Modern Pet Portraiture in Los Angeles
Mocha Goes Classic
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Mocha Goes Classic

I met Mocha this week... her mom (neighbors with clients I had over the summer, always nice to get a word-of-mouth referral!) was looking for a classic look. I brought along my brown hand-painted canvas backdrop and a small stool for her custom pet photography session. But Rochelle had the perfect bench for Mocha. An animal print cushion with a carved wood seat. The set looked perfect.And Mocha... what a spectacular beauty she is. She is a 7-year-old Morkie, all of 4.5 pounds. I think I had a sandwich bigger than her (OK, not really). She was super sweet and absolutely gave good face. Want to see? Of course you do! Without further ado, Miss Mocha...Before I forget... need your own custom ...

Happy Thanksgiving and a Few Beautiful Faces!
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Mocha Goes Classic

We are back at the worldwide headquarters after our two-month house remodel and I am very thankful for that! I can't complain, though I will, about the uncomfortable accommodations while we were out of our house because first-world problems. We weren't kicked out of the house, we didn't have the forces of nature wreak havoc on it... we just had a big remodel. And lucky us.The gentlemen house cats were once again terrorized. It took them a little while to recall the house... it no longer smelled of them at all and once the PTSD wore off, they began putting their scent on things once again. No, not the back end, the little cheek thing. Kiwi figured it out a little quicker than Mango but ...

Good Night, Sweet Prince
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Mocha Goes Classic

One of the winners of my silent auction winners contacted me over the summer, asking details about how the session works. I suddenly stopped hearing from her but then she emailed again and said her Corgi was not doing well and could we schedule her session. And so we did.When I arrived, I found 15-and-a-half-year old Danny's last day would be Sunday. It was Monday. He didn't walk well, poor boy. He couldn't hear. He could barely keep his eyes open. He looked like life had finally wrung him dry. I felt at once sad his last day would be Sunday and just as sad that he had to wait all the way until Sunday.After I culled the session, I thought, I can't charge these people. They have a $100 print ...

Sydney and Carleton at the Dog Park
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Mocha Goes Classic

I already wrote about how I'm currently away from my worldwide headquarters because of a house remodel. I'm staying at a residential hotel in Woodland Hills, which is about 10 miles from my home. We've been exploring the neighborhood and my partner found Serrania Park just a short five minute drive away from us. It has a huge area where dogs are free to catch balls and flying discs. It also has hiking trails and a paved path around the perimeter, which I've been walking in the morning.Just as I enter the park, there is a small grassy hill and I've been thinking it's a great place to photograph a dog. So I thought maybe the park would be good for sunset shots. It turns out the area where the ...

Monday, September 25, 2017
Mocha Goes Classic

Roger came to his present owners because his previous ones could no longer care for him for their own health reasons. But I'm telling you, Roger hit the jackpot on his second family because he is one loved guy! His dad Adam originally called me in September of last year to see if I could shoot Roger as a surprise birthday present for his wife Katie. Sure, I could do the shoot but I was leaving for London the day after the shoot and anything he ordered wouldn't be ready by her birthday, that Saturday.Instead I recommended he get a gift certificate and his wife could be in the shoot. Sold!But it took a while for the shoot to happen. Both are in the entertainment industry and working on shows, ...