Modern Pet Portraiture in Los Angeles
Changing My Name --- Vintage Pet Portraiture
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Changing My Name --- Vintage Pet Portraiture

Oh okay, not really. But when you see this image, of course you're going to think it's not modern pet portraiture, it's vintage. My client Mary dressed up her super cute dog Chewbacca in the kind of old-time sailor's outfit boys would wear at the turn of the last century. And she wore a black lace dress not out of place in the same time period. She wanted it to look vintage.I translated that into an old tintype and ta-da! Not much more to say except I think we nailed the concept!I love when my clients have an idea in mind they want to execute. Thanks, Mary and Chewy!  

The Cat Boys, Kiwi and the Elusive Mango
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Changing My Name --- Vintage Pet Portraiture

So the big deal over here at the worldwide headquarters was that the final part of our long remodel was completed -- the back yard. Now we don't like to let the boys out unattended... especially Kiwi, who in his former life before we bailed him out of the local city shelter was as a stray. Supposedly 3-years-old at the time, I think younger, but the boy likes to roam. So he had a new area to explore, though, let's face it, he tired of it soon.I read somewhere that tuxedo cats roam the farthest of all cats so I'm not real keen on letting him get time outside without an escort, know what I mean? Still, he jumps our walls and fences, ends up in the neighbor's yard and all kinds of mischief. I ...

Louie and Rhoda, A Couple of Pugnacious Pugs
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Changing My Name --- Vintage Pet Portraiture

My client said she told her grandmother, the minute she could afford it, she was going to have a professional pet photography session for her pugs Louie and Rhoda. And my friends, that is exactly what she conjured up.Risa wanted more formal portraits with backdrops for her pair of pugs... brother and sister, actually. So I brought the brown hand-painted backdrop along with red and bone seamless papers, the latter of which made for tone-on-tone portraits.We set up the studio in Risa's mother's home and off to the races we went. Now I really enjoy pugs. They are so expressive. Their eyes like big marbles... their black, snub noses. Yes, I know there is controversy about the brachycephalic ...

Mocha Goes Classic
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Changing My Name --- Vintage Pet Portraiture

I met Mocha this week... her mom (neighbors with clients I had over the summer, always nice to get a word-of-mouth referral!) was looking for a classic look. I brought along my brown hand-painted canvas backdrop and a small stool for her custom pet photography session. But Rochelle had the perfect bench for Mocha. An animal print cushion with a carved wood seat. The set looked perfect.And Mocha... what a spectacular beauty she is. She is a 7-year-old Morkie, all of 4.5 pounds. I think I had a sandwich bigger than her (OK, not really). She was super sweet and absolutely gave good face. Want to see? Of course you do! Without further ado, Miss Mocha...Before I forget... need your own custom ...

Happy Thanksgiving and a Few Beautiful Faces!
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Changing My Name --- Vintage Pet Portraiture

We are back at the worldwide headquarters after our two-month house remodel and I am very thankful for that! I can't complain, though I will, about the uncomfortable accommodations while we were out of our house because first-world problems. We weren't kicked out of the house, we didn't have the forces of nature wreak havoc on it... we just had a big remodel. And lucky us.The gentlemen house cats were once again terrorized. It took them a little while to recall the house... it no longer smelled of them at all and once the PTSD wore off, they began putting their scent on things once again. No, not the back end, the little cheek thing. Kiwi figured it out a little quicker than Mango but ...