At our holiday pet portrait mini session event at Barkfield Road in November, I was telling owner Carol about a red play kitchen I had gotten as a prop for the studio and she suggested we try a mini session event with it for Valentine’s Day. It made total sense since Barkfield Road is such a great place to buy baked doggy goodies! We called our event “Baking Up Some Love”!
I brought some kitchen themed props like a chef’s hat and apron and a toy cupcake tray. We filled every appointment of the day and got great shots of the pups and a nice donation for the Dotty Fund! Carol and I always have a very fun time during these events and I love meeting so many dogs and their owners. Her employees Vicky and Nicolette are so helpful! Go visit Barkfield Road if you’re in the area. They have such a great selection of products for pets and I know every time I go there, I’m getting something high quality and safe for my Gracey.
I hope to keep doing more events like this!
Here are some of my favorite photos from the day!
If you were there for the event, you can pick up your products now at Barkfield Road!
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I was back at Barkfield Road for the second year in a row for a mini session event benefiting The Dotty Fund. The Dotty Fund provides financial assistance to pet owners to take care of their animals during difficult times so that they can stay with their owners, where they belong.
The mini session event was a great success. Every half hour, more and more cute dogs came in for their appointment and they all did so well! Orders from that day raised $400 in donations for the fund, which is going to do a lot of good for pups and their parents on Long Island.
Thank you so much to everyone who brought their dogs in, and for Carol at Barkfield Road for hosting the event. If you’ve never been to Carol’s store with your dog, you’re missing out. Her treats are so beautifully decorated and she carries only the best treats, toys and supplies for dogs. Every time I go in there, it’s a definite that Gracey is going to get something special. Here are my favorite photos from the event! Look out for a possible Valentine’s Day event coming in February!
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This is the third year I’ve been back to the Middle Country Public Library for a pet portrait program and this was our best year yet. We had 30 pets come in with their owners to get a winter portrait done. A lot of pets came dressed to the nines because the program started right after their annual pet parade.
After they were done getting their photograph taken by me in front of the winter wonderland scene the library had set up, they went over to the green screen station where program runner Sara took a snapshot of them in front of the green screen and then added a digital background of their choosing. It was double the photo fun and I think the patrons really enjoyed it!
I met some awesome pets and parents and was really glad to see that a lot of families came back for a second and sometimes third year for another portrait with me. It makes me feel great that they enjoyed the program and their photo so much that they wanted to come back again and again!
Here are some of the great photos we captured that day!
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I was glad to be there for another fun Yappy Hour event hosted by Daniela of Who Lets Your Dog Out at New Village Apartments in Patchogue. This time around was Halloween themed, so all the pups came in their best costumes! They were all so beautifully dressed and wonderfully behaved.
Dog trainer Paul from Pawesome Dogs was there showing off some cool dog toys, and Lisa from Bake You Happy Today was there selling her delicious treats for humans and dogs alike.
Daniela always puts on amazing events for dogs and their owners. Thanks to her for always including me in the fun! Here are some of my favorite photos from the event!
I'm so glad the Islip Public Library asked me back for a second time to do another pet portrait program on their garden terrace. It's such a beautiful spot. We got even more dogs this year! I was so excited to see so many furry faces there for a photo. The dogs were so well-behaved and a lot of them did a great job "smiling" for the camera :) These programs are always a lot of fun for me. I love to meet these awesome dogs and their owners, and I think it's really important for dog lovers to get beautiful photos of your furry family members. Thanks so much to the Islip Public Library for having me back, and to all the patrons who participated in the program!
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When I plan parties, I tend to try to DIY as much as I can, because I like to craft. This led me to make the favors for the shower. I was inspired by my cousin's wife Bonnie who makes excellent peppermint sugar scrubs every Christmas. Instead of sugar, I swapped it for sea salt to better fit the theme. I added blue food coloring and essential oils to make it smell like an ocean breeze (let's just all pretend an ocean breeze doesn't smell like low tide or fish butts). I wanted to use cute little whale tags but I couldn't find any I liked online, so instead I ordered blank discs and a metal stamp and hammered my own tiny whales onto each one.
also led me to make every shower game in Photoshop, to iron endless decals onto onesies, and to take a fluid painting class with a friend to make Lisa a piece of artwork for the baby's nursery. Not to mention, I also had to create a second invitation as a decoy when Lisa suspected the shower was at the aquarium! I convinced her it was at another local restaurant and that the theme was rubber duckies by "accidentally" leaving the invitation out where she could find it. Needless to say, I was happy to get all the help I could from Lisa's sister-in-law Beth, who made the excellent onesie centerpieces that say "Whale Come Baby Seth"! I had no ideas whatsoever on that front, so I was so excited that she knocked it out of the park.
Thank you to everyone who came to Lisa's shower. She had a really amazing time and got so many wonderful gifts. Baby Seth is well set up! Several people gave her really beautiful handmade outfits and blankets, which were so special.
Here are my favorite photos from the day!
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