Modern Pet Portraiture in Los Angeles
Good Night, Sweet Prince
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Good Night, Sweet Prince

One of the winners of my silent auction winners contacted me over the summer, asking details about how the session works. I suddenly stopped hearing from her but then she emailed again and said her Corgi was not doing well and could we schedule her session. And so we did.When I arrived, I found 15-and-a-half-year old Danny's last day would be Sunday. It was Monday. He didn't walk well, poor boy. He couldn't hear. He could barely keep his eyes open. He looked like life had finally wrung him dry. I felt at once sad his last day would be Sunday and just as sad that he had to wait all the way until Sunday.After I culled the session, I thought, I can't charge these people. They have a $100 print ...

Sydney and Carleton at the Dog Park
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Good Night, Sweet Prince

I already wrote about how I'm currently away from my worldwide headquarters because of a house remodel. I'm staying at a residential hotel in Woodland Hills, which is about 10 miles from my home. We've been exploring the neighborhood and my partner found Serrania Park just a short five minute drive away from us. It has a huge area where dogs are free to catch balls and flying discs. It also has hiking trails and a paved path around the perimeter, which I've been walking in the morning.Just as I enter the park, there is a small grassy hill and I've been thinking it's a great place to photograph a dog. So I thought maybe the park would be good for sunset shots. It turns out the area where the ...

Monday, September 25, 2017
Good Night, Sweet Prince

Roger came to his present owners because his previous ones could no longer care for him for their own health reasons. But I'm telling you, Roger hit the jackpot on his second family because he is one loved guy! His dad Adam originally called me in September of last year to see if I could shoot Roger as a surprise birthday present for his wife Katie. Sure, I could do the shoot but I was leaving for London the day after the shoot and anything he ordered wouldn't be ready by her birthday, that Saturday.Instead I recommended he get a gift certificate and his wife could be in the shoot. Sold!But it took a while for the shoot to happen. Both are in the entertainment industry and working on shows, ...

My Personal Update
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Good Night, Sweet Prince

So... it's been a hectic time here at my worldwide headquarters. And that's because I vacated my worldwide headquarters. After 24 years, I'm not living in my house. No, no, not because I defaulted on my mortgage or got a divorce or got a job in a new state. No, my friends, my house is being remodeled. After an inheritance left my family with a little bit of extra money, we decided to embark on updating our house.Sure, we've done some things over the years. New roof, driveway, repaint, new bathrooms and kitchen. But we've never undergone a whole house renovation and that's where we're at now.And that's meant a lot of packing and a lot of storage and lot of discarding. A lot. I had a very ...

I'm a Bronze Medalist!
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Good Night, Sweet Prince

I'm a member of the Professional Photographers of America organization, which annually holds an International Print Competition. For the past two years, I've been entering and it's tough. Last year, one of my images went "Loan," the highest category but the other three in my case went zippity doo-dah. This year four out of four images in my case earned a merit, which made me a bronze medalist. Here's the press release from the PPA.Los Angeles Photographer Named Bronze Medalist at International Photographic Competition Diana Lundin of Modern Pet Portraiture is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography.(Los Angeles, CA) – Diana Lundin of Modern Pet Portraiture ...