Updated: Apr 13, 2019

Hello everyone!

I can’t believe we’re already well into the swing of April! Hopefully you didn’t fall too hard for any April Fools jokes, and if you did… well, we want to hear all about them!


We had some artistically minded guests this week, including the talented Renee Olstead, the lovely Mollee Gray, and the inimitable Jeka Jane. As per usual, there was no shortage of animal adorableness, but this week brought some particularly delightful guests.


Renee came to us wearing one of her signature sultry looks and was accompanied by her pug, Sergeant Pepper (or as we kept wanting to call him, Sergeant Pupper!). Renee’s bluesy voice shines in her self-titled album, Renee Olstead, but nothing can outshine her sparkling personality. She was an absolute gem in the studio and we immediately bonded over a love of vintage clothing and classic Hollywood. Charlie's been listening to Renee since 2004, so he was thrilled to finally meet her. She was a natural in front of the camera and so was her pup!


Renee is actually a huge fan of the pinup aesthetic and even owns her own collection of vintage pinup centerfolds. With this in mind, we knew we had to incorporate some of those elements into her shoot. Sergeant Pepper was more than happy to play along, provided he got lots of treats, of course!





Renee would be a hard act for anyone to follow, but Mollee and Jeka wouldn’t be Mollee and Jeka if they weren’t up to the challenge.


Mollee and her partner, choreographer Jeka Jane, have quite the dedicated following in the LGBTQ community. And it’s no wonder! In addition to being genuinely kind, funny, and talented, the newly wed couple practically exudes young love. Along with their dogs, Shiloh and Stewie, they make a picture-perfect family! We'll have SO many cute photos from this shoot to share soon, until then here's an adorable photo with Mollee and their newly adopted Shiloh.



Mollee and Jeka even went above and beyond to create an entire behind the scenes YouTube video of their photo shoot experience. We were touched by their love and support and so happy to hear they had such a positive experience. If you haven't done so yet, subscribe to their Youtube channel!


Guys? If you two are reading this, we watched your video to the end, and yes, we definitely want to be friends!


Have you ever experienced the symptoms of acute cuteness overload? A situation in which there is so much wholesome, adorable goodness that your brain short circuits and you’re left in a weepy puddle? No? Well, welcome to Charlie Nunn Photography, where puppy delirium is an occupational hazard.

(Symptoms include the uncontrollable urge to cuddle, involuntary squeaks of joy, and, in severe cases, a strong desire to suffocate oneself in a pile of puppies.)


When we heard that Vanderpump Dogs needed some photos for their newest litter of puppies, we jumped at the chance!

Say no more. We’re on our way!

We broke down the studio, packed up the car, and spent the rest of the afternoon chasing after pups and gathering them in baskets.


If you're interested in adopting then please check out Vanderpump Dogs online, on their Instagram, or by stopping by their store on 3rd. St.


If you're in the area this Sunday, April 14th then please stop by! We'll be there doing Easter photographs! RSVP by emailing us at Charlie@charlienunnphotography.com or by calling (310) 424-8065.




Thanks for reading and remember to check in next week for a special blog all about dogs with stubby legs and, of course, CORGI BEACH DAY!


Best,

Charlie, Raymond, & Nicola

and announcing our monthly charity partner for April - Rescue + Freedom Project

We recently had a photoshoot with a special pup who touched our hearts. His name is Bennie and he is looking for his forever home! We loved our time with him in the studio and we're so happy to have captured some photos of his personality. We hope these photos are seen by the right family who is ready and able to invite him into their family.




Bennie was found abandoned in the streets of China with his back legs paralyzed. His compassionate rescuers brought him to safety where he had surgery to regain the use of his legs. After several months, he was still unable to walk on his own, so Rescue + Freedom Project brought him to the US for additional physical therapy.


He still isn’t able to walk but that doesn’t deter him from being full of happiness and bringing a smile to all those who meet him. When he isn’t running around with the assistance of his wheels, he still finds his way about by hopping – playing with toys and offering kisses.



Bennie is ready for his forever home and Rescue + Freedom Project will be there every step of the way to ensure his rehab funding continues. If you’re interested in adopting Bennie, please call 818-382-6500, or email the Rescue + Freedom Project at adopt@rescuefreedomproject.org



We had so much fun last month raising $1800 for Wags & Walks that we're partnering with another charity this month! With our own beagle, Sadie, the work that the Rescue + Freedom Project does is near to our hearts. With no more session fees (That's right! You can book with us for free!), we're donating a percentage of each artwork sale to the Rescue + Freedom Project! Spread the word and help us raise as much as we can for Bennie and all the other rescues at Rescue + Freedom Project! To book your shoot call Raymond @ (310) 424-8065.


Charlie & Raymond


Hello all!


Hope you’re doing well and enjoying the onset of spring. We’ve been admiring a spectacular migration of painted lady butterflies this past week and have started taking our laptops outside to properly appreciate the Californian sunshine. But don’t worry – we’ve been hard at work inside the studio too. We’ve had so many wonderful visitors this past month that it’s getting hard to keep track!



Have you seen the billboards going up for The Curse of La Llorona? I first heard about the legend of La Llorona when I was in 6th grade and I’m pretty sure it freaked me out for weeks. Clearly, our friend Roman Christou is made of sterner stuff, because he plays Chris Garcia – a child haunted by La Llorona – in the upcoming film. He and his pup, Henny, could not have been more charming and we had a lot of fun capturing a bunch of playful shots. Between his natural charisma and his ease in front of the camera, we all agreed we had a star on our hands. We can’t wait to see what Roman does next!




Lisa Linke - comedian, actress, animal activist, and creator of the hilarious Dance Moms parody, Dog Moms, had us laughing the entire time she was here. Lisa is a much nicer dog mom in real life than her character on the web series, and she even brought her own mother to the studio to watch the photo shoot.







Carolyn Hennesey arrived right on time with an easygoing attitude and her own brand of sass – we were instantly in love. With over a 160 credits on IMDb, she's starred in everything from General Hospital, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, to Dawson's Creek and, our favorite, True Blood! She brought with her not two, not three, but four dogs, all with one-of-a-kind names. Spanky, Arbuckle, Liza, and Sophie-Tucker couldn't have been more different from one another, their personalities ranging from calm and composed, to ohmygoodness excited. It took some wrangling, but we managed to get everyone together for some great portraits.


Next, we have Olive, the Gentle Pit, but her mom likes to call her “my smiling velvet hippo.” Olive and her mother, Casey, are all about redefining the negative stereotypes surrounding Pitbulls and showing the world just how loving the breed can be. Did you know that Pitbulls have a stellar ranking with the American Temperament Test Society, scoring higher than beloved breeds like Golden Retrievers and Miniature Schnauzers? In fact, Pitbulls are not recommended for use as guard dogs because they tend to be too trusting of new people.





Because Casey and Olive are amazing, they believe that anyone who loves Pits should look awesome doing so. Their brand, The Gentle Pit, offers a variety of home goods, accessories, and clothing items for purchase, and the crew there donates both their time and money to animal rescue partners. We think that makes them heroes, don’t you?




Speaking of heroes, we’d like to make a shout out to a few supers of our own. We might not have any photos of them in capes, but they certainly deserve our thanks.


You might remember a distressing case out of the Riverside back in 2016 when police discovered a house filled with dozens of abused, abandoned dogs. Wags & Walks was able to foster eight of these pups, snatching them from death’s door and leading them back to the land of the living. We were lucky enough to photograph Ted and Mae – two of the sweetest goofballs you’ve ever met – both of whom have recovered by leaps and bounds since their rescue several years ago. Learn more about the Riverside Eight and listen to Mikayla talk about her experience adopting Mae in the new Wags & Walks mini series, The Riverside Dogs.







We’re so thankful to all those who participated in giving these dogs a second chance at life, and we hope that you’re equally inspired to get out and help the animal community in any way you can.


Till next time!


Charlie, Raymond & Nicola

6522 Firmament Ave. 

Los Angeles, CA 91406

Tel: (310) 424-8065