May 11, 2013
I made it out to The Humane Society of Sarasota County to photograph some of the pets up for adoption this week. I had quite a cast of characters waiting for me when I got there. Thanks to HSSC's awesome volunteers, Vickie and Lynn, for all your help. I even had a little time to fit in a lovable kitty named Glitter.
Here are the sweet faces I met. If you are looking for a new addition to your family or know someone that is, be sure to check out their website - www.hssc.org - to see all of the pets up for adoption.
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March 16, 2013
Last Saturday, March 9th, was the 7th Annual Paws In Motion Walk-A-Thon for The Humane Society of Manatee County. This was the third year I have covered the event for the HSMC. The event was moved down the road to Bradenton's Riverwalk this year. The new location was perfect, with plenty of room for pets and their people to play and relax after the walk.
Aside from the awesome food trucks and vendors, the HSMC added a "Doggy Fun Zone" for the dogs to test out their agility and lure skills. What a great way to spend a beautiful Saturday morning here in Florida, walking for such a great cause. The Humane Society raised over $53,000 at this event! The individual that raised the most donations this year gets to have their pet be the official "Spokes-Dog" for 2014 and photographed by yours truly! I can't wait to meet this lucky dog! Thank you and Congratulations to the HSMC for such a fun event!
Here are a few of the many moments I captured throughout the morning. If you don't see your pooch's photo below, don't worry, I have a complete gallery posted HERE. [http://www.dogstreetphoto.com/gallery/event-galleries/paws-in-motion-2013]
Also, if you were at last year's Walk-A-Thon and missed my blog post, you can see it HERE. [http://www.dogstreetphoto.com/blogs/view/3220-paws-in-motion-walk-a-thon-humane-society-of-manatee-county-sarasota-pet-photography].
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Are you still looking for a photo of your pet? You can view a complete gallery HERE.
February 3, 2013
I was able to make it out to The Humane Society of Sarasota County to photograph some of the pets up for adoption last week. I even had a little time to fit in a couple of very shy Siamese kitties.
Here are the sweet faces I met. If you are looking for a new addition to your family or know someone that is, be sure to check out their website - www.hssc.org to see all of the pets up for adoption. Remember to keep up with all things DogStreet by following on Twitter and Facebook and now on Pinterest.
Friday was a little quiet around the office so I headed on over to The Humane Society of Sarasota County to meet some of the new residents. Exciting new changes going on at the shelter. I almost didn't recognize the lobby when I walked in. It looks great, so fresh and bright. I also found out that they are adding a new free roaming cat room to the facility.
Here are some of the pups I met and if you are looking for a new addition to your family or know someone that is, be sure to check out their website - www.hssc.org to see all of the pets up for adoption. And remember to keep up with all things DogStreet by following on Twitter and Facebook and now on Pinterest.
CLEVELAND OHIO SUMMER SESSIONS 2012
Hello Cleveland! DogStreet is coming to town this Summer!
I am so delighted to come home and hold these very special photo sessions. Photo shoots will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012 and Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in and around the Cleveland, Ohio area.
These sessions are not just for the furry family members. Oh – yes, I am breaking out the bubbles. Children and Families are more than welcome. Have a question, looking for more info, or would like to book your session, contact me HERE and I will send you all the bits and pieces.
You have three locations to choose from:
Urban and Architectural: Downtown, Ohio City, or Tremont Area
Waterfront: Edgewater Park
Nature: Rocky River Reservation North – (Stinchcomb Area)
Photo Session Includes:
The Small Print:
Location Areas are limited to the Downtown and West side of Cleveland. A $100 deposit required to hold appointment and will be credited towards order. Deposit will be refunded in full if session is canceled within 48 hours or due to inclement weather. Standard turnaround times for prints and products are 4-6 weeks from time order is placed. Additional sales tax and standard shipping charges apply to all orders.
It has been a little while since I have had a break in my schedule, but on Friday I was able to make a visit to The Humane Society of Sarasota County. I had such a great time with this cast of characters and they sure kept me on my toes.
The HSSC has quite the overflow of wonderful adoptable pets. So if you are looking or know someone that is, be sure to visit www.hssc.org to see all the pets up for adoption, or stop by the shelter to meet your perfect match for yourself.
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Earlier this week, I was able to make it out to the Humane Society of Sarasota County. I met a lot of new faces and saw some old friends as well. Including, my boy Clyde. He was returned to the HSSC after his new owner could no longer care for him. He is a super awesome guy who LOVES to play fetch. Clyde will play all day long if you let him.
It was an all around love-bug fest. All the dogs I photographed have so much love to give and are only looking for that special someone to share it with. So, if you are looking for that new addition to your family or know someone that is, please visit the HSSC - www.hssc.org.
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Love was in the air at the Smooches for Pooches and Kisses for Kitties Stroll last Friday evening, Feb. 10th, down in Southside Village. The event went to benefit The Humane Society Of Sarasota County.
The kissing booth saw lots of action, for obvious reasons, of course. Who could pass up a cuddle with these therapy pups.
The fabulous volunteer crew from the HSSC was there helping out and showing off some of the shelter's special adoptable residents.
Among the many vendors, volunteer and rescue groups were Sarasota K-9 Search and Rescue. They brought one of their puppies in training. This little ones name is Stryker.
As well as Southeastern Guide Dogs with two of their pooches in training.
I think it was love at first sight for these two!
Here are some other sweet faces I met along the way. Keep up with all things DogStreet by following on Facebook and Twitter.
Golden Fest 2011 was held out at Historic Spanish Point last weekend. The event went to benefit The Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida. It was chilly start that morning, but quickly warmed up to be a picture perfect day. There was a silent auction, numerous raffles, and great prizes. A fabulous event for a wonderful cause. Historic Spanish Point is located in Osprey, Florida and on the third Saturday of every month is Pups at the Point. It is a chance for dogs and there owners to come and experience this beautiful place together. I'm looking forward to attending it next month.
This fabulous dog house was built and donated by The National Association of Woman in Construction and was one of the many awesome raffle prizes.
This is Belle, Jen from Ace Pet Resort's border collie. Belle was recently certified as a therapy dog. She was definitely born to do this. She can bring a smile to anyone's face. Kate Franklin was in attendance as well, representing the Humane Society for Sarasota County.
I was able to capture the biggest and smallest dog at the event greeting each other. These two were an instant Laurel and Hardy act. I was laughing so hard, I could barely keep my camera still.
The event was not limited to just Golden Retrievers and their people. This handsome fella is a Clumber Spaniel. I have never met one before. What a face.
As part of the festivities, The GRRSWF released butterflies in remembrance of all the Golden's that have passed away. It was a very lovely and heartfelt tribute.
Goldens. Goldens. Goldens. Everywhere Goldens. Here are some of the new furry friends I made. If you were at the event and would like to purchase a print of your buddy. Please contact me HERE. Part of your purchase goes directly back to the GRRSWF. Keep up with all things DogStreet by following on Facebook and Twitter.
If you did not see a photo of your dog above, don't worry I have attached a gallery of all the images. Just click on the thumbnail below. If you would like to purchase a print contact me at
Yes, it is that time of year again. Halloween has come and gone and before we know it, the holidays will be upon us. This is why starting Monday, November 7th, DogStreet is running a Special Holiday Card Promotion. This offer is only $200 and lasts for three weeks only. So if you have been putting it off, now is the time to book your session.
You have 9 sizes and styles to choose from. All of which are displayed below. Also included in this offer, are holiday cards that double as ornaments. Just keep scrolling, you will see them below.
Are you already a client? Would you like to order cards from your passed gallery? Just contact me HERE, I have special savings for you as well.
Not interested in Holiday Cards? You can still take advantage of this special offer and swap out the cards for three 8 x 10 prints of your choice or one 11 x 14 and one 8 x 10 print.
Do you have a friend or family member that is interested as well? You can team up with a buddy for an extended photo session, at the same time and location, which includes you own individual galleries, and a set of 25 cards, for only $175.00, for the each of you. (an additional combined savings of $50)
Do you have more than 25 people on your holiday card list? No problem. You can double your order for an additional $50.
All card products include your choice of a High Gloss or UV protective coating. Each order comes with a beautiful cream colored storage box to store your cards in. As well as, your choice of Smooth, Linen, or Pearl paper types. Also, NEW to the paper types this year are, Premium Cotton and Bamboo, and 100% Recycled Papers. The Premium Cotton and Bamboo papers are available for an additional $10 per 25 cards. The High Gloss coating is only available on smooth finish paper.
This offer ends Monday, November 28th and spaces are limited. If you have any questions or would like to book your session, you can contact me HERE. You can also email me at:
or call me at: 941.266.4152.
Thank you for taking the time to have a look and have a Safe and Joyful Holiday Season. Now, on to the goodies and remember, you can keep up with all things DogStreet by following on Facebook and Twitter.
The Humane Society of Sarasota County's 14th annual Howl-O-Ween Fall Festival was this past Saturday, out at the fairgrounds. The HSSC teamed up with Pet Pages this year and the event was better than ever. Despite the wet weather, it was a great turnout and this year's costume contest did not disappoint. Lucky for me the rain cleared up a bit to snap a few pics during the judging.
Merlin (basset hound), and Zoey (chow mix), are both up for adoption at the HSSC. They proudly strutted their stuff in the parade line, looking so cute in their Halloween ribbon collars.
The K9 volunteers put on a demo with some star pups from the shelter. The HSSC volunteers have been working with specific dogs and displayed the great progress they have made in their training. It was a fantastic addition to the festival this year. From left to right we have - Zoey, Teddy, Andy, Merlin, Rocco, and Stella (aka Stitch).
Elsie, Meatball, Riverdale, Titan and a few other HSSC alumni came out to show their support as well. It was heartwarming to see how well they are all doing with their new families.
In between raindrops, I was able to capture some of the cuties all in costume. Christmas came a little early with these doxies dressed as Santa's reindeer. They were quite a hit.
Here are some additional sweet faces I was able to capture. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, click HERE. Part of the proceeds go directly back to the Humane Society of Sarasota County. For more information on all the pets up for adoption, please visit, www.hssc.org. Keep up with all things DogStreet by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
The Natural Wag event this passed Saturday, October 15th, was a great success thanks to our hosts SarasotaDog.com and Natural Awakening Pet Magazine. It was such a beautiful morning on Orange Ave in downtown Sarasota.
Along with meeting many new furry friends, there were mini-seminars throughout the morning. Dr. Anne Chauvet gave a talk on brain food for dogs. Jennifer Funk of Abundant Life Massage gave an Introduction to Canine Massage. Jeanine of Jeanine's Professional Dog Training shared some great training tips.
After a morning full of informative information, there was a dog trick and talent show. The winner won a full make over including a post make over photo shoot with DogStreet Pet Photography. You still have another chance to win a custom photo package with DogStreet. Find out how you can win HERE.
Among some of the wondering four legged friends, were representatives of Racing Dog Rescue Project (www.rdrp.greyhound.org). These retiree's are some of the sweetest and most gentle dogs I have ever met.
There were other rescue organizations in attendance as well, including Gimme Shelter Pets and Satchel’s Last Resort. The Humane Society of Sarasota County brought along Zoe, Rihanna, and Nakita. Rihanna, pictured in the center, was holding down the fort with Maria, one of the HSSC's super awesome volunteers.
I could not venture too far from my booth because throughout the morning the wind began to pick up. Luckily, there was so much smooching and wiggling butts going on right in front of me that I didn't need too.
As the event started to wind down, I noticed a woman from Satchel's Last Resort approaching with this lovely girl, Delilah. She walked right up to my table and jumped up with the biggest smile on her face. Almost as she was saying, "Ok I'm ready, Lets go home." It was so funny, she just stayed there watching me until I grabbed my camera and took her picture. Delilah definitely had me at hello and I almost let her hop in the back of my car as I was packing up. This super friendly pooch currently resides at Satchel's Last Resort waiting to find her forever home.
I met so many sweet faces and friendly people. Thank you for letting me snap some pics of your precious pal. Below you will find your pet's photo. If you are interested in purchasing a print, you can contact me HERE.
It was a super busy afternoon out at The Humane Society of Sarasota County. I've got ten adoptable dogs to show you today. I think I photographed them all in record time too. A huge special thank you and shout out to all the volunteers for their help. Their dedication to the shelter is truly fantastic and always inspiring.
Ok. On to the goodies. This is Rosie. This little peanut really doesn't need much of an introduction. Her photo pretty much speaks for itself.
I think Marley was one of the stunt doubles from the movie. He is so handsome and has such a happy go lucky attitude.
Next up we have the dynamic duo, Jockomo and Pepsi. These two cuties are a package deal. The sweetness factor was off the charts with these little ones.
This energetic hound mix is Andy. He even looks like an Andy. I think I met my match with this one. I don't think I have ever laughed as hard as I did with him. I literally stood in one spot as he ran circles around me. I'm always a sucker for hound dogs, but I could have played with this guy all afternoon. I'm thinking of posting a gag reel on this one.
This is Zoey and Billy. These two could not be more opposite. Zoey is a chow mix with a very laid back, couch potato, kind of personality. While Billy is super high energy with the personality to match.
Miss Pearl and Bamboo. This brother and sister act are quite the comedians.
And last, but certainly not least, is BG. He has the sweetest little kind face. BG is action packed and loves playing in the kiddie pool and chasing pretty much anything you will throw for him.
For more information on these and other adoptable friends, please visit, www.hssc.org.
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Well it's almost October and you know what that means, everything Halloween! Beneva Flowers is having their Annual Pet Costume Photo Contest. So it's time to dress up those little fur balls in your favorite get up and snap away!!!
Halloween is my favorite holiday and this year I am especially excited. DogStreet Pet Photography is helping to sponsor the event by providing one of the lucky winners with a custom photo package including prints. A prize value worth $300.
Our friends over at Beverly Hills Dog and Woof Gang Bakery Sarasota are also sponsoring the event and have some pretty awesome prize packages lined up. You can find out all you need to know HERE or by visiting - http://www.beneva.com/photocontest
Beneva Flowers is kicking off the event by hosting a pet costume party, Sunday, October 16th, from 2 - 4pm. It's going to be a spook-tackular afternoon with goodie bags, treats, and a $10 gift card.
Happy Halloween Everyone!
Are you familiar with THE NEW BARKER magazine? It is a Florida pet magazine based out of Tampa. Absolutely a must have on your subscription list. Every issue features an artist's work on the cover and and is full of wonderful articles and pet information from all over the state of Florida. This past spring I started to do some freelance work for them and it has been awesome. It takes me right back to my press work days, but the beauty is, I actually get cover events I really enjoy. A win win for sure.
In the current issue, I covered a couple events, one being a flyball tournament in Bradenton. Flyball is a relay race with dogs, hurdles, and balls. A lot of high energy and noise. Kind of like a game of fetch on steroids. It was the first time I had ever been to one and I really didn't know what to expect. I had a blast. I have never seen such teamwork and focus between a pack of dogs and their handlers. All of the dogs seemed to love it as much, if not more, than the handlers. So if you are looking for a great read, you can find THE NEW BARKER locally in Sarasota, at Media on Main and at Wet Noses on St. Armands Circle.
This past week has been a pretty memorable one for the staff and volunteers at the Humane Society of Sarasota County. Two very special dogs found forever homes. Maizie and Lily were long time residents of the HSSC and the staff was worried that they may spend the rest of their lives in the shelter. Both dogs found their loving homes with volunteers of the HSSC. The volunteers are pretty amazing people with such big hearts. Congratulations to you all.
I have heard of the many benefits of giving fish oil, olive oil, and even mineral oil to your pets, but coconut oil is news to me. I read an article earlier this week on the many benefits of using virgin, untreated, undiluted coconut oil not only as a supplement, but also as a topical treatment for minor skin irritations. I came across this video that has some useful information regarding the subject. (If you don't see video player below just refresh the page)
Copper - A sweet and energetic hound mix available at the Humane Society of Sarasota County. For more information on Copper and other adoptables please visit the HSSC website - www.hssc.org
Smile For A Cure - DogStreet Pet Photography is teaming up with pet photographers across the country and Smile for a Cure - A pet portrait charity benefiting the National Canine Cancer Foundation. For the Months of August and September, 100% of all session fees will be donated to this terrific organization. Find out all you need to know HERE
The Natural Wag - SarasotaDog.com and Abundant Life Massage present, The Natural Wag - A first of its kind event featuring the natural life for dogs.The event will be held on October 15, 9am - 2pm, at 665 South Orange Ave. in Sarasota. Enjoy awesome food and entertainment, mini-seminars, agility and more! DogStreet Pet Photography will be there. Stop by and say Hello!
Jingle Paws Jubilee - It's not too early to start planning out the holiday season. ACE Pet Resort, Sarasota Pet Magazine and SarasotaDog.com present the First Annual Jingle Paws Jubilee, a one-stop holiday shopping extravaganza and a fundraiser for our local animal groups. Mark your calendars now. It will be here before we know it.
Yesterday, the rain finally decided to stop just long enough for me to hop in my car and head over to the Humane Society of Sarasota County. By the time I got there, the clouds had opened up and the sun started to shine. As well as the heat and humidity, but that didn't hold back any of these little fur balls. They had some serious cabin fever to get out of their system.
This is Tara. She caught my eye as one of the volunteers was walking by with her. I could instantly tell she has some of that Catahoula blood in her. My dog gives me that exact same sweet kissable look. I just had to give those sweet cheeks a squeeze. I think the volunteer thought I was a little off, but Tara didn't seem to mind one bit.
Next up we have Copper and Lucky. Copper was a bit camera shy at first, but he quickly warmed right up to me. Lucky, on the other hand was anything but shy. This eight year old pooch can fetch like nobody's business.
Pinta is quite a sweet pea with her big beautiful amber eyes.
Sam and Boomer. Sam wanted absolutely nothing to do with my camera. Probably because it's bigger than he is. I had to snap this shot from clear across the dog run. Boomer had no problem with the camera, but I did have a hard time keeping his face out of my treat bag long enough to photograph him. I think he will do just about anything for a treat.
I could not forget Angel. Angel was just getting her sea legs back when I met her in the courtyard. She was pretty sick for a while, but she seems to be getting better everyday.
To find out more information on these and other adoptables, please visit, www.hssc.org
Hi Everyone. I am super excited and proud to announce that for the months of August and September, DogStreet Pet Photography will be teaming up with pet photographers across the country for a fantastic cause. Smile for a Cure, a National Pet Portrait program, benefiting the National Canine Cancer Foundation.
Founded in 2009 by North Carolina pet photographer Nunthany Johnson, Smile for a Cure is composed of a caring group of pet photographers all across the country dedicated to making a difference in the lives of dogs with cancer & the people who love them. I had first heard of the project when I met Nunthany at a workshop we both attended last year in New York. Nunthany started Smile for a Cure in honor of her dog, Max, who passed away from canine cancer in 2009.
During August and September 2011, Smile for a Cure pet photographers from across the country will donate 100% of their session fees to The National Canine Cancer Foundation, a non-profit, 501(C) 3 dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health issue in dogs. 1 in 4 dogs will be diagnosed with Cancer, and 50% of them will die from this terrible disease.
"By booking a session, you can make a tremendous difference in the lives of dogs as well as humans, making this all the more important. The National Institute of Health has gone on record to declare that much of the research on canine cancer applies to human cancer as well." - Gary Nice, President and CEO of the NCCF.
So if you have been thinking of booking a session with DogStreet Pet Photography, now is the time. Not only is the session fee set to a special price, but your fee goes directly to this amazing organization. For more information on booking a session you can contact me HERE.
To find out more information on Smile for a Cure and other fabulous photographers around the country participating in this project, please visit, http://www.smileforacure.org/. For more information on The National Canine Cancer Foundation, please visit, http://wearethecure.org/
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Yesterday was a damp and dreary day out at the Humane Society of Sarasota County. But that didn't stop these little cuties from putting on their best "smiles" for the camera. Staying dry and dodging the puddles was a bit of a task, but all in all, it was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon. Here are some of the highlights.
Starting from left to right, we first have Luise. She was making her debut appearance out in the yard when we met and she still hadn't quite figured everything out. Next is Ginger. She is such a cute and funny 10 month old pup. She hasn't grown into her body yet and reminds me of a cartoon character. Third we have Annie. She is sooo sweet and affectionate. It was hard to put her back in her pod.
This is Katrina (on the left) and Rihanna (on the right).
Hannah is the one on the left. She is a bit camera shy, but a real sweetie. Teddy is in the middle. His name fits him well. He has quite a bit of spunk for a senior dog. On the right is little giggles. I was able to snap a few pics just after his television appearance.
For more information on these and other adoptables, please visit www.hssc.org
(set of 25 cards with envelopes)
Christmas In July! I know what you are thinking. Already? Yep. It is never too early to start thinking about those Holiday Cards. This year DogStreet Pet Photography is making that task a whole lot easier on your pocket book. For the entire month of July we are offering Super Deals for New and Existing Clients! You know your pets mean the world to you. Let your friends and family see just how special they are this Holiday Season.
Already a Client? You would like to use an image from a previous session? Worried about re-stocking fees? No problem. All re-stocking fees are waived just for this special promotion. Just let us know and we will re-post you're gallery on the website.
New Client? Great! You will want to book your session now. With these savings, spaces are limited and will fill up quickly. For more details and pricing information, Click HERE . It will only take a moment. We will get the details out to you ASAP. Don't miss out on these fantastic savings.
You can choose from any of the designs below. If you are looking to economize a bit more this year, I suggest the flat cards as an option. It's much more kind to the environment as well. Less paper. Less ink. Less waste. More savings.
If you need to show off your furry friend just a bit more, you can never go wrong with the traditional folded cards. There is a 5x7 version down a little further. Just keep scrolling.
The ornament is a great alternative to the traditional holiday greeting card. This 5 inch round ornament gets my vote this year. There is a second option that will be revealed with you're pricing information. Click HERE to receive it.
The 5x7 cards make quite the impact.
We are already almost halfway through 2011. Take advantage of these savings and you will have one less thing to think about come Holiday Season. Want to find out more? Click HERE
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