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Q&A: Why Are Digital Images So Expensive?

Almost everyone thinks they want digital images…many until the see the price. If you’ve ever worked with a professional photographer, I’m sure you’ve asked yourself the same: why are digital images so expensive?! The answer to that question is not as black and white as you may think. First, you have to define your idea Read More

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Sadie the Chocolate Lab – South Park Pet Photography

Sadie’s South Park session had everything I could have wished for on an early June evening: rich golden light, a rustic flair, and a truly charming chocolate lab, of course. You may recall that Sadie’s mom Allie was the recipient of a complimentary session and product credit during my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway winners. She contacted Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 24: Backlighting

As I sit here writing this week’s Pet Photography Project 52 blog post, there’s practically a full-blown monsoon going on outside my window. Torrential rain, ripping winds, rumbling thunder, dark skies, ponding, puddling–the works! It’s almost ironic considering that this week’s theme is backlighting. Backlighting? What’s that, you may be wondering. According to Michael Gabriel, Read More

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Ginger the Miniature Poodle – Pittsburgh Pet Photography

Memorial Day weekend kicked off the first of my 13 FurKid Rescue 2018 Calendar Contest sessions. Up first: Ginger, a 12-year-old miniature poodle, and her mom Rodlyn. Ginger’s entry raised $130 for the very rescue that rescued her, so I couldn’t think of a more fitting first session. You see, several years ago, FurKid Rescue saved Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 22: Colorful

As photographers, we are constantly searching:  for light, angles, texture, shapes, space, lines, patterns, and color. Often, we must create those elements; some days, they are so pronounced that picture-perfect photo just falls into place. On others, we compose (and recompose), expose, focus, frame, and shoot–and still aren’t quite satisfied. Then there are those occasional instances Read More

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Bodie Jones – Pittsburgh Cat Photography

Meet Bodie Jones, a gorgeous green-eyed guy who mom Christy describes as “a rescue cat with a little ear and a big personality.” Christy shares a very special bond with this former-street-cat-turned-Instagram-superstar (@bodie.jones) who she met at Animal Friends during the time that she worked there. Bodie, who was brought in with damage to his ears due to mites and Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 21: Sunset

If you read last week’s Pet Photography Project 52 post, then you know that someone was none too happy that my husband and I left him behind as we headed south to Marco Island, Florida for a 13-day getaway. To make up for it, I gave Hunter a virtual vacation and created this colorful composite from Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 20: Low Angle

After a few weeks away, I’m back on board with the Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project along with my fellow professional pet photographers participating on Facebook. I’m not sure if you’ve missed these weekly posts, but I know one four-legged friend sure missed something: me! Was he happy to see me? Absolutely. Is he over the fact that Read More

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5 Reasons to Book a Mini Session for Your Pet

You may be wondering, “Is a mini session right for my pet? Why would I want to book one?” If you’re uncertain whether a mini session is the right choice for you, here are my top five reasons why you may want to consider booking a mini session for your pet. 1. It’s convenient and quick. Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 9: Doorways

Happy March! We’re moving into somewhat warmer weather, longer days, and the ninth week of the Pet Photography Project 52 blog circle! Week nine’s theme was doorways. While this week’s images did not necessarily have to feature a door, it was recommended that they include a comparable element, such as “an archway or something similar…any opening you would walk Read More