Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco: Blog https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog en-us (C) Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:46:00 GMT Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:46:00 GMT https://www.petlovephotography.com/img/s/v-12/u881967088-o224266501-50.jpg Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco: Blog https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog 120 80 Project 52: The Big Picture and Dog Photography | Week 7 | 2021 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2021/2/project-52-the-big-picture-and-dog-photography-week-7-2021 It's Week 7 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle project and our topic was "deep depth of field." Depth of field is the distance between the closest and farthest object that is in focus. Deep depth of field is when more, if not most of the image is in focus versus being more blurred out. Typically, when focusing on a subject, you want the subject to be in focus and the background to be out of focus. Deep depth of focus is more often used when photographing landscapes or architecture. Sometimes, when you combine photographing a subject like a pet or a person along with a landscape background you want to have more of the background in focus than blurred out.

This first image has a relatively deep depth of field because while Mr. Bojangles is my subject, the real focus of the image was the architecture of Cincinnati's Union Terminal. The edges are a little soft because of the lens I used, a manual focus 14mm. Little Dog, Big World | Project 52 Week 2: Consider Your Vision | Cincinnati & San Francisco Dog PhotographerLittle Dog, Big World | Project 52 Week 2: Consider Your Vision | Cincinnati & San Francisco Dog Photographer The opposite of deep depth of field is shallow depth of field. The image below of Mr. Bojangles at Smail Park has a shallow depth of field, as the Roebling Bridge is out of focus in the background.

So which do you prefer?

Up next in the blog circle is Family & Pet Portraits with creator Danyel Rogers at Wag to my Heart Studio. Serving Hillsboro and the greater Portland Metro area. After you visit with Danyel, head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you'd like to schedule a photoshoot for your pet at your favorite location, you can give me a call at 513.288.1650 or send an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com.

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) . chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography deep depth of field depth of field dog photography Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 Roebling Suspension Bridge shallow depth of field Smale Park Union Terminal https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2021/2/project-52-the-big-picture-and-dog-photography-week-7-2021 Fri, 19 Feb 2021 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Love is the Answer | Week 6 | 2021 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2021/2/project-52-love-is-the-answer-week-6-2021 I've both taken some time off and been very busy, so my weekly blog posting for professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle has been intermittent at best these last few months. However, this week—Week 6 of the blog circle for 2021—is a theme that is near and dear to me, in fact it's so important it's even in the name of my business...love. Of course, Valentine's Day is this Sunday and, under normal circumstances, I would already have done in-store sessions to raise money for Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue as I've done for the last two years, but living through a pandemic is anything but normal.

So, back to the topic of love because it's an important one for me and many of my fellow pet photographers. Like me, I'm sure that many of them got into the business because of their love for a special pet or even pets in general. While I'd always wanted to be a photographer growing up, it wasn't until I'd met the dog love of my life, Mr. Bojangles, that I combined the two to create a business as a pet photographer.

Shortly after I adopted Mr. Bojangles, my cat Jonson (in the picture above) unexpectedly passed away. He was the best cat ever and I'd had him since he was a tiny kitten. While it took many months to stop bursting into tears at the drop of a hat, I was so thankful that I had so many pictures of Jonson. I would pour over the photo albums and loose photos I'd taken of him crying at his loss, but being so thankful that I'd had him in my life. There was something beyond special about Jonson. He was definitely a once in a lifetime cat. Of course, during this difficult time, Mr. Bojangles was working his magic on me helping me to heal. If I hadn't adopted him just prior to Jonson passing away I know I would have been an even worse mess. These events were the catalyst to me becoming a pet photographer. I wanted to make sure that others had those photographic memories of their special pets, too.

Valentine's Day is the day of love and of red (and pink...my favorite color); it's also the day we celebrate Mr. Bojangles' birthday. This year he will be 12. I don't want to think about him growing older, because I know it means his time here is ending. In my heart and mind he will always be alive. I will also have so many images of him to keep his memory and love alive. Now that he is older, he is less cooperative for photoshoots, so most of the pictures I take of him these days are with my iPhone. However, I have plenty of wonderful, high quality images of him to accompany those daily phone photos. Those are the types of images I want to create for my clients, the special ones that will live in their hearts and on their walls.

This image below of Mr. Bojangles is a few years old now but it is one of my favorite Valentine's Images. It even adorned a CincyPet Magazine cover last year.

Up next in the blog circle is Family & Pet Portraits with creator Danyel Rogers at Wag to my Heart Studio. Serving Hillsboro and the greater Portland Metro area. After you visit with Danyel, head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you'd like to schedule a photoshoot for your pet at your favorite location, you can give me a call at 513.288.1650 or send an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com.

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography CincyPet Magazine dog photography love Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 Valentine's Day https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2021/2/project-52-love-is-the-answer-week-6-2021 Fri, 12 Feb 2021 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Marley & Bob | Tails of Cincinnati | Week 5 | 2021 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2021/1/project-52-marley-bob-tails-of-cincinnati-week-5 It's Week 5 of professional photography Project 52 blog circle and this week was "photographer's choice" so we could do what we want. This week I'm sharing a pair of my Tails of Cincinnati session clients, Marley & Bob. Marley, an adoptee from the SPCA won their Halloween costume contest and a Tails of Cincinnati session was one of the prizes. Her mom asked if her brother, Bob, could join and I, of course, said yes. They were photographed at their home farm in the Maineville area. Up next in the blog circle is BARKography by Kim Hollis who photographed a 3-month-old red heeler puppy named Faye in Charlotte NC. After you visit with Kim, head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you'd like to schedule a photoshoot for your pet at your favorite location, you can give me a call at 513.288.1650 or send an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com.

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Maineville Pet Love Photography Project 52 SPCA Cincinnati Tails of Cincinnati https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2021/1/project-52-marley-bob-tails-of-cincinnati-week-5 Fri, 29 Jan 2021 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: White | Week 4 | 2021 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2021/1/project-52-white-dogs-week-4-2021 SOmehow it's already Week 4 of this year's professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle. SO far this year, I'm only at 50% of the posts since I somehow missed last week. Our theme for this week was "white." Since we don't have any snow that was out for white. I also wasn't feeling the indoor studio session, even though a white background is my favorite to use. So, here's a picture of a white dog from my "Tails of Cincinnati" sessions this past year. 

Dawson is a maltipoo I've photographed before when he was still a puppy. His mom is Lisa Desatnik of So Much PETential. She's a local fear free trainer and the training expert for CincyPet Magazine. Dawson's "Tails of Cincinnati" session was in late October at French Park.  Up next in the blog circle is Terri J Photography, photographing your dogs in the Toronto area. After you visit with Tracy, head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you'd like to schedule a photoshoot for your pet at your favorite location, you can give me a call at 513.288.1650 or send an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com.

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Amberley Village Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography CincyPet Magazine dog photography French Park maltipoo Pet Love Photography Project 52 So Much PETential white white dog https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2021/1/project-52-white-dogs-week-4-2021 Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Moody | Week 2 | 2021 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2021/1/project-52-moody-week-2-2021 Happy New Year! Even though this is the second week of our Project 52 blog circle for 2021, it is my first week participating since I took a couple of weeks off for the holidays. Our theme this week is "moody." I could have taken some pictures of Mr. Bojangles for this challenge, because he is often quite moody these days when I do (he doesn't like to come out of modeling retirement.) Instead, however, I edited a picture I took for my Tails of Cincinnati book project, which benefits SPCA Cincinnati. I am working on editing pictures from these sessions for the book and this is one of my Fall favorite images that I thought would lend itself well to a moody edit. I like black and white images that are moody, so I edited the image so that it was in black and white and then added a texture overlay for some extra mood. 

Here is my original color edit of this image. It's kind of moody on its own, since I did some "extra" editing on it, too.  Let me know what you think in the comments and if you prefer one over the other. Up next in the blog circle is Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching pet and family portraits in Coppell, Carrollton and the greater Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex. After you visit with Tracy, head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you'd like to schedule a photoshoot for your pet at your favorite location, you can give me a call at 513.288.1650 or send an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com.

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Autumn black and white Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography corgi Fall moody moody edit Pet Love Photography Project 52 Sharon Woods Sharonville tri-color corgi https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2021/1/project-52-moody-week-2-2021 Fri, 08 Jan 2021 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Light | Week 51 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/12/project-52-light-week-51 We have only one more week full week left in the year. I'm sure we will all give a HUGE sigh of relief when the clock strikes midnight to usher in 2021. Who knew a year ago just how crazy this year would be? Anyway, it's Week 51 of our professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme for the week is "light." Of course, at this time of year the first thing you think about is Christmas lights, but I have not one single Christmas decoration anywhere. With our kitten, Milo, who we fondly refer to as "the shitten," we are kind of afraid to put up a Christmas tree. After all, we don't want a shittening to occur. LOL! So, I'm going to throw it back to one of my Tails of Cincinnati session from a couple months ago and the adorable long haired dachshund, Elsa. Elsa was a puppy mill dog and has been learning to be brave in the big world, as well as what it's like to have a loving home. She wasn't too sure about her photoshoot, but she performed like a rockstar! I think the light in these images is just beautiful, as is Elsa. Up next in the blog circle is Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching pet and family portraits in Coppell, Carrollton and the greater Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex. After you visit with Tracy, head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you'd like to schedule a photoshoot for your pet at your favorite location, I'd be grateful if you'd contact me for your photography needs. You can give me a call at 513.288.1650 or send me an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com.

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Alms Park Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dachshund dog photography long haired dachshund Pet Love Photography Project 52 puppy mill survivor Tails of Cincinnati https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/12/project-52-light-week-51 Fri, 18 Dec 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Red | Week 50 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/12/project-52-red-week-50 It's Week 50 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme is "red." You may have noticed I missed a couple of weeks. It's been crazy busy with all of the Tails of Cincinnati sessions I'm trying to catch up on, as well as running CincyPet Magazine. It's more than two full-time jobs worth of work. I think I'm going to have to work on my time management skills in the new year, as well as not committing to quite so many tasks. Anyway, red is a perfect theme as we approach the holidays and my picture this week is from our family photoshoot that we did for our holiday cards. It's not a complete family photo, since I'm not in it and I still have to figure out how to incorporate Diana and Milo. So, here's half of our family as I finally execute an idea I've wanted to do for the last two years! (As you might see in some other posts this week, I'm definitely not an original thinker on this one. LOL!) Up next in the blog circle is Angela Schneider of Noses & Toes Pet Photography in Spokane, WA. After you visit with Angela, head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you'd like to schedule a photoshoot for your pet at your favorite location, I'd be grateful if you'd contact me for your photography needs. You can give me a call at 513.288.1650 or send me an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) buffalo plaid chihuahua Christmas card chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog family dog photography family photoshoot family with dogs holidays Lola Montgomery Montgomery pet photographer Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/12/project-52-red-week-50 Fri, 11 Dec 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Gratitude | Week 47 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/11/project-52-gratitude-week-47 It's Week 47 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and the year is winding down with only a few more weeks to go. This week our theme is "gratitude." At this point, I'm grateful that none of us have been sick and that the year is ending soon. Hopefully, we will have a much more positive and "normal" year in 2021. I'd certainly be grateful for that. Obviously, with Thanksgiving coming up, we take time to think about those things for which we are grateful. One of the the things I am most grateful for is Mr. Bojangles. He has been my best little companion for going on ten years and I am grateful for every moment we get to spend together. I'm also grateful that we have a favorite park we can go to for walks and it's generally not crowded with people so it's easy to keep our distance from others. Over the years, I've taken many pictures of Mr. Bojangles at our favorite park and I've always been grateful that we have our nifty posing log. I've shared many a post over the years with our posing log as the location for our photoshoots, including one earlier this year about it as our favorite location. I'm grateful for it being there all these years. Sadly, it is decomposing as all things in the forest eventually do; the bark came off earlier this year and it looks like the bugs, weather, and critters of the forest have been taking their toll on it. This week's photo session in our favorite location comprises images taken with three different lenses. What are you grateful for? Tell us in the comments below.

Up next in the blog circle is Angela Schneider of Noses & Toes Pet Photography, finding gratitude in the hills of Spokane. After you visit with Angela, head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you'd like to schedule a photoshoot for your pet at your favorite location, I'd be grateful if you'd contact me for your photography needs. You can give me a call at 513.288.1650 or send me an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com. Hope you all have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) blog circle cairn terrier chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography gratitude Montgomery Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Pioneer Park posing log Project 52 Thanksgiving https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/11/project-52-gratitude-week-47 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Adventure | Week 46 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/11/project-52-adventure-week-46 It's Week 46 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme for the week was "adventure." Adventure can mean many things to different people. Mr. Bojangles has always been up for any adventure, which to him is anywhere we go whenever we go out. I've always wanted to travel to far off places with Mr. Bojangles and then photograph him along the way. However, as the years have gone by we've not really gone many places although we have gone on many adventures. These days, our adventures have mostly been limited to a few local parks. However, that's not the only wahy he can go on an adventure, there's always a virtual adventure through the magic of photoshop. 

Because my schedule has been kind of full these last few months not only with my "Tails of Cincinnati" book project but also with my other job of running CincyPet Magazine, I haven't had a lot of time to devote to doing these weekly blog posts, so I am going to put forth my mea culpa in using a previous virtual adventure.  And, of course, being in the middle of a worldwide pandemic kind of puts a damper on any kind of real travel or adventure. This is one of my favorite series of creative editing when Mr. Bojangles traveled to Paris.

This adventure was inspired by the black and white striped sweater I bought for him and led to the red beret being added to his wardrobe. When in Paris, one must—of course—visit a Parisian cafe for some alfresco dining. And no visit to Paris would be complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower. Although, oddly enough, I had a friend who visited Paris and did not visit nor even come close to seeing the Eiffel Tower.  The following image is my favorite of the series with Mr. Bojangles having his portrait drawn by a street artist in Montmartre.  Next up in the blog circle is Elaine Tweedy of I Got the Shot Photography, adventuring out to capture pets and their people in Northeastern PA and surrounding areas, after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book an adventure session for your pet, virtual or otherwise, give us a call at 513-288-1650 to book today.

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) adventure cairn terrier chihuahua Cincinnati Pet Photography creative editing dog photography Mr. Bojangles Paris Pet Love Photography Photoshop Project 52 virtual adventure virtual vacation https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/11/project-52-adventure-week-46 Fri, 13 Nov 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Gimme Shelter | Week 45 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/11/project-52-gimme-shelter-week-45 It's Week 45 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme for the week was "shelter." As a pet lover and professional pet photographer, one of the things I like to do is give back to the rescue community by photographing pets in need of homes. I also started my "Tails of Cincinnati" fundraising book project to give back to the rescue community. I'm a member of Hearts Speak, an organization of creatives around the world who give their talents to rescues and shelter. 

Here are just some of the rescue pets I've photographed for different rescues or shelters. Next up in the blog circle is Linda Perdue from VPShoots Photography serving the Tampa Bay area in Florida, after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book a session for your pet, give us a call at 513-288-1650 to book today.

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography giving back Hearts Speak Pet Love Photography Project 52 rescue rescue pets shelter shelter me https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/11/project-52-gimme-shelter-week-45 Fri, 06 Nov 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Boo! It's Halloween | Week 44 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/10/project-52-boo-its-halloween-week-44 Happy Halloween! It's Week 44 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme was "boo!" Halloween is probably my favorite holiday (closely followed by Christmas.) I love all the spooky decorations and costumes and candy...did I mention the costumes? I especially love thinking up creative scenarios for my dogs for Halloween. Unfortunately, this year none of the fun Halloween pet costume contests have been happening, so I didn't get the chance to think up any creative outfits for them. Last year Lola won a costume contest at playgroup and came in the top three in another contest at a brewery. In the past, Mr. Bojangles has won several costume contests. I also have quite a few pictures of him I've done in costumes, as well as Paco. However, now that Mr. Bojangles has retired from his modeling career, Lola is carrying the costume torch.

It was a cold, blustery, and rainy day, so perfect weather for the photoshoot for this week's topic. We headed to our favorite local park and let the magic happen.

Next up in the blog circle is Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching pet and family portraits in Coppell, Carrollton, and the greater Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex, after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book a session for your pet, costumed or uncostumed, give us a call at 513-288-1650 to book today. 

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Boo chihuahua chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog in costume dog photography Hallowee Lola Pet Love Photography Pioneer Park Project 52 pug https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/10/project-52-boo-its-halloween-week-44 Fri, 30 Oct 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Favorite Product | Week 43 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/10/project-52-favorite-product-week-43 It's Week 43 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our topic this week is "favorite product." First off, all of my products are my favorite products or I wouldn't sell them, but the product that I'm going to highlight today is one that I really love. This product not only features an image of your pet on it but allows you to store special mementos of your pet—the memory box.

The memory box is a leatherette box with a vivid metal print of your pet on the lid. It has a magnetic closure, is 2" deep, and is offered in three sizes: small (8x8), medium (10x10), and large (12x12). It is the perfect item to store memories of your pet whether it is a collection of photos, their collar, and tags, or even a favorite toy. As we all know, our pets do not live forever, so having a place to store those special keepsakes is a must.

While the memory box is available to purchase with any session, it is included with our special memory sessions, the Silver Paw Legacy Session. Silver Paw Legacy Sessions are available for senior or terminally ill pets and can be scheduled on short notice. We do our best to accommodate scheduling these sessions because there is often very limited time remaining. 

Next up in the blog circle is Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography, after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

There are still a few slots left for the Tails of Cincinnati book project, so don't delay and book your pet's session today and be a part of something special! Visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650 to book today. 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography favorite product memory box memory sessions Pet Love Photography Project 52 Silver Paw Legacy https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/10/project-52-favorite-product-week-43 Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Shoot from Above | Week 42 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/10/project-52-shoot-from-above-week-42 It's Week 42 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and that means there are only 10 weeks left in 2020. I'm not sure I'll be glad to see a year-end more than this one. It's definitely been a long strange trip. Our theme for this week was "shoot from above," which basically means what you think it means. We were to show examples of shooting from above our subject. Below is one of my favorite type images to shoot from above. 

Next up in the blog circle is Kylee Doyle Photography, serving pet parents in the greater Sacramento area, after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

There are still a few slots left for the Tails of Cincinnati book project, so don't delay and book your pet's session today and be a part of something special! Visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650 to book today. 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) above" Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography from Hyde Park dog photographer Pet Love Photography Project 52 shoot https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/10/project-52-shoot-from-above-week-42 Fri, 16 Oct 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Treats | Week 41 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/10/project-52-treats-week-41 It's Friday and that means another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. Our theme for this week is "treats." One of the things I always have ready in my arsenal is a bag or two of treats; however, they are always brought out as a last resort as some pets become so fixated on the treats that they end up not serving the purpose you intended. Sometimes, though, treats are the only thing that motivates a subject to cooperate for their photoshoot. Such was the case with this cat below.

Next up in the blog circle is Pawtraits by Nicole, photographing pets in Las Vegas, Nevada, after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

Sessions are limited for the Tails of Cincinnati book project, so don't delay and book your pet's session today and be a part of something special! Visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650 to book today. 

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) cat photography Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Pet Love Photography Project 52 tabby cat treats https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/10/project-52-treats-week-41 Fri, 09 Oct 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Style | Week 40 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/10/project-52-style-week-40 It's Week 40 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle project. Our theme for the week was style, so what is more stylish than a dog in a bow tie. Ozzy was one of my Tails of Cincinnati Sessions. Next up in the blog circle is Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography, after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

Sessions are limited for the Tails of Cincinnati book project, so don't delay and book your pet's session today and be a part of something special! Visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650 to book today. 

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Amberley Village bow tie Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography French Park Pet Love Photography Project 52 style https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/10/project-52-style-week-40 Fri, 02 Oct 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Reflections | Week 39 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/9/project-52-reflections-week-39 It's Week 39 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and out theme for the week was "reflections." I wasn't sure what I would do for the week, but then I had a booking for an Official Tails of Cincinnati Session from someone with a Shelby Corba they wanted to use in the session. Not only was the car a unique idea but it was also a reflective surface. SCORE! I was all in for the car session even though I've never photographed a car before, professionally speaking, that is. Even better, the session was right down the street from me so I literally drove less than a mile to get there. So, here's a sneak peek from my session. The car was autographed by Carroll Shelby, the designer of this classic muscle car. My subject, Pippa (you can follow her on Instagram @pippathepistol), a Biewer Terrier, peering through the highly reflect windshield. Next up in the blog circle is Kylee Doyle Photography, serving pet parents in the greater Sacramento area, after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

Sessions are limited for the Tails of Cincinnati book project, so don't delay and book your pet's session today and be a part of something special! Visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650 to book today. 

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Biewer Terrier Blue Ash Pet Photographer book project Carroll Shelby Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography classic car dog photography fundraiser Pet Love Photography Project 52 Shelby Cobra SPCA Cincinnati Tails of Cincinnati TOC https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/9/project-52-reflections-week-39 Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Silhouettes and the Cincinnati Skyline | Week 38 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/9/project-52-silhouettes-and-the-cincinnati-skyline-week-38 It's Friday again and that means another installment of our Project 52 professional pet photography blog circle. Our theme this week was "silhouette." Early in the week I had a Tails of Cincinnati session that was in the perfect location for a silhouette image. I was photographing Kylo in Covington along Riverside Drive AND in the evening (although not quite late enough to get the sunset.) Riverside Drive is a great location to get the Downtown Cincinnati skyline in the background. It's also great for a silhouette image as there is no obstruction between you and the other side of the river.  Next up in the blog circle is Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching pet and family portraits in Coppell, Carrollton and the greater Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex, after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

Don't forget there's still plenty of time to book your own pet's Tails of Cincinnati session and see your pet's picture in a book while supporting area homeless pets. Visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650 to book today. 

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Cincinnati skyline Covington dog photography Downtown Cincinnati Pet Love Photography Project 52 rescue dog Riverside Drive silhouette Tails of Cincinnati https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/9/project-52-silhouettes-and-the-cincinnati-skyline-week-38 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Get in on the Action | Week 37 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/9/project-52-get-in-on-the-action-week-37-Tails-of-Cincinnati It's Week 37 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. This week our theme was "Action." I don't typically photograph pets in action, so decided to interpret the theme slightly differently. My take on the theme is to tell you to get in on the action of Tails of Cincinnati, my coffee table book project for charity. 

Time is running out for your pet to get a photography session with me and a 2-page spread in my "Tails of Cincinnati" book. The project raises money for SPCA Cincinnati and photo sessions are being held through the end of October. There are already a few sessions booked in October, so now is your chance to book and get int.

Here are some images from a recent session held at Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine.

The adorable Shelby is a corgi/Australian Shepherd mix and is 12 years young.

Next up in the blog circle is Kelly Middlebrooks with Little White Dog Pet Photography in Sioux Falls, SD,  after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

Don't forget there's still plenty of time to book one of our exciting Tails of Cincinnati sessions for your best f,riend and see your pet's picture in a book while supporting area homeless pets. Visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650 to book today. 

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) action Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography corgi mix dog photography Music Hall Pet Love Photography Project 52 take action Washington Park https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/9/project-52-get-in-on-the-action-week-37-Tails-of-Cincinnati Fri, 11 Sep 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Lola at Work | Week 36 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/9/project-52-lola-at-work-week-36 It's Friday and that means another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. It's Week 36 and our theme was "work." As you may know, besides being a pet photographer, I'm also the founder and publisher of CincyPet Magazine. One of my fellow pet photographers, Shae Pepper, happens to be the travel correspondent for the magazine and recently spent several weeks in Cincinnati. One of the places she visited with her dog, Truffles, is Glenwood Gardens in Woodlawn. I'd never been to Glenwwod Gardens even though it's fairly close to home, so I decided to go there this week. I didn't explore much of it, but what I saw was gorgeous. It inspired me to come back for a formal photo shoot with Lola. So, in keeping with the theme, Lola was working as my model. I've even included a "behind-the-scenes" shot that shows how Lola gets paid for her modeling (hint, those are kitty treats.)

And here's a final image from the modeling session.

Next up in the blog circle is Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching pet and family portraits in Coppell, Carrollton, and the Greater Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex, after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

Don't forget there's still plenty of time to book one of our exciting Tails of Cincinnati sessions for your best friend and see your pet's picture in a book while supporting area homeless pets. Visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650 to book today. 

 

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Glenwood Gardens Lola Pet Love Photography Project 52 Work https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/9/project-52-lola-at-work-week-36 Fri, 04 Sep 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Rainbow Bridge Day | Week 35 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/8/project-52-rainbow-bridge-day-week-35 It's Week 35 of our professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle and today we are covering Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day, which is today. One of the hardest things to do when you are a pet parent is to say goodbye to your pet for the last time. Unfortunately, we know that their time with us is never as long as we would like it to be. Sometimes we have to make the choice and sometimes the choice is made for us. Each option comes with a different set of struggles. 

Almost exactly one year ago today (August 30, to be exact), we lost our dog Paco and did not get to say goodbye, because he was already gone when we woke up. We weren't expecting it. He wasn't sick. He wasn't event that old. He was just laying on the floor next to the bed. It was one of the most heart-wrenching experiences. Fortunately, as a pet photographer and crazy dog mom, I have tons of pictures of Paco. Of course, no matter how many I have it will never be enough. He was a sweet, expressive little guy. We miss him so much every day and it's so hard to believe that a year has gone by without him. The picture below will always be my favorite picture of him. Paco | Chihhuahua | Cincinnati & Bay Area Pet PhotographerPaco | Chihhuahua | Cincinnati & Bay Area Pet Photographer

Then, of course, last month we lost our dog Stella. Stella was an old girl and lived a long life but that doesn't make the loss any easier. For Stella, we had to make a choice. It wasn't an easy choice. You always wonder if there's something else you could do or something you could have done. Was there something you missed? Something the vet missed? Did you make the right choice? Was it really her time? Saying goodbye is never easy, but when you're the one making the decision to let them go, you agonize over it, flagellating yourself with guilt before and after. Stella has been gone for about six weeks now and it still feels strange with her gone. She lived with us for over 12 years. She was like part of our furniture she was so embedded in our existence. While I don't have as many photos of Stella as I do of my other dogs, mainly because she didn't like to cooperate and preferred sleeping to getting her picture taken, and also because she was a homebody and didn't like to go anywhere in the car. So, we never took those trips to the park or to the garden store with Stella. I do have some pictures of her that I really love. Event though there are many technical errors with this picture (ear cute off, toes cut off) it's still my favorite picture of her. 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

While I don't need a special day to remember either Paco or Stella because I remember them each day, I do think Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day is a good time to talk about the importance of photographing your pets. Not only photographing them yourself but also to have some professional images taken of your pets and you with your pets. Don't wait until it's too late and don't wait too long. Sometimes, if you wait too long, it becomes too late. I offer a variety of different types of sessions for your pets from puppy sessions on up to a full day of documentary-style photography. I also offer sessions specifically for senior or terminally ill pets, my Silver Paws Legacy Sessions. Silver Paws Legacy Sessions are offered on an "on-call" basis, so if you need me to come photography your pet tomorrow, I will make sure I am there. Last year, I did two Silver Paw Legacy Sessions and each time I'm glad I did, because no matter how hard those sessions are for everyone, they are so important. In the case of the sessions last year, they became even more important because within just days of their respective sessions, the dogs were gone. There are no do-overs. I'm not going to lie, these sessions are hard. They are emotional. They are draining. But they are exactly why I do what I do. Having pictures of our beloved pets is important and I want everyone to have those pictures. Memories are meant to last.  Keep the tissues handy, because next up in the blog circle is Terri J Photography photographing your senior pets in the Toronto area, after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a Silver Paws Legacy session or any session, 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.
 

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography end of life Paco Project 52 Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day senior dogs Silver Paws Legacy Stella https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/8/project-52-rainbow-bridge-day-week-35 Fri, 28 Aug 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: My BFF | Week 34 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/8/project-52-my-bff-week-34 It's Week 34 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme for the week is "BFFs," so I wanted to feature my BFF, Mr. Bojangles. Inspired by last week's downtown session with Crosley, I headed downtown with Mr. Bojangles in tow. Mr. Bojangles loves to be with me at all times and absolutely loves going on adventures. He's now 11 and he has mostly retired from modeling for me mainly because the disk degeneration in his neck and spine prevents him from sitting up most of the time (the picture at the end of this post shows the difference from five years ago.) Just as much as Mr. Bojangles loves to be with me, I love to be with him and I would take him absolutely everywhere with me if I could.

The following images were taken at Smale Riverfront Park. The following picture of Mr. Bojangles was taken five years ago at the same location and you can see the difference in how he sits.

Next up in the blog circle is Elaine Tweedy of I Got the Shot Photography, making friends with pets and their people in Northeastern PA and surrounding areas after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

Don't forget there's still plenty of time to book one of our exciting Tails of Cincinnati sessions for your best friend and see your pet's picture in a book while supporting area homeless pets. Visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650 to book today. 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) BFF cairn terrier chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Downtown Downtown CIncinnati Mr Bojangles my best friend Pet Love Photography Project 52 Smale Riverfront Park The Banks https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/8/project-52-my-bff-week-34 Fri, 21 Aug 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Summer Fun | Week 33 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/8/project-52-summer-fun-week-33 It's Week 33 of our professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle and what better theme to have as we head into the tail end of summer than "Summer Fun." And what else says summer fun besides baseball? How about an adorable Frenchie named Crosley at the ballpark?  Crosley the French bulldog was, appropriately, photographed at Great American Ballpark for his Official Tails of Cincinnati session. Here's a sneak peek:

Next up in the blog circle is Kelly Middlebrooks of Little White Dog Pet Photography in Sioux Falls, SD, after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

Don't forget there's still plenty of time to book your pet's Tails of Cincinnati session at the ballpark or elsewhere around Cincinnati. Your session fee helps support area homeless pets. Visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650 to book your session today.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Cincinnati Reds French Bulldog Frenchie Great American Ballpark Pet Love Photography Project 52 summer fun Tails of Cincinnati The Banks https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/8/project-52-summer-fun-week-33 Fri, 14 Aug 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Service | Week 32 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/8/project-52-service-week-32 It's another Friday and that means another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. It's Week 32 and our theme is "service." At first, I couldn't figure out how to relate this topic to a photography challenge as our themes are supposed to challenge us creatively and help us grow as photographers. Yes, as pet photographers, we provide a service to our clients but I did n't necessarily see how to relate that to a photograph. On Tuesday, I photographed eight rescue kittens for Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue, a small local rescue that I help out from time-to-time. That's when it hit me as to how I could relate the topic of "service" to a photo or, in this case, many photos. As a pet photographer, I like to give back by providing my services (there's that word) to area rescues by photographing pets in need of adoption. I provide the rescue with a service that might not be available to them, professional photography, and I provide a service to the rescue animals by helping them get seen to find a home.

Generally, when I photograph rescue pets, I give a few digital images to the rescue so they can post them on their website, social media, and adoption sites. In this case, these kittens were so darn cute and I had such a fun time photographing I couldn't narrow down the number of images to just a few. However, for the purpose of this blog post, I've chosen a couple of my favorites of each kitten. So here are Gizmo, Finn, Otis, Nala, Theo, Milo, Nero, and Inky Rafiki:

For more information on the kittens or to adopt, contact Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue.

Next up in the blog circle is Elaine Tweedy of I Got the Shot Photography, serving clients in Northeastern PA and surrounding areas after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

Don't forget there's still plenty of time to book one of our exciting Tails of Cincinnati sessions and see your pet's picture in a book while supporting area homeless pets, then visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) adopt don't shop Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography ginger cat kittens orange tabby Pet Love Photography Project 52 rescue rescue cats rescue kittens Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue tabby cat https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/8/project-52-service-week-32 Fri, 07 Aug 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Fill the Frame | Week 31 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/7/project-52-fill-the-frame-week-31 It's Friday, so that means another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. It's Week 31 and our theme for the week is "fill the frame." Filling the frame means that your subject fills most of the dimensions of your image.

We decided to have a rainy day adventure and went to Devou Park in Covington after we had some amazing tacos from La Mexicana in Newport (we dined in our car to limit our interaction with other people.) It was a steady, moderate rain but Mr. Bojangles and Lola have raincoats so are mostly okay with walking the rain. Normally, there's an amazing view of Downtown Cincinnati from Devou, but because of the rain, the city was shrouded in a heavy mist. The rain, however, did make a perfect day to take pictures as we had nice, even light.

While Mr. Bojangles has mainly retired from his job as official spokesdog, he will still work, on occasion, with the right incentive (treats.) Lola, the new official spokesdog model usually works for kitty treats, but she made do with the dog treats I had with me.

The shadow you can barely see behind Lola in this first image is the skyline of Downtown Cincinnati.

Next up in the blog circle is Cahlean with About A Dog Photography in Central Minnesota, after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book one of our exciting Tails of Cincinnati sessions and see your pet's picture in a book while supporting area homeless pets, then visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650. Even better if you'd like to book your session to be held at Devou Park! BTW, here is a picture of my amazing tacos.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Covington Devou Park dog photography fill the frame Lola Mr Bojangles NKY Pet Love Photography Project 52 rainy day https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/7/project-52-fill-the-frame-week-31 Fri, 31 Jul 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Lola the Rock Star | Week 30 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/7/project-52-dog-on-a-rock-week-30-cincinnati-dog-photographer Today is Friday and that means another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. This week our theme was "dogs on rocks." Lola and I headed to Sharon Woods to meet up with fellow blog circle member Shae Pepper and her dog, Truffles. Shae travels around the country with her husband and Truffles; they write about their experiences on their website "No Home Just Roam." Truffles and Lola met last year and have been BFF's ever since, so we had to get together while Truffles and her family were in Cincinnati. This was our second visit with them at Sharon Woods. Since we both needed to get some pictures for this week's theme, we brought our cameras along for our walk.

Lola thoroughly enjoyed her visit to the park because she got to see her favorite thing...people. Both she and Truffles drew a fair amount of attention from other parkgoers, especially the kids we passed by on the playground. Plus, Lola is a total ROCKstar, as you can see from all of her pictures.

Truffles is pretty much rockstar, too. Next up in the blog circle is Pawtraits by Nicole, serving Las Vegas, Nevada, and surrounding areas, after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book one of our exciting Tails of Cincinnati sessions and see your pet's picture in a book while supporting area homeless pets, then visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography dogs on rocks Great Parks of Hamilton County Lola Pet Love Photography Project 52 rockstar Sharon Woods Sharonville https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/7/project-52-dog-on-a-rock-week-30-cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 24 Jul 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: The Nose | Week 29 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/7/project-52-noses-week-29 It's Week 29 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle and our theme for this week is "noses." When I started thinking of what to do for this week, I had no idea how I would end up with this post. Our senior dog, Stella, had been to the vet in June for her annual checkup and got a good report, which was fantastic considering her age. We don't really know her age, but she's been part of our family for the last 12-1/2 years. When we adopted her from the rescue they said she was 5-7 years old. We thought she could be a little younger, but either way, she's at a minimum 15 and at a maximum possibly 19. However, last Friday night she started having very labored breathing and couldn't seem to get up. So, we took her to the emergency vet to get checked out.

While they couldn't find anything that was immediately causing the breathing, they did both an ultrasound and x-rays and found that her lymph nodes were enlarged and that her liver was enlarged and pushing on her spleen. She was stable and doing better than when we took her in, so we took her home where we knew she would be more comfortable. We'd consult with our vet on Monday on how to proceed.

After deciding that we'd just monitor her for a bit to see if she improved or had any other issues, she did okay for a day or two while definitely not her normal self. Wednesday night I took her out for a walk and we walked a little way and she sat down. After getting her up standing, we slowly walked back to the house. Later on, she started panting pretty much non-stop. Yesterday morning, she was laying in the living room with her head resting on her bed when I first checked on her. The next time I checked on her she was laying a little bit away from her bed on the floor (one of the places she frequently liked to lay.) While I was sitting there talking to her, she scooted her but across the floor backing up against a dog bed underneath a chair. That's where she would lay the rest of the day. While she didn't eat anything, she did drink water throughout the day. She also made no real effort to get up. I don't think she could. She lay there panting throughout the day. A constant, harsh panting. 

Around 5:00 we got Stella ready to go to the vet to see if there was anything we could do for her, but knowing in the back of our mind's that she probably wasn't going to be going home with us. And she didn't.

This picture of Stella is from 2016. She was never really a fan of having her picture taken, so I mostly didn't bother her with it. Although, I did take quite a few pictures of her over the years, certainly not as many as Mr. Bojangles. 

As you can tell from this picture, Stella was a hound, a dog with a nose for scent...and trouble. Stella loved going for a walk on garbage night when she could get out and sniff everyone's trash. She also loved sniffing out stinky spots in the grass to roll around in.  Knowing that Stella probably wouldn't be coming home with us from our visit to the vet I decided to take a couple of pictures of her. This is one of them, where I focused on her famous nose. Thanks for 12-1/2 years of companionship and love, Stella. We will miss you.

Next up in the blog circle is Linda Perdue of VPShoots Photography serving the Tampa Bay, Florida area, after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography hound nose Pet Love Photography Project 52 Stella https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/7/project-52-noses-week-29 Fri, 17 Jul 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Sunset | Week 28 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/7/project-52-sunset-week-28 It's Friday and the end of a long hot week with nothing but more long hot days in sight. Friday means it's time for another installment of our professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle. Our theme for this week was the choice of either sunrise or sunset. I'm not a morning person, so sunrise was not really a choice for me since I typically photograph my own pets for these posts. I will, on occasion, get up super early for a client sunrise session, especially on days like we've been having with it being so hot and humid. However, since I chose Mr. Bojangles for my subject this week, I chose sunset for my theme as we explored a different park for a walk. It was hot. I was hot. Mr. Bojangles was hot. Did I mention it was hot? Next up in the blog circle is Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography, after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book one of our exciting Tails of Cincinnati sessions and see your pet's picture in a book while supporting area homeless pets, then visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650.

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Daniel Drake Park dog photography Kennedy Heights Mr Bojangles Parks" Pet Love Photography Project 52 Silverton sunset https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/7/project-52-sunset-week-28 Fri, 10 Jul 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Blooms | Week 27 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/7/project-52-blooms-week-27 We've reached another Friday and the year is already more than half over. Funny how it doesn't even feel like the year has even gotten half started. Anyway, "blooms" was the theme for this week and I decided to use my own backyard as my setting because the pandemic has somehow turned me into a gardener. The last couple of months I've spent a lot of time cleaning up my backyard and planting flowers in containers. This week I even added tomatoes to the mix (we'll see how that goes.) In the past, I've not been very good at keeping plants alive, but so far I've managed to not kill anything...even a salvia plant I thought was dead came back and is now thriving. The only plants that actually didn't work out were a few Asiatic lilies, because something (I suspect the chipmunks) decided to dig them up and eat them.

Because the backyard is so inviting with its colorful flowers (I think I'm almost to 30 plants, not counting the tomato plants or the few actually planted in the ground), we've all been spending a lot of time out there. One of the best additions to the backyard this year is a lounge chair. It's my favorite spot to hang out, especially since both Mr. Bojangles and Lola can sit on the chair with me at the same time. They absolutely love it! Lola even likes to sit on it when I'm not. Next up in the blog circle is Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching pet and family portraits in Coppell, Carrollton and the greater Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex, after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book one of our exciting Tails of Cincinnati sessions and see your pet's picture in a book while supporting area homeless pets, then visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) backyard blooms chihuahua chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography flowers Lola Montgomery Pet Love Photography Project 52 pug https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/7/project-52-blooms-week-27 Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Our Favorite Location | Week 26 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/6/project-52-our-favorite-location-week-26 It's Friday already! It's been a busy week with the Tails of Cincinnati Sessions in full swing. However, I was able to take some time out and head to our favorite local park with Mr. Bojangles. "Favorite Location" also happens to be the theme for Week 26 of our professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle. Our bonus was that it was supposed to be a rainy day, but turned out nice and with a cool evening breeze.

I've photographed Mr. Bojangles many times over the years in our favorite local park, as well as quite a few clients. One of our favorite photography spots in the park is the "posing log," a fallen tree that is right off the pathway in the perfect location. We've been going to this park for the nine years that I've had Mr. Bojangles and the posing log has been there the whole time, sadly, it is starting to decay and earlier this Spring the bark on the top came off, but that doesn't stop it being a good location to stop for photos.
Because it's a location I've used many times over the years, I have a plethora of photos of Mr. Bojangles there. Here are a few of my favorites from the past. Next up in the blog circle is Darlene Woodward with Pant the Town Photography serving MA and NH,  after you visit her head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book one of our exciting Tails of Cincinnati sessions and see your pet's picture in a book while supporting area homeless pets, then visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650.

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography favorite place Montgomery Montgomery Dog Photographer Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Pioneer Park posing log Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/6/project-52-our-favorite-location-week-26 Fri, 26 Jun 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Tongues | Week 25 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/6/project-52-tongues-week-25 We've reached the end of another week and that means it's time for another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. Our theme for this week is "tongues." The Tails of Cincinnati Sessions are going strong, so this week I'm sharing an image from another session. In the first month of our launch, I've booked thirty sessions! Of course, there's still a long way to go to reach our goal, but I know that we'll get there. Information on how to book your session is at the end of this post.

This picture is from my first Tails of Cincinnati Session, taken on a very hot day at Sharon Woods. Gizmo is a long-haired chihuahua that I've photographed several times. He's a senior chihuahua that was rescued from a breeder when he was a puppy. Some people don't like pictures of dogs with their tongues showing, but I think it makes them look happy and shows off their happy-go-lucky natures.  Next up in the blog circle are Angela and Bella hiking with Noses & Toes Pet Photography in Spokane, WA, after you visit them head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book one of our exciting Tails of Cincinnati sessions and see your pet's picture in a book while supporting area homeless pets, then visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Dog Photographer dog photography fundraiser Pet Love Photography Project 52 rescue dog Sharon Woods SPCA Cincinnati Tails of Cincinnati https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/6/project-52-tongues-week-25 Fri, 19 Jun 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Water | Week 24-2020 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/6/project-52-water-week-24-2020 It's another Friday and that means another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. This week our theme is "water." Since I'm now in the midst of doing my Tails of Cincinnati Sessions to raise money for the SPCA, my image for this week's theme is a sneak preview of one of my sessions.

I photographed Lucy, a senior Italian Greyhound in her backyard in Mason. There is a lake behind her. Up next is Kylee Doyle Photography, serving pet parents in the greater Sacramento area, so see what she has to share and then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book one of our exciting Tails of Cincinnati sessions and see your pet's picture in a book while supporting area homeless pets, then visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650.

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography fundraiser Italian Greyhound Mason Mason Pet Photographer Pet Love Photography Project 52 rescue dog SPCA Cincinnati Tails of Cincinnati https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/6/project-52-water-week-24-2020 Fri, 12 Jun 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Landscape Adventure | Week 23 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/6/project-52-landscape-adventure-week-23 It's Friday and Week 23 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle. Our topic this week was "landscape adventure." Due to rain, heat, and scheduling, our landscape adventure consisted of a quick picture of Lola in our neighborhood. Up next is Angela and Bella of Noses & Toes Pet Photography testing a new lens in Spokane, WA, so see what she has to share and then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book one of our exciting Tails of Cincinnati sessions and see your pet's picture in a book while supporting area homeless pets, then visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650.

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography landscape adventure Lola Montgomery Pet Love Photography Project 52 pug https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/6/project-52-landscape-adventure-week-23 Fri, 05 Jun 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Photographer’s Choice - Dogs in Cincinnati | Week 22 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/5/project-52-photographer-s-choice---dogs-in-cincinnati-week-22 It's Friday and time for another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. For Week 22 our challenge was "photographer's choice," so I wanted to take this opportunity to show some of the locations around Greater Cincinnati where Tails of Cincinnati Sessions will take place. For those that need a refresher, Tails of Cincinnati is my fundraising book project to benefit the SPCA Cincinnati. You can read all about it on my official launch post. Needless to say, because of all the rain we've had, these are some old favorites rather than new images.

Downtown Cincinnati


Mount Adams & Eden Park

Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Parks
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Sharon Woods

These are just a few of the locations where the Tails of Cincinnati Sessions will be held. There are so many more fantastic locations our area has to offer so let me know if you have a favorite location for your session. To book your Official Tails of Cincinnati Session, head over to tailsofcincinnati.com and book today because sessions are filling up fast!

Up next is Kelly Middlebrooks with Little White Dog Pet Photography in Sioux Falls, SD, so see what she has to share and then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book one of our exciting Tails of Cincinnati sessions and see your pet's picture in a book while supporting area homeless pets, then visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650.

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Alms Park Ault Park book project chihuahua chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Downtown Cincinnati Eden Park fundraiser Lola Mr Bojangles Mt. Adams Mt. Storm Park Paco Pet Love Photography photographer's choice Project 52 Sharon Woods SPCA Cincinnati Tails of Cincinnati https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/5/project-52-photographer-s-choice---dogs-in-cincinnati-week-22 Fri, 29 May 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Black & White | Week 21 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/5/project-52-black-white-week-21 It's Week 21 of professional pet photography Project 52 and our theme is "black & white." Unfortunately, the rain made it difficult to execute my original plan so, once again, here's a picture of Lola at home. See everything in black & white with Linda Perdue with VP Shoots Photography in Tampa, Florida, then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book one of our exciting Tails of Cincinnati sessions and see your pet's picture in a book while supporting area homeless pets, then visit our dedicated website tailsofcincinnati.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650.

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) black and white chihuahua chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Lola Montgomery Pet Love Photography Project 52 pug Tails of Cincinnati TOC https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/5/project-52-black-white-week-21 Fri, 22 May 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Announcing Tails of Cincinnati | A Coffee Table Book Project https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/5/tails-of-cincinnati-a-coffee-table-book-project THE WHAT

Today, I'm announcing the launch of a new book project for charity: Tails of Cincinnati. Tails of Cincinnati will be a hardcover coffee table book featuring local area pets to raise money for SPCA Cincinnati. Tails of Cincinnati will raise money for the SPCA through special session fees and book sales. You can get your pet featured in a book with a guaranteed 2-page spread for just $95. Half of the Official Tails of Cincinnati Session booking fee will go to the SPCA to help further their mission in helping area homeless pets. SPCA Cincinnati is the only Humane Society in Hamilton County and is an open admission shelter, which means they take in pets in all conditions. The SPCA positively affects the lives of more than 12,000 homeless pets each year.

THE WHY

To me, being a pet photographer is not only the ability to beautifully commemorate pets through the medium of photography, but also the ability to give back to animals in need whether by volunteering my services to help them get adopted or by raising money for them using my skills. Our most recent family member, Lola, was adopted from SPCA Cincinnati in October 2018 after she was surrendered to them by her former owners. She has been a delightful addition to the Pet Love Photography pack and we want to honor that by helping out the organization that made her adoption possible.

Lola at the SPCA's event with event emcees, Chris O'Brien and Janeen Coyle of 103.5 WGRR. Chris and Janeen of WGRR, emcees of the SPCA event, with "Foxy Lady" now Lola.

THE HOW

When you book your Official Tails of Cincinnati Session, your pet will be guaranteed a 2-page spread in the Tails of Cincinnati book (scheduled to be published in early 2021.) Your booking fee of $95 is good for one pet. If you have additional pets, you can either add them onto the booking fee in increments of $25 for ONE guaranteed 2-page spread, or you can purchase separate individual sessions for them guaranteeing them each their own 2-page spread in the book.

You can also add on a Session Extension if you would like to have a guaranteed extended session beyond the typical length needed to capture the image(s) for the book. Session Extensions allow for a longer session time, as well as the possibility of more than one location, AND the opportunity for you to be photographed with your pet(s) by me. The fee for the Session Extension is $150 and will be added on to your Official Tails of Cincinnati Session booking fee.

Regardless of which session option you choose, after you pay your booking fee you will be taken to a questionnaire to fill out. Once we've received your questionnaire, we will be in touch to schedule your Official Tails of Cincinnati Session for your pet(s). Sessions will be scheduled from June through October 2020. All social distancing and COVID-19 safety procedures will be observed throughout your session. Where possible, your pet will be photographed around the many special locations offered throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. For those pets that prefer to stay at home, we will accommodate with our portable studio.

PLEASE NOTE: Prints, products, and digital files are not included in your Official Tails of Cincinnati Session booking fee nor in your Session Extension fee. You will have the opportunity to consult with me after your session on the purchase of custom art products such as wall art, albums, and digital image collections, should you wish. You are not obligated to purchase anything beyond your Official Tails of Cincinnati Session booking fee and your pet will appear in the book regardless.

THE WHEN

You can book your Official Tails of Cincinnati Session starting today on tailsofcincinnati.com. Click on the "Book Your Session" button on the homepage or select "Book a Session" from the menu. Make your session selections and pay your fee. Then fill out your questionnaire. We will be in touch with you after that to schedule your session. Sessions will start June 1 and go through October.

THE BOOK

The hardcover, full color, coffee table book Tails of Cincinnati is scheduled to be published in early 2021. A portion of the sales of each book will be donated to the SPCA Cincinnati. The book is available for pre-order on the Tails of Cincinnati website for a special pre-publication price of $79.95 (plus tax & shipping.) While I am the published author of three books, this will be my first foray into the world of self-publishing and where, without a publisher, I am responsible for footing all of the production costs. The goal is to photograph enough pets so that the minimum book length is 128-pages with a stretch goal of photographing enough pets for a 224-page book. The more pets photographed and the more books that are purchased during the pre-order, the more generous the donation to the SPCA will be after production costs are met (design, editing, printing.)

THE EXTRAS

In addition to the book, you can currently purchase two special collections of wall art on the Tails of Cincinnati website. Each collection features a 16x20 or 16x24 framed image from your pet's session along with a digital social media image and an archival digital image with print release for personal use. You can pre-purchase a collection or do so at a later time, should you wish to do so. There is no obligation to purchase anything beyond your Official Tails of Cincinnati Session and your pet will be featured in the Tails of Cincinnati book in a 2-page spread regardless of any additional purchases. Additionally, should you wish, you can purchase other prints, wall art, or albums even if you don't sign up for the guaranteed session extension, just let me know if you're interested in these things when filling out your questionnaire after you book your Official Tails of Cincinnati Session.

BOOK NOW

The Tails of Cincinnati website is live and ready for you to book your session for your pet's guaranteed spot in the Tails of Cincinnati coffee table book. Booking early will guarantee you the best date and location selections for your session. So, be a part of something special and book today to get your pet in Tails of Cincinnati while supporting the SPCA Cincinnati!

Visit tailsofcincinnati.com for more details.

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) book book project chihuahua chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography fundraiser giving back Kentucky Lola Northern Pet Love Photography pug SPCA Cincinnati Tails of Cincinnati https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/5/tails-of-cincinnati-a-coffee-table-book-project Mon, 18 May 2020 13:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Golden Hour | Week 20 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/5/project-52-golden-hour-week-20 It's Week 20 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our topic for the week is "golden hour." Golden hour or hours are the times right after sunrise and right before sunset where the light is soft and golden, making for beautiful tones. Stay golden with Colleen of Simply Col Photography - for the love of photography and pound pups, then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. Also, stay tuned next week for a big announcement.
 

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography golden hour Lola Montgomery Pet Love Photography Project 52 pug https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/5/project-52-golden-hour-week-20 Fri, 15 May 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Leading Lines | Week 19 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/5/project-52-leading-lines-week-19 It's Friday and we are open for business for outdoor sessions! It's also time for our weekly Project 52 professional photography blog circle post; this week our theme was leading lines. In photography, leading lines are a composition device used to draw attention to the subject. For the image this week, I didn't stray far from home as Lola posed for me on the walkway to our porch. There are multiple lines that are drawing your eye to Lola...can you see what they all are?

All lines lead to Elaine Tweedy of I Got the Shot Photography, leading lines of dogs to the bathtub while social distancing in Northeastern PA. After you visit Elaine 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, 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 chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Leading Lines Lola Montgomery Pet Love Photography Project 52 pug https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/5/project-52-leading-lines-week-19 Fri, 08 May 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Let There be Light | Week 18 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/5/project-52-let-there-be-light-week-18 Friday, usually the day everyone waits for each week as it leads into the weekend. These days, however, the days are all the same, except there's always something to look forward to on Friday with our professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. Our theme for this week is "let there be light." For our challenge, we could interpret the theme to be any form of light. I chose natural light as I've been going on lots of walks with Mr. Bojangles and Lola. This week Mr. Bojangles is the subject, photographed at a local park. Let there be more light with Angela and Bella of Noses & Toes Pet Photography in Spokane, WA, playing with off-camera flash, 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, 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) Ault Park chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography let there be light Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/5/project-52-let-there-be-light-week-18 Fri, 01 May 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Before & After | Week 17 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/4/project-52-before-after-week-17 I think we're on day 3,871 of staying at home but who really knows anymore? I do, however, know that today is Friday so that means another professional pet photography Project 52 blog post. Our theme for this week is "before and after." For this week's challenge, I took a picture of Lola from right after she was adopted as my before and did some special editing to get my after. I'm in quite a few pet photography Facebook groups and I kept seeing people posting pictures they converted to emulate watercolor paintings, some were better done than others. I already offer the option of digital paintings, but not a digital watercolor painting, so I thought I would give it a try. 


Here is the before image.   My first attempt at doing the watercolor image was by using the "action" that was circulating in the Facebook groups. An action is a series of steps that are recorded and automated so you just have to hit play and let Photoshop do the rest. You can then edit various aspects of the image to customize. I let the really complex action run and then made some modifications of my own.

Here is step two: I wasn't really happy with the result as I thought the color palette could be improved, so I decided to start over and edit the image on my own using a different editing program and some other steps of my own. 

Here is my third step:

I liked the color palette of my edit much better but I felt the image had lost some of the detail found in the first watercolor action edit, so decided to play around with both images and see what I could do with combining them.

My final step is a combination of the two previous edits and I like it much better overall: What do you think? Do you prefer the final image or one of the previous edits?

Let's see a little before and after with Kylee Doyle Photography, serving pet parents in the greater Sacramento area, and then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

Because of these unusual times, we are not taking regular bookings for April but will book sessions for May or later. However, for a limited time, you can purchase a $500 gift certificate for only $250! Certificates can be applied to your session fee or a product purchase. When you book a "Best Friend Pet Portrait Session" your session booking fee is turned into a 100% product credit. Gift certificates do not expire.

Purchase online via the following link: https://squareup.com/gift/ZH68647XP8DMF/order and use code HALF20 for your discount on an e-gift certificate. If you would like a physical gift certificate, please give us a call to place your order.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) before and after chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography digital painting dog photography Lola Pet Love Photography Project 52 pug watercolor https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/4/project-52-before-after-week-17 Fri, 24 Apr 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Isolation | Week 16 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/4/project-52-isolation-week-16 I know the days seem to be running together and, if you're like me, you have trouble keeping which day of the week it is, but let me assure you it's actually Friday today. So, that means another post in our professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme of "isolation."  Let's see how isolation looks to Angela and Bella of Noses & Toes Pet Photography, searching for isolation while hiking in Post Falls, Idaho, and then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

Because of these unusual times, we are not taking regular bookings for April but will book sessions for May or later. However, for a limited time, you can purchase a $500 gift certificate for only $250! Certificates can be applied to your session fee or a product purchase. When you book a "Best Friend Pet Portrait Session" your session booking fee is turned into a 100% product credit. Gift certificates do not expire.


Purchase online via the following link: https://squareup.com/gift/ZH68647XP8DMF/order and use code HALF20 for your discount on an e-gift certificate. If you would like a physical gift certificate, please give us a call to place your order.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 isolation Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/4/project-52-isolation-week-16 Fri, 17 Apr 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Favorite Color | Week 15 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/4/project-52-favorite-color-week-15 It's Week 15 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle and our theme for the week is "favorite color." We've mostly been staying home or going to our nearby favorite local park, but it was a beautiful day on Wednesday (well, before the thunderstorm and tornado warnings later that night), so I loaded Lola up in the car and headed to Washington Park for our afternoon walk. It was over 80 degrees, so very warm for an early April afternoon, but it was nice to be out and in a setting with so many pretty flowers; there were tulips, pansies, hyacinths, and more. 

Lola loves people, so trying to social distance with her is very difficult. Fortunately, the park wasn't overly populated and it was large enough to mostly keep our distance from others, much to Lola's chagrin. That didn't stop her from fixating on the people that were there (which is why she's not looking directly at me in any of her pictures.) The tulips in the park were so pretty and colorful and Lola looked perfect against them. Even better, they contained my favorite color which is what this week's theme is all about, after all. I also used a different lens for each of the following images. I used my Nikon 24-120mm f/4 lens for the first image.  For this image, I used my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. Have you guessed what my favorite color is yet?

Here's a hint, Lola is wearing my favorite color. For my final image, I used my manual focus 14mm lens (it's a cheap Rokinon). I didn't do too badly with the focus but it wasn't as sharp as it could have been. I just have such a hard time telling if anything is in focus when I'm using it. You can also see that it renders the colors much more brightly than the other lenses.  Did you guess that my favorite color is pink?

Let's see some more color with Darlene Woodward with Pant the Town Photography serving MA and NH, and then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

Because of these unusual times, we are not taking regular bookings for April but will book sessions for May or later. However, for a limited time, you can purchase a $500 gift certificate for only $250! Certificates can be applied to your session fee or a product purchase. When you book a "Best Friend Pet Portrait Session" your session booking fee is turned into a 100% product credit. Gift certificates do not expire.
Purchase online via the following link: https://squareup.com/gift/ZH68647XP8DMF/order and use code HALF20 for your discount on an e-gift certificate. If you would like a physical gift certificate, please give us a call to place your order.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Downtown Downtown Cincinnati favorite color flowers Lola OTR Over-the'Rhine Pet Love Photography pink pretty in pink Project 52 pug Spring tulips Washington Park https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/4/project-52-favorite-color-week-15 Fri, 10 Apr 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Wide-Open Spaces | Week 14 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/4/project-52-wide-open-spaces-week-14 It's week two-hundred and thirty of home isolation, but Week 14 of professional pet photography blog circle  Project 52. Our theme for this week is "wide open spaces" which is pretty ironic considering that most places are wide open these days. Fortunately, we've had a couple of nice weather days to get out and take the dogs for a walk (or two.) I like to walk Lola at the high school across the street from us because it's a wide-open space where she can run. Normally, at this time of year, the soccer fields, track, and baseball diamonds would be full of kids but since school is shutdown the ony other people we run into are neighbors walking their dogs.

For this first very wide-open image I used my wide-angle lens, a manual focus 14mm. Confession, it's always a crapshoot when I use this lens because I can't tell if I have my subject in focus. Sometimes I get lucky and sometimes I don't. I used my 70-200mm telephoto lens for the next image to get a close-up of Lola. Fortunately, I have no worries about getting my subject in focus with this lens. We then moved to a different location so the open green space of the soccer fields was behind us. Next explore some wide-open spaces with Jo Lyons Photography, the down-to-earth dog-loving photographer for cherished dogs of the Great Lakes NSW, and then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

Because of these unusual times, we are not taking regular bookings for April but will book sessions for May or later. However, for a limited time, you can purchase a $500 gift certificate for only $250! Certificates can be applied to your session fee or a product purchase. When you book a "Best Friend Pet Portrait Session" your session booking fee is turned into a 100% product credit. Gift certificates do not expire.
Purchase online via the following link: https://squareup.com/gift/ZH68647XP8DMF/order and use code HALF20 for your discount on an e-gift certificate. If you would like a physical gift certificate, please give us a call to place your order.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Lola Montgomery Pet Love Photography Project 52 pug wide-open spaces https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/4/project-52-wide-open-spaces-week-14 Fri, 03 Apr 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Shallow Depth of Field | Week 13 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/3/project-52-shallow-depth-of-field-week-13 If you're not sure what day it is these days, let me assure you that today is Friday. I know that because it's time for another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. It's Week 13 and our theme is "shallow depth of field." Shallow depth of field may not sound like a good topic for a time when we're supposed to be social distancing, but it's actually the perfect time because you don't have to be close to your subject to get a shallow depth of field. Basically, a shallow depth of field is a small field in your image where your subject is in focus and everything else is blurred. This can actually be accomplished several ways and one of those ways is by using a longer lens. For my images this week I used two different lenses to show you the effects of depth of field. 

This first image was shot with a 70-200mm lens at 200mm. The parts of the chair that are on the same focal plane as Lola's face are in focus while everything else is blurred.
This next image was shot with a 50mm lens with an aperture f1.4, so I had to get pretty close to Mr. Bojangles to take it. It has an extremely shallow depth of field with his eyes being the most in focus of everything. This last image was also shot with the 50mm lens, but with an aperture of f1.8 and slightly more distance between me and Mr. Bojangles so the background is not quite as blurry as in the previous image. See what shallow depth of field is working for Colleen of Simply Col Photography - for the love of photography and pound pups, and then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

Because of these unusual times, we are not taking regular bookings for April but will book sessions for May or later. However, for a limited time, you can purchase a $500 gift certificate for only $250! Certificates can be applied to your session fee or a product purchase. When you book a "Best Friend Pet Portrait Session" your session booking fee is turned into a 100% product credit. Gift certificates do not expire.
Purchase online via the following link: https://squareup.com/gift/ZH68647XP8DMF/order and use code HALF20 for your discount on an e-gift certificate. If you would like a physical gift certificate, please give us a call to place your order.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) cairn terrier chihuahua chug Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography dogs on wicker seat Lola Montgomery Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 pug shallow depth of field small dogs https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/3/project-52-shallow-depth-of-field-week-13 Fri, 27 Mar 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Colorful | Week 12 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/3/project-52-colorful-week-12 It's Week 13 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and week one of self-isolation. Our theme for this week is "colorful," because we need something colorful to brighten our lives right now. Because we are self-isolating and practicing our social distancing techniques, business is pretty much shut down, so these colorful dog images are from a while ago. These were rescue puppies and dogs I photographed for a commercial client. I love doing studio sessions like this with brightly colored backdrops. The brightly colored paper backdrops make for some very colorful images. Because I don't have a physical studio location, I bring a portable studio setup with me to clients, when requested. Next up in the blog circle is Terri J Photography photographing your pets in the Toronto area, then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

Because of these unusual times, we are not taking regular bookings for April but will book sessions for May or later. However, for a limited time, you can purchase a $500 gift certificate for only $250! Certificates can be applied to your session fee or a product purchase. When you book a "Best Friend Pet Portrait Session" your session booking fee is turned into a 100% product credit. Gift certificates do not expire.
Purchase online via the following link: https://squareup.com/gift/ZH68647XP8DMF/order and use code HALF20 for your discount on an e-gift certificate. If you would like a physical gift certificate, please give us a call to place your order.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 colorful commercial dog photography dog photography LFAW Pet Love Photography Project 52 studio photography Superior Seamless https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/3/project-52-colorful-week-12 Fri, 20 Mar 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Negative Space | Week 11 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/3/project-52-negative-space-week-11 It's Week 11 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle and the topi of "negative space." Basically, negative space is the blank space around your subject. Negative space doesn't always have to be void of all objects, but in my image for the week it is. Full disclosure, I edited a picture I'd already taken to create this crop. The original image of Lola was a full body shot but I edited it differently to create a different kind of image. Let me know what you think.

Here's the original image:

And here's my negative space image:

Next up in the blog circle is Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography, 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, 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 chug Cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography high key Lola negative space Pet Love Photography Project 52 pug https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/3/project-52-negative-space-week-11 Fri, 13 Mar 2020 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Rule of Thirds | Week 10 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/3/project-52-rule-of-thirds-week-10 It's Week 10 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle and our theme is "rule of thirds." The Rule of Thirds is one of the most basic rules of composition. Using the Rule of Thirds in composing your image you break your image into a grid of nine squares. The intersecting lines of the grid of nine are supposed to be where you put your subject. You can use the Rule of Thirds when composing your image or camera or you can crop the photo to fit the rule when doing your post-production. While you don't have to follow the rule, at least know why you're breaking it because it does tend to make your images less boring when viewing them.

Here's an image without following the Rule of Thirds. The dog is positioned more towards the center.

Here's the same image composed to follow the Rule of Thirds.

And here's the image with a grid overlay to show the lines for the Rule of Thirds.

Which do you like better? The first one or the one following the Rule of Thirds?

Next up in the blog circle is Jackie Petersen Pet Photography, serving pet lovers in Northern Utah. After you visit Jackie, 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, 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 doberman dog photography dog portrait Pet Love Photography rule of thirds Silver Paws Legacy https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/3/project-52-rule-of-thirds-week-10 Fri, 06 Mar 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Details | Week 9 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/2/project-52-details-week-9 It's Week 9 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme is "details." My image this week shows the details you can get from your subject when you get down to their level. Here's Lucky... Find out the details of Angela Schneider, the Spokane dog photographer, as she goes hiking with goats for a little change of pace; 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, 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 details labrador Pet Love Photography Project 52 retriever https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/2/project-52-details-week-9 Fri, 28 Feb 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Creative Editing | Week 8 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/2/project-52-creative-editing-week-8 It's Week 8 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle and this week we're tackling "creative editing." For this week's challenge, I'm going back to my image from Week 6 "Shades of Gray." First, is the original image before I edited it for the shades of gray challenge and then is my creative edit.

The first image is the original as shot on a white background. The second image is the final "creative edit" with the white background now turned to gray. Next, see what creative editing is afoot with Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching portraits in Coppell and surrounding communities in the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex, 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, 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 creative editing dog photography Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/2/project-52-creative-editing-week-8 Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Love | Project 52 | Week 7 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/2/love-project-52-week-7 Happy Valentine's Day! What better way to start the day off than with the topics of "love" and dogs. It's Week 7 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme is, indeed, love. Last weekend I did a Valentine's fundraising event for Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue. We had a lot of adorable dogs show up, and even a guinea pig! In addition to all the dogs that showed up to donate to the rescue, I photographed some adoptable pets from Save Our Shelter Dogs who are looking for love. I've photographed both Diego and Lexi before. I first photographed Diego two years ago and, sadly, he's still looking for his forever home. Diego is a great dog that is good with other dogs and people. I photographed Lexi last summer, but she's actually been with the rescue for five years. She's a happy, energetic girl who deserves a home of her own, too.  Besides Diego and Lexi, I also photographed Sofia, a cat...yes, a cat in a dog rescue, who is looking for a forever home. She is currently hanging out at Pet Supplies Plus in Independence, KY. If you would like more love in your life, you can learn more about Diego, Lexi, or Sofia on Save Our Shelter Dog's website.

Next, feel the love with Jackie Petersen Pet Photography, serving pet lovers in Northern Utah, 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, 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 adopt don't shop Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography love pet adoption Pet Love Photography Project 52 rescue rescue cat rescue dog rescue dogs Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/2/love-project-52-week-7 Fri, 14 Feb 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Shades of Gray | Project 52 | Week 6 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/2/shades-of-gray-project-52-week-6 It's Week 6 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme is "shades of gray" (or grey, depending on your part of the world.) This week my image features a black and white (and a little gray) dog with a gray background. My subject is an interesting cross-breed, a Pomeranian and Husky mix, a Pomsky. Next head over to visit Little White Dog Pet Photography in Sioux Falls, SD, then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

Tomorrow I will be raising money for Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue with Valentine's Pet Photos at the PetSupplies Plus in Independence, KY. For just a $10 donation you get a framed print to take home. Hope to see you there!

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 husky Pet Love Photography Pomeranian pomsky Project 52 shades of gray https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/2/shades-of-gray-project-52-week-6 Fri, 07 Feb 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Texture | Project 52 | Week 5 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/1/texture-project-52-week-5 It's Week 5 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52; our theme this week is "texture." Nobody has more texture than Mr. Bojangles, so here he is. Next head over to visit St. Cloud MN dog photographer About A Dog Photography, then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

On Saturday, February 8, I will be raising money for Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue with Valentine's Pet Photos at the PetSupplies Plus in Independence, KY. For just a $10 donation you get a framed print to take home. Hope to see you there!

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 texture https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/1/texture-project-52-week-5 Fri, 31 Jan 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Urban | Project 52 | Week 4 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/1/urban-project-52-week-4 It's Week 4 of our professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 for the year and our theme for the week is "urban." Generally, urban is one of my  favorite type of scenes to shoot. Unfortunately, because of some family situations this past week, I didn't get a chance to go out and shoot anything new, so I'd like to share some of my favorite past urban shoots with Mr. Bojangles. Up next with our urban theme is Jackie Petersen Pet Photography, serving pet lovers in Northern Utah, then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

On Saturday, February 8, I will be raising money for Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue with Valentine's Pet Photos at the PetSupplies Plus in Independence, KY. For just a $10 donation you get a framed print to take home. Hope to see you there!

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 Dog Photographer Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Downtown Cincinnati Montgomery Montgomery Dog Photographer Mr Bojangles Nashville Nashville Dog Photographer Nippert Stadium Over-the-Rhine Pet Love Photography Project 52 University of Cincinnati urban https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/1/urban-project-52-week-4 Fri, 24 Jan 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Get Lit | Project 52 | Week 3 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/1/get-lit-project-52-week-3 This week we're getting lit on our weekly professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle project post. No, we're not getting drunk, we're getting lit with lighting. Instead of using additive lighting for my image this week, I used mother nature's light, the sun. This image of Cooper, a Hyde Park client's dog, was shot during golden hour and Cooper is highlighted by the golden light from the sun.

Next, get lit with Little White Dog Pet Photography in Sioux Falls, SD, 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, 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 get lit Hyde Park dog photographer Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/1/get-lit-project-52-week-3 Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Tell a Story | Project 52 | Week 2 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/1/tell-a-story-project-52-week-2 It's Week Two of the professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle and this week we're using our photography to "tell a story." Photographs not only capture a moment in time they also tell a story. Sometimes you might create a series of images to tell your story and sometimes you might need just one. This week I'm going to use one image to tell a story.  One of the hardest things to do as a pet photographer is and end-of-life session, but they are also one of the most important and rewarding things we can do. My "Silver Paws Legacy" sessions are for terminally ill or senior dogs whose time is limited. I schedule these sessions on an as-needed basis because it's important to be able to do them when the need arises. If you have an ill or senior dog, I highly encourage you to schedule a session for them as soon as possible because you never know how much time is left. Sadly, Meako passed away two days after we did his session.

See what stories Jo Lyons Photography, the down-to-earth dog-loving photographer for cherished dogs of the Great Lakes NSW has to tell 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, 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 Pet Love Photography Project 52 senior dog silver paw legacy tell a story https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/1/tell-a-story-project-52-week-2 Fri, 10 Jan 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Blank Slate | Project 52 | Week 1 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/1/blank-slate-project-52-week-1-Cincinnati-dog-photographer Happy New Year! We've made it to 2020 and to a new round of the professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle. Just like the year, our blog circle project is a "blank slate," which happens to be our theme for this week. We started off the year with a New Year's Day walk in our favorite park. Over the years, I've taken many photographs of Mr. Bojangles on our posing log. Even though I've taken many photos there with both my regular camera and with my phone camera, I still continue to take pictures. As a professional pet photographer I, of course, want you to hire me (or another professional) to take those special portraits and high-quality images that you display as large wall pieces; however, that doesn't mean those should be the only images you have. So, this week I wanted to encourage you to take on a personal project and photograph your pets every day. We never know how long we have with them and we need to make sure that we treasure each day that we do have.

For the past almost eight years, I've been committed to a personal project of posting a picture of Mr. Bojangles on social media every day as his "picture of the night." This year I'm going to commit to posting a picture every day of Lola, as well. Sometimes these are pictures I've taken with my camera, but most of the time they are taken with my iPhone because the best camera you have is the one in your hand. Generally, the pictures I share in these blog posts are from my professional camera and fully edited, but this time I wanted to share my images from our New Year's Day walk in the park taken with my iPhone. The photos like these are the daily memories that I treasure, but I also treasure and appreciate the images I take for myself that are what I would provide to clients. Either way, I just want to make sure that you have the photographic memories because once they are gone it's too late. I've never regretted taking too many images, just not taking enough. See what's ahead for Angela Schneider of Noses & Toes Pet Photography, unabashedly celebrating your love for your dog in Spokane and North Idaho, 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, 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 chi mix chihuahua chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography goals Montgomery Mr Bojangles New Year's Pet Love Photography pig Pioneer Park Project 52 The Worthy Dog https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2020/1/blank-slate-project-52-week-1-Cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 03 Jan 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: It’s a Wrap | Week 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/12/project-52-it-s-a-wrap-week-52 We've finally made it to the end of the year and our final professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. It's Week 52 and our theme for the week is "It's a Wrap." We're using this week to take stock of all that went on in 2019. It was a good year for Pet Love Photography as we had a lot of great clients, including a big commercial job, and our first dog show. We also photographed a number of rescue pets to help them find homes. The most exciting thing that happened this year was the launch of our new business, CincyPet Magazine, a local magazine dedicated to all things pet-related in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Here are some of the images that encapsulate our year.

We also lost of sweet pack member Paco this year. This little guy had a huge impact on us and we miss him every day.

We hope that 2020 brings us an even bigger and better year and that we make our little Paco proud.

Continue wrapping it up next with Elaine Tweedy of I Got the Shot Photography, professional portrait photography serving Northeastern PA and surrounding areas, 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, 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 CincyPet Magazine dog photography it's a wrap Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography pet photography Project 52 year-end review https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/12/project-52-it-s-a-wrap-week-52 Fri, 27 Dec 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Outtakes | Week 51 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/12/project-52-outtakes-week-51 It's Week 51 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle. Our theme for this week is "outtakes."

Next up is Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching portraits in Coppell and surrounding communities in the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex,
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, 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 Mr Bojangles outtakes Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/12/project-52-outtakes-week-51 Fri, 20 Dec 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Warm | Week 50 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/12/project-52-warm-week-50-cincinnati-dog-photographer We're closing in on the last couple weeks of the year and this week brings us one week closer to end of this year's blog circle Project 52. For Week 50 our theme is "warm." So what could be more warm than a Golden Retriever. LOL! 

This image is from a client session back when there were still leaves on the trees. Next, warm up with Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography, 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, 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 golden Pet Love Photography Project 52 warm https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/12/project-52-warm-week-50-cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 13 Dec 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Light | Week 49 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/12/project-52-light-week-49 It's Week 49 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle and our theme for the week is "light." Two weeks ago our theme was "natural light" so this week my pictures were taken using additive lighting. I photographed quite a few dogs over the weekend at the Holiday Barkzaar at PetSuites in Erlanger. Not only do I use additive lighting, but my set features a light color and has lanterns with fairy lights in them. So, here's a selection of just a few of the dogs that came out for the event, which supported the Kenton County Animal Shelter.

To see the light visit Darlene Woodward with Pant the Town Photography serving MA and NH, 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, 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 Erlanger holiday photos light NKY Pet Love Photography PetSuites PetSuites of America Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/12/project-52-light-week-49 Fri, 06 Dec 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Park Life | Week 48 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/11/project-52-park-life-week-48  It's Week 48 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme is "park life." Over the years we've featured quite a few different images take in parks, especially our favorite local park. I totally meant to get out to our favorite park this week, but my schedule got the better of me. Since we are closing in on the end of the year it brings a time of reflection, so here's a selection of my favorite images from our favorite local park. All of the images were taken in our favorite spot in the park.
For more of the park life, head over to see Terri J Photography, photographing your dogs in Toronto and South Florida, then go around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.  

Come out this Sunday to PetSuites in Erlanger for holiday photos benefitting the Kenton County Animal Shelter at the Second Annual Holiday Barkzaar.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 park life Pet Love Photography Pioneer Park Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/11/project-52-park-life-week-48 Fri, 29 Nov 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Natural Light | Week 47 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/11/project-52-natural-light-week-47-cincinnati-dog-photographer The year is quickly coming to a close and we're already at Week 47 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52; our theme this week is "natural light." In photography, natural light is pretty much what it sounds like, using only the light that is naturally around you. My photos for the week were taken outside of a PetSmart, not that you would ever know it. The dogs are all adoptable dogs with Little Hills of Kentucky Animal Rescue.

If you would like to learn more about any of the dogs pictured, visit Little Hills of Kentucky on Petfinder.

Now to see more light head over to visit Elaine Tweedy of I Got the Shot Photography, capturing special moments with pets and their people in Northeastern PA and surrounding areas, then go around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.  

Come out tomorrow to The Pet Spot in Norwood for some photos with Santa to benefit Save the Animals Foundation. Last year we photographed 148 dogs. How many do you think will be there this year?

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) adoptable dogs Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography HeARTs Little Hills of Kentucky Animal Rescue Pet Love Photography Project 52 rescue rescue dogs Speak" https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/11/project-52-natural-light-week-47-cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Perspective | Week 46 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/11/project-52-perspective-week-46 It's another Friday so that means another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post; this week, our theme is "perspective." By taking a wide-angle view of my subject, you can see just how small Mr. Bojangles is in comparison to the landscape. For a new perspective head over to Darlene Woodward with Pant the Town Photography serving MA and NH, then visit the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.  

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 Montgomery Mr Bojangles perspective Pet Love Photography Pioneer Park Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/11/project-52-perspective-week-46 Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Film Noir | Week 45 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/11/project-52-film-noir-week-45 It's Weel 45 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle and our theme is "film noir." Film noir images are typically dark and moody, reminiscent of an old suspense movie. The best way (but not the only way) to represent film noir is through black and white photography. I originally photographed Mr. Bojangles in color, but the color was minimal since he is light-colored and the background was white. So, it was all a matter of lighting it to get a moody, mysterious look and then convert it black ad white.

Now head over to Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography, then visit the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.  

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 Pet Photography dog photography film noir Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/11/project-52-film-noir-week-45 Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Monochromatic | Week 44 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/11/project-52-monochromatic-week-44 It's Week 44 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. Our theme for the week is "monochromatic." Monochromatic colors are the varying shades and tones of one color. I'm kind of stretching it a bit this week, but the following images of Charlie predominantly contain varying shades of the golden-brown of Charlie's coat. Charlie is an adoptable chihuahua mix available for adoption through Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue in Northern Kentucky.

Next up is Lynda Mowat, from Heartstrings Photography, capturing pets and their people in New Zealand, 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, 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 Ault Park chihuahua chihuahua mix Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography monochromatic Northern Kentucky Pet Love Photography Project 52 rescue dog Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/11/project-52-monochromatic-week-44 Fri, 01 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Photographer’s Choice | Week 43 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/10/project-52-photographer-s-choice-painted-pets-week-43 It's Week 43 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme this week is "photographer's choice." Since I photographed the Painted Pets for Petcasso 2019, Pets in Need of Greater Cincinnati's big fundraiser next month, I thought I would share a few of my favorite "pets." Pets in Need of Greater Cincinnati provides low-cost veterinary care for low-income individuals and families so that their pets can receive care that is affordable. Petcasso is their big annual fundraising event replete with food, entertainment, and a silent auction. The Painted Pets are decorated by different artists and then auctioned off at the event. Bidding for the painted pets is currently online, so get your bids in for these one-of-a-kind works of art.

Next, choose to visit Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography, and 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, 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) art Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography fundraiser Painted Pets Pet Love Photography Petcasso Pets in Need of Greater Cincinnati photographer's choice Project 52 silent auction https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/10/project-52-photographer-s-choice-painted-pets-week-43 Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Paint it Black | Week 42 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/10/project-52-paint-it-black-week-42 It's Week 42 of our professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle; that means there are only 10 weeks left in the year! This week our theme is "Paint it Black." I'm featuring rescue dog, Snoopy, a black dog available for adoption through HART Cincinnati.

Blacks dogs and cats are the least likely to get adopted and throw in some special situational needs, and it's even harder for them to get adopted. Snoopy is a great dog, still under a year old, but he has some special needs that a require a very special person to adopt him. Next Pain it Black with Linda Perdue of VP Shoots Photography serving the Tampa Bay area of Florida, and 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, 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 dog Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography HART HART Animal Rescue paint it black Pet Love Photography Project 52 rescue dog Snoopy https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/10/project-52-paint-it-black-week-42 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Into the Woods | Week 41 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/10/project-52-into-the-woods-week-41 For Week 41 of our professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle, we're heading "Into the Woods." For this week's pictures, I headed into the woods with a couple of rescue dogs from Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue, Jace and Lexi. Lexi has been with SOSD for five years and would love to find a home of her own. Jace was previously adopted but returned to the rescue after he needed surgery from eating some tennis balls. 

First up is Lexi.

And then Jace.

Both Lexi and Jace are featured for the rescue pet spotlight in the new edition of CincyPet Magazine. If you would like to learn more about these dogs, you can visit CincyPet Magazine's digital edition or Save Our Shelter Dog's website.

Next head into the woods with Pawtraits by Nicole pet photography serving Las Vegas, Nevada, and 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, 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 adoption dog photography Northern Kentucky Pet Love Photography pitbull pittie mix Project 52 rescue dog Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/10/project-52-into-the-woods-week-41 Fri, 11 Oct 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Orange | Week 40 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/10/project-52-orange-week-40 Last week was the first week in at least five years of participating in this blog circle that I didn't complete the weekly theme. When I started I made the intention of not missing a week, but time just got away from me last week. So, I wanted to make sure not to miss another week. This week is Week 40 and our theme is "orange." 

My images this week are of an adoptable orange kitten that is a resident of Kitty Brew Cafe. The pictures were taken, along with others, for an upcoming article about Kitty Brew in the next issue of CincyPet Magazine.

Kitty Brew Cafe is a cool place that has both a cafe and a cat lounge. They are two separate spaces but there are windows in between so you can see into the opposite side from where you are. Appointments to visit the adoptable cats and kittens in the cat lounge are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome as space allows. If I were a cat, I'd love to hang out in the cat lounge because it is a space that is all about the cats. Since Kitty Brew opened they've had over 1,000 cats and kittens adopted from their location for numerous area rescues. Next up is Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography, 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, 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) adoptions cat adoption cats Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography CincyPet Magazine kitten Kitty Brew Cafe orange orange tabby Pet Love Photography Project 52 rescue cats rescues https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/10/project-52-orange-week-40 Fri, 04 Oct 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Seasons Change | Week 38 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/9/project-52-seasons-change-week-38 It's Week 38 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle and our topic is "seasons change." Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like much is changing with the season right now since we're still well into the 80s temperature-wise. The first day of Fall is Monday, even though it doesn't seem like it. Fall is my favorite season, especially because it is host to my favorite "holiday," Halloween. I love all the fun decorations and the costumes and since Fall means Halloween to me, that's what my pictures this week represent. My photos this week are actually a sneak preview of images for a feature in the next issue of CincyPet Magazine. Next up is Pawtraits by Nicole pet photography serving Las Vegas, Nevada, then visit the rest of the blog circle members until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog costumes dog photography Halloween Lola Pet Love Photography Project 52 pug seasons change https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/9/project-52-seasons-change-week-38 Fri, 20 Sep 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Water | Week 37 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/9/project-52-water-week-37  It’s Week 37 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle and our theme for the week is “water.” I figured a water theme would be a good time to give Mr. Bojangles a bath.

Next up is  Elaine Tweedy of I Got the Shot Photography, capturing memories for pets and their people in Northeastern PA and surrounding areas visit the rest of the blog circle members until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 Project 52 water https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/9/project-52-water-week-37 Fri, 13 Sep 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Blue | A Tribute to Paco | Week 36 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/9/project-52-blue-tribute-to-paco-week-36 I'm going to apologize in advance for the length of this week's post, but I hope you keep reading until the end. It's kind of ironic that the theme for this week of our professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle is "blue" because that's how I'm feeling. Last Friday morning we very unexpectedly lost our sweet Paco. Paco was only nine, so we were expecting to have many more years enjoying his happy, sweet, and gentle nature. He was our little clown and would get so excited whenever you would talk to him, especially when you would say his name...or taco. We were never sure if he was excited when we said "taco" because he thought we were saying his name or because he loved tacos (and who doesn't?) that much. He also got super excited when you asked him about his chewie. Whenever you said "Paco, do you want a chewie?" He would dance and and hop around and make little whines in anticipation. He loved his No Hide chews and would be happily occupied with one for hours. He was a laid back dog and a total homebody. He loved nothing more than staying at home snuggled under his blankets on the sofa. While Mr. Bojangles and Lola both love to go out (although Lola isn't a fan of car rides) and are front and center whenever you pick up a harness or collar, Paco would run away back to his sofa as if to say "No! Don't make me go out! I want to stay right here." While he wasn't a big fan of going for a walk, he did get into them after he was outside and as long as you let him wander where he wanted to go and on his time. I first met Paco in January 2016 when he arrived at the rescue I was volunteering with from the shelter. He had been in a hoarding situation in West Virginia and arrived with several other dogs. About a week after he arrived in the rescue he came to stay with us for a few days while his foster mom was out of town. At the time, it was just me, Mr. Bojangles, and Stella (the boyfriend was living back in California for his job.) Stella liked Paco from the start (and she's not really a fan of other dogs). 

While Paco was staying with us I was going to take his adoption photos. I brought him to my little basement studio and Mr. Bojangles insisted on joining his new friend. 

Mr. Bojangles hit it off with Paco right away and was super sad when his foster mom came to pick him up a few days later. In the meantime, I started fostering a little chihuahua/Jack Russell mix, but Mr. Bojangles didn't have the same bromance with him that he did with Paco. So, in February 2016, I adopted Paco, just in time for Mr. Bojangles' birthday. For the most part, the three little dogs got along; Paco and Hoss, my foster, loved to play together. Mr. Bojangles loved to break up their play time. Eventually, my fosters moved on and the boyfriend moved back from California. He and Paco bonded instantly. Paco loved just chilling with his daddy. You could frequently find the two of them sitting together watching TV. Paco was always ready to share your lap and share your food. He loved food. All kinds of food. He actually loved your food way more than his food (and my dogs eat food I make them, not kibble.) He was shameless in his love for your food, which resulted in one of my favorite images from Mr. Bojangles' wedding. After the boyfriend moved back, I started fostering a mama cat and her kittens. Diana, the mom, eventually stayed with us and became Paco's BFF. They loved playing with each other and chasing each other up and down the hallway. Paco was the only dog that liked Diana. Diana is much nicer than the dogs and loves them all even if they aren't her friend. We call her the dog wannabe. Paco was really born to be a photographer's dog. He always posed for me so well and would cooperate all the time. Mr. Bojangles is more of a diva supermodel and only works when he wants to these days. I knew from my first post-adoption photos session that Paco was a star in his own right.

Paco was only just getting started in his new life as a photographer's dog and would pose for me many more times both in studio and out. "Tan Chihuahua in white chair from Cincinnati and San Francisco Pet Photographer Pet Love Photography"Paco the chihuahua poses in a new chair from Second Story Auctions for Week 1 of pet photography Project 52  

This one is from a previous "blue" themed blog circle post.  I wish I could take this one all over again. I know you've seen it before on this blog, but this is my all time favorite image of Paco because it just exudes joy and Paco was such a joyful little guy.

While Mr. Bojangles was the one to choose Paco and I was the one to adopt him, Paco chose his own person: the boyfriend, Jason, his daddy. At his feet and by his side and forever in his heart. We both now have a chihuahua-shaped void in our hearts that will never be filled. Sure, we will probably adopt another chihuahua one day in the future, but there will never be another Paco. He was one of a kind. As you can see from this post, it's important to have pictures of those special pets in our lives. Once they are gone, it's too late. As a pet photographer, I have lots of images of Paco, but I will never say that I have enough of them. I encourage you to take as many pictures as possible yourself and, if it's in your budget at all, schedule time with a professional to take some images like I've shown in this post. Don't wait, because you never know how much time you have left. We thought we had more time with Paco. We didn't.

Now, if you've made it through to the end of this post, thank you. Don't forget that this is a blog circle and hopefully the next post won't be as blue as this one. So, head on over to Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) blue chihuahua Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography family Paco Pet Love Photography pet memorial Project 52 rainbow bridge RIP sad tribute https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/9/project-52-blue-tribute-to-paco-week-36 Fri, 06 Sep 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Soft | Week 35 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/8/project-52-soft-week-35 We're at Week 35 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle and the theme for the week is "soft." What could be softer than the fur of a Shiba Inu? Niko and his siblings were a recent client session. His mom wanted to get his session in before Niko had surgery to remove his eye from glaucoma.

Next, head over to see the softer side of Linda Perdue with VPShoots Photography serving the Tampa Bay area, Florida, and then circle around the rest of the blogs until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 Pet Love Photography Project 52 shiba inu soft https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/8/project-52-soft-week-35 Fri, 30 Aug 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Metal | Week 34 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/8/project-52-metal-week-34 It's Friday so that means another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. It's Week 34 and our theme for the week is "metal." A couple of years ago I bought a big metal washtub and finally had the chance to use it with this cute Aussie puppy. Next to test their metal is Pawtraits by Nicole pet photography, serving Las Vegas, Nevada. 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, 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) Aussie Australian Shepherd Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography metal Pet Love Photography Project 52 puppy https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/8/project-52-metal-week-34 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52 Wood | Week 33 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/8/project-52-wood-week-33 It’s Week 33 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle and our theme of “wood.” Wooded settings often offer a variety of interesting backdrops and this local park is no exception with it’s great wooden bridge.

Here are sisters Daisy and Sophie from their petite pet portrait session in Cincinnati.

IMG_0079.JPGIMG_0079.JPG IMG_0070.JPGIMG_0070.JPG Up next is Linda Perdue of VPShoots Photography serving the Tampa Bay area, Florida, 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, 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) Ault Park Cincinnati Cincinnati Dog Photographer Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Pet Love Photography Project 52 wood https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/8/project-52-wood-week-33 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Backlight | Week 32 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/8/project-52-backlight-week-32 It's Week 32 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and the topic of backlight. Backlight simply means that the main source of light is coming from the back. For this week's subject, we have the adorable Mollie and Millie. These sweet sisters were part of a photoshoot that was an anniversary present from their mom to their dad. Their dad said it was the best anniversary present he ever received! Up next is Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

This Sunday I will be at The Book Loft of German Village in Columbus, Ohio, where I will be presenting and signing my books. Books sales benefit Stop the Suffering Animal Rescue.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) backlight border Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography collie dog photography Pet Love Photography Project 52 West Chester West Chester Pet Photographer https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/8/project-52-backlight-week-32 Fri, 09 Aug 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Bokeh | Week 31 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/8/project-52-bokeh-week-31 It's week 31 of our professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle and our theme this week is "bokeh." In photography, bokeh is the word used to describe the out-of-focus area of an image. Bokeh is often achieved by using a fast lens with a wide aperture. I spent this past weekend photographing my first dog show for the Cavaliers of the Midwest. I shot a variety of portrait and win images. It was a lot of fun! My image for this week is of Espn, one of the cavaliers I photographed a portrait of at the show. Next head over to visit Floppy Ears Photography by Lyndall Hord, home of cheeky and cheerful pet photography in Sydney, then visit the rest of the blog circle landscape until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) bokeh Cavaliers of the Midwest Cincinnati Pet Photography CKCS dog photography dog show King Charles Cavalier Spaniel Pet Love Photography Project 52 toy dog https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/8/project-52-bokeh-week-31 Fri, 02 Aug 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Negative Space | Week 30 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/7/project-52-negative-space-week-30 It's another Friday, so that means another weekly professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. Our theme this week was "negative space." Basically, negative space is the space that surrounds your subject. Usually when featuring images with lots of negative space, the negative space is designed to draw attention to your subject. In this image the fence in the background is my negative space. With only the fence, grass, and Mr. Bojangles in the red chair, the objects in the image are kept to a minimum so that Mr. Bojangles stands out. Next head over to visit Terri J Photography, capturing precious memories of your pets and their families in Toronto and Southeast Florida, and then visit the rest of the blog circle landscape until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 Mr Bojangles negative space Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/7/project-52-negative-space-week-30 Fri, 26 Jul 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Fill the Frame | Week 29 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/7/project-52-fill-the-frame-week-29 It's Friday, so that means it's time for another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. Our theme for this week is "fill the frame," which means to fill the frame up with your subject. Lola was on model duty for this week's topic. Next fill up with Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching portraits in Coppell and surrounding communities in the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex then head around the rest of the blog circle landscape until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography fill the frame Lola Montgomery Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/7/project-52-fill-the-frame-week-29 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Landscape | Week 28 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/7/project-52-landscape-week-28 Today is Friday and that means another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. Our theme for this week was "landscape." So, despite the hot weather, Mr. Bojangles and I ventured out for a couple photoshoots around town.

First up is a field over by the Simmonds Family Dog Park in Cleves. It was the first time Mr. Bojangles and I had visited this park. While it was way too hot to spend any time at the dog park, we did find this nice field which had pretty wildflowers.

Here are some of the wildflowers which were too to see from Mr. Bojangles' height.

 

Our other landscape location this week is at the center of Old Mariemont where they have lovely floral landscaping that surrounds their fountain (as you can see from his ears, the water in the fountain had Mr. Bojangles on alert.)

There was one other location that I wanted to get to that had some pretty flowers, but my schedule just didn't allow it (along with the super hot weather.) Guess that location will just have to wait!

Next up is Kim with BARKography based in Charlotte NC at the sunflower fields in York County SC, then head around the rest of the blog circle landscape until you end up back here.

Tomorrow come see us at the O.F.F. Market at Madtree Brewing in Oakley. You can enter our drawing to win a custom pet portrait session for your furry best friend. We will also have an event only booking special, so come out and see us between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. 

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 Cleves dog photography landscape Mariemont Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 Simmonds Family Dog Park https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/7/project-52-landscape-week-28 Fri, 12 Jul 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: High Key | Week 27 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/7/project-52-high-key-week-27 Hope everyone had a happy and safe Fourth of July. It's time for our weekly professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. Our theme for this week was "high key." Most of the time, high key photography consists of a subject brightly lit on a white background, but that is not always the case. You can actually shoot high key images outdoors, which is where my image for this week was shot. It's a sneak peek from my photoshoot with adoptable dog, Polli, a sweet, friendly pittie mix who is about a year and a half old. Polli has been looking for her forever home since she was a small puppy. She loves to run and play and while she does get along with submissive dogs, she's really looking for a home where she is the only dog. Polli is available for adoption with Joseph's Legacy. You will see more of Polli in an upcoming feature with CincyPet Magazine. Next up is Floppy Ears Photography by Lyndall Hord, the home of cheeky and cheerful pet photography in Sydney, then head around the rest of the blog circle landscape until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography flower crown session high key Josephs Legacy outdoor portrait Pet Love Photography pit mix pittie Project 52 Rentschler Forest rescue dog https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/7/project-52-high-key-week-27 Fri, 05 Jul 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Doors | Week 26 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/6/project-52-doors-week-26 We've reached the halfway point. That means only six more months until Christmas! Hard to believe how quickly this year has flown by; however, here we are at Week 26 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle. Our theme for this week was "doors." With the daily bouts of torrential rain I was afraid I wouldn't get out to get any good doors. As it turned out the rain turned to nasty heat and humidity, so I still didn't get much opportunity to get out. In the end, Mr. Bojangles and I visited a door we've photographed before. It's a really cool door that looks like it's on an ancient Norman church (it's totally not a church that old) I decided we'd use it again as a backdrop.

I also took the opportunity in editing to highlight just how much scruff Mr. Bojangles is currently sporting. Remember it, because he goes to the groomer's tomorrow (he hasn't been in two years) so he won't look quite the same for next week's post (unless he's way too mad at me for taking him to the groomer's and someone else has to be my subject.) LOL!

Now, let's what's behind the next door by heading down under to see Jo Lyons Photography, the down-to-earth dog loving photographer for cherished dogs of Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle and the Great Lakes Region of NSW. After that, head through the rest of the doors of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 doors Mariemont Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/6/project-52-doors-week-26 Fri, 28 Jun 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Mr. Blue Sky | Week 25 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/6/project-52-mr-blue-sky-week-25 It's Friday and that means it's time for another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. Our theme this week is "Mr. Blue Sky." Sadly, Mr. Blue Sky has been hiding away all week. This has pretty much been the forecast the entire week. No blue skies to be found here and too many raindrops for any outdoor sessions.

So, this week I will show you some of my favorite blue sky images instead. Chihuahua Engagement Photo Shoot at the Temple of Love | CincinnatiChihuahua Engagement Photo Shoot at the Temple of Love | Cincinnati All of the images, except for the first one were taken using my 14mm manual focus lens, which does an amazing job of capturing bright blue skies. I can't wait for a day without rain so that I can go out and get some new blue sky images with it.

Now head over to see if any blue skies showed up for Linda Perdue of VPShoots Photography serving the Tampa Bay area, Florida. After you visit (hopefully) sunny Florida, 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, 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) blue skies Bo and Coco boco chihuahua Cincinnati Parks Cincinnati Pet Photography Devou Park dog photography Mariemont Montgomery Mr Bojangles Mr. Blue Sky Mt. Storm Park Pet Love Photography Pioneer Park Project 52 Temple of Love https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/6/project-52-mr-blue-sky-week-25 Fri, 21 Jun 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: City Life | Week 24 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/6/project-52-city-life-week-24 For Week 24 of our professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle, we're headed to the city. Urban settings are one of my favorite photography locations and I don't do them enough, so this was a fun opportunity to take Mr. Bojangles to Downtown Cincinnati for a photoshoot. One of my favorite locations is the Roebling Suspension Bridge and Smale Park along the Ohio River.

Here's a little behind-the-scenes photo to show how we keep safety in mind on all photoshoots and don't let the subject off leash or out of easy control. And finally, one with the bridge in the background from the gorgeous Smale Riverfront Park.

Explore a new city with Terri J Photography, capturing precious moments of your dogs in Toronto and Southeast Florida and then head around the rest of the blog circle until you arrive back here.

Come out to see us tomorrow at the Montgomery Farmers Market from 9 am - 12:30 pm. We will have a booking special and a giveaway. If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 city life dog photography Downtown Cincinnati Mr Bojangles Project 52 Roebling Suspension Bridge Smale Riverfront Park https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/6/project-52-city-life-week-24 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Fairy Tale | Week 23 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/6/project-52-fairy-tale-week-23-cincinnati-dog-unicorn-photographer It's Week 24 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and a super fun theme of "fairy tale." I had a lot of ideas for this one and I could have done something more elaborate, but I decided to keep it simple with just a few theme appropriate props. What could be more out of a fairy tale than an adorable magical unicorn? How about an adorable unicorn chug?

Find out what tale is next with Floppy Ears Photography is the home of cheeky and cheerful Sydney photography by Lyndall Hord and then head around the rest of the blog circle until you arrive back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography fairy tale Lola Pet Love Photography project 52 pug unicorn https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/6/project-52-fairy-tale-week-23-cincinnati-dog-unicorn-photographer Fri, 07 Jun 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Yellow | Week 22 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/5/project-52-yellow-week-22-cincinnati-dog-photographer It's Friday and you know that means another professional pet photography Project 52 blog post. Our theme this week is "yellow." It's also time for a big mea culpa. I had every intention of taking photographs for this week's theme and even had a couple of different ideas to execute, but time got the better of me and I wasn't able to do so. Currently, I'm preparing for the launch of a big project and it's taking up a lot of my time, but the end result will definitely be worth it. More about the big project at a later time. In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite images featuring yellow. Next head over to Colleen of Simply Col Photography - for the love of photography and pound pups and then head around the rest of the blog circle until you arrive back here.

Don't forget to come out to see us tomorrow night at the  East Walnut Hills community movie night with "Turner & Hooch", as well as your pooch! I'll be taking doggy mughots. You can also enter our drawing to win a pet portrait session for your special pet. On Sunday we will be at the Pause for Our Paws Festival at Congregation Etz Chaim in Montgomery.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, use the ot 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 Montgomery Mr Bojangles Paco Project 52 yellow https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/5/project-52-yellow-week-22-cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 31 May 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Sense of Scale | Week 21 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/5/project-52-sense-of-scale-week-21 It's Friday and we have another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. Our theme for this week is "sense of scale." Many times it is hard to tell how large or small a subject is unless there is something in the image to give it scale. This is often especially true when you have images of animals that can vary greatly in size, like dogs. I once chose a foster dog based on a picture I saw of him and thought he was a dog similar in size to Mr. Bojangles (around 10 pounds), but since there was nothing in the image to give me a sense of scale it turns out he was actually more than twice the size of Mr. Bojangles. My neighbors all thought that Mr. Bojangles had a sudden growth spurt and were a little confused. LOL!

In order to create a sense of scale for my image this week, I photographed  Paco with his dad. Not only are these types of images great for creating a sense of scale, but they are also a great way to incorporate a human into the mix without the pressure of smiling or making sure our hair is combed. Our goal when shooting images of pets is to always include a few images of the pets with their people, especially that show a relationship or bond. Scaling up next is Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography. After you see what she has for us, head around the rest of the blog circle until you arrive back here.

Don't forget to come out to see us tomorrow at the Montgomery Farmers' Market and enter our drawing to win a pet portrait session for your special pet. If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 and dad dog parent dog photography Montgomery pet love photography project 52 sense of scale https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/5/project-52-sense-of-scale-week-21 Fri, 24 May 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Leading Lines | Week 20 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/5/project-52-leading-lines-week-20 For Week 20 of professional pet photography Project 52 our blog topic is "leading lines." In photography leading lines are a "composition technique whereby the viewer's eye is attracted to lines that lead directly to the principle subject." For my image of Dawson, the lines of the chair and the lines in the pattern on the cushion are the lines that lead to the subject, Dawson. Dawson is the Director of Joyful Learning at So Much PETential dog training. You can also follow Dawson on Instagram. Dawson's mom, Lisa Desatnik, is going to be the training expert for the new local pet lifestyle magazine, CincyPet. All lines lead to Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching portraits in Coppell and surrounding communities in the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex. After you see what she has for us, head around the rest of the blog circle until you arrive back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 Dawson dog photography leading lines Pet Love Photography Project 52 So Much PETential https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/5/project-52-leading-lines-week-20 Fri, 17 May 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Photographer's Choice | Diego | Week 19 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/5/project-52-photographers-choice-week-19 This week for our professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post our theme is "photographer's choice," which meant we could choose whatever we wanted. So, I decided to highlight a rescue dog that I've photographed several times over the past year plus. Diego is a friendly dog who loves everyone. He also loves car rides and is good on a leash. He would make a great new member of your family. Diego is available through Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue in Northern Kentucky. Your next choice is with Colleen of Simply Col Photography - for the love of photography and pound pups. After you see what she has for us, head around the rest of the blog circle until you arrive back here.

Tomorrow is the first The O.F.F. Market of the year and I will be participating, so come out to the MadTree Taproom tomorrow from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will have an event booking special and a giveaway drawing.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Northern Kentucky Pet Love Photography photographers choice Project 52 rescue dog Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue shepherd mix https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/5/project-52-photographers-choice-week-19 Fri, 10 May 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Pets & People | Week 18 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/5/project-52-pets-people-week-18 Its another Friday and that means it’s time for another professional pet photography Project 52 blog post. This week our theme is "pets and people."

Here’s a picture of Oscar and his parents at the park. Oscar & Family | Outdoor Lifestyle | CincinnatiOscar & Family | Outdoor Lifestyle | Cincinnati

Next up is Lynda from Heartstrings Photography serving the greater Waikato in New Zealand with memories that last longer than a lifetime 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, 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) Ault Park Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography hound mix Pet Love Photography pets and people Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/5/project-52-pets-people-week-18 Fri, 03 May 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Playtime | Week 17 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/4/project-52-playtime-week-17 It's Week 17 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme for the week is "playtime." I had some great plans to capture images of my dogs and their friends at play on Easter Sunday for our chihuahua playgroup, but it was not meant to be. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our playgroup because the dog park we were going to was flooded. Insert big sigh. Unfortunately, the rest of my week was super busy because of planning for two big events this weekend. Tomorrow, I will be in Columbus, OH, promoting my books "Rescue Dogs: Portraits and Stories," "Rescue Cats: Portraits and Stories," and "Rescue Rabbits: Portraits and Stories of Bunnies Finding Happy Homes" at the Ohioana Book Festival. This will be my second year participating in the festival and I'm hoping that the new location of the Columbus Metropolitan Public Library's Main Library Campus will make the event even bigger and better. The Ohioana staff do an amazing job with this event. If you are in the area, stop on by as the event is free to the public. On Sunday I will be back in Cincinnati for my favorite event of the year, the Oakley Pup Crawl benefiting the National Canine Cancer Foundation and the research grant they are currently funding at Purdue University. This event is so much fun as patrons get to hang out all around Barkley Square AKA Oakley Square with their pups as they take advantage of Pup Crawl specials for all the registered crawlers. Come out to Oakley on Sunday and stop by our booth for our special gift basket prizes that include a complimentary session. It literally is the #bestdayever. You don't need to be registered for the pup crawl to stop by and visit the vendors or local businesses, but if you do register on-site all that money goes to fund the research grant and you will get the special swag and can take advantage of all the pup crawl specials and freebies. 

Anyway, back to this week's blog topic of playtime. Since I didn't have the opportunity to execute my original plan and due to my schedule, I just couldn't find the time to come up with anything new; so, instead, I'm sharing a couple of my favorite playtime photographs. This first one is one of my absolute favorite action shots of client Bisco catching his favorite egg toy. Bisco is just the cutest little toy poodle and he loved this toy so much!

I also wanted to include this next image which is from when I had my foster dog, Hoss. Hoss and Paco loved to play together. Well, Hoss loved to steal the toys Paco was playing with. It was so fun to watch these two go back and forth stealing toys from each other. I love this image because it's a toy mugging in action. I especially love how Mr. Bojangles is in the background ready to break up the "fight." Sheriff Bojangles likes to police playtime as he has declared the house a "no fun zone." LOL!

Our next playful friend is Jessica Wasik with Bark & Gold Photography, celebrating the joy and love between Pittsburgh pets and their people after you visit her, 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, 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 chihuahuas Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography dogs playing Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography play time playtime Project 52 toy poodle toys https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/4/project-52-playtime-week-17 Fri, 26 Apr 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Snack Time | Week 16 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/4/project-52-snack-time-week-16 It's Week 15 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and out them of "snack time." While treats aren't always used during a pet portrait session, I always have them with me in case a subject needs a little encouragement or even a reward for posing.  However, for this week's challenge, I decided to go in a little different direction and with a loose interpretation of "snack."

I've had in mind for a couple of years to do something along the lines of the following images even though my vision didn't quite turn out in reality. Without further ado here is my series of snack time images  and just in time for Easter, "Hanging with my Peeps." Next see what Angela Schneider of Noses & Toes Pet Photography, putting your pets in focus for family portraits in Spokane and North Idaho has for us and then visit the rest of the members of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 Easter Lola Mr Bojangles Paco peeps Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/4/project-52-snack-time-week-16 Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Leash Removal | Week 15 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/4/project-52-leash-removal-week-15 It's Friday and we have another professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 post. Our theme for Week 15 is "leash removal." When doing client sessions safety is paramount and to that end when in public places dogs are always on leashes so that they remain under control. Normally, I have the pet parent or an assistant hold the leash so that it is easy to edit out of the final images. For this week's demonstration, Mr. Bojangles and I went to our favorite local park. Because it was just the two of us, there was no one to hold the leash, so I just laid it on the ground. 

The first image is the unedited image with the leash in it. The second image is the fully edited image with the leash removed. Next see what Linda Perdue of VP Shoots Photography serving the Tampa Bay area, Florida has for us and then visit the rest of the members of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 leash removal Montgomery Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Pioneer Park Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/4/project-52-leash-removal-week-15 Fri, 12 Apr 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Bridges | Week 14 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/4/project-52-bridges-week-14 It's Friday, so that means time for another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post; this week is Week 14 and our theme is "bridges." I thought about a lot of different bridges to photograph this week, but ended up going to one of our favorite local parks which has two bridges where I've photographed Mr. Bojangles before.

This is one of the bridges in Sharon Woods Park that is a great spot for a photo session; however, this week we chose to use the wooden foot bridge, which is my favorite of the two. Our photo day this week was a nice day and our first visit to Sharon Woods for the year and we didn't have to compete with anyone trying to walk over the bridge during our photoshoot. As you can see, Mr. Bojangles was super happy that we went to the park.

Next up is Angela Schneider of Noses & Toes Pet Photography, putting your pet in focus throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho. After you dry your tears from Angela's post, visit the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) bridges chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Hamilton County Great Parks Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 Sharon Woods Park Sharonville https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/4/project-52-bridges-week-14 Fri, 05 Apr 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Urban | Week 13 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/3/project-52-urban-week-13-cincinnati-dog-photographer We've reached another Friday and another week of our professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle/ It's Week 13 and our theme this week is "Urban," which is one of my favorites. Mr. Bojangles (an old hat at the urban scene) and I headed out for the urban landscape of my hometown, Montgomery (and one our my favorite shooting spots.)

Next up is Colleen of Simply Col Photography - for the love of photography and pound pups, after you visit her 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, 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 Project 52 urban https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/3/project-52-urban-week-13-cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 29 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Portrait | Week 12 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/3/project-52-portrait-week-12 It's another Friday and that means another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. For Week 12 our theme is "portrait." According to Wikipedia, the definition of a portrait is "a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person." Can you guess what the mood of the dogs are in the following images?

Now head over to see what Elaine Tweedy of I Got the Shot Photography, capturing pets and their people in Northeastern PA has done with this week's them then visit the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 Pet Love Photography portrait Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/3/project-52-portrait-week-12 Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Green | Week 11 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/3/project-52-green-week-11 It's not easy being green, but it is really easy to be green around St. Patrick's Day and for Week 11 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. Our theme this week is "green." I had some great intentions this week to photograph so much green with  all the choices I have, but ended up not having the time to get things done.  *sigh*

So, here are some of my favorite photos I've taken with green. Chester | Tabby Kitten | Cincinnati & San Francisco Pet PhotographerChester | Tabby Kitten | Cincinnati & San Francisco Pet Photographer William | Orange Tabby | San Francisco & Cincinnati Cat PhotographerWilliam | Orange Tabby | San Francisco & Cincinnati Cat Photographer Rupert | Lop Bunny | Cincinnati Pet PhotographerRupert | Lop Bunny | Cincinnati Pet Photographer Powder | Guinea Pig | Pet Photography CincinnatiPowder | Guinea Pig | Pet Photography Cincinnati Don't be green with envy, head over to see what Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography 
has done this week 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, 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) bunny Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography green kitten orange kitten Pet Love Photography Project 52 puppy rabbit https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/3/project-52-green-week-11 Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Depth of Field | Week 10 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/3/project-52-depth-of-field-week-10 It's Week 10 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme for the week is "depth of field." In photography, depth of field refers to the distance between the nearest and the farthest object that are in acceptably sharp focus (Wikipedia.) The shallower your depth of field the less objects are in focus. Generally, unless I want the entire background to be in sharp focus, I shoot at a depth of field where my subject is in focus and the background remains nicely out of focus or blurred. This week we are, once again, visiting with the Frey cats for our blog images.

In this image, I focused on Pipkin's (the cat) face so that is in focus and the rest of the image is out of focus. Her dad's shoulder underneath her is on the same focal place so is also in focus, but the rest is blurry as a result of the shallow depth of field used. This image gives you a good example of the focal plane (the area of the image that is in focus) using a shallow depth of field. You can see how Lina's head is in focus, as is the area right in front of her on the carpet. The same goes for this image of Tiger as only the area of carpet directly in front of his head is included in the sharp focus. Using a shallow depth of field allows you to isolate the subject from the rest of the image. Next up in the blog circle is Rachel Moore with Touched By a Dog Photography, where Spokane, WA dogs and their people go for an artisan experience. After you visit Rachel, click the link to the next blog and then around the rest of the circle until you end up back here.

you would like to book a custom pet portrait session or send your pet on a fantasy adventure, 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: No Place Like Home | Week 09 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/3/project-52-no-place-like-home-week-09-cincinnati-san-francisco-dog-photographer It’s Friday and time for another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. Our theme for this week is “No Place Like Home.”  I work on location with clients, and often times that location is a client home. Pets are typically more comfortable in their familiar environments, especially cats, so in-home sessions are perfect for your feline family members. This trio of felines was photographed in their home.

Next up is Jessica Wasik with Bark & Gold Photography, celebrating the joy and love between Pittsburgh pets and their people.

you would like to book a custom pet portrait session or send your pet on a fantasy adventure, 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 No Place Like Home Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/3/project-52-no-place-like-home-week-09-cincinnati-san-francisco-dog-photographer Fri, 01 Mar 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Road Warrior | Week 08 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/2/project-52-road-warrior-week-08-cincinnati-dog-photographer It's another Friday and that means another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. This week our theme was "Road Warrior," which we could interpret however we liked. I had a few ideas in mind and ended up sort of close to where I wanted to with my image somewhere between "Mad Max" and "Road Trip." For this week I composited a new image from images I had taken before and one stock image that I purchased (because I've never photographed a motorcycle.) Paco decided to go on a "Road Warrior" adventure this week.

The background image is of somewhere out west, either Nevada or Utah, from a trip across country twelve years ago driving from California to Ohio. The image of Paco was taken three years ago, and the motorcycle image is a stock image (Photo 112675482 © Konstantinos  Moraitis - Dreamstime.com.) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Hit the road with Toronto dog and pet photographer Terri J Photography, then motor on around the rest of the blog circle until you end your trip back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session or send your pet on a fantasy adventure, 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) blog chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Mad Max motorcycle Paco Pet Love Photography Project 52 road warrior https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/2/project-52-road-warrior-week-08-cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Tales of Tails | Week 07 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/2/project-52-tales-of-tails-week-07 It's Week 7 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and this week we are telling "Tales of Tails." Dogs tails say a lot if you know what to look for. Besides possibly helping to identify breeds, you can also determine what mood a dog is in or what emotion they are feeling. Since dogs can't speak words, their tails often tell the tale of what they have to say.

I found a really good article about what dogs are communicating with their tails on the VCA Hospitals website. As someone who works with many rescue dogs and often those that come from difficult backgrounds, it's important to know what dogs are trying to communicate when they hold their tail a certain way or even by how they wag it.

I recently photographed some adoptable dogs at the League for Animal Welfare in Batavia and several of the dogs I photographed told quite a few tales with their tails. We have Allie, Kenner, and Raisin; take a look at their tales and see what you think they're trying to say. Next up with her tales of tails is Colleen of Simply Col Photography - for the love of photography and pound pups. After you check out her blog, visit the other members of the circle before you end your trip back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography dog tails League for Animal Welfare LFAW Pet Love Photography Project 52 rescue dogs tails tales of tails https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/2/project-52-tales-of-tails-week-07 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Composite | Week 06 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/2/project-52-composite-week-06-Cincinnati-Dog-photographer It's Week 6 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme for the week is "composite." A composite is an image that is put together from more than one image or element. Some composites can be very elaborate or some can be very simple. For this week's challenge I decided to combine several different photos as well as the element of different textures to create my final image. 

I started off with this outtake picture of Lola taken in my home studio. She was sitting on a stool under a table so this wasn't a planned pose or set.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it but I decided to cut Lola out of the picture and work with just that. I had to mull it over for a bit then I decided to look at some stock images online for some ideas on what direction to go. I decided I wanted to place her on a wall, but since I wasn't finding quite what I was looking for, I decided to look through some old images I took for the right starting point. I found this RAW, unedited image of Mr. Bojangles from 2015. It wasn't an image that I used for anything as Mr. Bojangles' face and head are pretty blown out.  Since I was really just looking for the wall anyway, I had something I could work with. My next step was to remove Mr. Bojangles from the image. I also made some adjustments on the RAW image. I now had my starting point to add in Lola. I decided to go for a kind of an 18th/19th century British pastoral scene (hence my little rock wall.) I added in Lola and made a lot of adjustments and added quite a few layers of textures until I got the look I was going for with my image. I also added a painted layer to the image to give it more of that 18th/19th century painterly vibe. For more composites, head over to see Jade of Koda's Kamera, turning moments into memories for pets and their people in Adelaide, South Australia and surrounding rural areas. After that, head around the rest of the blog until you end up back here.

Come out and see us tomorrow at Pet Supplies Plus in Independence, KY for a classic doggy headshot or Valentine's themed photos as we raise money and food donations for Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue!

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography composite digital painting dog photography Lola pastoral painting Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/2/project-52-composite-week-06-Cincinnati-Dog-photographer Fri, 08 Feb 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Red | Week 05 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/2/project-52-red-week-05-cincinnati-dog-photographer It's Week 5 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme for this week was "red." It’s also an appropriate choice for today as it’s “Wear Red for Women Day” to raise awareness of the leading cause of death in women, heart disease. Red is one of my favorite colors and I have lots of things that would have worked for this week, unfortunately, I ran out of time due to a very busy schedule of client work (a good problem to have.) So, I'm instead going to share some of my favorite past images that feature red in them. 

This image below from a rescue photoshoot a few years ago features a red chair that I have used quite a few times. I love how the red color works with the other colors in this image. Red always gives a nice pop to the image.  I like this image so much I've used it on my business cards. Stormfly | Lab Mix | Cincinnati & San Francisco Dog PhotographerStormfly | Lab Mix | Cincinnati & San Francisco Dog Photographer Next up is one of my all-time favorite images of Mr. Bojangles. I've titled this one "Wonder Dog or Super Bo at the Hall of Justice"

Wonder Dog | Hall of Justice | Cincinnati &  San Francisco Dog PhotographerWonder Dog | Hall of Justice | Cincinnati & San Francisco Dog Photographer Next up is another favorite featuring Mr. Bojangles, as well as his Coco. This was from their engagement photoshoot.

Dog Engagement Session | Cincinnati & San Francisco Dog PhotograherDog Engagement Session | Cincinnati & San Francisco Dog Photograher The next image is one of my favorite rabbit images. Rupert was a good sport for this one.

Rupert | Mini Lop | Cincinnati Pet PhotographerRupert | Mini Lop | Cincinnati Pet Photographer Next is Alma the African Gray Parrot. It's not every day you find one of these birds in rescue, so I was very lucky to get to photograph her. Alma | African Grey ParrotAlma | African Grey Parrot Finally, we have an explosion of red with this cute client puppy, Xena.

I really love photographing red. Next up with more red and serving St. Cloud, St. Paul and Minneapolis MN, is About A Dog Photography. Afterwards, see more red with the other members of the blog circle before you make your way back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 Pet Love Photography Project 52 red https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/2/project-52-red-week-05-cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 01 Feb 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: The Eyes Have It | Week 04 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/1/project-52-the-eyes-have-it-week-04-cincinnati-dog-photographer It's Week 4 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme is "The Eyes Have It." As a photographer, you generally want to focus on the eyes of your subject and it is just as true for dogs as it is for people. As they say, the eyes are the window to the soul and it is never truer than with animals. Not only do you want to make sure that the eyes are in focus, but you want to get that connection with them. When your subject is looking directly at you (or the camera) you feel a connection. This week Lola, Paco, and Mr. Bojangles all participated in our topic. You'll see their direct gazes looking out at you. You'll also see just how expressive the eyes can be. 

​​​​​​​Next, the eyes have it with Jo Lyons Photography, the down-to-earth dog loving photographer for cherished dogs of Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle and the Great Lakes Region of NSW. After you visit Jo 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, 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 eyes Lola Mr Bojangles Paco Pet Love Photography Project 52 the eyes have it https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/1/project-52-the-eyes-have-it-week-04-cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 25 Jan 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: It's All About Me | Week 03 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/1/project-52-its-all-about-me-week-03-cincinnati-dog-photographer It's our third week for the year of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and this week it's "all about the photographer." So, first things first, I've always been creative from writing to drawing, to painting, to photography. Not only did I inherit my creativity from my mom I also inherited a love for animals. When I was little, I decided I wanted to be a photographer when I grew up. It wasn't until years later after a career in fundraising and publishing that I was able to realize my dream.

Meeting a horse for the first time with my mom.

I grew up with cats and always had cats until I moved in with my significant other and we adopted our first dog, Stanley. Neither of us had ever had a dog and we didn't know anything about beagles, so it was quite a learning curve. Stanley was an older dog when we adopted him and we don't really know how old he was. What we do know is that he lived with us for five-and-a-half years and was the best dog.  Stanley had bad separation anxiety (a problem we learned is common with beagles), so we decided to get him a friend. About eight months after we adopted Stanley, he was joined by Stella, the beagle/basset. Another rescue dog, we're not really sure how old Stella was when we adopted her, but we think she was probably around two or three. We've now had Stella for just about 11 years. For a while, we had two cats and two dogs...until 2011. A local rescue, Recycled Doggies, was having a big adoption event after a tragic fire destroyed the home of one of the founders. They were also having a "stuff the bus" food drive campaign for the pet food pantry they ran through last year. It was at this event that I fell in love with Mr. Bojangles, known as Rags at the time. It truly was love at first sight. It was also at this event that I discovered a new career of pet photographer thanks to local pet photographer, Carolyn Evans, The Phodographer. 

My very first sight of Mr. Boiangles.

Family portrait with Mr. Bojangles. He loves to go places and is happy to be with me wherever I go. Mr. Bojangles is my inspiration for being a pet photographer. He is my muse. My model. My heart dog. My Superhero. Besides Mr. Bojangles and Stella, there's also, of course, Paco and Lola, and Diana the cat. Paco joined our pack in 2016, as did Diana. Lola is the newest addition to our little pack joining us this past October.

Paco is also a great model.  I fostered Diana and her kittens.    Lola, my new model.
I'm also the author of three books about rescue pet: "Rescue Dogs: Portraits and Stories;" "Rescue Cats: Portraits and Stories;" "Rescue Rabbits: Portraits of Bunnies Finding Happy Homes."

One more thing about me is that today is my birthday. Here's a selfie of me at my desk.

To learn more about other pet photographers in this blog circle head over to visit Jo Lyons Photography, the down-to-earth dog loving photographer for cherished dogs of Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle and the Great Lakes Region of NSW. After you visit Jo 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, 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) about the photographer chihuahua Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/1/project-52-its-all-about-me-week-03-cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Before & After | Week 02 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/1/project-52-before-after-week-02 It's Week Two of this year's professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. Our theme this week is "before & after." There were no particular restrictions on what we could show for before and after, so I was feeling a little creative and decided to take a basic headshot portrait of Lola and make it something a little bit more and then something a little bit more again. I'm so extra this week. LOL!

First is the practically straight out of camera image with only basic color adjustments and no other edits other than cropping. Normally I don't crop until the very end when I've finished editing, but I wanted to have the same crop for each image so you could get the idea of just the retouching and enhancing portion of the editing process. Next up is the same image after I've done some retouching. While it's not bad as is, if I were going to use this as my final portrait I would also clean up the background so the white was really white, but since it doesn't matter for what I'm doing today it is step two in the process of getting to the after. Next we have the photographic after. The finished product. However, since I decided to be extra this week I went one step beyond the after to the after-after. LOL! Here is the final fully enhanced image now turned into a digital painting.  Before you go away, head over to see Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching portraits in Coppell and surrounding communities in the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex, and 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, 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) after before before and after chihuahua chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography digital painting dog photography Lola mix painted pet portrait Pet Love Photography Project 52 pug https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/1/project-52-before-after-week-02 Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Shiny New Year | 2019 Week 1 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/1/project-52-shiny-new-year-2019-week-1 It's a shiny new year and a shiny new Project 52 blog circle for the year. For our Week 1 post, our theme is "shiny." Lola was my model with her shiny New Year's party dress and her tiara. ​​​​​​​ For more shiny things, head over to visit a newcomer to our blog circle, Noses and Toes, the Spokane dog tog, 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, 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 chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Lola Mr Bojangles New Years Pet Love Photography Project 52 shiny https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2019/1/project-52-shiny-new-year-2019-week-1 Fri, 04 Jan 2019 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Year in Review | Week 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/12/project-52-year-in-review-week-52 It's finally here, the last full week of the year and Week 52 of our professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. Our theme for the week is "Year in Review" and do I have a busy year to review! 

In 2018 I published my second book, "Rescue Cats: Portraits and Stories" in June and my third book, "Rescue Rabbits: Portraits of Bunnies Finding Happy Homes" in November. I also participated in several book festivals, which were all interesting and fun in their own unique ways.

As part of my continuing effort as a member of HeARTs Speak to give back to the rescue community and help adoptable pets find their forever homes, I photographed quite a few animals for various rescues. This year I photographed 23 dogs, 89 cats and kittens, 62 rabbits, 22 guinea pigs, 3 ferrets, one chinchilla, and one hamster for various rescue groups both in Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and around Ohio. (That's 201 total pets all shown in the image below.) I also did quite a few holiday photo events as highlighted in last week's blog post where I photographed a total of 294 dogs and 4 cats. No wonder I'm so tired! 

My year in review wouldn't be complete if I didn't mention one of the best things to happen this year, the addition of Lola to the Pet Love Photography pack.

For more of the year in review, head down under to see Lynda Mowat from Heartstrings Photography, based in Hamilton, New Zealand, then visit the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 HeARTs Speak Pet Love Photography Project 52 rescue cats rescue dogs rescue rabbits https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/12/project-52-year-in-review-week-52 Fri, 28 Dec 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Holidays | Week 51 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/12/project-52-holidays-week-51 Today is Friday and that means another professional pet photography Project 52 blog post. Hard to believe that it's the second to last week of the challenge, but it is. Our Week 51 theme is "holidays." This year I did quite a few holiday photo events from Santa Photos at The Pet Spot and Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa to a holiday photo event fundraiser at Power Performance Strength & Conditioning and the PetSuites in Erlanger's Holiday Barkzaar this past weekend. Here are some of my favorite holiday photos from these fundraising events. Baguette is an adoptable dog with PawPrints Animal Rescue in Florence, Kentucky. Diego is available for adoption through Save Our Shelter Dogs Rescue in Northern Kentucky. For more holidays cheer head over to see Kim with BARKography based in Charlotte NC 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, 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) Christmas Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography holidays Pet Love Photography Project 52 rescue dog Save Our Shelter Dogs https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/12/project-52-holidays-week-51 Fri, 21 Dec 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: In a Chair | Week 50 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/12/project-52-in-a-chair-week-50 We've almost reached the end of 2018! Hard to believe that we're already at Week 50 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. This week our subject is "in a chair." In my living room, I have my favorite chair which was the first major pieces of furniture I bought for myself. Now that Lola is part of the Pet Love pack it's only right that she join the others in having been photographed in this chair.

Sit back and relax while you head over to see Linda Perdue of VPShoots Photography serving Tampa, and surrounding areas, then go around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) chair chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography in a chair Lola Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/12/project-52-in-a-chair-week-50 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: High Key | Week 49 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/12/project-52-high-key-week-49 It'a Week 49 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and my favorite theme of "high key." High key images are primarily white, light, or pale in color values. While they aren't necessarily always subjects photographed on a white background, that is the most common interpretation of high key. It is also my favorite method of creating high key images. I really love the clean look of my subject on an all-white background. This week Lola was my willing model.

For more high key images visit Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography 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, 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 chug Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography high key Lola Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/12/project-52-high-key-week-49 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Get Low | Week 48 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/11/project-52-get-low-week-48 This year is quickly coming to a close as we are at Week 48, which means there are only FOUR more weeks to go before the new year and next year's blog circle challenges. Our topic for this week is a follow up to last week's "Get High" theme with "Get Low." This week both Lola and Paco are the models as they test out some Christmas scenery for me.

Getting low could mean a lot of things, but for me it means to get either down on the ground to the level of the dogs or to at least get down to eye level...and since I use a table in my home studio, I didn't have to get down too low in order to get on the same level as my little subjects. 

First up is little Miss Naughty. Followed by Mr. Nice. This one I call "Lola the Reindeer." Now get the lowdown with Lynda Mowat from Heartstrings Photography based in Hamilton New Zealand, then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

Don't forget to bring your kitties out to meet Santa at Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa in Mason's "Santa Claws" event tomorrow from NOON to 2:00 pm. Then bring your dogs out to meet Santa for the "Santa Paws" events on Tuesday, December 4, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, at Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa in Cincinnati, and on Thursday, December 6, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, at Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa in Mason. We will also be doing a holiday photo event (you just got a sneak preview of part of our set in this blog post) at Power Performance Strength & Conditioning in Loveland on Friday, December 7 from 4:30 until 9:00 pm. There are a limited number of appointments left for that event, so contact us as soon as possible to book a spot. 

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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: Get High | Week 47 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/11/project-52-get-high-week-47 Hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving. Today is Week 47 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and the theme of a”get high.’ No, not that kind of high, the perspective high. When you change your perspective you change the view of your subject. 


Next, get high with Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching portraits in Coppell and surrounding communities in Dallas - Fort Worth, TX, 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, 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 get high Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/11/project-52-get-high-week-47 Fri, 23 Nov 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Bokeh | Week 46 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/11/project-52-bokeh-week-46 It's Week 46 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme is "bokeh." Bokeh is the pleasing blur of points of light in images and draws your eye to the subject because of the smoothly blurred background. Typically images with a nice, smooth bokeh are images taken with lenses that are fast and have a very wide aperture, creating a shallow depth of field. I had high hopes for getting out there this week with my camera and getting some great bokeh images, but my schedule and the weather worked against me. So, in a total cheat move, I'm going to show you some of my favorite bokeh images from past blogs where they may not have been touted as bokeh images.

First up is one from last week's "seasonal" blog, because of the nice smooth background behind Mr. Bojoangles. This one was from earlier this year, but the background is perfectly smooth because of the lens I used as well as the distance from the background to the subject. Also from earlier this year is another image with some great bokeh.

This next one is from last year and has some nice sunlight bokeh as it filters through the trees.

These next two images from last December are what one typically gets starting this time of year in terms of bokeh images...holiday lights. It also reminds me that I need to find where Mr. Bojangles and Paco's holiday sweaters are. I need to work on some great bokeh images with Lola. So far, we've only done a couple of photoshoots inside, so once the weather is less sketchy, we will head out for some shoots with Mother Nature. Lola has only been to the posing log in our favorite local park once and we didn't do a photoshoot. So much to look forward to with my new model.

Here's a reminder of just how cute she is. To see more bokeh, head over to visit Linda with VP Shoots Photography based in Tampa, Florida, 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, 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) bokeh chihuahua Christmas lights Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Mr Bojangles Paco Pet Love Photography Pioneer Park Project 52 Symmes Park https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/11/project-52-bokeh-week-46 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Seasonal | Week 45 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/11/project-52-seasonal-week-45 There are only a few more weeks left in this year, which is so hard to believe as it seems like we started off just yesterday! However, we are at Week 45 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme for this week is "seasonal." I actually had some free time on a relatively nice day, so Mr. Bojangles and I headed to our favorite local park for a seasonal outing. 

Mr. Bojangles posed on our favorite posing log, which is perfect for getting some of the seasonal colors in. I probably have thousands of pictures of Mr. Bojangles in this same pose in this same spot, but I still never tire of it and it's always different depending on the season and the time of day. While photographing Mr. Bojangles, I heard some crashing through the woods and got lucky enough to see a deer head into the lake to take an evening drink. I stood on the far end of the posing log to get closer to the deer, which was down the hill from where we were. I also wanted to be as quiet as possible so not to scare the deer off. That's one of the things I love about this park because even though it's in the middle of several subdivisions, you still get the peace and quiet and wildlife. The deer were pretty active the evening we were at the park because we saw two more run through the woods, including a young buck. For more seasonal fun head over to see Mikahla Dorey: Pet Photographer in Nova Scotia, Canada, then follow the links until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 deer dog photography fall Montgomery Montgomery Pet Photographer Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Pioneer Park Project 52 seasonal https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/11/project-52-seasonal-week-45 Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Low Key | Week 44 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/11/project-52-low-key-week-44 It's Friday and we have another weekly installment of the Project 52 professional pet photography blog circle. Our theme for this week is "low key," which in photography is when you use a lot of darker tones and shadows and don't have your subject so brightly lit. I generally favor using high key photography which is brightly lit and often features an all white background, so I stepped a bit out of my comfort zone for this week and tried to amp up the darker moodiness. I'm not sure how well I succeeded, but at least one of my subjects was a little moody, as you will see. LOL!

First up is my new rockstar supermodel Lola. She is just perfect in front of the camera. I am going to have so much fun photographing her! I next photographed Paco, my perfect poser. He's so properly mannered and when he lays down he even crosses his front paws. He's also really good about sitting on command (especially when it's followed by a treat.)

Finally, Mr. Bojangles got in on the low key action. As you can see from his little grump-face that he was not in the mood to be the subject of a moody photograph. LOL!
For a low key turn around the blog circle, head over to see Elaine with I Got the Shot Photography, serving Northeastern PA and surrounding areas, and then follow the links until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) cairn terrier chihuahua chihuahua mix Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Lola low key Mr Bojangles Paco Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/11/project-52-low-key-week-44 Fri, 02 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Cinematic | Week 43 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/10/project-52-cinematic-week-43 It's Week 43 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. Our theme this week was "cinematic," which basically means something related to movies or storytelling through the use of visual media. Well, photography is certainly one way of storytelling through visual media. I've loosely interpreted our cinematic theme to share the story of the newest member of our pack, and newest star...and are you going to love her!

Last week I attended an event at the 21c Museum Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati. It was a fundraiser for the SPCA Cincinnati and sponsored by Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa. It was the first time I'd been to 21c and I can't wait to go back, because the space is very cool. I didn't really get to see everything (all of the art) because very shortly after I arrived...dramatic pause...I fell in love. 

I barely made it past the registration table when I saw an adorable little chihuahua mix hanging out in the arms of an SPCA worker. This darling little girl was the hit of the party. She was so cute and so laid back and just wanted to give kisses. She had her red carpet moment when she got to pose with event emcees Chris O'Brien and Janeen Coyle of "Married with Microphones" on Cincinnati's 103.5 WGGR. In the meantime, the ladies who work for Red Dog were all clamoring around say "Adopt her! Adopt her!" So, after a few minutes debating with myself and asking "permission" from the BF I did just that.

It took us a few days to figure out what this former "Foxy Lady" (that was her name in her old life) would be called. Mr. Bojangles put a few suggestions to a vote on his social media and the overwhelming winner was "Lola." Other choices and suggestions were Delilah, Daisy, Precious, Scarlet, Honey, and a few others. So, on Saturday, Lola. was officially welcomed to the Pet Love Photography pack.

I think this little star is going to fit right in.
Join Mr. Bojangles and me tomorrow at "Hops with Harrison Ford, a Bulldog Fundraiser" at The Woodburn Brewery, 2800 Woodburn Avenue, as we help raise money for Queen City Bulldog Rescue and celebrate the birthday of Instagram celebrity Harrison Ford Bulldog (@harrisonfordbulldog); the event is sponsored by our friends at Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa.

Next up is Lynda Mowat from Heartstrings Photography, based in Hamilton, New Zealand, after your stop down under, journey around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) . 21c Museum Hotel adopt don't shop chihuahua chihuahua mix Cincinnati Pet Photography cinematic dog photography Lola Pet Love Photography Project 52 Red Dog Pet Resort rescue dog SPCA Cincinnati https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/10/project-52-cinematic-week-43 Fri, 26 Oct 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Photographer's Choice | Week 42 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/10/project-52-photographers-choice-week-42 It's Friday and we have another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. This week it is Week 42, which means there are only TEN weeks left in the year! How time flies!  Our theme for this week's challenge was "Photographer's Choice" meaning we could choose any theme or subject matter.

One of the organizations I volunteer with is Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati, a low-cost veterinary clinic whose mission is to keep pets healthy and with the families that love them. They also provide pet food assistance to those in need. Each year they have a wonderful, art-themed fundraiser called "Petcasso." Petcasso will take place on Saturday, November 17 at The Summit. Petcasso features a silent auction, which includes some fabulous painted pets put together by some very talented local artists. This past week I photographed the painted pets so that Pets in Need could put them on their website as online bidding on these fantastic works of art begins TODAY! So, for this week's "photographer's choice" theme I decided I would post pets of a different kind and have chosen four of my favorites from this year's works.

First up is "Princess Fiona" by artist Carol MacConnell. Princess Fiona is an homage to the Cincinnati Zoo's very popular Fiona, the hippo. My second favorite piece is "Willy Oinka." Willy Oinka is by 16-year-old artist and Walnut Hills High School student, Maddie Heinlen. 

My third favorite, "Steampunk Sophie," is by fellow local pet photographer, Susan Gertz. Susan also did a steampunk themed piece last year. Steampunk Sophie features an elaborate bustle skirt and hat also made by Susan. My final favorite piece I'm featuring is "Lucy in the Sky" by local animal rescue advocate and philanthropist, Carol Sanger. Anyone who knows me knows that I love things that glitter, so Lucy in the Sky is a piece right up my alley.

Besides these four wonderful works of art, there are seven other fabulous Painted Pets. You can see pictures of the other Painted Pets and learn more about each of them, including the ones featured here, as well as more about each artist on the Pets in Need website. Remember, you can start bidding on these lovely works of art today. You can also purchase tickets to Petcasso or make a donation to Pets in Need or donate an auction item on the PIN website.

Don't forget to come out and see me tomorrow at the Books by the Banks Book Festival at the Duke Energy Center. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and I will be giving a presentation on the author stage at 3:30. I will be signing copies of my books "Rescue Cats: Portraits and Stories" and "Rescue Dogs: Portraits and Stories." Books by the Banks is free to attend.

Now, to see what the other blog participants have chosen for this week, head over to see Touched By a Dog Photography serving the Spokane community, and then visit the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 events giving back Painted Pets Pet Love Photography Petcasso Pets in Need of Greater Cincinnati photographers choice Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/10/project-52-photographers-choice-week-42 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Under | Week 41 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/10/project-52-under-week-41 The year is winding down and we are already at Week 41 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52! This week we are going "under." Well, Paco is going under the blankets, one of his favorite places to be.

Next head over to see Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography, 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, 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 Paco Pet Love Photography Project 52 under https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/10/project-52-under-week-41 Fri, 12 Oct 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Isolation | Week 40 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/10/project-52-isolation-week-40 It's Friday and that means we have another professional pet photography blog circle post. This week we are at Week 40 and the theme of "isolation." The weather and my schedule finally cooperated, so Mr. Bojangles and I got to head out to some of our favorite local parks. For our isolation pictures, Mr. Bojangles is isolated on our favorite posing stump. Next up is Danyel Rogers, Photographer of Wag to my Heart, visit her 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, 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 Isolation Loveland Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 Symmes Park https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/10/project-52-isolation-week-40 Fri, 05 Oct 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Natural Light | Week 39 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/9/project-52-natural-light-week-39 We are at Week 39 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme for this week is "natural light." Natural light photography is generally outdoors photography using only the light provided by Mother Nature; however, you can also photograph indoors using natural light if you are photographing near a window. With natural light photography, you aren't using any artificial light sources, but you can still use a reflector to bounce the natural light. Unfortunately, this week was filled with rain and I was not able to get outside to do my photos and rainy days are not good for photographing indoors in my house because not enough light is provided on a rainy day. So, I am resorting to sharing some of my favorite images taken recently using only natural light.

One of the things about shooting with natural light is that the time of day affects the quality of light. The time of year also will provide different quality of light, as well. And you also need to pay attention to the direction the light is coming from.

This one was taken earlier this year at a local park and features some gorgeous afternoon light. This image of Paco was taken at the end of April in Nashville in the afternoon not too far past the noon hour, which is why Paco's shadow is directly underneath him. This image of Mr. Bojangles was taken last month in the afternoon. Finally, we have another image from earlier this year of Mr. Bojangles at the same park as in the first image.  Next up is Nancy with Nancy Kieffer Photography, serving Central New York, the Adirondacks and beyond, 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, 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 Loveland Montgomery Mr Bojangles Nashville natural light Paco Park Pet Love Photography Project 52 Symmes https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/9/project-52-natural-light-week-39 Fri, 28 Sep 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Motion | Week 38 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/9/project-52-motion-week-38 It's Week 38 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme for the week is "motion." Our images are supposed to reflect motion or the feeling of motion. This past weekend Recycled Doggies had their annual alumni reunion event at Wags Park and Mr. Bojangles, a Recycled Doggies alum, and I ended up being able to go after I had a last minute schedule change. I decided to take my camera with me, and it worked out for me that I did. There were lots of dogs and lots of action going on, but the water feature at Wags Park provided the best spot for photographing dogs (and water) in motion. In this crop of the image, you can see the dog and water motion in more detail. I managed to get this dog right as she jumped into the lower pool. And here is a close-up of her making a splash. This dog swam all over the pool making the water ripple out.

And a closer-up view of the dog moving in the water. Mr. Bojangles had a fantastic time at the reunion. He got to run around and meet a lot of new doggy friends. He also got to see his foster mom. It was a fun night, although a little warm. He even dipped his feet in the pool.

Now get a move on over to Jessica Wasik with Bark & Gold Photography, celebrating the joy and love between Pittsburgh pets and their people, and after that move onto the rest of the blog posts until you circle right back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) alumni reunion Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography dogs in water motion Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 Recycled Doggies rescue dogs Wags Park https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/9/project-52-motion-week-38 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Shadows | Week 37 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/9/project-52-shadows-week-37 We are at Week 37 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and out theme of "shadows." Photography is nothing more than manipulating the light and shadows. Shadows are often used to convey a certain mood or to create atmosphere. Shadows can also provide depth and dimension. Thehy can also simply reflect the time of day. 

Because of a busy schedule this week and an uncooperative sky (raining and then overcast) I wasn't able to do any new shadow images, but here are some images I've created in the past that do have a shadow element.

The first image up uses shadows to provide an element of mystery and mood. 

In the next image, the long shadows indicate that is late in the day. The shadows in the next image help create depth. The shadow in this image extends the subject.

For more shadows visit Lynda Mowat from Heartstrings Photography, based in Hamilton, New Zealand, and after that check out the rest of the blog posts until you circle right back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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. Don't forget to come out and see us TOMORROW, Saturday, September 15 at the Montgomery Farmer's Market where you can enter to win your own pet portrait session.

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Mr Bojangles Paco Pet Love Photography Project 52 shadows https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/9/project-52-shadows-week-37 Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Happy | Week 36 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/9/project-52-happy-week-36 It's Friday and that means today is another installment of our professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. The theme for Week 36 is "Happy." I was taking some pictures of Mr. Bojangles and Paco to test out some ideas that I had for themed images using these adorable BARK dog toys I purchased at Target. BARK toys are from the makers of BarkBox, which is a monthly subscription of toys and treats for your dog. Paco gets a BarkBox each month, but we love checking out the selection of their toys at Target, as well. While reviewing the images I discovered this image of Paco...which totally makes me happy. Paco has some of the best expressions! (I wonder if he was trying to tell me something here? LOL!)

If you would like to see more happy images, then head over to visit Darlene with Pant the Town Photography serving MA and NH, and after that check out the rest of the blog posts until you circle right back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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. Don't forget to come out and see us NEXT Saturday, September 15 at the Montgomery Farmer's Market where you can enter to win your own pet portrait session.

 

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Bark BarkBox chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography dog toys happy Paco Pet Love Photography Project 52 Target https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/9/project-52-happy-week-36 Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Brown | Week 35 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/8/project-52-brown-week-35 It's Friday again and we have another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. Our theme for Week 35 is "brown." This week Paco took center stage as my model because he is much browner than Mr. Bojangles. I didn't leave the brown completely to him though, as we used our new vintage suitcase props as the smaller of the two is brown. The brown of Paco and the suitcase is complemented by the purples and greens of the plants behind him.   Don't let the brown get you down, up next is Danyel Rogers with Wag to my Heart Serving the Portland Metro Area, 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, 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) brown chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography happy dog Paco Pet Love Photography Project 52 small dog https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/8/project-52-brown-week-35 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Golden Hour | Week 34 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/8/project-52-golden-hour-week-34 It's finally Friday! This week seemed like it would never end, but here we are. We're at Week 34 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our topic for the week is "golden hour." The golden hour is the magic time in photography where the light is perfect. There are basically two golden hours per day (and they aren't necessarily an hour, either) in the morning just after sunrise and in the evening just before sunset. 

For this week's photos, Mr. Bojangles and I headed to our favorite local park. The problem with trying to photography at our favorite park for golden hour is that there are a lot of trees that block the sun and when you have a little dog, it becomes even more difficult to get the light just right. So, I used a couple of vintage suitcases I recently acquired to raise Mr. Bojangles up a little closer to the angle of the sun, so we could capture the magical light. Stay golden and head over to see Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching portraits in Coppell and surrounding communities in Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas, then go around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) cairn terrier chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography golden hour l Montgomery Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Pioneer Park Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/8/project-52-golden-hour-week-34 Fri, 24 Aug 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Architectural | Week 33 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/8/project-52-architectural-week-33 It's Friday and that means another professional pet photography Project 52 blog post. For Week 33 our theme is "architectural." As we are free to interpret our theme however we want, I was trying to get creative and think of some exciting architectural elements to include. In the end I decided to use the stairs in our home, because it's a gathering spot whenever I'm downstairs. Mr. Bojangles likes to know where I am at all times and usually hangs out at the top of the stairs waiting for me to come up, but this time I hit the jackpot and got Paco and Diana as well.

For more architectural elements, head over to see Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography, then go around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 cat cat photography chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog and cat dog photography doorway Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/8/project-52-architectural-week-33 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa Yappy Hour Pool Party | August 7, 2018 | Cincinnati Dog Photographer https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/8/red-dog-pet-resort-spa-yappy-hour-pool-party-august-7-2018-cincinnati-dog-photographer Last Tuesday Mr. Bojangles and I got to attend the Red Dog Pet Resort and Spa Yappy Hour Pool Party at their Cincinnati location. The event started off a little slow because Mother Nature decided it was time for a shower; however, the rain let up and plenty of people and dogs came out for this fun event. Mr. Bojangles had a fabulous time running around meeting some new furiends. He especially enjoyed spending some time with Penny, the pug. Of course, I wasn't there to just photograph Mr. Bojangles having fun, but all the other dogs as well. Here are some of my favorite images from the evening. It was a fun event as you can see from all the happy dogs. Red Dog plans to have another Yappy Hour event at the end of September, so follow them on Facebook for more details. You can see the rest of the photos from the event at the following link: https://www.petlovephotography.com/reddogpoolparty

Don't forget that Pet Love Photography would love to photograph your dog or other pets! If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) "special event" Oakley "dog photography" chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati dog photography Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography dog pool dog splash Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography pool party pug Red Dog Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa sheepadoodle terrier wet dogs yappy hour https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/8/red-dog-pet-resort-spa-yappy-hour-pool-party-august-7-2018-cincinnati-dog-photographer Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:24:58 GMT
Project 52: Wide Open | Week 32 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/8/project-52-wide-open-week-32 It's Week 32 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme is "wide open." In photography shooting wide open is shooting at the widest aperture (smallest f-stop.) For this week's challenge, I used my 50mm lens which at its widest aperture is f/1.4. All of the images this week were shot with the following settings: 1/320. f/1.4, 400 ISO. 

This week I photographed some rescue pets for Three Sisters Pet Rescue/Ohio Hound Rescue. Among the kitties I photographed were two orange kittens (which are my favorite), so I decided to use these two adoptable, adorable kittens for my post this week. Here are sisters Vicky and Louise. If you are interested in adopting either Vicky or Louise, contact Three Sisters for more information. 

Now visit Mikahla Dorey, Pet Photographer in Nova Scotia Canada, then check out the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. Don't forget to come out to see us tomorrow at the O.F.F. Market at Madtree Brewing in Oakley.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) 50mm lens adopt don't shop cats Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography kittens Ohio Hound Rescue orange kittens Pet Love Photography Project 52 rescue rescue cats rescue kittens Three Sisters wide open https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/8/project-52-wide-open-week-32 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Negative Space | Week 31 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/8/project-52-negative-space-week-31 It's Week 31 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme this week is "negative space." Negative space in photography is the space around your subject. In other words, you don't want to have a lot of distraction around the subject in your images when utilizing negative space. That doesn't mean you can't have other objects or people in your image, but you want to make sure the focus of your image remains on the subject and is not distracted by ancillary objects.

For this week's challenge, Mr. Bojangles and I headed out to a new (for us) park in the Montgomery, Ohio area. I've driven by this park a million times, but have never been there before this week and wanted to branch out from our usual favorite local park. We took a walk around the park before our photo session in order to scope out the best locations. It was a warm day, so Mr. Bojangles is a little hot. I love using colorful playgrounds as settings for photos.  Next up is Tim Evans Photography, photographing people and pets throughout Mississippi, after that head over to visit the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 Montgomery negative space Pet Love Photography Project 52 Weller Park https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/8/project-52-negative-space-week-31 Fri, 03 Aug 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Big Sky | Week 30 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/7/project-52-big-sky-week-30 We've reached the end of the week and that means we have another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. Our Week 30 theme is "big sky." Because of my schedule and the weather, I waited until Thursday do my photographs for this week (technically they're supposed to be done by Wednesday); unfortunately, I waited too long in the day to take them and by that time there were no good skies. :(  So, I am going to post some of my favorite past big sky photos instead.

One of my favorite pictures featuring Mr. Bojangles and his Coco taken at their engagement session last year. Mt. Storm Park and the Temple of Love were just one of the locations for their engagement shoot, but it was my very favorite location we used. Chihuahua Love at Mt. Storm Park | CincinnatiChihuahua Love at Mt. Storm Park | Cincinnati

This image from last year was taken at our favorite local park and is along the lines of what I was hoping to get for this week's blog. This image was also taken last year and has the same thing in common with the other two images in that I used my 14mm manual focus lens. It's currently the only lens I have with that wide of an angle. I love how it really brings the sky into the image and allows you to see everything around. Next up, visit Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching pet portraits in Coppell and surrounding areas in Dallas - Fort Worth Texas; then head over to visit the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) big sky Cincinnati Pet Photography Coco dog photography Mariemont Montgomery Mr Bojangles Mt. Storm Park Pet Love Photography Pioneer Park Project 52 Temple of Love https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/7/project-52-big-sky-week-30 Fri, 27 Jul 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Doorways | Week 29 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/7/project-52-doorways-week-29 It's Week 29 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and the theme of "doorways." There are many doorways to choose from in Greater Cincinnati, but this week Mr. Bojangles and I headed out to the Little Red Schoolhouse aka the Washington School in Indian Hill. Built in 1873, the Little Red Schoolhouse, also known as the Washington School, is on the National Register of Historic Places. This former school is now home to the Indian Hill Historical Society and is also available for rentals. It's times like these where you see that Mr. Bojangles truly is a little dog in a big world. Head through the next doorway to visit Linda of VPShoots Photography serving Tampa, Florida, and surrounding areas, then head over to visit the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) b chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography doorways Indian Hill Little Red Schoolhouse Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 The Washington School https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/7/project-52-doorways-week-29 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Head Tilt | Week 28 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/7/project-52-head-tilt-week-28 We've reached Week 28 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. Our theme for this week is "head tilt." Unfortunately, neither Paco nor Mr. Bojangles were feeling it this week, and this image is the closest thing I got to a head tilt from either of them. In the past, however, I've gotten some excellent head tilts out of Paco, such as this one below.

While Mr. Bojangles isn't quite the head-tilter that Paco can be, he does sometimes give me a slight head tilt (just not this week), as he did in this image. "Cincinnati dog photographer Pet Love Photography photographs Mr. Bojangles the cairnchi in black and white"Chihuahua Cairn Terrier Mr. Bojangles poses in black and white Tilt your head to the next blog from Lynda from Heartstrings Photography based in Hamilton, New Zealand, then head over to visit the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 head tilt Mr Bojangles Paco Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/7/project-52-head-tilt-week-28 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: By A Nose | Week 27 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/7/project-52-by-a-nose-week-27 Usually, the eyes have it, but our professional pet photography Project 52 blog post is in by a nose this week. For Week 27 we were tasked with focusing on noses. In any photo session, my main goal is to focus on the eyes, but sometimes it's fun to focus on different features of the animal you're photographing. This week, it's all about the nose with Mr. Bojangles and Paco.

Now nose on over to see Danyel with Wag to My Heart, and then nose around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) by a nose chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography montgomery Mr Bojangles Paco Pet Love Photography Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/7/project-52-by-a-nose-week-27 Fri, 06 Jul 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Landmarks | Week 26 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/project-52-landmarks-week-26 It's Friday and that brings us to another professional pet photography Project 52 blog post. This week we are at Week 26, which means the year is already half over! How time flies. Our topic for this week's images was "landmark." I've photographed Mr. Bojangles at several of Cincinnati's more prominent landmarks before so wanted to do something a little different. This week we visited Mariemont and although we've posted photos taken in Mariemont before we haven't used this particular location before. Our photos for this week are at the Mariemont Inn, which was built in 1926 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Mariemont itself is a National Historic Landmark, so we couldn't go wrong with using any scenery in this charming planned community.

​​​​​​​See another landmark image from Linda Perdue with VPShoots Photography in Tampa, FL, 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, 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) building cairn terrier chihuahua Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography historic landmarks Mariemont Mariemont Inn Mr Bojangles National Register of Historic Places Project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/project-52-landmarks-week-26 Fri, 29 Jun 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa Yappy Hour | June 25, 2018 | Cincinnati Dog Photographer https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/red-dog-pet-resort-spa-yappy-hour-june-25-2018-cincinnati-dog-photographer This past Monday we had the opportunity to participate in the Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa Yappy Hour hosted at their Cincinnati location. It was a great inaugural event held in their outdoor dog park. Their dog park offers lots of space to run and fun activities for dogs. The Yappy Hour featured refreshments for humans and dogs, paw print art from the ladies of Pug Fair, adoptable dogs from Three Sisters Pet Rescue/Ohio Hound Rescue, and a raffle with prizes from Red Dog and Pet Love Photography

I had the opportunity to take some pictures of this fun event and Mr. Bojangles had the opportunity to run around and meet some new dogs and have fun. Here are some of my favorite pictures from this fun social event for people and dogs.

If you'd like to see the rest of the images from this event, follow this link to the full gallery. For more information on all that Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa has to offer, visit their website.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) "dog photography" "Ohio Hound Rescue" "special event" "Three Sisters Pet Rescue" hounds Oakley chihuahua Cincinnati cincinnati dog photography Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Red Dog Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa yappy hour" https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/red-dog-pet-resort-spa-yappy-hour-june-25-2018-cincinnati-dog-photographer Thu, 28 Jun 2018 19:51:55 GMT
Project 52: Selfies | Week 25 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/project-52-selfies-week-25 It's Week 25 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme is "selfies." Yesterday was #NationalSelfieDay, so we are only one day off in our posting. For this week's challenge, Mr. Bojangles took hold of the camera to snap a couple of selfies. For more selfies, head over to see Elaine Tweedy, I Got the Shot Pet Photography, serving Northeastern PA and surrounding areas, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

Come out tomorrow to see me at the Montgomery Farmers' Market from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm and on Monday at Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa in Oakley for Yappy Hour from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) cairn terrier chihuahua Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 selfie https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/project-52-selfies-week-25 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: HDR | Week 24 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/project-52-hdr-week-24 It's Friday, so that means we have another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. Our theme for Week 24 is HDR or high dynamic range. Basically, high dynamic range is the range between the lights and darks of an image. HDR images are typically a series of images blended together to create an image that includes a broader dynamic range than you can get in a single image. For this week's challenge, Mr. Bojangles and I headed out to our favorite local park, which was probably not the best location to shoot HDR images.

I used two different approaches to get my images this week. For the first, I combined three different exposures (not so successfully) to get a final image. I basically combined an overexposed image, an underexposed image, and a properly exposed image to get the final image. This did not turn out the way I was expecting and it's definitely not a good example of HDR photography.

First up is the overexposed image. Next up is the underexposed image. Then the properly exposed image. And, finally, the combined image, which certainly doesn't look that much different than the properly exposed image. Finally, we have a clear winner in the final image, which was created from the properly exposed image and edited using HDR Efex Pro from Nik Software. You can see how the detail is picked out more in this final HDR image. For more HDR images, head over to see Ursula M. Garrison, a freelance photographer based on the South Shore of Lake Superior in Northern Wisconsin, 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, 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 hdr high dynamic range montgomery mr bojangles pet love photography pioneer park project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/project-52-hdr-week-24 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Blue | Week 23 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/project-52-blue-week-23 It's Week 23 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and the theme of "blue." This week I did blue two ways in that Mr. Bojangles is wearing a blue tie...a bow tie, of course. I also chose to photograph him during the blue hour. The blue hour is a period of twilight where the light appears blue. Because you can't see the sky in this image you don't get the full effect of the blue light, but you can see a blue cast to the light surrounding Mr. Bojangles. Don't be blue, there are more pictures over at Shae Pepper Photography and then go around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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) blue blue hour chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography montgomery mr bojangles pet love photography project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/project-52-blue-week-23 Fri, 08 Jun 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Black & White | Week 22 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/project-52-black-white-week-22 How do the short weeks always seem so long? Anyway, it's finally Friday and that means another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. It's Week 22 and our theme for the week is "black & white." This past weekend I did one of my limited edition "Year of the Dog" headshot sessions at the PetPeople in West Chester. I didn't plan it, but it worked out that quite a few of my doggy clients helped me with what to do for this week's theme.

First up, we have the beautiful border collie, Spader. This gorgeous older girl was my best poser of the day. Every image I took of her was spot on.

And while the "year of the Dog" limited edition sessions are headshots, I did take full body images of most of the dogs so that the pet parents have more looks to choose from than just a headshot. How adorable is Spader's sitting pose?

Next up we have Evie. This adorable girl is only 6 months old. Still a puppy and so very regal!

And finally, we have Halo, the sheltie. This gorgeous girl is also a therapy dog. Technically, Halo isn't just black and white, because she's a merle so that means there are shades of gray, as well (but it still counts for black and white.)

Look at all that floof!

To see more black and white images, head over to see Danyel Rogers from Wag to my Heart serving the Portland, OR Metro Area, 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, 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 black and white border collie cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography dogs great dane merle people pet pet love photography project 52 puppy sheltie stores" west chester white https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/project-52-black-white-week-22 Fri, 01 Jun 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Cityscape | Week 21 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/5/project-52-cityscape-week-21 It seems this week sped by and it's Friday again, so that means we have another professional pet photography Project 52 blog post. Our theme for Week 21 was "Cityscape." When you think of a landscape, you think of anything but a city; so, a cityscape is kind of the opposite of a landscape. My cityscape for this week does include some landscape, but it also contains the cityscape of Downtown Cincinnati as seen from Devou Park in Covington, Kentucky

I knew for this week that I wanted to have the Cincinnati skyline as my backdrop and the best views of it tend to come from the hills around the city. I hadn't been to Devou Park for years, but I'm always seeing pictures from other photographers with the spectacular backdrop of the city. It was the BF's birthday and he had the day off work, so we packed up Mr. Bojangles and went to the park. It was a picture postcard day, but also quite warm in the sun, so I first had Mr. Bojangles sit on my reflector (the black disc underneath him) as I didn't want his paws or bottom to burn. Since the picnic table was covered up for some frames of shooting, I decided to remove the reflector and have Mr. Bojangles sit on a slightly cooler (he wasn't going to get burned) table. And, since it was a family outing (even though the rest of our furry family wasn't with us), we decided to take a family portrait to commemmorate the BF's birthday. To see more cityscapes, visit Elayne Massaini do PET Photos de Sao Paulo, Brazil, then travel around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

This Saturday I will have a booth at the Montgomery Farmer's Market in Montgomery and on Sunday I will be at the PetPeople in West Chester, Ohio, doing "Year of the Dog" headshots. Call us at 513-288-1650 to book your appointment; walk-ins welcome as we have the time. If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 cityscape covington devou park dog photography downtown cincinnati kentucky mr bojangles pet love photography project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/5/project-52-cityscape-week-21 Fri, 25 May 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Humor | Week 20 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/5/project-52-humor-week-20 It's Week 20 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle and our topic for the week is "humor." I wracked my brain all week to come up with a really great idea, but never quite decided what I wanted to do. At the very last minute, inspiration struck me as a came across a Halloween costume hat I'd actually bought for my cat, Diana. So, I packed up Mr. Bojangles, the hat, another prop, and we headed to our favorite local park.

The little Halloween costume hat inspired me to make Mr. Bojangles a fortune teller in the woods...even better, I already owned a crystal ball I had bought for photography but had yet to use. Perfect!

The really humorous thing about this image is that I only realized when I got home and was looking at the pictures on my computer that the veil should have actually gone over Mr. Bojangles' nose. Maybe that's why he's laughing at me. LOL!

For some more humor head over to see Nancy Kieffer Photography serving Central New York, the Adirondacks, and beyond, then travel around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

This Saturday I will be at the PetPeople in Springboro, Ohio, doing "Year of the Dog" headshots. Call us at 513-288-1650 to book your appointment; walk-ins welcome as we have the time. If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 humor montgomery montgomery pet photographer mr bojangles pet love photography pioneer park project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/5/project-52-humor-week-20 Fri, 18 May 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Backlight | Week 19 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/5/project-52-backlight-week-19 It’s Friday and that means another professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 post; this week our theme is backlight. Backlight is pretty much exactly what it sounds like, when the light comes from behind your subject. For this week’s images, Mr. Bojangles and I headed out to Cincinnati’s Eden Park as we hand’t been there for a while.

To see more backlight head over to visit Nancy Kieffer Photography serving Central New York, the Adirondacks, and beyond, 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, 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) backlight chihuahua cincinnati pet photography dog photography eden park mr bojangles pet love photography project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/5/project-52-backlight-week-19 Fri, 11 May 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Colorful | Week 18 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/5/project-52-colorful-week-18 We're at Week 18 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme for the week was "colorful." This week coincided with a trip to Nashville for a family wedding and the perfect opportunity to scout locations in a new city. Nashville has a lot to offer beyond the country music scene and one of those offerings is artwork in the form of murals covering buildings throughout the city. You can find many online links to a variety of different murals, but one site is Nashville Walls Project and another is from Nashville blogger Greta Hollar. While I didn't see any of the murals from the walls project, I did see quite a few around town, but I spent most of my picture taking time with the wonderful murals located along the business corridor of 12th Avenue South or just 12South.

The above image is a detail of the following mural. This next mural is the stripes on the side of the Reese Witherspoon lifestyle brand, Draper James As with all the murals, this was a pretty popular spot (especially since it was a sunny Sunday afternoon), but I spotted something even more special on our first walk-by of the building and knew I had to use it for an image. The iconic Rolling Stones "hot lips" logo promoting an exhibition of Rolling Stones memorabilia "Exhibitionism" at the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville. (I am totally going to have to go back to Nashville before this exhibit closes, because The Rolling Stones were my mom's favorite band and we saw them in concert three times!)

There were more murals in this area and I photographed a few of them with my iPhone, but you'll have to follow both Mr. Bojangles (@official_mr_bojangles) and Paco (@the_real_pacocabra) on Instagram in order to see those images.

Of course, a trip to Nashville would not be complete without stopping by the Grand Ole Opry for a photo or two, and that's just what we did. Paco posed with his daddy.

 And Mr. Bojangles posed like the rockstar that he is. We all had a great time in Nashville and I look forward to visiting there again. 

For more colorful images head down to Brazil to see Elayne Massaini - PET Photos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 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, 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) 12 south 12th avenue south chihuahuas colorful dog photography grand ole opry mr bojangles murals nashville paco pet love photography project 52 road trip rolling stones tennessee https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/5/project-52-colorful-week-18 Fri, 04 May 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Patterns | Week 17 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/4/project-52-patterns-week-17 It's Friday and that means another professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 post; it's Week 17 and our theme was patterns. Unfortunately, the week got away from me and I ended up not having time to do my photos for the week, so I decided to revisit some of my favorite pattern images.

This is one of my very favorite pattern locations and I've photographed here quite a few times. This one has the patterns of the fence bars, plus the pattern of my favorite of Mr. Bojangles' fleece coats.

Here's a leopard print pattern dog lounge that gets quite a lot of use around our house by both dogs and cats.  Next up is Paco in my favorite chair with the zebra striped pattern. I love this chair and have had it for a very long time. It was the first piece of furniture I bought of my own.

To see what patterns are up next, visit Kim with BARKography on location in Vancouver, BC, 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, 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: Headshots | Week 16 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/4/project-52-headshots-week-16 It's been a busy week, but we've finally reached Friday! That brings us to our weekly professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 post; for Week 16 our theme was "headshots." Headshots are the professional portraits people use for their corporate bios, online profiles, and official publicity photos. For the second week in a row, Paco served as my subject.

Because headshots are, typically, just what they say they are (shots of the head) I really like using a square crop on them.  In the second image, Paco channeled his inner James Bond. 

For more headshots, visit Ursula Garrison Photography servicing Northern Wisconsin and the Chequamegon Bay area, 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, 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 headshots paco pet love photography pet portrait portrait project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/4/project-52-headshots-week-16 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Get Close | Week 15 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/4/project-52-get-close-week-15 It's Week 15 of professional pet photography blog circle {rpject 52 and our theme is "get close." This week we're getting close with Paco. I don't currently have a macro lens, so didn't get as close as I wanted, but close enough. To get close with more pets head over to see Elaine Tweedy, I Got the Shot Photography, Northeastern PA Pet Photographer, then visit the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, 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 get close paco pet love photography project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/4/project-52-get-close-week-15 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Leading Lines | Week 14 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/4/project-52-leading-lines-week-14 It’s Friday and time for another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post; this week it’s Week 14 and our challenge was “leading lines.” Leading lines are a compositional element used to draw your eye to the subject. 

For this week’s outing, Mr. Bojangles and I took advantage of our one day of Spring weather to explore some new areas. We were in Northern Kentucky for a doggy Easter egg hunt, so a quick trip down to the river in Covington was in order. Fortunately, we found some leading lines to help us complete our challenge for the week.

For our first leading lines image John A. Roebling helped us out...well, his statue located at the foot of his bridge in Covington did at any rate. 

We walked a little way down the riverfront and discovered some more great photo spots and leading lines. We definitely plan to return to this area on a day that is not quite so blustery.

To see where the next set of lines leads, head over to see Sandra McCarthy Photography-Serving Southern NH, then visit the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book "A Day in the Life" session, our documentary-style session or any other custom pet portrait session, 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 covington dog photography john a. roebling kentucky leading lines mr bojangles pet love photography project 52 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/4/project-52-leading-lines-week-14 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: A Day in the Life | Week 13 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-a-day-in-the-life-week-13 It's Week 13 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme for the week is "Day in the Life." Unfortunately, the weather was just not cooperating this week to do what I wanted to do and show one of the fun outing days in Mr. Bojangles' life, so we had to compromise and show a shortened version. With all the rain this past week we couldn't get out to any of our favorite park locations and it was just too damp to take a nice walk, so we improvised and went shopping, instead! Mr. Bojangles loves to go for car rides. In order to keep him secure in the car, he is tethered to his Kurgo Rover car seat. Since it was raining, we decided to go to Mr. Bojangles' favorite store for treats, EarthWise Pet. He loves to go there and see all of his friends (except for his nemesis, Gary, the shop cat.) Gary and Mr. Bojangles have cultivated a mutual dislike of each other, but on this trip, we didn't see Gary, so all was well. Mr. Bojangles even got a bag of his favorite treats! I call these Sojos Simply Turkey treats "doggy crack." As my dogs go completely nuts for them...even Diana, the cat, likes them. Mr. Bojangles is super picky about his treats, so I'm always happy when he ends up liking something and these treats are definitely his favorites. The only have one ingredient and that's 100% turkey, so I can feel good about giving them to him, too. After our visit to EarthWise Pet was over, we headed to Office Depot to shop for some office supplies for the Pet Love Photography office. I can never seem to find a pen that works when I need it, so I bought several packs of pens to keep me well-stocked for a while. For another day in the life of another pet, head down under to see Lynda Mowat from Heartstrings Photography based in Hamilton, New Zealand, then visit the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book "A Day in the Life" session, our documentary-style session or any other custom pet portrait session, 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) cairn terrier car ride chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati pet photography day in the life documentary-style photography dog photography earthwise pet kurgo mr bojangles office depot pet love photography project 52 shopping sojos https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-a-day-in-the-life-week-13 Fri, 30 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Revisit & Re-edit | Week 12 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-revisit-re-edit-week-12-Cincinnati-dog-photographer It's another Friday, so that means we have our weekly professional pet photography Project 52 blog post and our Week 12 theme is "revisit and re-edit." Usually, we take new photos for each week's challenge, but this week we are taking old images and making them new again by re-editing them. I decided to take an image that I love from three years ago and give it a more artistic, painted treatment.

Here is the original of Mr. Bojangles in Downtown Cincinnati from 2015. 

And here is the re-edited image.

Now to see some more old images that are new again, head over to Ono Pet Photography serving Fairhope, Alabama, then visit 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) cairn terrier cincinnati cincinnati pet photography digital painting dog in the city dog photography downtown cincinnati mr bojangles project 52 reedit revisit urban https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-revisit-re-edit-week-12-Cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Favorite Song | Week 11 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-favorite-song-week-11 I love music! It's Week 11 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme is "favorite song." This was a hard one for me because I don't have just one favorite song, I have many favorite songs and I spent the entire week agonizing over what to choose. I kept going back and forth over which song to highlight and then trying to figure out how my pictures would represent the song. It was SO HARD! 

I finally decided I would just roll with it and chose one of my most favorite of my favorite songs (make sense out of that.) I especially like the unifying message in the song "when all in all, we're just like you."  I hope that you take my loose visual interpretation of my "favorite song" for this week's challenge, "In the Meantime" by Spacehog.

I decided that my images would especially represent the chorus:

We love the all the all of you
Where lands are green and skies are blue
When all in all, we're just like you
We love the all of you *

Because, of course, I love the all of Mr. Bojangles and our lands are definitely green and our sky was actually blue the day we took the pictures. And, of course, we're just like you. And to make up for the fact there was only one picture of Mr. Bojangles last week, I made sure to include a lot of images this week...because what could be more like you, the pet lover, than having tons of pictures of my pet. ;)

To see what other favorite songs have been chosen, head over to visit Kim with BARKography on location in Dataw SC, 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.

*Written by Royston Langdon

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Project 52: Minimalist | Week 10 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-minimalist-week-10 It's Week 10 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme this week is "minimalist" According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, minimalism is "characterized by extreme spareness or simplicity." Generally, I would interpret this theme as an opportunity to do some photos on a plain white background (which is one of my favorites), but I decided to try a minimalist approach to photographing Mr. Bojangles outdoors. I was helped in this regard by my choice of 70-200mm lens which very nicely blurred out the background so as to minimize its distraction from my subject. Mr. Bojangles was seated on a stump and I tried to keep as little of it as possible in my frame so as to not distract from my subject. I wanted my minimalistic approach to be all about focusing on my subject, Mr. Bojangles. For more of less, head over to read the blog from Elaine Tweedy of I Got The Shot Photography, serving pets and their people in Northeastern PA,  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) cairn terrier chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography loveland minimalism minimalist mr bojangles pet love photography project 52 symmes park https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-minimalist-week-10 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Wide Angle | Week 9 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-wide-angle-week-9 It's another Friday, so that means we have another professional pet photography Project 52 blog post. This week our theme was "wide angle." With that in mind, I wanted to make sure I got some landscape background in the wide angle shot. While I don't have a super wide angle lens, I do have a lens that opens to 24mm. I also have a 14mm lens, but since it's manual focus I have hit or miss luck with using it (I really need to get a new pair of glasses as my prescription is old.) As luck would have it, or in this case for many, no luck at all for those affected, the Ohio River was experiencing high levels resulting in areal flooding. 

Because Downtown Cincinnati sits on the banks of the Ohio River, the best place to view the city skyline is from Northern Kentucky. To that end, we went to Newport on the Levee to get a view of the flooding and the city. Since it was a sunny day, although still a little cool, we weren't the only ones that had the same idea. In the first image, Mr. Bojangles is more interested in another dog than in paying attention to me.  You can see how high the river is as there is hardly any clearance under the bridge...and this was before the river crested at over 60 feet.

This image was taken with my 24mm-120mm lens at about 30mm. This image was taken using my 50mm lens. It's still on the wider side, but not so wide as the first lens.

The next day was warmer and sunnier, so Mr. Bojangles and I packed up and headed to Alms Park in Cincinnati to get a different perspective on the Ohio River flooding. We also got a view of flooding from the tributary Little Miami River, but some of the flooding from the Little Miami had already receded. The brown ribbon in the middle is the Ohio River.

This image was taken with the 24mm-120mm lens at around 40mm. For more wide-angle perspective, head over to read the blog from Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching family portraits in Coppell, Texas and surrounding communities in the Dallas - Fort Worth area, 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) alms park chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography flood kentucky little miami river mr bojangles newport on the levee ohio river pet love photography project 52 wide angle https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-wide-angle-week-9 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Silhouette | Week 8 https://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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Project 52: Year of the Dog | Week 7 https://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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Project 52: Fantasy | Week 6 https://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 https://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 https://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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Project 52: Catchlights | Week 4 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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.  Victoria | Senior Cat | CincinnatiVictoria | Senior Cat | Cincinnati Rule of Thirds | Victoria | Project 52Rule of Thirds | Victoria | Project 52 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. Raisin | Tabby Cat | CincinnatiRaisin | Tabby Cat | Cincinnati Project 52 | Rule of Thirds | RaisinProject 52 | Rule of Thirds | Raisin

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.

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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. Dunkin | Tuxedo Cat | CincinnatiDunkin | Tuxedo Cat | Cincinnati Rule of Thirds | Dunkin | Project 52Rule of Thirds | Dunkin | Project 52

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 https://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 https://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 https://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! https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/12/project-52-relaxing-week-50 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Architectural | Week 49 https://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 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/12/project-52-architectural-week-49 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Emotion | Week 48 https://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 https://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 https://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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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) bay area best friend session cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography montgomery pet love photography rescue dogs: portraits and stories san francisco san francisco pet photography shop small small business saturday special https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/11/small-business-saturday-special-pet-love-photography Sat, 25 Nov 2017 15:54:58 GMT
Project 52: Bird's Eye View | Week 47 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/11/project-52-bold-colors-week-44-Cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 03 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Unusual | Week 43 https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/10/project-52-unusual-week-43-Cincinnati-dog-photographer We've reached another Friday, so that means it's time for our weekly professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 post. Our theme for Week 43 is "unusual." I must admit that this week totally had me stumped. I've been pretty busy this past week, so didn't have a lot of time to think about what I was going to do that was unusual. As I was looking at pictures I had taken trying to get inspired, it finally hit me. I would post the pictures I took earlier this month (whoops!) of Mr. Bojangles and Paco in their Halloween costumes since Halloween is almost here. As I was editing the photos, I thought "how boring" and not really that unusual...so I got my creative juices flowing and made the images into something just a little out of the ordinary. I hope you enjoy them.

First up, we have the original boring (yet, indubitably cute) pictures of "The Lion King" and "Chewpaco."

To make these pictures fit the bill of "unusual," I used a couple of stock images I purchased for the backgrounds. I think they definitely take these two  images from boring to unusual.

Since we have Mr. Bojangles "The Lion King" we had to give him a royal red throne. And, as for "Chewpaco" (I laugh every time I say that), well, he needed to visit Tatooine, of course. Han Solo was back at the Millennium Falcon checking on some repairs, so Chewpaco was left to his own devices. Fortunately, it was a quiet evening on Tatooine and there were no sketchy characters about.

It's not unusual to see some great photography when you head over to see Elaine with I Got the Shot Photography, serving Northeastern PA and surrounding areas, nor when you head around the rest of the blog circle before ending 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 on Monday for our holiday card session specials.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chewbacca chihuahuas cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography fantasy mr bojangles paco pet love photography project 52 star wars tatooine the lion king unusual https://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2017/10/project-52-unusual-week-43-Cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 27 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Brick | Week 42 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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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Project 52: Eyes | Week 38 https://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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Project 52: Night | Week 37 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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.