Joyful Adventures at Dog friendly Jamesville Beach

There is nothing quite like watching our pets run and play and interact with other pups. We have an exceptional place nearby that takes this to a new level. Jamesville Beach is a short trek from Syracuse and has a great space for dogs. On one side of the park there is a great beach and picnic area for family picnics. ( Note dogs must be leashed in this area and are not allowed on the beach). The other half of the park is an off-leash dog park which has a large area in which dogs can run, play and socialize with other dogs.

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Blooming Pet portraits

As a pet photographer, I love to to look for unique places to capture the personality of our fur babies. For some of the winners of our calendar contest, I chose the blooming tulip gardens in Franklin Square as my source of inspiration for some of these pet portraits. This enchanting garden provided a picturesque backdrop to showcase the dogs individuality and charm.

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Finding Texture and color in your urban pet photo session

Are you an urban dweller, but aren't sure you can get some amazing images of your fur-baby in an urban setting? I can assure you that you can get some stunning shots of you pup in the city. The urban landscape can be a beautiful backdrop for your dog's photo session. There are plenty of colors and textures that are present in the city. Concrete walls and busy streets can make for interesting backgrounds, but there are also lush gardens or brightly colored murals that can add some variety to your photos.

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Doodling out Pet Portrait Location Ideas for my Next Project

I have a new opportunity that is exciting, if not a little daunting. I have joined with a number of other pet photographers from around the world for a global book project to support animal rescue not only in my community, but around the world. Since I have been selected, I have been busy doodling out locations for some of the photo sessions.

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Keeping It Natural with Pet Portraits

Our Pets are always there for us when we need them. Capturing their photos is a way to forever keep them close in our hearts. At Nancy Kieffer photography, I always feel the best way to capture our pets is in their natural environment, whether it be at home or in their favorite park. Capturing them doing what they love to do is a wonderful way to create memories. Some of the benefits of doing this are:

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Fun in the Snow

In Syracuse, you can't depend on the weather. Sometimes it feels like we have 8 months of winter, even though in reality we don't. This year we had many ups and downs as far as temperature. I was intent on providing my clients with snow sessions, but the couple times we had snow, it did not last long. Finally, the end of February we were blessed with enough snow to have a couple fun sessions. We had a wonderful session with Ein and his family.

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