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scott & max; los angeles commercial dog photography

Monday, June 14th, 2010

I had a really wonderful photoshoot back in April with Scott and Max. Scott adopted Max almost 14 years ago through Best Friends Animal Society (you can read more about the two at the Best Friends website) and we met on this gorgeous April day to get a shot for a new Best Friends print ad promoting their “No More Homeless Pets” campaign. You can see the finished ad at the end of this blog post, but here are some outtakes that I particularly loved. When I get the opportunity to photograph such an amazing pair and chronicle their bond, I feel so at home, and know I have the best job in the world.

The ad made it’s debut in Frontiers magazine and can now be seen larger than life at the Grove!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this shoot possible (you know who you are!!!), to Eric at Best Friends for creating a beautiful layout, to Claudia for keeping me in the loop on this project, and of course to Scott and Max for being such beautiful photography subjects.

rose knows!

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Check out the latest issue of Los Angeles Confidential Magazine -

The gorgeous and talented Rose McGowan wrote a piece on her favorite doggie things in Los Angeles and gave Shine Pet Photos a shout:

Since you’re probably curious, let me answer some questions: Yes, Rose is gorgeous in person. I would die for her skin. The Gods are sometimes very unfair. Yes, she is totally awesome, kind, and sweet in person. Meeting really nice, generous celebs in person is always such a treat. And yes, Rose is a huge dog lover and absolutely dotes on her Boston Terriers, as she is famously known for.

Thank you Rose for the lovely article on life in Los Angeles with your dogs, and for mentioning me in the piece. And thanks to all the special people behind the scenes who made this all possible (you know who you are!)

The shot from the article:

The shot from the table of contents:

Pick up the latest issue of Los Angeles Confidential Magazine on news stands now, or read Rose’s piece online!

modern dog magazine spring 2010

Monday, March 8th, 2010

I had the opportunity to photograph the lovely and amazing Lu Parker and her dog Monkey for an article in the latest issue of Modern Dog Magazine, written by the equally lovely and amazing Mary-Jo Dionne. And I got a contributor credit too!

To read the full article visit Modern Dog online, or pick up a copy - it’s available on newstands now.

(click on small photos to enlarge)

And some additional shots I loved from our shoot (photographed at the lovely Getty House):

happy 2010! (and some press)

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Dear Blog Readers,

HAPPY 2010! Is it really almost mid-February? Are you freakin’ kidding me?

Busy season hit me in October and everything has been a blur ever since then. I swear it went from October to February in the blink of an eye! I’m really enjoying some time now to relax. Breathe. Have some time for myself and read the pile of magazines that’s steadily growing on my coffee table! I’m also taking this slower season to work on some projects for myself. It’s really quite a breath of fresh air. And for those that don’t keep up with me on Twitter or Facebook - I’m fostering a dog!

But I’ll be back to some regular blogging too, especially because I hit my 2 year anniversary this month and have some words of wisdom I’ve gathered over the last 365 days to share with you all.

In the meanwhile, here’s the new magazine cover for The Bark that’s out on newstands! It features the ridiculously cute Millie, one of my clients from early 2009.

Also, I have another photo on an upcoming episode of How I Met Your Mother Monday February 8th at 8PM - that’s tomorrow! It will be a very quickie cameo but it sounds like it will be very funny. Congrats to my doggie client Frankie and her family.

Now to get started on that pile of magazines… Real Simple beckons.

press round up, october-december

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

It’s been an insanely busy few months here and sadly, my poor blog has been sorely neglected. But I wanted to post some happenings in Shine Pet Photos land up here before it was 2010!

Here’s a round up of some of the recent press on Shine Pet Photos in the blogosphere, TV and newstands:

Voted LA’s Best Pet Photographer for a second year in a row by My Fox LA

Voted LA’s Best Pet Photographer for a second year in a row by Tails Magazine

And of course a HUGE thank you to everyone out there who were so supportive and voted for me! I couldn’t have done it without you guys.

An interview on AA Risings

November’s Book of the Month, via Asuka Book

(Click the image to see the book!)

Cover of City Dog Magazine’s Holiday Issue featuring Perez Hilton’s dog Teddy

Shine Pet Photos featured on an episode of How I Met Your Mother

Shine Pet Photos featured as a case study in David duChemin’s amazing new book Visionmongers!

I’ll do a longer blog post about this one later, but this book is incredibly inspiring and has such valuable information. I can’t wait to read more of this while on my holiday break. David offers a ton of information on how to be a professional photographer and make a life and living in the industry. He also offers 9 different profiles of photographers who are working full-time and making a living at the craft - like Zack Arias, Chase Jarvis, and (gulp) me!

There’s a bunch more stuff in the works right now that I’ll blog about once everything is more solid. Whew. I’m tired just writing about all this.

PS: In lieu of blogging I’ve been posting a ton of photos on facebook! Want to be facebook besties?