Modern Pet Portraiture in Los Angeles
A DTLA Pet Photography Shoot
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
It's the Untamed Beasts Traveling Circus and Slobber Show!

A really fun type of photo shoot is exploring different parts of the city with the owners and their dogs and my session with Eddy and Phoebe was a particularly enjoyable one. We started at NoMad in downtown Los Angeles. Except for a few shots in the bar, in which I believe Phoebe, the golden doodle was a little under age, we couldn't use flash in the rest of the hotel though we were allowed to shoot. And even though it was bright daylight outside, it was dark inside which made it more challenging without the extra lighting.Eddy ordered a Manhattan for himself and Phoebe stuck to water... once we photographed the bar area, we went to the seating area in front of the restaurant, then went ...

Ice Cream Social for Dogs: Big Love Animal Rescue Edition
Monday, July 29, 2019
It's the Untamed Beasts Traveling Circus and Slobber Show!

We had an incredible time at our latest Ice Cream Social for Dogs at Kriser's Natural Pet in Studio City on National Ice Cream Day, July 21! This photo shoot benefited Big Love Animal Rescue, the rescue started by Lisa Arturo who has been saving dogs for years. We donated all of the session fees to Big Love to help pay for their veterinarian bills and we were able to present Lisa with a check for $805! Now that felt good!We sold out twice, extending the social well after 4:30 and taking a few walk-ins. Happy to do another Ice Cream Social for Dogs soon!As usual, we had several owners say it was their dog's best day ever! It's always a lot of fun with these shoots, seeing how they react ...

Sunday, July 14, 2019
It's the Untamed Beasts Traveling Circus and Slobber Show!

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
It's the Untamed Beasts Traveling Circus and Slobber Show!

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
It's the Untamed Beasts Traveling Circus and Slobber Show!

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 ...