Pet Extravaganza Portrait Preview

The 2009 Pet Extravaganza was a success! It was such a fun day and I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to meet so many nice people and their pups. A special thanks to The GulfCoast DOG Magazine for all of their hard work, and for bringing the Florida pet loving community together for a great event!

Here’s a little preview of some of the portraits I took at the event – more coming soon!

The GulfCoast DOG Pet Extravaganza

I just had to include another shot of Owen, because he reminds me of a cartoon character – so animated!

Owen - Border Collie

2009 Pet Extravaganza

Pet Extravaganza

Bryndee - Mini Doxie

The GulfCoast DOG Pet Extravaganza

I’m so excited to be participating in The GulfCoast DOG Magazine’s 2009 Pet Extravaganza that is coming up this Saturday, October 17 at the Sarasota/Bradenton International Convention Center. This is going to be a GREAT event! There will be over 125 pet related vendors from around the country, animal rescue groups, agility, flyball, and obedience demos, guest speakers, fun activities for the kids, lots of great giveaways, and MUCH MORE! Admission is only $5 for adults, $3 for kids 6 and over, and free for children 5 and under. Well-behaved dogs (on-leash) are also welcome! For more information, please click here.

In addition to having a booth, I’m also going to be offering mini portrait sessions, with a portion of the proceeds going to the animal rescue groups in attendance. You can also sign up to win a free session – please stop by and say hello!

Peyton Smiles

Peyton - Dog Photography

Sarasota Pet Photographer

The GulfCoast DOG Magazine

I am so excited to announce that the summer 2009 issue of The GulfCoast DOG magazine is now available online. And featured on the cover is none other than (drum roll please…) one of my favorite photos of Riley the Golden Retriever!

It’s truly an honor to have one of my photographs gracing the cover of this exceptional magazine. In my opinion, it’s one of the very best dog magazines around – not only for the fabulous content, but because you just can’t find a greater supporter of the Florida pet community! I know the publishers put their heart and soul into providing a top notch publication for their readers AND somehow manage to find the time to support countless local events, animal rescues, and dogs in need. 

Please check out the latest edition of The GulfCoast DOG Magazine online – and be sure look for the print version to arrive soon to a pet friendly retailer near you! Oh, and be sure to check out the information on The GulfCoast DOG Pet Extravaganza coming up on Saturday, October 17. 2009 at the Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center. If you’re a pet lover in Florida, this is one event you will not want to miss!

GulfCoastDOG Cover!