Modern Pet Portraiture in Los Angeles
Ice Cream Social for Dogs, 2019 Edition
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Update on Dog Noir, the Unique Pet Photography Session

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
Update on Dog Noir, the Unique Pet Photography Session

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
Update on Dog Noir, the Unique Pet Photography Session

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
Update on Dog Noir, the Unique Pet Photography Session

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 ...

Introducing Dog Noir
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Update on Dog Noir, the Unique Pet Photography Session

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 ...