I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…. It’s always Year of the Dog at StinkDog Photos!
However since today is the beginning of the Chinese New Year and the 2018 zodiac is Year of the Dog we had to do something fun and special to celebrate the occasion.
Buddha the chow came into my studio for a dog photography session and we photographed him with this beautiful handmade collar in front of some red lanterns and we may have added a few gold coins and bars to the photo in post production.
Buddha looks divine and I’m thrilled with how his image came out.
Not that we needed help celebrating anything dog related! Though I do feel like it’s a sign of great things to come this year. So happy Chinese New Year to you and your pup. We wish you all the best.
And if you’re interested in a custom pet photography session of your own. Contact us for more information.
Every year people rush to have portraits taken sometime in the fall or flock to find Christmas mini sessions so they can have a nice image to send out for a Christmas or New Year’s card. It’s a lovely idea sharing your best photos with friends and family. But then what? Most people don’t seem to do anything with them after that. The outfits they wore for the photography session last longer than the portraits if all you do is use them for a seasonal card. Print your portraits to make the most out of your Christmas mini sessions and make your memories last.
Aside from giving small gifts prints to relatives or creating ornaments with them why not decorate your home with them?
If you have guests coming for Christmas decorate your guest room to make things merry. A trio of prints above the bed with mini stockings or a wreath on the bed frame is a great way for them to enjoy a little Christmas spirit.
Deck the hallways with a Christmas portrait. I’ve seen people use wrapping paper to cover up their summer portraits for the season. Instead of covering them up, exchange it for the season. Select your favorite Christmas print and put it up in the hallway or entry way to greet friends when they come in the door. Who can resist a favorite portrait of your pooch by the tree?
Decorate your own bedroom. Some people use small trees to decorate their bedrooms. I live in a house that’s over a hundred years old, there’s no room for a tree. But, the one thing I can do is hang a portrait of my favorite pup above my bed.
Having a Christmas feast? Decorate your dinning room with portraits from those holiday mini sessions. They will make any feast more festive and you’ll have something that will last longer than that floral piece on the table.
Seasonal portraits are a great way to decorate your home for the holidays. You don’t have to water them, vacuum up the dead pine needles, or polish the sap off the table. It’s a simple easy way to make your home look beautiful and feel welcoming for the holidays. Canvas, metals, and framed prints are easy to take down and store the rest of the year too. Treat them gently and you’ll have timeless holiday decor that will last for generations.
If you’re still in need of a portrait session for you and your pet we have one more date left for our Christmas mini sessions email us for more information.
It’s that time of year! Time to start thinking about your Christmas cards and holiday photos. Everyone wants more photos of you and your furry best friends. That’s why you should schedule a limited edition holiday portrait session with StinkDog Photos this year.
We have two dates available in our Belmar studio on November 26, and December 3rd for Christmas card mini sessions. If you are interested in booking or need additional information contact us here.
Our sessions are classic and beautiful. This simple set means you’re dog will shine in the photos. Don’t let Santa get all the attention this year.
Juni and Bergen the Denver doodles are looking really stinkin’ cute in their photos below.
Our limited edition sessions sell out every year so don’t wait to book. Contact StinkDog Photos to get your stinking’ cute photos.
Recently I went to France to photograph dogs. Yep, you read that right. I traveled from Denver, Colorado to Paris, France just to photograph dogs and it was AMAZING! Let me tell you it was a dream come true for this dog photographer.
My first week in France I stayed in Paris. I was a tourist for a few days and went to see a few of the things I missed the last time I was in Paris. I went to the Catacombs to see dead people, I went to Montmartre to see art, and I walked anywhere and everywhere to find yummy pastries and coffee. Is there anything better than Ladurée macarons? I think not.
Oh, but you wanted to know about the pet photography session didn’t you?
This lovely lady is Lea. She belongs to Lisa, a musician that lives outside of Paris. They came to meet me for a portrait session and we wondered all around Paris trying to find a few fun places for Lea to have her photos taken.
We went to Maxim’s, and to Napoleon’s tomb and a pretty little spot right outside of the Tuileries garden. Even though Lea had not really spent any time in the city, she did an amazing job being my adorable little dog model. She’s shy, but I have my ways with the puppies and Lea was my new furry best friend in no time at all. She did so well we even got to run off leash for a bit of playtime underneath the Eiffel Tower! Oh how lucky we are!
One of the things I noticed about Paris is that dogs are welcome. I saw them in restaurants, in train stations, and hotels. Some were off leash and some were not and no one seemed to pay any attention. I was amazed to walk off the train and to see dogs following their owners off leash onto the cars. The dogs I saw were all very well behaved. I’m not saying all the dogs in France are perfect but they do seem to be ok with dogs being dogs and the dogs seem to respond with being very close to their owners and behaving pretty well in a lot of different situations.
Here are a few of Lea’s photos from our pet photography session in Paris.
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