Read more about the article Pawtraits of Hank and Family
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Pawtraits of Hank and Family

The plans for this photo session had been in the works for 5 months. I had initially planned on meeting and his family in August. His mom had contacted me wanting photos at their favorite place here in Central NY. The problem was that they work most of the year in Texas and are only here during the summer and holiday's. This is the home though that Hank loves. This is where he gets to run free on their property and explore, so this is where his mom wanted to have the session.

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Read more about the article Get Ready for Winter Dog Portraits
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Get Ready for Winter Dog Portraits

It's hard to believe that it is the middle of January and we have barely had any snow. Sure we had a deep freeze right at Christmas. Buffalo had deadly winds and snow, but by the time it hit Syracuse, it was mostly just the wind and cold. We are due for some snow. When it comes, I will be ready with baited breath to take some winter dog portraits. Since there is no telling when we will have snow, I have decided to implement an "ON CALL" list for some Winter snow photos.

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Read more about the article Getting in close with Pet Portraits
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Getting in close with Pet Portraits

During the consultation for our photo session, I will be asking many questions. I will ask if your dog is a couch potato or likes to play with toys, or play catch. I will also ask if he has any traits/characteristics that you love about him. When it's time for the session, one of the things that I love to do is get up close and personal to capture these things. Close up images can be utilized for several reasons.

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Read more about the article Keeping your Dog Safe
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Keeping your Dog Safe

you have seen lots of my images of dogs without a leash. You are probably thinking, well my dog can't be off a leash, that wouldn't be safe. I have a little secret to share. All of my dogs are on leash. I can remove the leash during the editing process on the images you choose for your artwork. The only way to ensure the safety of your pet is to keep a leash on him. I may have you hold the leash in a certain way to ensure that it can be edited.

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Read more about the article Greeting Dogs at the Photo Session
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Greeting Dogs at the Photo Session

I find it best when greeting a dog to let them approach you in their own time. At a photo session, I will let your dog approach me when he is ready.  Dogs need time to sniff and assess that this person is not a threat.   I generally leave the camera to the side, as that big black box often appears threatening to dogs. 

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Read more about the article Images and Ornaments to Celebrate the Season
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Images and Ornaments to Celebrate the Season

The Holiday Season is upon us and it is time to celebrate some images of the season. When scheduling your holiday session, we will discuss your vision for the session during the consultation call. Would you like something to show off the green and red of the season, or a simple tree a few little glittery ornaments for your dog to enjoy.

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