WOW – Is it just me, or did we lose a few weeks of October? I can’t believe it’s already Halloween!
Fortunately for my spotty dogs, my busy schedule has spared them the embarrassment of getting dressed up this year. However, I did get my Halloween pup fix earlier this week at the Halloween party and open house at Happy Dog Pet Salon in Sarasota. The event was big success and a lot of fun – I think I photographed 35 dogs (and a few families) in 2 1/2 hours…whew!
Thank you to all of the super cute pups (and kids!) who joined us – I’ve sent out images to everyone who attended so if you haven’t received your e-mail, please feel free to contact me. And, if you’re looking for an awesome groomer in the Sarasota area, I definitely recommend checking out Happy Dog Pet Salon – they have a brand new, super cute location on Sawyer (just off of Bee Ridge Road) and now offer small dog daycare.
In other news, I am waaaay behind on sharing some of my latest sessions here, but stay tuned as I have some really fun ones coming up! Also, my November calendar is almost full, so if you’ve been thinking about a session before the holidays, please contact me soon. I always try to be as accommodating as possible, but this is a super busy (and super fun) time of year!
I have to admit that I’ve never been a big fan of flowers and chocolates for Valentine’s Day. Flowers are pretty for a few days and then they start to wilt…and while chocolates are very yummy, I always feel like I need to spend the next few weeks working off all those calories! I know that it’s the thought that counts, but just as a friendly little reminder, Simply Spotted Photography offers gift certificates for any occasion. Guaranteed to provide memories that will last for a lifetime *and* 100% calorie free, custom portraits are a perfect gift for your pet loving Valentine!
Let this be a warning for cute little spotty dogs that decide to steal my Colt’s hat and parade around the house with it…
If you want to play with my hat, that’s okay, but it’s going to end up on your head. And, of course, that means I’ll have to take pictures.
Poor Peyton. Lucky for him, he’s extremely cute (and very charming) – I’ve never met a Dalmatian that didn’t use both of those traits to their advantage! I will say, no matter how many thousands of pictures I take of Peyton, I will never tire of his expressions. I’m so lucky to have such fun and animated dogs – they are such a great source of inspiration for my work.
She might not have spots, but she’s still a part of the Simply Spotted family! Meet Lucy, a miniature Dachshund owned and loved by my parents (and loved by me too, of course). Even though I’ve taken many pictures of Lucy over the years, I don’t think she ever read the memo that says if you’re going to be related to a pet photographer, you need to love the camera! I think she finds my big camera a little intimidating, but she still manages to take some really cute pictures. I just love her expressions! Here are a few studio portraits I took over the holidays of my favorite little hot dog…
I had a great time at the new Woof Gang Bakery in Ellenton this past weekend! The owners, Chris and Dana, are two of the nicest people you will ever meet – and even though their store has only been open for a few weeks, it’s clear that they already have a growing fan club. If you are looking for top quality pet foods, fun toys, and yummy treats, be sure to stop by and check them out! (Note, I highly recommend their soft and chewy pumpkin treats – my three spotty dogs give them two paws up.)
If you missed our recent pet portrait day at the Ellenton store, I’m going to be at the Woof Gang Bakery in Lakewood Ranch this Thursday, December 3rd from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm for their monthly “yappy hour”. This is always a fun event which features wine tasting, appetizers, $5 nail trims, and portraits by yours truly! WGB is located in the Publix shopping plaza of University Parkway in Lakewood Ranch. Hope to see you there!
I’d like to thank everyone who participated in my pet portrait day at Holistic for Pets in Bradenton – I hope you and your pups had as much fun as I did! Here are a few more previews of the wonderful dogs (and one very adorable girl) that I met during our sessions last week…
I had a great time at my pet portrait day at Holistic for Pets on Monday! We had a very diverse group – from an (itsy-bitsy) Chihuahua to a (great big) Great Dane – some really neat dogs! I’ll be posting some more previews soon, but here’s a little peek…
Simply Spotted Photography will be offering mini portrait sessions this Saturday, November 28, from 10 am-2 pm at the brand new Woof Gang Bakery in Ellenton! Woof Gang Bakery is located right next to the Ellenton Outlet Mall – for more information and directions, please click here to visit them online.
Mini sessions will once again be offered for only $20 and $5 from each session will be donated to Southeastern Guide Dogs. Space is limited so please contact Woof Gang Bakery at 941-723-BARK (2275) or stop by their new store to reserve your spot!
I’m excited to announce that Simply Spotted Photography will be having a pet portrait day this month at Holistic for Pets’ Bradenton location! I’ll be offering mini studio sessions from 10 am – 5 pm on Monday, November 23. And the best part? These sessions are only $20, plus I’ll be donating $5 for every session back to Southwest Florida Great Dane Rescue! This is a great opportunity to have your pet’s portrait taken and help out a great rescue organization in the process. Each session includes a 5×7 print, and additional print sizes will also be available. Just in time for the holidays!
Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot today! You can either contact me directly or sign up at Holistic for Pets’ Bradenton location in the Sweetbay shopping plaza off I-70 in Lakewood Ranch. For directions and more information about Holistic for Pets, please visit their website.
Speaking of the holidays, there is still time to schedule a custom, on-location session for guaranteed print delivery in time for Christmas. I currently have weekday and a few weekend sessions remaining. Or, if you would prefer to give a session as a gift, I do offer gift certificates and I’d love to help you design the perfect package for your pet-loving friends and family. Please contact me for more information.
I’m really looking forward to a fun day at Holistic For Pets on November 23 – please feel free to call or e-mail me with any questions, or to reserve your spot. Hope to see you and your furry ones there!