houston dog photography

Houston Dog Photographer - Office Makeover

Picture this:

It's 9:00 am, the house is quiet, you have zero plans for the day, and you sit down to work on your latest creative project.  9:02 and your eyes wonder to the pile of papers sitting on the table, then to the basket of who-knows-what that's been sitting on the floor for the last 3 months, then over to that new photo you've been meaning to hang on the wall.  By 9:05, you realize your plans for the day just got very busy tackling the mayhem that's taken over the room.

That's exactly what happened to me.  One minute I was planning to edit our vacation photos, and before I knew it I had emptied out the room and was buying paint at Sherwin Williams! 

My home office is where I do all my photo editing and planning for my business.  And the space had been neglected for too long.  Introducing my new and improved home office and design space:

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A new paint color, desk, rug, chairs, and tables.  And even more exciting, new gorgeous product samples.  I love inviting my clients into this space to view their images and design their artwork!

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photo album and wall portrait samples

What's your office like?  Do you thrive on a clean desk, or can you function in a messy workspace?


Product Highlight: The Classic Album

Who else loves ice cream?  Have you ever stopped by the ice cream shop for a sweet treat, only to walk up to the counter and you CAN NOT decide which flavor to get?  So you get a scoop of this and a scoop of that?  And then if your significant other is with you, you try to talk him into ordering the other flavors you also want?

Yep, me too.  Luckily for my clients, I don't bring ice cream, but sometimes choosing their favorite images from the session is just as hard.  Enter photo albums - the perfect way to display your favorite images when you can't pick just one!

I offer two styles of photo albums, the Classic Album which features 10 images on beautiful thick press paper, and the Heirloom Album which features all your images on luxurious matte photo paper.  Both include custom designs.

This video shows a recent Classic Album I designed featuring Napoleon, Dolly, and Beans:

If you're ready to create a gorgeous photo album of your pet, let's talk!


New year, new look!

Happy New Year!

Normally at the start of each month I post a list of dog-friendly events happening around town, but there aren't many scheduled for January.  So instead, let's talk about what's been happening behind the scenes!

I love this time of year... time for reflecting on the past year and planning for the next.  Over the holidays, I worked on two big projects... the first was a redesign of my website.  Bigger pictures, a more modern design, I'd love to know what you think!

houston pet photographer website

The second big project will be revealed soon, but if you follow me on Instagram, you got a tiny peek.  Let's just say you want to be on my mailing list so you don't miss out on a special opportunity! 

Cheers to a happy, healthy, and successful 2017!  What are your new year's resolutions?  Are you optimistic about the new year, or cynical about making resolutions?

The unbound album: a versatile solution for displaying your photographs

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite products, the Unbound Album! 

houston fine art pet photographer album

So what is an Unbound Album?  It's a collection of matted prints in a beautiful folio box.  I offer two sizes: 8x10 and 11x14.

houston fine art pet photographer matted prints
houston fine art pet photographer folio box

The versatility of the Unbound Album make it a popular choice for displaying your photographs.  You can:

  1. Store your prints inside the box and look through the images the same way you would flip through an album.
  2. Display your favorite print on a table or bookshelf using an easel, changing out over time.
  3. Frame your favorite prints and hang them on the wall, changing out over time.
  4. Do a combination of the above!
houston fine art pet photographer picture box

Are you ready to create timeless artwork to display in your own unbound album?  I'd love to meet you and your dog - send me a message and let's get started!

Duke and Oliver - Houston Pet Photographer

OK ladies, don't get your hopes up - these two handsome boys are already taken!  Meet Duke and Oliver, a pair of sophisticated cavalier king charles spaniels.  And aren't those bowties dapper?!

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cavalier king charles spaniels with bowties
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funny spaniel dog wearing bowtie

Now is a great time to have your dog photographed before it really heats up for the summer!  I only have limited spots available through May, so let's talk soon!

Transforming ordinary into extraordinary - Houston Pet Photography

No, this post is not about ordinary dogs, because quite frankly, most dogs are already extraordinary.  This post is about seeing beauty in your normal everyday surroundings.

Since becoming a photographer, I see the world in a different way.  I am constantly on the lookout for things that could translate into a beautiful photograph, like unique viewpoints or sparkly light or interesting patterns, textures, colors, you name it!  Even when I don't have my camera with me, I notice and appreciate my environment with a new perspective.

Here's an example.  On a recent photo shoot, I ushered the doggie into a clump of long grass near this parking garage:

ordinary location parking garage

Nothing special, right?  A concrete sidewalk, some grass, some trees missing most of their leaves, and a standard parking garage.  I’m sure my client was thinking,  “Huh?!  What’s she doing?  This area isn’t that pretty.  My dog's not even paying attention.  But whatever, I’ll just go along with it…”

 

Then imagine her surprise a few weeks later when I showed her this image:

dog in grass at sunset west houston

Yes, that is from the same location!  And that’s what a professional photographer should do.  Turn something ordinary (maybe sometimes even downright ugly) into something extraordinary.

Gimme a shout if you're interested in having your own extraordinary dog photographed.

Khloe - Candid Dog Photography in Houston

If you have ever thought that dogs are not expressive, Khloe will prove you wrong.  She gave me so many expressions during our playdate in downtown Houston!

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walking the dog in downtown houston
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dog walk in houston jones plaza
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dog in downtown houston

Contact me if you'd like to set up a personalized photo session for your furbaby!