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Castor & Pollux

Last summer I spent two incredibly fun-filled days in the studio photographing dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens. OK, sure, that in itself isn’t too unusual. But what made this time so special was that  I was shooting photo’s that were going to be used on the new line of packing that Castor & Pollux pet food was releasing. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was, and truth be told still am. It’s been absolute torture waiting for it to hit the shelves, but it’s finally out!!  Hooray!!  Below is a picture that Castor & Pollux released on their blog. Be sure to look for it at the pet store. And if you see it let me know. Oh, and I’ll be posting a few outtakes from the shoot early next week.

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Westminster Kennel Club Show

If you ever want to feel good, and I mean really good, go to the Westminster Kennel Club show. It is impossible to be surrounded by 2500 (champion) dogs and not have a smile on your face. Walking around in the benching area is absolutely the thrill of the event for me. Chatting with the handlers and owners. Finding out where they’ve come from and how they got into showing dogs. It’s all really interesting. But way more fun than meeting the humans is meeting the dogs.

Imagine an empty warehouse – one that goes on as far as your eyes can see. Now imagine that same warehouse filled with dogs. Every size, color, and breed. Now imagine being able to go up to each and every one of those dogs and give them ear scratches, belly rubs and tell them they are the cutest/sweetest/handsomest/prettiest thing you’ve ever seen. That’s what I love about the Westminster Show. Cue giant smile.

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February Love

Happy Valentine’s month! ‘Tis the season for us all to scramble to find the perfect way to tell that special someone that we like them, admire them, or maybe even love them. Or, perhaps you prefer to think of Valentine’s Day as a ridiculous, made-up Hallmark-holiday created solely to sell silly cards. Cards on which I would very much like to see my photos. (I love you Hallmark! Your ads always make me cry. In a good way.) But I digress.

Which ever side of the fence you’re on – and trust me I’ve been on both – the one love that’s never been up for debate in my life is my love for the little furry creatures.

So in honor of every animal I’ve ever loved, (and currently love…Beans! and Punch!), I’m knocking fifty dollars off any session booked in February. I will also donate 10% of your session fee to an animal charity or rescue group that you get to choose. Mind you, you only have to book in February, you can schedule your session for anytime that works best for you. And if you want to give a session as a gift, we’ll get you a gift-card. With hearts on it.

XOXO,

Tonya

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