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Easter Portraits
Sunday, March 06, 2016
Calendar Dogs & Co. 2020

Ever have one of those weeks where so much is going on that you don't know which way is up? Well that happened and I goofed, but I will make it better! This offer is extended through next week and will end March 19 AND I'm waiving the deposit for this offer! We are getting in lil chicks for this year's Easter portraits!  It is a special treat for the studio to be able to offer a chance for children to be photographed with baby animals. We are offering a special price on sessions and created two packages at great savings. The Limited Editions are just that. You will only be able to get these at special times like Easter or Christmas.  You are welcome to select something ...

Display Boxes for Portraits
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Calendar Dogs & Co. 2020

I had asked my brother to make a couple of boxes for me. I picked out a figured maple so I could put in images from each of my granddaughter's sessions for her first year of life. These boxes are something John loves to make and before I knew it, he made half a dozen more! Woodworking is John's passion and he would like to be busy making these gorgeous boxes for photographers to use for their clients so I am helping by posting the first batch. Each box has its own characteristics and features. For special pricing for photographers, please submit your sales tax ID number, website, and business Facebook page.  The Large Cherry Display Box is made from cherry and then finished with a ...

Frosty Friends
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Calendar Dogs & Co. 2020

Remember those details from my last post? Sometimes those details need to be tweaked, added afterwards, removed, and/or modified. There wasn't much snow when we got to our location, but I wasn't going to complain. Weather outlook didn't look good for any more snow, which meant that I needed to work with what I was given. I'd go looking for snow afterwards.  I had been watching the weather reports closely; did I say how close? I even checked the cloud cover hour by hour. I had wanted a gorgeous sunset behind my subjects. What I was looking at was heavy clouds all day until the magic moment I had picked that worked best for everyone's schedule. According to the weather charts, that was ...

It's in the details
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Calendar Dogs & Co. 2020

Last week I posted some sneak peeks of behind the scenes crafting of a session. Sometimes things don't always work they way we think they should so adjustments are necessary. It usually works out in the long run. Sophia's parka was made the way I made doll clothes as a kid. You just cut it out, sew a few seams and you're done unless you decided you needed details.  Every time I thought I was done, I'd look at it and realize I needed to add fur and with the fur came the tribal pattern. It was one of those niggling nags at the back of my mind that I would regret not doing. Originally I was only putting fur around the hood and on the shoulder area, but ultimately I put fur around the ...

Alaskan Inuits continued
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Calendar Dogs & Co. 2020

The last post I made was about Sophia's nine-month-old session with a few sneak peeks. Progress has been a little slow, but I finally got the fabric for her parka and I am now trying to make my own pattern. There were hundreds of images on line to give me some idea of what look I wanted for this shoot from parkas worn for chores to showing off the finest parkas in children's pageants. Pure eye candy, but I noticed that the fancier the parka, the less I noticed the face so as much as I LOVED the pageant parkas, I didn't want to make the image all about the parka. A few more behind the scenes sneak peeks.  The fabric I pick has to fit my vision These reindeer antlers represent ...