Modern Pet Portraiture in Los Angeles
Sunday, July 14, 2019

I belong to HeartsSpeak, an organization that encourages photographers to help shelter pets find their new homes by having the animals become visible through imagery. On July 13, HeartsSpeak, Los Angeles County Animal Care Centers, Rita Earl Photography and Shelter Me embarked on a unique collaboration called Seen=Saved Los Angeles that enabled every single adoptable animal in the LA County shelters to be photographed by 200 photographers. And for that weekend, adoption fees were waived!I immediately signed up when it was announced, I was so excited. I've photographed many adoptable animals in the past and my hope, along with everyone else's hope, is that the images would help these animals ...

Ice Cream Social for Dogs, 2019 Edition
Thursday, June 20, 2019

We are doing an Ice Cream Social for Dogs from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 21 at Kriser's Natural Pet in Studio City! And guess what? The $39 session goes directly to benefit Lisa Arturo's Big Love Animal Rescue! Lisa does street rescues and is a voice for animals that have no voice.Lisa has jumped in sewers and rivers, crawled under houses and climbed through junkyards. She has slept in her car, stayed up all night, and has driven countless hours to find a stray dog lost in the night, hungry and afraid, and she would do it all over again to save a life. Her dedication and passion for helping animals in need and educating others is her life’s purpose.“Everyone loves a happy ending ...

Whine and Rosé Photo Shoot
Friday, June 14, 2019

Wow, what a fabulous time we had last Saturday at our Days of Whine and Rosés event at a downtown Los Angeles photo studio! It was so much fun with expert sommelier Brianne Cohen pouring a number of specially curated rosés and me photographing dogs in a rosé-themed setting. And pink bubbly all day!This is what I hope to do for you guys... design a fun activity that you can do with your dogs AND get a photo shoot out of it. Right?!? So let me know if you have some ideas (I have a lot) or you can subscribe to my newsletter for details of when I throw another one.Oh wait, before I say more about the Whine and Rosé event, did you know that Yelp now includes a feature ...

Lawdy, What a Busy Week!
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

I just had the most fun week where we managed to photograph I think 11 dogs over five days of shooting. It was just so great, starting at the Jesus Wall Studio on Sunday with two clients we booked for those sessions... it included a tortoise! Then we had one of our Grammy bag recipients give us a call and we created an Eeyore-inspired composite for her differently abled dog named Eeyore. You know, Eeyore floating through the air attached to a red balloon? That one. And we photographed brother Roo as well.Next we were on to a Mother's Day gift card... this one had three dogs... a Greyhound, an Italian Greyhound, and a Pomeranian. We got great images of Bentley, Shadow and Baby individually ...

The Candid Frame Interview
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hey everyone, a few months ago I had the good fortune to run into Ibarionex Perello at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. I was having a portfolio review and ended up having lunch at the center with Ibarionex in which I told him all about my ice cream book and Dog Noir, my latest project. A very talented photographer, Ibarionex hosts The Candid Frame podcast. He asked me to be on his show.We did the interview shortly after I came back from the Animal Image Makers conference in Minneapolis where I returned with one of the worst colds ever. So my voice is a little nasally. Nonetheless, Ibarionex is a very good interviewer, I'm a less good interviewee but I had a great time doing his ...