With the help of my buddy Tim at ACAC, we pulled off a fundraiser calendar for RHR. I think Tim & I decided that we did a few days worth of work in around 5 hours. This was my second time, ever, in a studio using lights, and it was very daunting, especially given the circumstances of the day. However, I think I did quite well and I believe this calendar is going to be a massive success!
We had the greatest volunteers ever, and between our models, hair & makeup artists and the awesome RHR adopters, the turn out was phenomenal!
I can't wait to get the calendar put together and to the presses. The theme is Hotties With Rotties, and I have to say, the studio was on FIRE! (No, seriously, it got really warm in there!)
Here's a screenshot from my editing software of Mister & Miss May.
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After a hectic day at the office, I spent the evening attempting to photograph 11 Rottweiler mixed puppies... individually and as a group. These guys & gals were born to a momma dog, Gypsy, that was pulled from a high-kill shelter a mere 72 hours before delivering! Their foster mom has done a FANTASTIC job with them, and deserves only the highest accolades for taking on this endeavor, in light of a full time job, two children, and three of her own dogs. So big kudos, CB!
A couple of weeks ago, I shot a Flower Session for a friend of mine and her dog, Lord, who was diagnosed with lymphoma a few months back. For our session, we had a great time playing ball in the backyard with his RHR alumni sister, Chella, and towards the end of his session, we photographed him in his favorite chair. He was his normal happy self... maybe toned down just a touch, but if you didn't know him, it wouldn't have been obvious.
I spent basically all weekend doing volunteer things for RHR, and one of those things was photographing two of the litters of puppies we have now.
Let me tell you a little love story for my first blog.
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful woman named Kory. Kory had everything going for her, but she was sad to have recently lost her loyal canine companion.
But Kory still had her faithful feline friend to care for, so off to a local pet store she went to make sure her kitty was well fed. Little did Kory know, her life would change upon entering that store.
You see, Rottweiler Hearts Rescue was at that same store at that same time with a young male Rottweiler named Bear, who had recently been taken in by the rescue.
Kory walked into the store and saw Bear, and it was love at first sight. She instantly knew that he was The One, and an adoption application fee was placed before she even walked out of the store. Kory left with not only her cat's food, but a new leash for her new leading man. Just a few short days later, Bear was home, living the life with his new kitty friend and Kory.
And they all lived happily ever after.