Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pupperware Party at Gone To The Dogs Boutique ~ St. Petersburg Pet Photographer

Good times were had by all on Wednesday, July 22nd. Gone To The Dogs Boutique held their first ever "Pup-erware Party". I had never heard of this term before. Once learning what it consisted of I was stoked to be a part. There was wine, food, chocolate, dogs, and dog vendors. I was one of the dog vendors that introduced my dog photography business, Pawsitively Pictures to everyone. And in edition to explaining what I do and how important it is to capture memories with your pup I held a giveaway for a free puppy portrait session. And the lucky winner.......Rohan and adorable shiba inu pup. Blog soon to come. Here are a few shots of the "Pup-erware Party" and the four legged attendees.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tito Tuesday ~ St. Petersburg Pet Photographer

I can't believe another week has come and gone, leading us to another Tito Tuesday. This Tuesday I wanted to focus on Tito's tail. This perfect combination of half muscle, half fur is an eight inch extension of his body which tells me alot about his mood. For example, when we go for our morning walks, his tail is held high and proud. Cesar Millan would be disappointed in me as I am allowing Tito to establish dominance (right now I look at it as confidence but I know I need to work on it :) I rarely ever see him drop his tail in submission, in fact only about once a year, the fourth of July to be exact do I see him cower in fear. My favorite time to watch Tito's tail is when he is chasing lizards. We have gecko's all over the backyard so as soon as were outside he is on a mission to hunt them down. I have never seen a tail go so fast in my life. 47 back and forth swishes in 90 seconds to be exact.Who needs A/C when I have my personalized fan that can kick back some serious air. I took these pictures a few days ago just to show how serious Tito is about his lizard hunting and how much I love his little tail. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next weeks edition of Tito Tuesday.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dear Barney ~ Hyde Park Pet Photographer

Dearest Barney Boo,
Thank you for being pretty much the most adorable dog ever. I love that your mommie brings you to me to get puppy portraits every six months. It's so much fun watching you grow and become the super cool pup that you are. And my how you've grown since I last saw you. You are still quite a trouble maker, always running around the studio, attempting to eat my extension cords and camera straps but I still love you, especially when you give me one of your many adorable faces. I really couldn't get over how cute you were in your Redskins football jersey. Your dad is going to be so surprised when he sees those pictures. And while your bumble bee costume was a little snug, you made it work for the camera. So Barney I will miss you these next few months but will look forward to our Fall rendezvous when we will do another puppy portrait session.
Much Love,
Stephie Smith
Your Pet Photographer

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bogey ~ South Tampa Pet Photographer

Meet Bogey, the adorable little shih tzu/maltese mix I had the opportunity to photograph yesterday.This little man is full of energy and love. His main goal, as I found out early on, is to give as many kisses as possible. So he was a little bit confused when I made him sit in a chair all by himself with no one else around. We were able to capture some super cute shots. And even with all that fur and hair you can see what a bundle of love Bogey is.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tito Tuesday ~ Tampa Pet Photographer

Tito is a funny guy. He likes to keep to himself as much as possible. He doesn't care to be around other dogs no matter what age, breed or size. Its not that he is aggressive he, just wont play with them or pay them any attention. That being said, when I am in the studio doing a pet portrait session he is very eager to be the center of attention. Take for example yesterday. I had the two scheduled pet portrait sessions, one was a French Bulldog and the other was a shih tzu/maltese mix (blogs to come this week on both pups ). I left Tito at home for the Bull dog shoot, and when I returned it was quite apparent that I was not going to be leaving him for the next shoot. So Tito joined us for the second shoot. Again, he didn't really have any interest in befriending this shih tzu/maltese but he did try to be in almost all the shots. And even though he was not being photographed he felt it was his right to have equal amounts of treats as my subject, Bogey. Here are a few shots that I captured of my man, just being himself :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Shadow ~ St. Petersburg Pet Photographer

Meet Shadow. This very vocal feline made me reconsider being an only canine household. Upon arrival he began meowing.Whether he was telling me about his day or catching me up with the gossip around town I will never know. What I do know is that he is one of the sweetest cats I have met. I photographed him on location in his St. Petersburg home. And as you can see in the images, he is quite the looker. Here are some of my favorite shots.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tito Tuesday ~ South Tampa Pet Photographer

Welcome to another fabulous edition of Tito Tuesday. This Tuesday you are going to learn about Tito's love for the water. But before I begin let me just start out by saying that I consider myself a professional beach bum. I even could be classified as a mermaid in which I reply, "thank you". Therefore I don't know what I would do if my dog didn't like the water. Fortunatley for me Tito loves it. Granted he is no Michael Phelps. He much prefers to wade at the waters edge, and will only go as far as his shoulders (which is maybe 8 inches tall). He may go in further, but that is only if there is a fisherman out in the water.Perhaps its the smell, the thrill of a flopping fish, or just the fact that its totally different then a walk around the block but he goes nuts over fish. And yes, being the fairly laid back mother that I am, I allow him to try the fish and consume it if he wishes (lets face it, it doesn't get much better than sushi). I snapped these pictures from tonights adventure in the water, where we ate minows directly from a fishing net, and ran along the waters edge to chase birds, and posed on a jetty for mom. Good times Tito Tuesdays :)