Archive for Apr 2013

When Tanner's mom mentioned the various things she would like to have captured of her sweet dog, the first thing she said was "his helicopter ears!"  I tried to imagine what she meant, but it was not until I saw his handsome face that I got it!  What wonderful ears!  Tanner was wonderful inside and out.  Mom warned me that he LOVES his tennis ball..well he must loved me too because he kept bringing it back to me to toss!    I know he slept well after his photo shoot because we wore him out!  

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 is Bloopers!  Well this was perfect timing for bloopers as I photographed 40 pups and their owners on Sunday in support of NorCal Poodle Rescue and there were a zillion bloopers!   Here are just a few! Next up is Los Angeles Area Pet Photographer - Spotty Nose .   Click on the links at the bottom of each post and follow the blog circle back to here!  Have fun!

What a blast!  On Sunday I photographed 40 assorted poodles, doodles, and other pups all in support of the wonderful non-profit rescue group - NorCal Poodle Rescue. They do such wonderful work and it was my pleasure to give them all a lovely portrait of their furballs with all proceeds going to help save more poodles!  

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 is SPOTLIGHT, or using light to direct the focus of your photo.  I knew just the spot in my house where light peeks in during the early evening hours and creates beautiful light and shadows.  Hubby helped out by getting the pups attention outside.  First up is Jack and then his sister Julie.  I waited a bit between shots to let the light soften a bit.  My attempt at a duo shot failed!  Can you guess why I picked that color carpet? Now it is that fun time again to follow the blog posts around the world to see how other pet photographers interpreted this theme.  Just click on the links at the bottom of each post until

Handsome Harmon was in the house (ok the studio) for his own special photo shoot and I fell in love!  His foster mom thinks he is about ready for his forever home so watch for his listing shortly at the Contra Costa Humane Society!  He is a chihuahua - terrier mix and is FULL OF LOVE!!  Won't you let him dance into your heart?

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 is 'Triptych."   A photographic triptych is a common style used in modern commercial artwork where three photographs are usually arranged with a plain border between them.  How lucky was I that handsome Cocoa was in the studio this week and showed me all his good sides!   Not that he has a bad side! Now you can check out how other pet photographers around the world interpreted this fun theme!  Just click on the links on the bottom of each post until you arrive back here.  First up is Tennessee Pet Photographer, Kelly Coyle.  Have fun and see you next week!  

I was thrilled to learn I have been selected as one of 90 photographers and artists from around the world to participate in the 2013 Paws for Charity Artbook. All funds raised benefit Sheltering Helpless Animals In Distress (www.shaid.ca). Check out the link below to see the whole book. Use coupon code CSVIP for a 20% discount on your order (one time use per person, expires April 5th). This is my page in this wonderful  book! Browse and purchase the book here.     Ipad version is here. 

A perfect evening at Pt. Isabel.  This was taken with off camera flash to camera left.  I have found that using off-camera flash creatively, allows me to capture these beautiful sunsets and still have properly exposed and nicely back-lit pups.  Helps that they can hold still for a nano-second too!