Archive for Mar 2013

I am back with this week’s blog  post where I have again joined up with other pet photographers from the Beautiful Beasties Network  to collectively challenge ourselves with a weekly assignment.   This week’s assignment was leading lines - any kind of lines - trees, painted lines, anything that helps draw the eye right to your subject.  This provided me a good excuse to visit my alma mater, UC Berkeley where the amazing architecture is just full of beautiful lines!  We went on spring break so there were not a lot of students around, but the ones that were around sure loved seeing the dogs posing! Go Bears! Now follow the blog circle around the world to see how other pet photographers have interpreted this great theme, starting with Middle Tennessee Pet Photography by Sweet Silver Photography.  Click on the links at the bottom of each blog post until you end up back here!

  NorCal Poodle Rescue invites you to the Tea for Two, Poodle and You on Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Join NCPR friends, adopters, and volunteers at NCPR’s first ever Tea for Two, Poodle & You afternoon tea social. Enjoy: Scrumptious Sweets, Savory Tea Sandwiches, and Tantalizing Teas with old friends and new. For your Entertainment:  A NCPR Adopted Poodles Parade; A Doggie Fashion show, where you can show off your dog’s couture on stage, prizes will be awarded for best spring apparel, flower costume, most creative, coordinating duo, and most talented. For Your Memories:  Poodle Portrait Sessions - I will be there with a  private on-site studio. Portraits include an 8 x10 print from a commercial printer on archival paper and a Facebook thumbnail. $40.00 with all proceeds to benefit NorCal Poodle Rescue. For Your Shopping Pleasure:  Purchase merchandise and/or services from local merchants specializing in gifts for your best friend and you. Tea for Two Tickets

I'm back with our Project 52 with other Pet Photographers from the Beautiful Beasties Network!   This week's theme is running. Capturing our pets on a run is a challenge; there is so much to keep track of!   Shutter speed fast enough to catch action?  Light direction correct?  Cute little buddy to run with?  Well we got the little buddy part right!  Jack and little Piper frolicked while out of sight sister Julie ignored all the fun.  I love the many varied shapes Jack's face can form! Now you can check out all the other photographer interpretations of this fun theme by following the blog circle right back to here!  First up is Raleigh pet Photographer, InBetween the Blinks.  Just click on the links at the bottom of each post to follow the circle.  Have fun!

A huge thank you to all my clients and fans who voted for me a runner up in the Best Pet Photographer category in the Bay Woof's Annual Beast of the Bay Awards.  The Bay Area has many talented pet photographers so I am truly honored to be recognized in this way!    My journey to here  after launching in September of 2011 has been a whirlwind of learning, experimenting and loving.  I am so thankful!   Be sure to check out and support all the other winners here!  You will find favorite locations, services, dog walkers and more!

At four months and almost 50 pounds, Chulo is growing into a most handsome dog!  He only has eyes for mom (or her treat bag!).  I am documenting his growth and will be repeating the shot next to mom's leg over the next year.  You can see how much taller he is and how much longer his cute snout is from 5 weeks ago.    He was a real trooper in the studio.  Not bothered a bit by the paper or the lights.  And he is as soft as he looks!  Lots more to come!    

I am back with this week's blog  post where I have again joined up with other pet photographers from the Beautiful Beasties Network  to collectively challenge ourselves with a weekly assignment.   This week's assignment was Man's Best Friend inspired by the story of John and Shoep.  I knew this assignment would be a challenge.  My husband loves our dogs, but getting him in front of a camera is tough.  So I started with "Honey, I need you for a few minutes to test my lighting."   Success.  "Do you mind wearing this?  The dark color is better."  Success. "I'm just going to pop the dogs up with you ok?"  Then he figured out what I was up to and smiled!   Here are my three loves! Now it is time to head around the world and see how other pet photographers have interpreted this theme,  starting with Central coast Pet Photographer, Sharon

I'm back with my weekly blog post,  joining with a group of colleagues from the Beautiful Beasties Network (an international group of professional pet photographers) for Project 52.   Each week we challenge ourselves with a fun assigned theme which we each interpret in their own way.  This week the theme was 'shoes,'  which just about every pet owner can smile about!  I'm sure we all have stories about  missing or lovingly chewed shoes.  We have a thief in our house and it is Jack.  Any missing shoes can usually be found in the toasty bed in front of the fire.  Julie does not much care for shoes, but she loves the bed, so she lies down among them. Avoiding all eye contact,  is the guilty shoe thief, Jack. And now it is time for your fun trip around the world, checking out the blog posts of other pet photographer interpreting this fun theme.  Follow the links at the