Posts with tag: "los angeles pet photography"
Pizza Party for Dogs!
Friday, September 20, 2019
Pizza Party for Dogs!

On September 28, we're throwing our Pizza Party for Dogs at Kriser's Natural Pet in Studio City! We've booked 22 sessions throughout the afternoon and the $39 session fee goes to benefit DR Doghouse Pitbull Rescue.After our five years worth of dogs-eating-ice cream, we've started thinking about dogs-eating-pizza photo shoot since last year but wanted to get "Dogs Vs. Ice Cream" out into the world first. Our launch date for the book was August 1 and we spent some time at signings. And then... we needed something new and fun to do and the pizza idea came to fruition.I amassed the props... brick backdrop (I had to think really long and hard about what kind of background our fake pizzeria ...

Introducing Dog Noir
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Pizza Party for Dogs!

It’s dusk in Los Angeles. Palm trees black against a cobalt sky. Horizon glowing like a cigarette’s lit end. You and your dog as restless as the Santa Anas. You want to hit L.A.’s gritty streets to sniff up something new.Here it is . . . Dog Noir – an uncommon photo shoot.Transform into a film-noir character – gumshoe, damsel in distress, gangster, gun moll, femme fatale – and head with your dog to an iconic L.A. film-noir location. Does it look like a 1940s, black & white movie still starring you and your dog? That’s the point, baby.Oh, I've been busy behind the scenes and I'm finally ready to introduce my latest project! It's called Dog Noir ...

It's a Wrap for the Ice Cream Social for Dogs, 2018
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Pizza Party for Dogs!

Excuse me while I pick myself off the floor... okay, ready. We photographed 192 dogs over seven Ice Cream Socials for Dogs in August and September. We did it. Yes, it was the most fun you can have with a frozen treat. And it was also exhausting but oh lordy, I got to laugh and meet great people with great dogs. I mean, come on, dogs eating ice cream? It was the best.You know I photographed these for a book, right? And in the next 15 days I get to sort through all of these images and figure out which ones to submit to the publisher. For reals, this is going to be a tough one. There are certain categories the doggies tend to fall in... the chompers, the delicate lickers, the I-can't-believe-I ...

A Favorite Family of Mine
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Pizza Party for Dogs!

Amanda reminds me I've known her for 12 years. That's a long time! I first met her when I was taking a lighting class and she was the makeup artist hired for the workshop. I liked her makeup and began hiring her for headshot shoots. When I first began doing pet photography, she and her wife Kate bought one of my first big pieces for their family of four dogs.That was a very memorable shoot because it was the first time I had four sets of eyes looking at me all at once. It happened on the second shot. I thought pet photography was easy. Maybe not easy, but very fulfilling. It's my favorite thing ever.I'm working on a new project now -- still involving dogs -- and I asked them to help me out ...

Louie and Rhoda, A Couple of Pugnacious Pugs
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Pizza Party for Dogs!

My client said she told her grandmother, the minute she could afford it, she was going to have a professional pet photography session for her pugs Louie and Rhoda. And my friends, that is exactly what she conjured up.Risa wanted more formal portraits with backdrops for her pair of pugs... brother and sister, actually. So I brought the brown hand-painted backdrop along with red and bone seamless papers, the latter of which made for tone-on-tone portraits.We set up the studio in Risa's mother's home and off to the races we went. Now I really enjoy pugs. They are so expressive. Their eyes like big marbles... their black, snub noses. Yes, I know there is controversy about the brachycephalic ...