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.

Close up for impact

Getting close up can make a more powerful image by making your dog front and center in your image. This can eliminate any distracting backgrounds to help focus all the attention on your dog.

Close up to show personality

Close up images of your pet playing with his favorite toys or displaying his happy personality really emphasize his personality.

Close up to capture details

Somethings there are certain details that owners love. It is great to have images of these.

Captures the Emotion or Bond with your Dog

The most special ones I find are the ones where your pet is showing his affection or bond with you.

What are your favorite close-up images of your pet?

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Las Vegas dog photographer, Nicole Hrustyk of Pawtraits by Nicole shares some fun images, shot in a less than ideal location.

Meet Tasha!

Tasha is around 3-4 years old and was found a stray in the city. She is affectionate and playful. She is crate trained, house broken, loves to play and cuddle. She would love to be kept active with some older children in the house. She rides in the car well and seems to like other dogs.

Please contact Friends of Second Chance.

Friends of Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter
6660 E. Seneca Turnpike
Jamesville, NY 13078

Capture your journey with your pet. Nancy Kieffer is a pet and nature photographer serving  Central New York, the Adirondacks and Beyond.  Capture how you share your life with your pet! It may be a vacation adventure or curled up on the couch. Travel assignments welcomed.

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Celebrating Joy and Gratitude

Nancy Kieffer

Join me in celebrating a season of thanks, exploring gratitude practices, and embracing joyful living. Explore the profound connections with family, friends, and furbabies that make life truly enriching. This Black Friday, consider an alternative – spending the day in joy and gratitude. Come share your thankful moments with us as we navigate the beauty of grateful living.

Lessons from a Senior Dog

Nancy Kieffer

Working as a pet photographer as well as volunteering in a rescue, I have been blessed with getting to know a number of senior dogs. While I lost my Midnight at a young age, I was very fortunate to have Shamus with me for many years. Shamus was my clown, but boy did he know how to live! His wisdom grew as the years pressed on. I learned that each day spent with my senior dog was a lesson on the importance of living in the present, cherishing our bond and embracing our everlasting friendship.