A few weeks ago I shared some photos from The Wells Pack. Today, I am sharing some friends of The Wells Pack.
These dogs are either being fostered by or are closely associated with my client.
First up is Maci (Sorry! She’s not available for adoption.) I wanted to take this dog home with me so bad. She is a 3-legged pit bull with the sweetest personality EVER! Someone has obviously done a horrible crop job on her ears…but somehow it endears you to her and gives her face even more personality (I by no means endorse this practice. Please don’t take that comment the wrong way.)
This lil guy is available for adoption! He likes to live free and play hard! He’s got a lot of energy and a lot of love to share. So if you’re looking for an energetic dog with sweet as candy personality…look no further. Contact me for more details.
Also available for adoption! Cici stands for Cookies and Cream. Can’t get more adorable than that, people. Again, if you’re interested in meeting/adopting Cici, contact me.
This past weekend we photographed a pack of…um…well…technically 5 dogs. But they have some extra foster pack members. So we photographed a total of 8 dogs.
For now, here are the 5 permanent members of this particular pack.
Emiria (mmm…yes…scratch my belly!)
Hank, Elmiria, and Pook are all participating in our Pit Bull Project.
For the past 2 years we have donated our time to the Accelerated Cure Project’s Calendar for a Cause to benefit MS research. We were given the same honor again this year. We got to photograph 4 precious greyhounds. Here’s a small sampling of our session…
Be sure you order your 2013 Calendar for a Cause and support MS research. Plus you’ll have a super swanky calendar with lots of beautiful photos of adorable local dogs!
Welcome to Part 2 of my “How To Take Better Photos of Your Pets” series. You can read Part 1, here.
Today we are going to talk about…
This is super duper extra duper important. This may be the #1 most important thing to consider when doing any type of photography. So use this information to your benefit.
1. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS use natural light. This gives your images a real and “natural” look, hence the name “natural light”. This is the most important tip you will take away from today’s lesson.
2. NEVER EVER EVER EVER use your camera’s flash. This will give your pets “white eyes”, washed out fur, and honestly, a cheapo icky look. Refer to #1.
3. If you are not used to using the Manual Mode on your camera, you have another option. Look for the “P” on your dial. This stands for “Program” Mode. This basically puts your camera in Auto Mode without using the camera’s flash. Refer to #2. This means the camera will set the correct aperture and shutter speed to give you a nice, well-exposed image.
Here is an example of using your camera’s flash…
Same exact location, same exact time…using natural light…
I hope these tips are helpful for you. Keep checking back for our 3rd and final installment.
*All photos taken with a point and shoot camera*
During the past few weeks I’ve been busy with family things. So I apologize for the lack of animals in this post…but human family is also very near and dear to my heart.
First I’d like to share some of Jude’s 12 month photos. These photos were taken by my favorite local children’s photographer, Kim of Moments Photography. She did an absolutely outstanding job. If you are looking for a children’s photographer, contact Kim!
This is our absolute favorite photo from the session. Sorry Reds fans, when you grow up in Illinois, you are a Cubbies fan at the moment of conception!
Our new family portrait! (Minus the critters of course. Hard to get cats comfortable at Sharon Woods.)
And no 1 year photography session is complete without shoving lots of cake in your face!
And finally, one of my own photographs. My sister and my nephews were visiting from Illinois this weekend…and it just so happens that all 3 boys have matching pajamas (which are adorable because the bottoms are lil boxer briefs and they are SOOOOOO cute!!!) So we couldn’t resist getting a photo of the 3 of them together.
I am so excited about this session because for the first time I was able to photograph pit bulls in downtown Cincinnati without fear of citation or dog confiscation. And it was soooooo much fun! The irony is, these 2 handsome gentlemen are 100% country dogs!
Meet Murphy and Dexter
“Sexy Dexy” (love that nickname!) He’s part pit/part weimaraner. He has the most gorgeous eyes!
Murphy – Part pit/part bird dog
Family photo time…on Fountain Square
They were very curious about the camera…
On a hot summer day in the Queen City, we were fortunate that Murphy and Dexter’s mommy manages Lunar.
And apparently Murphy enjoys getting into Lunar phone booth!
This session was one I photographed back in January but never got around to blogging. This is Dewey and Thumper, two Norwegian Forest Cats who are enjoying life with their mom, Kristen. I LOVE photographing cats. They have so much personality and sass! And these two were no exception.
If you have some beloved cats that you would like photographed, please contact me!
I recently photographed a very sweet pack of dogs in Redbird Hollow in Indian Hill. All 3 dogs were very sweet and LOVED hotdogs! It was a fun session. Now you can enjoy the fruits of my labor!
Ellie – the alpha female
Maia – the goofball
Henry – the sweetheart (and newest member of our Pit Bull Project)
In addition to hotdogs…they all loved the water too!
And finally…a family portrait, complete with mom, Louise
Pit bull sessions have returned!!!!
Our latest pittie is Brian (yep, like Brian from “Family Guy”). And like almost all pitties…he’s a doof! A sweet, adorable doof! I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
We are still looking for pitties for our Pit Bull Project. It’s been moving a lil slower since I got pregnant and had a baby…but it’s still moving. So if you or someone you know has an adorable pittie you’d like to have included, please contact us!
This lil sweetie is Koka, a sweet and happily spoiled boxer living the sweet life near Ault Park. Sadly though, she and her family will be leaving the Queen City for the Windy City (Go Cubbies!) very soon. So, farewell Lichter family. I am so happy to have met you.