Tuesday, September 29, 2009

We're Moving Blogs

This is bitter sweet for me. Blogger was where it all got started. But with growth comes change and so now I have to say "bon voyage" as Pawsitively Pictures Blog will now join forces with Word Press. Here, we will be able to blog bigger and better than ever before and I am so excited about that.
Here are the links to Pawsitively Pictures as well as the Pawsitively Pictures blog.
And of course, since I hate posting without any pictures, check out my new logo on the welcome image of my first word press posting.

Friday, September 25, 2009

A Very Moving Video

Yes, I know what you are thinking. I am a pet photographer so why have I been posting so many videos to my blog. Well, it's because I want to post my images on the new blog. I am in the final phases of blog building. My super talented friend, Lindsey Luxa , is just about finished with the Pawsitively Pictures logo. So we should be up and running by this weekend! I am so excited.
I saw this video on facebook the other night. It really made me sad to see the treatment humans give to others whether its to their own kind or not. Click on this link below, grab a tissue and always remember to treat others the way you would want to be treated. Stray Animals Foundation

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What We're Up To ~ Harbour Island Pet Photographer

Has it really been almost ten days since I last blogged? That is insane. But I guess that's pretty much how my Fall has been. Super busy with way too much happening all at once. I just returned back from an awesome photography workshop called Learnfest. Four amazingly talented successful women taught 60 photographers how to fine tune and improve their business. And while all the women specialized in children's portrait photography I knew a few of my fellow pet photog friends who couldn't stop raving about all that they took from this workshop. I must agree, it was an amazing learning experience, where my head is still spinning with all that I am planning on doing with Pawsitively Pictures. First on the agenda is the new blog. I have been sweating Wordpress blogs for sometime. So last night I purchased it and began constructing the future of Pawsitively Pictures. It will take me a few days which is killing me because I have two great pet posts from last week. I want to hold off for the new and improved blog. So, rather than just have a post with no images here is something that made me smile. My brother sent me a video of my moms dog eating a hanger. She is a special dog. Ya know, the kind that barks when shes not allowed, eats only if she is fed by hand, and poops only on the finest oriental rugs. Stay tuned for more from Pawsitively Pictures.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Slideshow of Best Buddies Commercial Shoot ~ St. Petersburg Pet Photographer

Last week I had the pleasure of shooting Best Buddies Boutique in downtown St. Pete. They needed some stock images
of their store as well as some yappy hour pictures which will be used for email promos. Not only that, but next month the Travel Channel
will be shooting this store and my pictures will be featured on T.V!!!! Super excited. The models both four legged
and two were wonderful to work with. Special thanks to my ladies Jamie, Tina and Kelly for kicking it. And special loving going
out to my four legged crew Bailey, Killian, and Ernie. I created a sideshow of some of my favorite shots as well as some post commercial shots.
Jamie had contacted me earlier regarding pet photos with her Killian. I figured why not completely immerse her in the dog photography world.
So they ended up coming to both the commercial shoot and stayed after for an on location shoot in downtown St. Pete.
I love it when my days are filled with dog activities. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the show :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sneak Peeks ~ Killian & Commercial Work ~ South Tampa Pet Photographer

It snuck up on me once again. No more endless days of summer. The yellow buses are buzzing around and Starbucks has started offering their Pumpkin Spice Latte again. Ah yes, September, the beginning of Fall. I feel like this month always flies past without recollection of where it went and what I did in it. So much stuff has been going on, it has been difficult to keep up with everything, especially the blogging. The first of two sneak peeks is a project that has been in the works for sometime now. I did a commercial shoot for a local pet boutique in downtown St. Petersburg. I'm super excited, there were models, both two and four legged, bubbly all around and some really tasty treats. Soon after that, I did a shoot with an adorable beagle named Killian. Full postings to come shortly but for now here are some shots to hopefully hold you over.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Maggie ~ Tampa Pet Photographer

Meet Maggie. The sassy little shih tzu that packs more punch than Mike Tyson. Okay so perhaps that was a dorky analogy but you get what I mean. Looking at her, I would guess she wasn't anything older than 2, however she is closer to 14!!! The girl looks good for her age. Her big brown eyes just melt your heart. And just when you think you can reach over and love her, she bounds off. Her favorite activities include sleeping in her crate where she rests upon nest of blankets and running through the fields of her backyard. It's really funny to watch her run because its more like a bunny hop. Here are some of my favorite shots from the session.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tito Tuesday ~ The Case Of The Missing Dog

As many are aware, Tito, my 20 lb. shih tzu loves to prey upon lizards. His steadfast obsession is chasing them down a wall to a height where he can swat at them. And yes, while these traits sound more like a cat, I can assure you, Tito is all dog. I have a great set up in my office where my desk, in which I spend most of the daytime hours, overlooks the backyard. While it's not fenced in, we are on a back alley so Tito stays where the lizards are located. Fortunately enough for me that means he is within eye sight of the window. From time to time I will take a five minute break and join in on the hunt. As sadistic as this sounds I take great pride when Tito catches one ( which has only happened twice). He isn't your typical lap dog, but rather an instinctual predator that can catch his own food and survive on his own if anything were to ever happen to me....Or so I like to think.
A few days ago happened to be one of those days where I had to just walk away from my computer. Tito followed as I trudged outside. There, we basked in the glorious sun and began the search. A few moments past and I was back at my computer. I must've been doing a lot of things at once because about an hour later when I sat down to eat my lunch I realized I had no idea where Tito was! I walked through my apartment, covering the rooms in seconds. Panic set in as I didn't see him in any of his usual resting spots. I dashed outside only to see an empty lawn, an empty back alley, and an empty neighbors yard. My heart sank as I had no idea where my dog was. Realizing I would be better off with a box of treats and a pair of flip flops I retreated back inside to my apartment.
Grabbing the box of milk bones I ran into my room to grab my flip flops. It was there, that I found not only my sandals, but also my dog. There, on top of my heaping laundry pile, Tito laid sound asleep. Once I had settled back down to my Zen state I decided that it would make for an excellent Tito Tuesday......and the moral of this Tito Tuesday is....Do your laundry :)