Rachel Esterline Perkins

Strategic Communications and Storytelling

Category: Photography

Wes the Aussie [Adopted]

A week after shooting photos of this adorable little Australian Shepherd, he has been adopted! Wes was at the Humane Animal Treatment Society in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He needed a special home because he was deaf.

Wes from HATS in Mount Pleasant

Water dog

Yellow lab in water



German Shepherd poses in front of a flowering tree

“Dogs are not our whole life,
but they make our lives whole.”
— Roger Caras


Grandson gives grandfather a ride on a Harley

Jeremy gives his grandfather a ride on his Harley Davidson.

Old mare

Old Quarter Horse mare wearing a silver halter

“The horse. Here is nobility without conceit, friendship without envy, beauty without vanity. A willing servant, yet never a slave.”
— Ronald Duncan

Yellow daisies

Yellow daisies

Keep love in your heart.
A life without it is like a sunless garden
when the flowers are dead.
— Oscar Wilde


Pink blossoms on a tree

When we closed on our home in 2010, I remember coming to our house and this tree was in full bloom. Each year, these blossoms remind me of the excitement of pulling into our driveway for the first time as homeowners.

Snow tennis

German Shepherd with a ball in the snow

Standing tall

Standing man with crossed arms

A dog’s love

German Shepherd wearing a blue bandanna

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves
you more than he loves himself. — Josh Billings