Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco: Blog http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog en-us (C) Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:09:00 GMT Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:09:00 GMT http://www.petlovephotography.com/img/s/v-5/u881967088-o224266501-50.jpg Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco: Blog http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog 120 80 Project 52: Silhouette | Week 8 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/2/project-52-silhouette-week-8 It's Week 8 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme is "silhouette." I was hoping for some great weather and the opportunity to capture a silhouette with a fantastic sunset in the background but, alas, it was not to be. We did, however, have one decent day where Mr. Bojangles and I were able to head out to our favorite local park. Unfortunately, I didn't really spot andy exciting locations to do a silhouette image in this park, so we went to the park across the street as I had the idea to use the playground playset to get Mr. Bojangles up high enough for the sun to be behind him. My idea sort of worked.

As you can see in this image, Mr. Bojangles had his tongue out (perfect, since we took this picture on #TongueOutTuesday), because we had just walked through our favorite park, the sun was beating down on him on the metal equipment, and it was almost 80 degrees! (Yes, it *is* still February.)

For more silhouettes, head over to see Gott Dog Photography in Raleigh, NC, then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com, or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua. cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography dulle park montgomery mr bojangles pet love photography project 52 silhouette http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/2/project-52-silhouette-week-8 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Year of the Dog | Week 7 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/2/project-52-year-of-the-dog-week-7 It's Week 7 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and this week we are celebrating Chinese New Year and “The Year of the Dog.”  I’m doing something a little different this week and using the weekly blog post to announce my special "Year of the Dog" sessions that will be offered a few times throughout the year. 

According to the website Chinese New Year 2018:

The Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another country, helping a god defeat evil spirits. After, they set off to the party together. Because they arrived at the same time, the Jade Emperor went by the order they met the god in the other country. Thus, Dog became eleventh.

The Dog is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) xū (戌), and the hours 7–9 in the evening. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Dog is yang.

In China, it is still popular to name dogs Wàng Cái (旺财). It means “prosperous wealth” and comes from dogs’ barking sounds (旺旺—wàng wàng).

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I will be offering these limited edition sessions in conjunction with retail and rescue partners, so keep checking back for more announcements with the details of these events, including dates and locations. The “Year of the Dog” sessions will be short sessions with individual dogs to create clean and classic doggy headshots. 

To continue celebrating “The Year of the Dog” head over to see Linda of DogShotz Photography serving the greater Indianapolis Area, then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com, or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) . cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog headshots dog photography dogs headshots limited edition sessions project 52 special events year of the dog http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/2/project-52-year-of-the-dog-week-7 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Fantasy | Week 6 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/2/project-52-fantasy-week-6 It's Friday and we have a super fun theme for this week's professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle. Our Week 6 theme is "fantasy." It was the opportunity to get creative and have a lot of fun creating fantasy images. This week, I decided that Mr. Bojangles would take a trip to Paris. The idea was inspired by a friend commenting on a picture I posted of Mr. Bojangles on Facebook in his black and white striped sweater. She said he looked like he should be sitting at a French cafe...and so, the seeds of an idea were born.

Because I have never been to Paris, I had to purchase some stock images to use for Mr. Bojangles' virtual trip. While I didn't find an image of a French cafe that I had visualized, I did find plenty of options to choose from, so finally decided on one to use. Because I wanted to get the entire look and feel of a Parisian cafe, you kind of have to squint to see tiny Mr. Bojangles. I also decided to give the pictures a painterly effect in keeping with the Parisian theme, as Paris is filled with street artists, especially in Montmartre, where Mr. Bojangles visited the cafe. While in Montmartre, Mr. Bojangles decided to go check out the street artists and stopped to have one draw a portrait of him. No trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower or, at least, to a vantage point with a spectacular view of the landmark. Finally, we have a painted portrait of Mr. Bojangles in his French travel attire. Now, head out on a fantastic voyage starting with Lynda from Heartstrings Photography in Hamilton, New Zealand, then travel around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com, or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua cincinnati pet photography dog photography fantasy mr bojangles paris pet love photography project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/2/project-52-fantasy-week-6 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Depth of Field | Week 5 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/2/project-52-depth-of-field-week-5 It's Friday and that means we have another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. We're at Week 5 and the theme of "Depth of Field." In photography, your depth of field is controlled by a variety of factors. A desirable depth of field also depends on the type of photography or the subject matter. For instance, landscape photographers typically shoot with a deep depth of field, meaning everything is in focus because you want to see all the details of the landscape. For portrait photography, especially if outdoors, a shallow depth of field is often desirable. A shallow depth of field will have a very softly focused or blurry background, which helps draw attention to the subject.

For this week's project, Mr. Bojangles and I took advantage of a break in the cold weather to head to a local park (not our favorite local park, but a second favorite park.) It was a little windy, a little muddy, but all-in-all Mr. Bojangles had a great time, especially since he met several other little dogs.

Having a shallow depth of field for this image is desirable, as the blur hides the building in the background. With the blur, you can't tell what is in the background behind Mr. Bojangles. If the image had a deep depth of field, the background would be in focus and provide not only clutter in the image, but a distraction from the subject.

This next image has a deeper depth of field than the previous images, as you can see more detail in the background. For more depth of field, head over to Browning Photo Dog Photography, serving Columbus, Ohio pets and their people, then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com, or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) cincinnati pet photography depth of field dog photography loveland loveland pet photographer mr bojangles project 52 symmes park http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/2/project-52-depth-of-field-week-5 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Catchlights | Week 4 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/1/project-52-catchlights-week-4 We are at Week 4 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our topic this week is "catchlights." Catchlights are the little spots of reflected light in a subject's eyes that give them life. Catchlights typically reflect the shape of the light source and/or modifier used. In the case of my catchlight images I used two different lights with different modifiers, but because of how they were positioned the light that was shooting into a silver umbrella was the one that shows up. Both Mr. Bojangles and Paco decided to help me out this week and let me shine some light (well, reflect) in their eyes. I also took the opportunity to test out a cute little chair I purchased last week at Imaging USA. 

To see more catchlights head over to St. Cloud, St. Paul, Minneapolis and central MN-based About A Dog Photography, then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. This week we have a total of 27 blog participants!

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com, or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) catchlights chihuahua cincinnati pet photography dog photography mr bojangles paco pet love photography project 52 san francisco pet photographer http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/1/project-52-catchlights-week-4 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:00:00 GMT
What I Learned at Imaging USA 2018 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/1/what-i-learned-at-imaging-usa-2018 Last week I attended my first Professional Photographers of America (PPA) conference, Imaging USA, in Nashville, TN. It was held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, which was an adventure in itself. The conference is attended by photographers from all over the world. There are classes and speakers and awards and parties and a huge trade show, plus the opportunity to network with other photographers from near and far. 

While I've been a member of PPA for a couple of years, this was the first conference I was able to attend. It was a great experience and one I look forward to in the future. I got to attend quite a few educational classes, bought some things at the trade show, and met quite a few photographer friends in person for the first time. I even got to meet some members of our Project 52 blog circle group!

Here are just a few of the things I learned at Imaging:

  • When they say you will do a lot of walking, they mean it.
  • If a presentation isn't meeting your expectations, don't be afraid to get up and leave.
  • When it snows in Nashville, even just a little bit, everything shuts down.
  • Drink lots of water, but be prepared to wait in line for the closest restroom.
  • Make sure you allow plenty of time for the trade show and keep in mind that however much time you allow, it won't be enough.
  • Bring a lot of Lara Bars (or something else to snack on) to get you through the day.
  • Be prepared to have your picture taken...a lot.
  • Meeting friends in person is even better than meeting them on Facebook.

I also learned a lot of things from marketing, to products, to editing, to lighting, and other techniques that I can't wait to implement. Which, is another thing I learned...the faster you are to implement something, the more successful you will be with it.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) cincinnati pet photography gaylord opryland hotel imaging usa nashville pet love photography ppa professional photographers professional photographers of america san francisco pet photography http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/1/what-i-learned-at-imaging-usa-2018 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Fill the Frame | Week 3 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/1/project-52-fill-the-frame-week-3 We are at Week 3 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and the theme "Fill the Frame." Filling the frame is when your subject dominates your image. It doesn't have to be the entire image or the only thing in the image, but it should be the most noticeable part of the image. I did two different takes on filling the frame. The first image is a headshot of Paco where he is the only thing in the frame. The second image of Bojangles has him laying in a chair, which is also partially included in the frame, but Mr. Bojangles is the dominant element. For more filled frames head over to Tracy with Penny Whistle Photography, fetching family portraits in Coppell, Texas and surrounding cities in the Dallas - Ft. Worth area then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. This week we have a total of 27 blog participants!

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com, or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua cincinnati pet photography dog photography fill the frame mr bojangles paco pet love photography project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/1/project-52-fill-the-frame-week-3 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Rule of Thirds | Week 2 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/1/project-52-rule-of-thirds-week-2 It's Week 2 of this year's professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and we are working the "rule of thirds" this week. The rule of thirds is one of the first rules of composition that a photographer learns. Cameras from basic point-and-shoots to your iPhone to high end dSLRs all have a grid that overlays your images to help you frame your subjects following the rule of thirds. When I use the rule of thirds for my images I try to line up the face of the pet along the grid lines. As you will see from the following images, I have included a second image with a grid overlay to show where the subject is aligned following the rule of thirds.

All of the cats in the following images are adoptable through the Ohio Pet Sanctuary in Anderson Township. They will also be featured in my upcoming book, "Rescue Cats: Portraits and Stories."

First up, is Victoria. This beautiful senior lady ended up in rescue after her family moved into a new house and didn't want her in their new home.  Raisin is a very big boy at only nine months old. He was rescued, along with his brother, by a good Samaritan who took the two in until there was room for them at the rescue. Raisin's brother has been adopted and now Raisin is looking for a new playmate.

Fuzzbart is a fluffy guy who took shelter from the cold in a warm shed in Amelia. This guy is declawed, so it's likely he was someone's pet that was dumped.

Dunkin is a senior girl at 10 years old. She was a beloved pet, but her owner passed away leaving poor Dunkin a little scared and lost. I photographed Dunkin a few months ago and she has since come out of her shell, but would still like a quiet place to land.

To see more rule of thirds images, head over to Tim Evans Photography, photographing people and pets in Hattiesburg and south Mississippi then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. Make sure you block out a good amount of time for all the blogs this week as we, once again, have 24 participants!

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com, or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) adopt don't shop cats cincinnati cincinnati cat photographer cincinnati pet photography ohio pet sanctuary pet love photography project 52 rescue rescue cats rule of thirds http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/1/project-52-rule-of-thirds-week-2 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Blank Slate | Week 1 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/1/project-52-blank-slate-week-1 Welcome to the first professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 post for 2018. Our first theme for the year is "blank slate." Just like the year is a blank slate for us to write, so was our theme for this week. The idea of a tabula rasa or blank slate led me to using my favorite white background for my images, as to me it s the perfect clean slate on which to photograph. 

Paco was nice enough to take a break from snuggling amongst the blankets on the sofa to pose for me (some beef jerky treats helped). 

For more filling in the blanks, head over to Shelly Ellis Photography - Pet photography. Studio and on location, Orangevale, Granite Bay, Folsom and the greater Sacramento California area then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. Make sure you block out a good amount of time for all the blogs this week as we have a whopping 24 participants! Hopefully we will be able to keep the momentum up through the rest of this year.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com, or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) blank slate chihuahua cincinnati pet photography dog photography high key montgomery paco pet love photography project 52 tabula rasa http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/1/project-52-blank-slate-week-1 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Welcome to the Year of the Dog! http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/1/welcome-to-the-year-of-the-dog Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018, Year of the Dog! While Chinese New Year is not officially until mid-February, we are taking this opportunity to welcome 2018 as the Year of the Dog! At Pet Love Photography we feel that every year is the year of the dog (or cat or other special pet) and we want to celebrate them each and every day they are in our lives, as that time is all too short. That's why what we do at Pet Love photography is so important in documenting the time our dogs or other pets spend with us. 

One of the other things we do when we can is to provide pro bono photographic services for rescues to make sure that their adoptable pets put their best foot forward with a professional photo shoot. We try to make this as easy as possible for the various rescues by going to them whenever possible, including visiting foster pets in their foster homes with our portable studio.

In 2017 we photographed close to 200 rescue pets looking for their forever homes through the League for Animal Welfare, Ohio Pet Sanctuary, Save our Shelter Dogs, Buckeye House Rabbit Society, and Stray Animal Adoption Program. We hope to help even more pets in need in 2018! 2017 Rescue Pet Collage In 2017 we also released our first book, "Rescue Dogs: Portraits and Stories" with proceeds from the sales benefiting Recycled Doggies in Cincinnati, Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco, and HeARTs Speak.  In 2018 our second book, "Rescue Cats: Portraits and Stories" will be released. We are please to announce that proceeds from our cat book will benefit Cincinnati Cats, Jake's Place Cat Rescue in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Pets in Need of Greater Cincinnati, a non-profit veterinary clinic that provides both medical and food assistance for pets in low-income homes.

Overall, we had a pretty good 2017 and we are hoping for an even better 2018. Stay tuned to see what else unfolds! 

 

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) book chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati cat photographer cincinnati cats cincinnati dog photographer cincinnati pet photography dog photography giving back hearts speak jake's place montgomery muttville pet love photography pets in need recycled doggies rescue rescue cats rescue cats: portraits and stories rescue dogs rescue dogs: portraits and stories rescue pets rescued is my favorite breed san francisco cat photographer san francisco dog photographer http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/1/welcome-to-the-year-of-the-dog Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Favorite Things | Week 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/12/project-52-favorite-things-week-52 We've finally reached the end of the line for this year's professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. It's Week 52 of this 52 week long project. Our theme for this week is "favorite things." The pictures this week two of my favorite models, Mr. Bojangles and Paco, with a couple of their favorite things.

First, we have Paco with one of his favorite No Hide Chicken Chews. He got several for Christmas and has been happily working on them ever since. The great thing about these are that they are 100% digestible. He is absolutely obsessed with them! Since our theme is "favorite things" Ialso photographed Paco in my favorite chair that features my favorite hound pillows. Next up we have Mr. Bojangles with his favorite treat of all, Greenies. This is also a treat of obsession, as Mr. Bojangles has to have one each day after his dinner. If you're not in the kitchen when he is finished eating, he will track you down to demand his Greenie.

Finally, I had to feature one of my most favorite things of the year, my book "Rescue Dogs: Portraits and Stories." And, since it's Christmastime, I decided to photograph my book next to my favorite Chicago Cubs ornament in the Christmas tree.

Now to see more of our favorite things, head over to see Kim with BARKography serving the greater Charlotte NC area, then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. Happy New Year!

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com, or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua cincinnati pet photography dog photography favorite things greenies montgomery mr bojangles no hide chicken chew paco pet love photography project 52 rescue dogs: portraits and stories http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/12/project-52-favorite-things-week-52 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Ugly Sweaters | Week 51 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/12/project-52-ugly-sweaters-week-51 Hard to believe there's only one more week left for this year, but here we are at Week 51 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. Our theme for this week is "ugly sweaters," which is a perfect challenge for the Christmas season. Each year I try to buy a new Christmas sweater for Mr. Bojangles and for Paco, since he joined our pack. This year they have matching "ugly sweaters."  And, once again, I decided to take advantage of the Christmas tree to provide an interesting and colorful background. For more ugly sweater action, head over to see Linda from VPShoots serving the Tampa Bay Area, then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. Have a Merry Christmas!

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com, or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahuas christmas cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography montgomery mr bojangles paco pet love photography project 52 ugly sweaters http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/12/project-52-ugly-sweaters-week-51 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Relaxing | Week 50 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/12/project-52-relaxing-week-50 Relaxing. Something this time of year is definitely not with all the holiday bustle and other end-of-year activities, but that's the theme for Week 50's professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. Hard to believe that there are only two weeks left for this year's blog circle.!

Fortunately, dogs aren't really affected by all of the holiday bustle and they certainly tend to be experts in the field of relaxing. Mr. Bojangles certainly does a great job of it, as you can see from this series of images of him relaxing on the sofa. Relaxing dogs are also relaxing to watch. You just want to snuggle up and join them in their slumbers. Add in the warm glow of Christmas lights and it's lights out for me, too.

For another round of relaxation visit Sandra from Sandra McCarthy Photography in New Hampshire, then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com, or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua christmas cincinnati pet photography dog photography montgomery mr bojangles pet love photography project 52 relaxing http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/12/project-52-relaxing-week-50 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Architectural | Week 49 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/12/project-52-architectural-week-49 It's Week 49 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52; this week our theme is "architectural." One of my favorite architectural elements is doorways. I'm always on the lookout for great doors/doorways to use as a location. This week we are using the door to the Universalist Church in Montgomery.

For more architectural elements, head over to see  Linda of DogShotz Photography, Indianapolis, Indiana, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com, or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) architectural chihuahua cincinnati pet photography dog photography montgomery mr bojangles pet love photography project 52 the universalist church http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/12/project-52-architectural-week-49 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Emotion | Week 48 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/12/project-52-emotion-week-48 Hard to believe it's already Week 48 or professional pet photography blog circle Project 52! Kind of gets you a little emotional, doesn't it? This year will be over before we know it. Conveniently, "emotion" is our theme for this week. One of the most important elements a photographer can capture when photographing pets or people is emotion. Whether the emotion is happy, sad, angry, or somewhere in between. Emotion is what makes us connect with the subject. 

The first image is not a recent image, but it provides such an emotional connection with the subject.  Joanna | St. Bernard | Cincinnati & San Francisco Pet PhotographerJoanna | St. Bernard | Cincinnati & San Francisco Pet Photographer This next image is also an older image, but it goes about evoking an emotional reaction from the viewer. Stormfly | Lab Mix | Cincinnati & San Francisco Dog PhotographerStormfly | Lab Mix | Cincinnati & San Francisco Dog Photographer Then we have my favorite image of Paco. This image exudes pure joy. Paco | Chihhuahua | Cincinnati & Bay Area Pet PhotographerPaco | Chihhuahua | Cincinnati & Bay Area Pet Photographer

Finally, we have a new image from this week with Mr. Bojangles. As usual, we are in our favorite park on our favorite posing log. The direct eye contact from Mr. Bojangles provides toy you with an emotional connection, To see more emotion, head over to see Danyel with Wag to my Heart serving the Portland, OR metro area, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com, or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) cincinnati pet photography dog photography emotion pet love photography project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/12/project-52-emotion-week-48 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Small Business Saturday Special | Pet Love Photography http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/11/small-business-saturday-special-pet-love-photography Today is Small Business Saturday and we have an AMAZING deal for you! If you book and pay for any standard session by November 30, you will receive a $300 print credit (that is equal to the current price of a "Best Friend" session!) To book a session, call us at 513-288-1650 or send an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com by November 30. You MUST mention that you saw our Small Business Saturday ad. Due to the discounted nature of our Silver Paws Legacy Sessions for senior and terminally ill pets, this special does not apply.

As a BONUS for the first five people to book this special offer, you will receive an autographed copy of my book "Rescue Dogs: Portraits and Stories." So, don't delay! Call or email us today and SHOP SMALL!

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Project 52: Bird's Eye View | Week 47 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/11/project-52-birds-eye-view-week-47 Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! This week we are at Week 47 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme is "Bird's Eye View." This one was challenging on figuring out how to get what I imagine could be a bird's eye view. As usual, we headed to our favorite local park for our photo shoot. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of spots that I can get that are super high for a bird up in the trees, so I had to settle for a bird's eye view a little lower down. I imagines that a bird would have a wider view with objects seemingly farther away.

For another bird's eye view, head over to see Jessica Wasik with Bark & Gold Photography, celebrating the joy and love between Pittsburgh pets and their people, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com, or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Check out our Facebook page tomorrow for our Small Business Saturday special!

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) bird's eye view chihuahua cincinnati pet photography dog photography montgomery mr bojangles pet love photography pioneer park project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/11/project-52-birds-eye-view-week-47 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Water | Week 46 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/11/project-52-water-week-46-Cincinnati-dog-photographer It's another Friday and that means time for another professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 post. Our theme this week was "water," which totally should have been the theme last week with all the rain that we had here. Since the theme was water, I had several location ideas I thought about trying out, the first one was a place I'd been wanting to take some pictures for a while and I happened to be in the area. Unfortunately, I didn't get to do the location justice, because I felt very uncomfortable there alone with just Mr. Bojangles, who also was visibly nervous.  Our first location was an area with tons of graffiti (which is why I'd been wanting to shoot there), but it is kind of isolated and there were two sketchy men hanging out in the bushes at the entrance to the area. Normally, I'm not one to be afraid in a situation like that and usually will go just about anywhere alone, but there was something about them that made me nervous and so I wanted to get in and out as quickly as possible. Mr. Bojangles also felt the kind of off vibe, so wasn't posing very comfortably and didn't want to stray very far from me. So, I shot a couple of frames and then quickly booked it back to the car. After both Mr. Bojangles and I were safely locked in the car and headed home, I decided we should go for a walk at our favorite local park. Conveniently, the park also has a lake, so we could get some more images featuring water for this week's post.

Sadly, our brief period of Fall foliage ended with all of last week's rain, so there are very few trees left with leaves. Fortunately, one of the trees very close to the lake had shed its bright yellow leaves in the grass, presenting me with my favorite image. You can see in the water's reflection just how overcast our day was. The last two images by the water were taken on the dock by the lake. Now for more watery goodness, head over to see Kim, while on location in Southern California attending Retreats by BARKography, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com, or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Time is running out! So check out our Facebook page for our holiday card session specials.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography duck creek graffiti montgomery mr bojangles pet love photography pioneer park project 52 water http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/11/project-52-water-week-46-Cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Sun Flare | Week 45 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/11/project-52-sun-flare-week-45 It's Friday and that means we have another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. Our theme this week was "sun flare." Sun flare is when you are shooting directly into the sun and the sun reflects directly through the lens. Normally, I would not shoot directly into the sun but try to find an area of open shade to place my subject so that I wouldn't get sun flare and, possibly, some unwanted artifacting in the image; however, since sun flare was our subject for the week, I did point my camera directly towards the sun. The fact that I even got sun this week was a miracle, because most of this past week has been rainy, dark, and gloomy. 

Mr. Bojangles and I made a brief visit on our sunny day to Smale Park in Downtown Cincinnati in order to complete the assignment for the week.

For more images with flare, head over to see Rochelle with Dark Sapphire Pet Photography, Nelson, New Zealand, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com, or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out our Facebook page for our holiday card session specials.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography mr bojangles pet love photography project 52 sun flare http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/11/project-52-sun-flare-week-45 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Bold Colors | Week 44 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/11/project-52-bold-colors-week-44-Cincinnati-dog-photographer It's the first Friday and November and we're at Week 44 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. Our theme for this week is "Bold Colors." I was hopeful that the Autumn leaves would cooperate and give me some lovely bold colors, but there are still so many green trees. While I did get some bold colors, it wasn't exactly what I wanted nor what I had hoped for, so the boldest color in each image will be Mr. Bojangles' red sweater. Because the weather has been hit or miss lately with rain and cold and because of my busy schedule, Mr. Bojangles has not been on a lot of outings, so I took this opportunity to give him a nice walk in the park and some time to run around the dog park. We like this park because of the dog park and the fact that it is often empty of other dogs. On this day, Mr. Bojangles got some time to run around before any other dogs showed up. He was joined by two labs, and subsequently joined by a Great Dane and a golden retriever. Mr. Bojangles has not always been a fan of big dogs being that he is so small, but has been getting better and did very well with all the dogs at the park, especially with the female lab. Mr. Bojangles had a grand old time at the park and was not ready to leave when I was, but despite the sunny day my fingers were frozen from the cold so I decided it was time to leave. As you can see from the debris stuck in his beard, he had a great time digging and sniffing around the dog park. Now, boldly go where the colors are and head over to see Browning Photography Dog Photography, serving Columbus, Ohio dogs and their families, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com, or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out our Facebook page for our holiday card session specials.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) bold colors chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati pet photography loveland mr bojangles pet love photography project 52 symmes park http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/11/project-52-bold-colors-week-44-Cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 03 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT