Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year from Omaha Pet Photographer!

Thanks to all pets and kids that I was able to photograph this year. I appreciate you taking the time to make me your chosen photographer! 2011 was a FANTASTIC year for me and I'm truly excited for the upcoming new year. Bring it on 2012!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Gecko

Just a little reminder that geckos need to be included in the Christmas celebration too. Now I know this little guy normally lives in a warm, moist, live plant habitat, but he deserved some xmas excitement by mixing up his boring lifestyle. Don't worry, he wasn't harmed at all during this brief photo shoot. Awwwwe, isn't he adorable though???

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Final Senior Portrait Photography Sessions for 2011

Today is the final day to deliver all senior portrait photographs for the Burke yearbook plus many other high school yearbooks. I shot a total of 5 seniors this year and it was a blast working with the different kids personalities. Each kid was unique and special and I hope I was able to capture that in each session. I was going for hip and cool as well as classic and traditional. I def learned what NOT to do and learned about restrictions that different high schools have. A great learning experience, however, I must turn down any future Senior portraits for 2012. I believe I'm good at it, but it's NOT what I need to focus on. My focus is kids and pets. Not seniors, weddings, babies, families, landscapes, still life or anything GENERAL. I am creating a niche. Kids and pets are my specialty!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Baby Mama chichi Chihuahua

Chichi chihuahua gave birth to four cutie pies boys. This is one of the shots that included her 'ears'. She is super hyper and skittish and very protective of her babies so it was a challenge to get her to calm down on her 'mommies' lap. I love the effect of the red t-shirt in the background. Thank you Kay for your cooperation! Chichi was a delight to photograph!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ladies night eve and Ladies night at Mulhall"s

 Ladies Night out at Mulhall's Nursery was a huge success! Over 800 fabulous 'ladies' showed up to the event that included super Christmas discounts, awesome live music, fabulous wine, delicious ordurves, prizes but more importantly ticket sales that totaled nearly $5000 went to The Omaha Food Bank!

Friday, December 9, 2011

In memory of Lulu

I had the pleasure of photographing shy little precious Lulu and her brothers last year. She was rescued from a puppy mill along with her brother Horton and belonged to a loving mama named Evelyn. Lulu became suddenly sick and had to be put to rest. She will be missed sorely, but never forgotten!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas bokeh

While shooting some fantastic looking Christmas trees at Mulhall's Nursery, I got to experiment with some of the lights. I'll blur the heck out of the tree and voila! Beautiful bokeh. A Japanese word for blur quality. The way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light. The quality of this blur looks pretty pleasing to my eyes. There can be good bokeh and stupid bad bokeh. This image might work well as a background for a graphic design project. In this case, my logo. Or my website text, I don't HAVE a logo YET! Project 2012 possibly???

Monday, December 5, 2011

Chichi and Pepe make some babies! JOY!

So Chichi and Pepe made FOUR babies and they will soon be displayed in this post very soon. They are poor puppies because they just had their shots the same day and were super crybabies. So we were extra careful, but the calm and mellowness was perfect for puppy pet portraits. Every chihuahua in the family got a chance to be a model today. Stay tuned!