bed with Rufus

Rocky and Amy

Rocky and Amy

Are you sharing your bed with your furry friend(s). We do and LOVE it.

If you do too, here is something to consider ….. It’s my new project and it is called: IN BED WITH RUFUS.

Now you can have a lasting memory of this special bonding time and smile every time you see yourself all warm and cosy together with your fabulous dog.

Bring the dog and your family to the studio on Sunday December 15. There will be a bed for you to cuddle up in and I will make a smashing photo of all of you together. You are encouraged to bring your own blanket or duvet and it will add even more to this special scene.

There are only a limited number of sessions so call (503 347 7842) or e-mail now and reserve your spot today. $ 95 (max. 4 subjects – extra subjects $ 25 each). Prints are additional.

I guarantee you will remember this photo session forever.

Trail Blazers event at Sacajawea dog park

Last week, the Portland Trail Blazers teamed up with Banfield Pet Hospital® and Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) to provide and celebrate major renovations to one of Portland’s dog parks, PP&R’s Sacajawea Park, located in Northeast Portland at NE 75th Avenue and Roselawn Street. About 30 volunteers gathered to make improvements to the park and I was there with an outdoor photo booth to photograph all the dogs that had come to play and celebrate.The event is part of an annual dog park renovation program so if your dog park could use some extra care, make it known to the organizers.

Trailblazer/Banfield event at Sacajawea Dog Park on September 7, 2013

good old dog in O magazine

A few months ago I was told that O magazine was interested in featuring the Good Old Dog project. What at first was to be a 1/3 page feature turned quickly into a full page. It is such an honor. Am over the moon with how people resonate with the project and these old souls. Thanks Oprah.

O magazine and good old dog project copy


So what do you do when you love the outdoors but have allergies? Griffin’s caretaker bought him a special suit and now he can play and be happy.