Let’s Make a Difference for the Animals:

Roddie

I believe that you don’t have to do much to make a big difference. A small kindness, word or gift can have a huge impact, not only on those you’re giving to, but on those who share your care. A donation to an animal organization not only helps the pets but also impacts the community and makes them feel less alone.

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4 tips to capturing images of your “Wild Child” at your Pet Photography Session

brown and black dog

My last 2 dogs, after some training, were pretty well behaved when I asked them to sit and stay. Then I brought Declan home! He is my ‘wild child’. He will sit and stay, until such time as he sees something more interesting. Then he is off to the races. And boy can he run. I definitely understand the frustration and anxiety a person may have when their dog is not listening to them.

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Happiness is working with dog rescues

I can’t tell you how many times I hear people say “Oh, that’s great that you work with dog rescue…but I couldn’t do it, it would be heartbreaking.” I sit there and think, that couldn’t be further from the truth. How can you be be heartbroken when your day is filled with licks and kisses.

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Pet Portraits and Urban Art

rotweiller and art wall

Syracuse has multiple places that have beautifully painted urban walls. I recently had a session downtown by one of these walls. We enjoyed having the dogs pose in the painted scenes and then also just sitting with the colorful walls fading out beyond them.

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Keeping Memories Close

pet portrait album

Before your photo session we will have a consultation regarding your goals for the session and how you wish to keep the memories of your pet close to you. You have many choices to choose from including wall galleries, album blocks, and albums. I think the most popular product customers include with their purchase is the album.

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Lucky Dog

dog and autumn leaves

This past autumn I was so lucky to meet up with Norman (Now named Toby) again. His mom won a contest for a photo session. It was so great to see how well he is doing. He continues to have a happy smile and is ready to run and play. His skin has all healed up and his fur is healthy. We started our session just with a little walk up a hill where he stood among the golden leaves. He then showed just how much he loved his mom with an adoring gaze.

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The Journey to pet photography

started to explore photography again to regain that balance. During this time of unbalance, I also lost my heart dog. He had only turned 4 when I lost him to lymphoma. I realized that although I had plenty of images of him, I had very few of us together. I did not have a recorded history of us together doing the things we loved in the places we loved. This business was born from the belief that you deserve to have images of the bond with your pet.

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Greeting Dogs at the Photo Session

brown and black dog

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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2021! The Year In review

Toby and leaves

While 2021 proved to be another challenging year with Covid continuing to persist in our lives, we began to learn to deal with it and still continue with our work and lives. The program at Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter had changed from housing the dogs at the kennel to relying heavily on volunteers to foster the dogs in their home. We managed to be able to have meet and greets at the shelter property on the weekends, which boosted everyones spirit. Greeting and sharing this outdoor time with the dogs running and playing and socializing made us feel a little bit normal again.

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Holiday Greetings

xmas card front 2021

Each Year I love to create a special Holiday card featuring my dog. While I do not have a studio, I can turn small spaces into a creative studio.

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