Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Best Gift Bag Ever

One of my peeps sent over a lovley gift all wrapped up in this super rad little tote from The International Center of Photograhy. If you are into photo, you should have this tote:

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Scoutie Girl Interview

I'm pretty shy when it comes to talking about myself - But I was happy to answer a few questions for the lovely girls at Scoutie Girl, Check it out here!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I'm super swamped and simply could not have said it better myself – So check out Marisa's posting about our weekend at the Good Magazine/Etsy Fair here.  And a shout-out to all my girls!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Shop Update : New Animals!

New in the shop are an Alligator, a Cockatoo, Lemurs, Prairie Dogs, a Pigmy Goat, a Deer, and a couple close-ups.

Monday, November 24, 2008

My Mini-Me's

My friend Leanna is an instructor for a very cool program called Photopiece. Photopiece is a photography program that invites teenagers to get in touch with the stories they have to tell, and encourages them to do so through photography. Starting in 2001 in downtown Los Angeles with special education kids from Latino immigrant families, Photopiece has since expanded to rural Oregon, Mexico, and Ecuador. 

In addition to teaching the basics of photography, Leanna brings her students to museums and brings in working photographers to talk with the kids about photography as a career. Last year I went with a slideshow and did a Q&A, but this year I wanted to REALLY show them what I do and give them a chance to try it out themseves.

So we packed up the lights, the camera bags, and our dog Squeak. We set up a backdrop and rigged the lighting set-up for them. I talked to them about how to photograph a dog, how to compose shots, how to find the light, etc. and then I handed them the camera! At first, they were a little "too cool for school, " but once one of them got up to do it, they were all in (I had to pry the camera out of one kid's hands). It was incredibly gratifying and a lot of fun – Some of them really listened to me and got some pretty incredible shots. 

Here are a few highlights shot by my Mini-Me's (and a shot of Squeak and his new handler – This kid certainly has a future as an animal trainer – he worked Squeak for all his classmates and did an excellent job!):

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I was shooting a kids job all last week - Had to share these beautiful twins. They are represented by Jet Set Kids.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Dogs Magazine

My favorite dog magazine is a German publication called Dogs. Even though I cannot read a word of it (it is in German), it is impeccably designed and the photography is so good, it is humbling. I'm always honored when they come knocking on my door for images – which I am happy they do regularly. This month they ran my headshot and tail work as a quiz. Super cool. I had to share.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Haunt 2008

This past Saturday was our neighborhood's Halloween Haunt. Every year we run the photo booth and this year's kids were as adorable as ever. Check out the second image down of the little boy dressed up as Joel from Risky Business. When he walked into the booth, I almost peed my pants from laughing so hard.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Squeak is a Poodle?

We heard about this breed test a while back to determine what your mutt is comprised of. Since we are suckers for anything fun to do with Squeak, we swabbed his cheek and sent it in. We are pretty sure he is a mix of Dachshund, Chihuahua, and maybe some other breeds. Turns out he's a Poodle? We're glad we did it becuase we are getting a lot of mileage out of the results. The new nicknames alone are worth the cost of the test.