Archive for the ‘Furry Friends’ Category

The Mew Crew

October 18, 2013

Lilly and Oliver (I think the foster mom is never really going to part with them :) Who can blame her.

What’s more fun than a litter of kittens?  Knowing that they will all have good homes.  I recently shot this litter for the good folks at FOCHP (Friends of Orange County’s Homeless Pets. They are all looking for homes so if you find yourself feeling a little lonely or in need of about 17+ years of fun, you might want to bring one  of these babies home.

 

Dora in the basket.

Wild thing! You make my heart sing. Not really wild though as you can see Nora just sat pretty for her portrait. She did like the feather toy we had in the studio though:)

“Hanging out and waiting for my new family,” says Nora.

Pet Portrait Video

April 17, 2013

 

I just realized that I did not post my newest pet portrait video!!!  How remiss of me.  Enjoy the furry cuteness :)

Here is what happens when you come to the studio for portraits. This is pretty typical. Doggies have fun, people have fun and of course we get some really nice images . . .

Canvas Wall Clusters

February 2, 2012

Lately I’ve been doing so many adorable canvas wall clusters. Here is one for one of my pet clients. The pieces are 2 11″x14″ and 2 14×14″. The doggies are named Zachary (the boy who is not always an angel but sure looks cute with wings . Sophie who has the big eyes, and Zoe who looks smashing in the red feathered hat. (Yes, Karen the pieces are on order. Can’t wait to see them in person!)))

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Lisa Scarsi takes all sorts of pictures, but one of her most-special specialties is pet photography. And, during the month of February, booking any sort of photo session with Lisa Scarsi Photography will help a particular pet in crisis.

Portraits for Paws

Lilly is a homeless, 6-year-old Pomeranian with a bladder stone. She lost her human companion to cancer six months ago, and has spent the past five months at Friends of Orange County’s Homeless Pets. She will eventually be looking for a new family to love and be loved by, but not before she has surgery to have the bladder stone removed.

Lilly the Pomeranian

Lilly is friendly to humans and dogs, alike. (Cats, not so much.) At only 5 lbs., she would would make a great companion for the right feline-free person or family. But that bladder stone — which can’t be shrunk via medication — is threatening both her life and her chance to find her new forever home.

The surgery and aftercare will cost between $800 and $1500.

Lilly is a homeless dog with a bladder stone

And that’s where Lisa Scarsi Photography comes in. Book a photo session with Lisa Scarsi Photopgraphy during the month of February (whether for pet photography, maternity photography, family portraits, senior pictures, or just to get professional pics of your kids), and 30% of your session fee will be donated to Friends of Orange County’s Homeless Pets to help with paying for Lilly’s much-needed surgery.

Help save this adorable Pomeranian!

As much as Lisa would love to take your picture, she’d also like for you to know that donations can made directly to FOCHP, too! Click here, if you simply want to donate to Lilly, or contact Lisa Scarsi Photography at (714) 255-1382 (click here to email) to get great photos while helping a great dog!

Donations can also be mailed to:

FOCHP
26423 Scott Road
Menifee CA 92584

No donation is too small, but don’t forget to mention Lilly in the memo line on your check!

Yep, we’re doing some mini sessions at the studio for Halloween !! I wanna see your costumes!! Best costume of the day will win a $50 print credit too!!!
Call the studio to reserve your spot. They’ll go fast!!

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Pet Portrait Bloopers

September 7, 2011

A while back I started a folder I named “Bloopers” and after a few weeks I forgot all about it. If things don’t have a deadline or a pulse, sometimes they slip my mind. Plants never make it long at my house. Today I came across the folder and some of these are just so funny I had to share. Hope they make you giggle a bit and want to hug your dog, cat, kid or random stranger. I thought I’d add the pets comments . . .

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“Seriously, who picked out this outfit?!!”
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“Does this background color make my butt look big?”
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“I may look cute but I could mess you up!”
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“I just peed on her backdrop . . . shh, don’t tell.”
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“Mmmm, the top of your head tastes fabulous!! What WERE you rolling in?”

I often say dogs lead me to the nicest people and so often this is true. Hercules is one of those dogs. Herc has a very interesting story to tell. I’m not a great storyteller, but I will try. In June of last year I got a call from his mom Leslie. She called me to set up a portrait session for Hercules, her 5 year old pit bull and his best buddy Kylie, her 2 year old daughter. Herc had cancer and probably didn’t have long to live. Leslie wanted photos of the two of them together so that Kylie would have some way of remembering their special bond. I was so saddened to hear about Herc’s condition and sadder to think that he would soon leave a little girl heartbroken. Herc had already lost a leg to cancer so we scheduled the session right away. We did the session and the images got some media attention. My favorite is an article that was published on the Best Friends site, written by Roni Raczkowski. You can read all about how Herc came to his home with Leslie and Kylie. It is an interesting tale about the power of love.

Our meeting spawned a little arrangement whereby I photograph pets for FOCHP pro bono and the images help the pets to get adopted quicker. The FOCHP folks are wonderful and I love being able to help in some small “photographical” way. You could say Hercules led me to FOCHP and led me to do more work for rescues. Well, to the surprise and extreme delight of us all, Hercules is still with us!!! He is doing very well and the cancer is in remission. At least for now, he gets to enjoy his family and the wonderful life that Leslie has given him. I get to see Herc sometimes at adoption events and/or photo sessions for FOCHP fosters and I have vowed to photograph him and Kylie every year that he is with us. It’s the least I can do for a dog, a breed, and a family who has inspired me so.

From the session one year ago
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Hercules and Kylie Today
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Christmas in July!!

July 11, 2011

Yep, it’s hot, it’s summer and the perfect time to think about Christmas. No I haven’t been standing in the sun too long. I mean it. If you really wanna get a jump on your Christmas “to do” list start by booking a session for your family portraits this summer in July or August. It’s the perfect time of year to do portraits, you’re tan, the days are longer (so you have more shooting time in great light outdoors) and you have lots less to do now than in November or December. To nudge you just a bit we’re offering a special limited edition “Christmas in July” promotion. Book and complete your session in July or August and you get a studio session and a set of 24 amazing cards for $175 (location sessions offered at $225 for the session and cards). That is $75 off the regular price!! Fa, la, la, la, la!! If you don’t want/need Christmas cards then you can substitute two 8×10 prints for the cards. (fine print: Card design/print order must be completed by 9-15-11. No procrastinating!! Session fee must be paid at the time of booking to hold your spot. This offer valid for family portraits up to 5 people, pet portraits or childrens portraits. A limited number of bookings will be taken. Once our shooting schedule is full, no more Christmas in July sessions can be obtained for 2011.) Call the studio to book your session at 714 255-1382. Christmas card sampler

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