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, 20 Oct 2017 03:18:00 GMT Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:18:00 GMT http://www.petlovephotography.com/img/s1/v47/u881967088-o224266501-50.jpg Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco: Blog http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog 120 80 Project 52: Brick | Week 42 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/10/project-52-brick-cincinnati-dog-photographer-week-42 We are at Week 42 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and the theme of "brick." When I think of brick, I immediately think of downtown Montgomery, because it has brick buildings, brick sidewalks, and one of the best brick patterns around. I've photographed Mr. Bojangles before in this very spot, but I love taking pictures of him here, because the location is so cool.  This one kind of reminds me of "The Wizard of Oz" when Dorothy starts to follow the yellow brick road. It also seems rather appropriate, since Mr. Bojangles is part cairn terrier, which is what Toto was.

Montgomery has lots of opportunities to photograph bricks, not just this cool circular section, so this time we explored some more areas. The brick sidewalks help lend Montgomery a quaint, old-fashioned charm, as do the historical brick buildings, one of which can be seen in the distance.

For this next set of images, we moved closer to the old brick building.

The bench Mr. Bojangles was seated on is in front of a grassy space in between the two buildings, so there was either a distracting squirrel or someone he could see in the parking lot behind it.

Whatever it was he saw became so interesting he had to stand up to get a better look. Montgomery is full of charming settings and is one of my favorite places for photoshoots with Mr. Bojangles.

Whether it's another brick in the wall or brick of gold, head over to see Kim with BARKography in Charlotte, NC, and then follow the path 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 location, 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) brick cairn terrier chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography mr bojangles pet love photography project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/10/project-52-brick-cincinnati-dog-photographer-week-42 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Rescue Cats: Portraits and Stories | Cincinnati & San Francisco Cat Photographer http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/10/rescue-cats-portraits-and-stories-cincinnati-san-francisco-cat-photographer Today is Global Cat Day, and I couldn't think of a better day than today to tell you about my new book scheduled for publication next June! The book follows my "Rescue Dogs: Portraits and Stories" book released this past August and, as with the dog book, features images of many rescue cats and kittens along with the stories of their journeys to rescue and beyond. The new book is titled "Rescue Cats: Portraits and Stories."  Rescue cat book cover featuring an orange tabby rescue kitten and a fluffy grey tabby rescue kitten from the book Rescue Cats Portraits and Stories by Susannah Maynard."Rescue Cats: Portraits and Stories" by Susanna Maynard

While the book is not scheduled to be released until June 2018, you can pre-order the book from Amazon and get it before everyone else, once it is available to ship. I know with my "Rescue Dogs" book that everyone who pre-ordered got it before the actual release date.  While many of the cats in my new book are rescues that come from shelters or rescue groups, there are many that were rescued by an individual or their adopter. Cats, unlike dogs, are more often left to their own devices outside. In fact, many of the laws out there treat cats differently than they do dogs. 

We often think of cats as loners, animals who would rather be by themselves, but that is simply not true. Cats are very social animals and those left outside often come together in a larger community of cats. There are many places where there are colonies of feral cats and, fortunately, in a lot of places, there are individuals or organizations that take care of them by providing food, shelters, veterinary care, and--most importantly--spaying and neutering procedures to prevent the continued growth of the feral cat population. Sometimes, cats in feral colonies are suited to home life and there are rescues that take them in so that they can eventually be adopted. Other cats that are more suited to their outdoor life are ear tipped after they are spayed or neutered and returned to their colonies (this sort of program is called TNR, Trap-Neuter-Return). The ear tipping identifies them as being altered.

Alley Cat Allies is a national advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and improving cats' lives. They work to effect legislative change around the country. They work towards changing societal attitudes about cats by providing education and mobilizing grassroots efforts at the community level to save cats. They also work towards ending the massive amounts of euthanasia of cats in shelters around the the country as an estimated 70% of cats who enter shelters nationwide never leave alive. In order to make these changes, attitudes and laws need to be changed, and that is what Alley Cat Allies works towards. That is also why the started National Feral Cat Day in 2001, which has now become Global Cat Day. Archie | Orange Tabby | Cincinnati Cat PhotographyArchie | Orange Tabby | Cincinnati Cat Photography In many communities there are local organizations that help rescue cats from the street, provide support for free roaming cat colonies, or provide TNR services to help control the free roaming cat population. In Cincinnati, Ohio Alleycat Resource (OAR) not only provides a low cost spay/neuter program for your own cats, but OAR also provide free services for feral cats. In San Francisco, the San Francisco SPCA provides TNR services. To find out who to turn to in your community, simply look up TNR for your city. Pluizig | Tabby Kitten | Cincinnati & San Francisco Pet PhotographerPluizig | Tabby Kitten | Cincinnati & San Francisco Pet Photographer My hope for my book, "Rescue Cats: Portraits and Stories" is that it will help raise awareness of how wonderful cats can be no matter what their circumstances were before they were rescued. In the book you will meet kittens, adult cats, senior cats, and cats with special needs. You will see bright, colorful pictures or them, and read their heartwarming, and sometimes harrowing, tales. Because it is not just enough to donate my time to help cats in need find their forever homes by taking pictures of them, I will also be donating proceeds from the sale of this book to a number of cat rescue organizations. In order to find the most worthy organizations out there, I am taking reader submissions of cat rescue and advocacy organizations around the country, so please comment with your recommendation and what makes that organization a worthy recipient. 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) alley cat allies amazon amherst media book cat rescue cincinnati cincinnati pet photography donation giving back global cat day hearts speak oar ohio alleycat resource pet love photography portraits and stories published rescue cats rescue kittens san francisco spca tnr http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/10/rescue-cats-portraits-and-stories-cincinnati-san-francisco-cat-photographer Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:06:03 GMT
Project 52: High Contrast | Week 41 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/10/project-52-high-contrast-week-41-Cincinnati-dog-photographer It's another Friday in the professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. For Week 41 our theme is "high contrast." With the mostly dreary skies we've had this past week, it doesn't leave a lot of room for creating high contrast images. With the clouds and lack of sun comes flat, even lighting, which is generally perfect for photography, but not when you want to create images with high contrast. So, on a day with enough sun to create some light and dark spots, plus converting my images to black and white, I was able to come up with some high contrast images. High contrast images in black and white should have more black and white with very little in terms of shades of grey. High contrast images don't have to be black and white, but it does make them easier to accomplish. For more in the high contrast department, head over to see Linda with VP Shoots Photography serving Tampa Bay, Florida. After that, 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 location, 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) black and white chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography high contrast mr bojangles pet love photography pioneer park project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/10/project-52-high-contrast-week-41-Cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Bear | German Shepherd Mix | Cincinnati Dog Photographer http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/10/bear-german-shepherd-mix-cincinnati-dog-photographer Pet Love Photography, your Cincinnati pet photographer, recently had a session with a handsome and friendly German Shepherd/Great Dane mix, three year old rescue dog, Bear. We had a morning session at a local park where Bear did an excellent job of posing. Bear's parents adopted him as a puppy from the Clinton County Humane Society in Wilmington, Ohio.

It was a great early Fall session with just a hint of the leaves beginning to decorate the ground. I even decided to turn two of the portraits into digital paintings. Digitally painted portraits are perfect for producing on canvas or watercolor paper and make great images for use on holiday or note cards.

Painted pet portraits are an option you can add on to your portrait session to create even more customized and unique artwork featuring your pet.  To book your custom pet portrait session--in your home or other favorite location--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 german shepherd mix great dane mix montgomery pet love photography pioneer park rescue dog http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/10/bear-german-shepherd-mix-cincinnati-dog-photographer Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMT
Buckeye House Rabbit Society | Ohio Pet Photographer | Pet Love Photography http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/10/buckeye-house-rabbit-society-ohio-pet-photographer-pet-love-photography Recently, Mr. Bojangles and I ventured north so I could photograph the adoptable rabbits of Buckeye House Rabbit Society. We shared a few photos of our trip to see Lake Erie in a recent Project 52 blog post. Buckeye House Rabbit Society is a chapter of the international organization, House Rabbit Society, a group comprised of rabbit rescues around the world. If you want to know anything about adopting or living with a rabbit, visit their website to take advantage of their educational resources.

Our first stop of the weekend was to Fremont, Ohio, and the home of a lovely couple, the Zimmermans. They were kind enough to extend us their hospitality for the night. Mr. Bojangles had a fantastic time running around with their five dogs (four of them were big dogs, too.) While he was off having fun with his new friends, I was photographing a dozen adorable rabbits.

Sunday we headed off to Cleveland to photograph some more adorable, adoptable bunnies. Afterwards, we visited my friend Scott, a Cleveland area wedding photographer. Then it was back home from our whirlwind trip.

If you are interested in adopting any of these adorable rabbits, visit the Buckeye House Rabbit Society website for more information and their adoption process. 

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite location, 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 adoptable bunnies buckeye house rabbit society bunnies cleveland fremont house rabbit society lake erie mr bojangles ohio pet photographer pet love photography rabbits rescue rescue rabbits road trip http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/10/buckeye-house-rabbit-society-ohio-pet-photographer-pet-love-photography Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Orange | Week 40 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/10/project-52-orange-week-40-Cincinnati-San-Francisco-pet-photographer It's Week 40 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52, that means there are only 12 weeks left in the year! How time flies. Our theme for this week is orange. Normally, in the Fall I would love this theme, but so far the colors are staying pretty green, just as the temperatures are staying pretty warm. Fall is my favorite season, because of the cooler weather and the colors when the leaves turn. So far, I'm still waiting for both. *sigh*

Since Mother Nature isn't providing us much of an Autumnal palette, I had to add my own orange color to the pictures for this week. Fortunately, both Mr. Bojangles and Paco each have an orange harness from The Worthy Dog, that served as our spot of orange. The first pictures were taken near the dog park we like to go to. I was hoping there would be some orange around, but the best I got was the golden color of the wildflowers...weeds...allergenic plant life. (That's the other bad thing about this weather we've been having, my allergies have been off the charts.) Because Mr. Bojangles was being slightly less than cooperative at posing for pictures (we'd already been to playgroup and the dog park), I decided to take him out for another photo shoot at our favorite local park...still in all it's green glory. As you can see, Mr. Bojangles was being much more cooperative with his posing on this day.

Orange you glad (I couldn't resist) you can move onto the next blog, which is Jessica Wasik with Bark & Gold Photography, celebrating the joy and love between Pitssburgh pets and their people. After that, 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 location, 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) autumn chihuahuas cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography dogs fall mr bojangles orange paco pet love photography pioneer park project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/10/project-52-orange-week-40-Cincinnati-San-Francisco-pet-photographer Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Texture | Week 39 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/9/project-52-texture-week-39-Cincinnati-pet-photographer It's Week 39 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52; our theme for the week was "texture." Texture can mean a lot of different things, but this week I used images I took on a beach to show off a variety of textures 

This past weekend Mr. Bojangles and I took a road trip north (more on that in an upcoming blog) to photograph some bunnies to help out with adoption photos, but also to start getting some images for my third book about rescue rabbits. On our way to Cleveland, Mr. Bojangles and I detoured to Port Clinton, Ohio, so that we could stop and see Lake Erie and have an impromptu photoshoot.

I like how there are so many textures going on in these images from the sand, to the water, to Mr. Bojangles' fur. I especially like how the backlighting from the sun enhances the texture of Mr. Bojangles' fur.  It's almost texture overload.

To touch on the next presentation of texture, head over to see Rochelle from Dark Sapphire Photography, Nelson, New Zealand, and 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 location, 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) beach cincinnati pet photography dog photography mr bojangles pet love photography port clinton project 52 roadtrip texture travel http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/9/project-52-texture-week-39-Cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 29 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Eyes | Week 38 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/9/project-52-eyes-week-38-cincinnati-dog-photographer-san-francisco For Week 38 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 the eyes have it! When photographing a human or animal subject, there's nothing better than focusing on the yes. As the saying goes, the eyes are the window to our souls and animals are no exception to this. Dog have very expressive eyes and nothing is more expressive than the sad eyes of a hound dog. So, this week Stella is featured. 

Stella is your typical hound who loves nothing better than to sleep, eat, and sniff things. She likes sleeping even more now that she is an older girl. I'm not exactly certain how old she is, but she's been a part of our family for almost ten years.

First up, I'm going to share one of my absolute favorites images of Stella where her beautiful, sad, and expressive eyes are featured. This image of her is from 2013, before she got so white and and before she had her stroke. Soulful Hound | Project 52 Week 2: Consider Your Vision | Cincinnati & Bay Area Pet PhotographerSoulful Hound | Project 52 Week 2: Consider Your Vision | Cincinnati & Bay Area Pet Photographer

Here's a current picture of Stella. Her  ears, face and head show a lot more white, and her eyes are beginning to cloud a bit, but they are still very expressive. Next up, the eyes have it with Kim with BARKography, based in Charlotte NC. After you visit Kim, 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 location, 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) bagle basset beagle cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography eyes hound montgomery pet love photography project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/9/project-52-eyes-week-38-cincinnati-dog-photographer-san-francisco Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Night | Week 37 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/9/project-52-night-week-37-pet-photography-Cincinnati-San-Francisco It's Week 37 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme is night. This week, we added a little bit of magic for Mr. Bojangles at our favorite posing log.

For more of the night, head over to SamAdele with SamAdele Pet&Equine Photography covering the Lancaster and Morecambe Areas, and then head through the night until you arrive back here from the rest of the blogs.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite location, 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 photography fairy dust magic montgomery mr bojangles night pet love photography pioneer park project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/9/project-52-night-week-37-pet-photography-Cincinnati-San-Francisco Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Details | Week 36 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/9/project-52-details-w36-Cincinnati-dog-photographer We've reached Week 36 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and the topic of "details." We could pretty much interpret the theme however we wanted. So I decided to take pictures of both Mr. Bojangles and Paco in a chair that has a lot of detail. So, besides having the details of their fur and features, we have the details of the chair from the pattern of the fabric to the crackled pain on the wood frame.

To see the next detail, head over to see Darlene with Pant the Town Pet Photography serving MA and NH, and then get all the details 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 location, 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 details dog photography environmental portraits lifestyle photography montgomery mr bojangles paco pet love photography project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/9/project-52-details-w36-Cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Street | Week 35 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/9/project-52-street-w35-Cincinnati-dog-photography Happy September 1! Today we are at Week 35 of our professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and the theme of "street." We were tasked with making sure our images included a street. I decided to go for a little old world charm and head to Mariemont for our session. Each of the images below was shot with a different lens, which made for a fun experiment this week.

First up, is Mr. Bojangles as shot with the Nikon 70-200mm lens. Here he is at the crosswalk of a little urban area. Even though he was right by the street, there was very little traffic (safety first).

Next we went around the corner to the stoop of a building, where you can still see the street in the background. The cars you see were all parked. This image was taken with a Nikon 50mm lens. Finally, even though you can't see the actual street in this last image, taken with a manual focus 14mm lens from Rokinon, it shows the lovely little garden oasis in the middle of the street. You can also see what a gorgeous day we had, although it was a bit hotter than I was expecting (which is why Mr. Bojangles has his tongue out in every picture.) To find out what the word is on the next street, head over to see St. Cloud, MN, dog photographer About A Dog Photography, and then take a tour of the other streets in this blog circle until you end up back at our own little urban oasis.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite location, 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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Rescue Dogs: Portraits and Stories on Fox 19 Morning Xtra | Cincinnati http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/8/rescue-dogs-portraits-and-stories-on-fox-19-morning-xtra-cincinnati  

Yesterday morning Mr. Bojangles and I made an appearance on Cincinnati's Fox19 Morning Xtra program to promote my first book, "Rescue Dogs: Portraits and Stories." It was quite a nerve-wracking experience, but I know I did a lot better than I was expecting to for my first TV experience and that's all thanks to Amy Ostigny, a PR and marketing expert with Amy Ostigny Company. She met with me Tuesday night and coached me on what to expect and how to approach it. So, if you are in need of any PR or marketing help, I highly recommend Amy!

We got our appearance on Fox19 all because I finally got around to sending out some press releases about my book. Our airtime was scheduled for 10:10am and we were to be down at the Fox19 studios about 15 minutes beforehand. We waited in the green room (which was actually green) until they brought us to the studio just a couple of minutes before airtime.

Here's an iPhone snap of Mr. Bojangles waiting in the Green Room.

You can see our segment on Fox19 Morning Xtra at the bottom of this post. I actually don't sound like a babbling idiot, so that's a good thing. LOL! Let us know what you think in the comments.

Afterwards, we had a Fox19 staff person snap a picture of Mr. Bojangles and I with our host, Charisse Gibson. She's a lovely woman and mom to two rescue dogs herself!

Overall, I'm pretty happy with how the interview went and hope that it will raise awareness for my book and rescue dogs in general. 

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite location, 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. 

Our Fox19 Morning Xtra segment:

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Project 52: Reflection | Week 34 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/8/project-52-reflection-week-34-Cincinnati-pet-photographer August is winding down and we find ourselves at Week 34 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. Our theme this week was "reflection," which could have gone many different ways. I chose to reflect life in our household as viewed in a reflection. Paco and Diana, the cat, are buddies and like to play together (in fact, they're the only two in the house who actually play.) I had just changed the sheets which got both a dog and cat seal of approval. Now, a lot of times you don't get to see the cute things these two do when they play together, because they always seem to stop when they know you're looking at them. So, I decided to be a little more subtle and photograph the action as reflected in the mirror. Since I wasn't looking at them directly, they couldn't tell I was actually watching them.

It all started out innocently enough.

Then Diana decided she needed to get Paco's attention for playtime.

Shortly after this frame Diana had a freak out and started burrowing under the comforter at the end of the bed before she ran off.

After you check out multiples perspectives from Rochelle from Dark Sapphire Pet Photography, Nelson, New Zealand, 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 location, 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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Sailor | Beagle Mix | Cincinnati Dog Photographer http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/8/sailor-beagle-mix-cincinnati-dog-photographer Pet Love Photography recently had the pleasure of photographing adorable two-year old beagle/hound mix, Sailor, along with his parents, Stephanie and Nick. We had an early morning session in a local Cincinnati park where we took advantage of the variety of settings to get some images of handsome Sailor and some that included his mom and dad, as well.

Sailor looked very serious at the start of our session, but he very quickly put on a happy face as he got more comfortable with our session.

The image below was chosen as a wall art piece in our signature mount. Our signature mounted wall prints are mounted on masonite, finished with a protective coating, and backed for hanging with wood blocks and coated wire for a low profile modern standout look. 

Sailor is quite the mama's boy, so was very happy to pose with his mom, Stephanie.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in the park, your home, or other favorite location, 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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Project 52: Multiple Perspectives | Week 33 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/8/project-52-multiple-perspectives-week-33-san-francisco-pet-photographer This week it's "multiple perspectives" for Week 33 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. Because of a lot of personal things going on for me, and some business and volunteer work this past week, I didn't have a lot of time to work on this week's images; however, I wanted to make sure to include something as I'm committed to this project on a weekly basis. So, my first image is a different perspective of a spot in our favorite local park. I've photographed Mr. Bojangles here many times. So, in order to get the multiple perspectives for this location, I'm including a past image.

You will notice that the perspective in the this first image is a little different than usual, because I used a 14mm lens which creates a fun distortion effect. This really gives you a different perspective than normal. The next image (from last year, hence the different flowers) was shot with a different lens (and different camera body) and gives you a completely different perspective on the scene. I also shot the image from a different position, which gives you a different perspective, as well.  After you check out multiples perspectives from Rochelle from Dark Sapphire Pet Photography, Nelson, New Zealand, 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 location, 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 montgomery mr bojangles multiple perspectives pet love photography pioneer park project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/8/project-52-multiple-perspectives-week-33-san-francisco-pet-photographer Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Happy | Week 32 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/8/project-52-happy-w32-Cincinnati-dog-photography It's Week 32 if professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. This week our theme is "Happy." As the person managing the blog circle group, I choose the weekly themes from suggestions or ideas found elsewhere. As such, I tried to make it easier on me by planning out most of the themes earlier this year. Ironically, this is the week that the theme of "happy" came up; ironic because I am anything but happy right now. My mom passed away unexpectedly two weeks ago today; we were very close and her passing has left a huge void in my life. So, right not I'm not really feeling the happy theme. However, I didn't want to break my  participation in the blog, but because of having so many personal things going on right now, I was unable to actually take pictures this week. So, even though you've seen these pictures before, I wanted to share them this week because they do make me happy every time I see them.

This image of Paco is one that makes me smile with happiness every time I see it, because it just exudes joy. Sunny Disposition PacoSunny Disposition Paco

Photographs of Mr. Bojangles always make me happy, but there are some that I just love, like this one from a couple of years ago.

Tropical Pup | Project 52 Week 2: Consider Your Vision | Cincinnati & San Francisco Pet PhotographyTropical Pup | Project 52 Week 2: Consider Your Vision | Cincinnati & San Francisco Pet Photography Another image that makes me happy is Paco in his Doggles and motorcycle jacket. There is just something about it that makes me happy to look at it.

Mr. Bojangles and his fiancee Coco make me happy, especially this image from their recent engagement photo shoot. There's not much cuter or happier than two little dogs in love (giving kisses in the second photo.)  Mr. Bojangles & Coco Temple of Love Engagement Photo | CincincinnatiMr. Bojangles & Coco Temple of Love Engagement Photo | Cincincinnati Chihuahua Love at Mt. Storm Park | CincinnatiChihuahua Love at Mt. Storm Park | Cincinnati

Finally, even though these pictures make me sad because my mother is gone, they also make me happy to see her smiling and happy in them. (Please excuse the quality of the following images as none of them are professional in nature; they vary in age; and are either scans of old photos or cell phone images.)

My mom starting me off early with a love of animals.

My mom, dad, and I from some unknown Christmas where I'm wearing an oversized ugly sweater. My mom in the Little Venice area of London. I remember it was a chilly, windy day. My mom hiding from the camera a few years ago.

My mom with Howard Jones whom we met at a concert last year. My mom at my house last Christmas.

My mom with Mr. Bojangles earlier this year.

Now for some real happiness, head over to see Cynthia Wood of Pets We Love Photography serving Collingwood and Toronto. 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 location, 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 death happy mom montgomery mother pet love photography project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/8/project-52-happy-w32-Cincinnati-dog-photography Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Wood | Week 31 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/8/project-52-wood-week-31-cincinnati-dog-photographer It's Week 31 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme for the week is "wood." Mr. Bojangles and I decided that wood was the perfect theme for our favorite local park's posing log. So, we packed up to the park and our favorite photography location. Usually, we don't feature so much of the log itself, but since our theme for the week is wood, Mr. Bojangles decided we wouldn't be barking up the wrong tree to show so much of the log (which is actually an entire felled tree trunk.)  

Next, head over to see Linda of DogShotzPhotography.com serving the Indianapolis, IN area, and she what she wood do; 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 location, 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 montgomery mr bojangles pet love photography pioneer park project 52 wood http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/8/project-52-wood-week-31-cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Shadows | Week 30 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/7/project-52-shadows-week-30-cincinnati-pet-photographer We are at Week 30 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme for this week is "shadows." What to do when the day you choose to shoot shadows is the day that mother nature decides to be a natural light diffuser and has an overcast sky? Well, you create your own shadows by using additive light.

So, Mr. Bojangles and I (along with the BF acting as my Sherpa), packed up some gear and headed over to our favorite local park. We set up at our favorite posing log and with the help of some off camera flash and the cover of the woods, I was able to create my own shadows. The woods around us weren't as dark as the appear in these images, but my camera settings and speedlight took care of adding the shadowy goodness. The use of a new lens also helped make the background smooth and dark. I recently got hold of the Nikon 70-200mm VRII lens and now I see what all the fuss is about. It really adds a little something special to these images. To see more shadow images, head over to see Linda with VP Shoots Photography in Tampa, FL, and 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 location, 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 montgomery mr bojangles nikkor 70-200mm lens nikon d750 pet love photography pioneer park project 52 shadows http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/7/project-52-shadows-week-30-cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Sky | Week 29 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/7/project-52-sky-week-29-cincinnati-dog-photographer We are at Week 29 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. It's hard to believe how the year is flying by! This week our theme was "sky." Unfortunately, my shooting schedule and the weather did not cooperate with me and I was unable to execute my original plan for this week. So, onto Plan B. As usual, Mr. Bojangles and I headed to our favorite local park to see what we could do with the theme. Since what first tried to do wasn't working out to my satisfaction, I decided to take a different approach to this week's sky theme. Instead of a picture with the sky in the image I chose to include the reflection of the sky in the water.  For more sky images, head over to SamAdele Pet & Equine Photography, covering the Lancaster and Morecambe areas, and 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 location, 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 montgomery mr bojangles pet love photography pioneer park project 52 sky http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/7/project-52-sky-week-29-cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Comic | Week 28 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/7/project-52-comic-w28-cincinnati-dog-photographer It's Week 28 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme is "comic." We could use whatever interpretation of comic we wanted. Since one of my most favorite images kind of covers this category,  I was pretty stumped on what to do. So, I ended up using Paco for an image I call "Batman Rising."

To see more comic relief, head down under to visit 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 location, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom or 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 comic custom photography dog photography montgomery paco pet love photography project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/7/project-52-comic-w28-cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT