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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 :)

New Toys

March 30, 2012

While at WPPI (a.k.a. playground for photographers) I purchased some new software that will allow me to design better and more amazing albums and I also bought a blog board builder. Now I expect that I’m going to be spending quite a few nights jacked up on caffeine while learning all the cool stuff that my software can do. Here is my very first blog board with my new toy Blog Collage by Fundy Blog-Collage-1333140439637 Let me know what you think!

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 . . .

OK, so we know what you’re thinking. Mother’s Day!! That’s in May. That is so far away. Well, not really. It’s March 1st and in about two months you’ll be pulling your hair out trying to think of the perfect and meaningful gift for your mom (or the mother of your children or furry children). Can we make a little suggestion? Make it easy on yourself and call us now to schedule an appointment. We will do portraits of whoever “Mom” loves and then you’ll have the most amazing and thoughtful gift to wrap and present to her ON Mother’s Day. Not only can we help you select beautiful custom prints but we also have a very nice selection of custom photo products like photo jewelry, bags, canvas art. Stuff that is sure to bring a tear to Mom’s eye. So for the next few weeks we will post a photo and an idea of what would make a great gift for Mother’s Day.

Without further ado . . . Mother’s Day Gift Idea #1
A tote bag for all her stuff with your photo on it!!! Or her pooches photo on it! Bags take about 3 weeks so that is why you will want to book your session soon to get your mom’s session done and then order the custom photo bag. sophia8bday-482

My daughter is still young enough to give Valentines to friends. My son is far too cool for such an emotional activity. He is in the “friends get a punch in the arm phase” . . . a phase I’m told may last a decade or two. Sigh. A friend sent me to a really cute Valentine idea on Pinterest It was a photo of a kid holding their hand out in front of them with a treat in it. I took that idea and twisted it a bit to fit our furry family :) Here is our dog Ginger on the front of the Valentine.
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And on the back is the message with a photo of Sophia and our other dog Buddy. The paw-shaped lollipop I found on Shindigz and I simply slit the card near the sides of Ginger’s mouth to make it look like she was holding the pop in her mouth. When I photographed Ginger for the shot, she had her mouth open just slightly which makes the image more believable. The Valentines were a big hit with Sophia’s class. :)

I am always intrigued by how one thing leads you down a path to another and how creativity connects things and people and events in your life . . . My daughter got the part of Dorothy in the school play. A pretty big deal to any mom and especially me :) So as soon as we got her costume, I sent out a message to my friends and fam letting them know that I needed a “Toto” to model for a photo session. Because what self respecting animal nut like me would do a portrait of Dorothy without a good Toto as a sidekick ?! One of my good friends, Cindy Scott of Dogs, Etc. has a dog named Bosley and he is always up for attention.
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Sophia and Bosley :) He is right at home in my studio and the lap of pretty much anyone :)
Then when I looked at the site of one of my favorite local rescues, FOCHP, I saw a puppy who was practically a dead ringer for Toto! They were calling him Scrappy. I called and asked if I could borrow Scrappy for a couple days. Since Scrappy was small (about 12 lbs) and part Cairn Terrier (which was the breed of the real Toto) I thought he’d be a good fit with Sophia my daughter.
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Sophia and Scrappy/Toto in the shot I liked best. I made this into a poster for her.

Scrappy is now called Toto by the folks at FOCHP. Toto/Scrappy is a phenomenal dog. He is a 4-6 month old puppy and he is good with dogs, cats, kids and everyone!! Unbelievably he has been with FOCHP for a little over a week and has not been adopted yet. Anybody want a perfect little dog (red shoes not included) If you are interested in adopting him contact FOCHP.org. Since Scrappy/Toto is a rescue dog “looking to find his way home” I took some photos of him by himself so that FOCHP could use them to get him adopted.
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And then I thought, hey, this image would make a great promotional ad for “Adoptions” and so it is. If you are a magazine or other form of media that would like to use this ad as a PSA to promote pet adoption please contact me at info@lisascarsi.com.
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So what have I learned . . . sometimes it is good to start at the beginning and just follow the yellow brick road.

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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A while back I tossed together a Facebook page just for my pet business. It seemed to me that I had a lot of folks wanted to see my pet photos with and just about every one of them was active on FB. Facebook makes it soooo easy to share images I update it just about every day. I started a little daily practice of posting one pet photo a day. I call it the “Fur du Jour”. I have almost 600 folks that follow it and they just keep ‘a coming. Stop by yourself, hit the “Like” key and share with your friends. Screen shot 2011-03-22 at 2.21.02 PM

Free Bookmark

January 18, 2011

Free Valentine’s Day Bookmark to the first 40 friends that respond. The Valentine looks like this and if you bring it to the studio you will get a free 8×10 print when you book a session. No obligation to use it for a print or book a Valentine session though. (we just like sending Valentine’s : ))) If you would like one, go to our Facebook Fan page at www.facebook.com/lspetportraits and “like” us. Then just e-mail your name, mailing address* and e-mail address to the studio at info@lisascarsi.com. Valentine Bookmarks buddy*US residents only :)

Wet, Foggy, Furry, Fun

September 22, 2010

The Surf City Surf Dog event was totally awesome dude!!! Even though most of the morning was chilly & foggy,  there was  a big turn out and lots of adorable dogs!!  I did not get to shoot too much because I was having fun at the booth talking to folks pretty much all day.   If I could only clone me . . . then I could have twice as much fun and get twice as much done . . . hmmm  :)  I had some really great helpers in my booth too. Big thanks to one of my assistants Jessica, my very good friend Darlene Shinn of Pechanga’s Closet (she’s the one who makes the adorable stuffed creations) and my little people posse . . . Angelo & Sophia.    I did indeed raffle off a session and the winner was a very excited lady named Paige.

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Look at this guy scoping out the waves!!!

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Look it’s a pug with a straight tail!!

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Wipeout!!!

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This dog made it look really easy!

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