Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Toronto Pet Photographer

Adoptables – Toronto Animal Services | Toronto Pet Photographer

After a bit of a vacation, I went back to TAS this morning. Boy, did that feel good! Lots of tail-waggers to meet and photograph, and some really gorgeous pets just awaiting their forever homes.  If you see a guy or gal that you like, please contact Toronto Animal Services (North Region) directly. They can arrange a meeting with your prospective new family member.

You can also find out a little bit more about each of these furry faces on the Posh Pets’ Facebook page. Please check it out and share their images!

First, are the graceful felines…

And now the tail-wagging canines…

Thanks for joining us – we’ll see you again next week!

Project 52 – Humour | Pug Photography Toronto

Project 52 – Humour | Pug Photography Toronto

For this week’s theme of humour, I thought it might be fun to take you behind the scenes and see some of the “out-takes” of one of my favourite sessions. The in-between shots are sometimes the funniest and there are some “classic” poses that all pet photographers have come to know and love. I warn you: These will not win any awards, and they rarely make it into the Client Gallery. But, they certainly give me a chuckle nonetheless.  Here are 3 for you to enjoy!

First up, at some point in every session, the dog or cat will stick its tongue out at you.  As a pet photographer, you just have to develop a thick skin and not take this as any indication of what they think of you or your photography. Or the treats you decided to tempt them with.  Besides which, they look so cute doing it.

Secondly, there is the gratuitous bum shot.  There is always more grass to sniff or interesting things to look at than the photographer.  Again, it is good to not take it personally.  This particular pug showed me her bum so many times, I just decided to photograph it!  Her mom thought it was hilarious.

Lastly, I have named this one “Use the force, Luke”.  Somehow, she just looks like Yoda trying to move an x-wing out of a swamp.  (I hope I haven’t dated myself with this last description…no one reading this is actually asking, “Mom, what is she talking about?”  Please tell me no…)

Hope you have enjoyed these!  Please now go and see the work of Liz Stabbert and see what she has posted for this week!  And follow the blog circle all the way around until you end up back here! And, as always, please feel free to leave comments 🙂

Leila | Toronto Pug Photography

Leila | Toronto Pug Photography

It seems that I am behind blogging some of our recent client sessions.  Every session with Posh Pets is unique and special, so I like to give them all their moment to shine.  Today, is no exception!

This time around, I would like to introduce you to Leila, a lovely 3-year-old black pug.  One of the first things you will notice about Leila is that she is petite for her age and breed.  (Her Mom is sometimes stopped by strangers asking where they can get a pug like that.)  There is, however, a reason for her size – she has a few health issues.  But, as her Mom told me in the pre-session consult, it is as if “she didn’t get the memo that she is sick”.  Well, was she ever right!  Leila brought to her session boundless energy and a very obvious zest for life.  Which is why her Mom said that, in the past, she has only ever gotten images of Leila as a “blur”.  But we got some beautiful images for Leila’s mom as well as her original foster mom who Leila still keeps in touch with.

Leila, you are truly an example of how to not let our circumstances dictate how much enthusiasm we will have for life.  Nor how much love and enjoyment we can bring to others.  Here are some of your images.  Enjoy them with your family as they love you very much!


Next:  Not to be left out, Leila’s older brother Reilly got in on the action and his own photo session.  We will post some of his amazing images here soon!