Archive for 'dogs'

January 06, 2017
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1if you follow the blog, or any of us on facebook and instagram, you already know that we are a studio of animal lovers. all of us have dogs and we post their mischievous antics, sweet moments, and everyday cuteness… a lot. 3 weeks ago, we welcomed atticus (pictured above), and he’s already breaking the internet. so when we have an opportunity to photograph our furry friends, we are so there! whether it’s our annual santa paws charity shoot or if they happen to make their way into a family or engagement session (and this year, a wedding!), any time that animals are a part of a shoot, it brings an unpredictable fun to the session that we love. this year, we began getting inquiries about sessions specifically for pet photography and we are really looking forward to shooting more of these in 2017. for all of us, our our ‘furr-kids’ are much loved family members and having the opportunity to capture similar relationships for our clients is truly a gift.

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November 18, 2016
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001it’s time for our 6th annual santa paws charity shoot! this is always such a happy way to end our season as well as helping out an organization who love animals as much as we do!

  • date: saturday – december 10th
  • location: 104 west green street – snow hill, md
  • time: 11am-4pm

session details: a 25 minute session featuring your pup all decked out for the holidays. we will have wreath and bow collars, christmas light collars for mellow pooches, reindeer ears, santa hats, and some other fun stuff to play with. up to two family members can join their dog during the last 10 minutes of the session. we will have organic treats and plenty of water as well as some squeaky toys to help get their attention but if there is something that your pooch really responds to, please feel free to bring it along. please have all dogs leashed until their session begins. we do our best to have some time to vacate the location in between sessions, but if your pooch doesn’t play well with others, please let us know ahead of time and we will ensure that they have the space all to themselves.

 

charity details: the session fee is only $30 and includes an online viewing gallery and 1 8×10 print. we are also asking for a donation of at least 1 10lb bag of dry cat or dog food to be given to the worcester county humane society

 

how to book your session: email us at rayevalion@gilletteportraitarts.com to reserve your spot. this event fills up fast! in fact, last year we booked up within an hour so contact us soon to be a part of the happiest event of the year. last year was record breaking and thanks to our awesome clients, we collected over 500 pounds of pet food as well as some extra toys and treats :) we are looking so forward to meeting some new friends this year!

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April 27, 2016
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1I had the extreme pleasure of photographing the wedding celebration of adrianne and jimmy, not once.. but twice! the first was at their intimate destination wedding in charleston and the second was a local reception held for friends and family in ocean city at fager’s island. from the first moment that I met these two, I have loved them. they are so warm, welcoming, and just lovely to be around. since I last saw them, a lot has happened. first, they became a family of four when pups maggie and maya came into their lives ~ they recently moved into a beautiful new home ~ AND.. they found out that they were going to be parents! I joined them at their home on a beautiful afternoon to catch some moments of this happy time. after showing me around their new place (gorgeous!) we settled in to start the session. and although this would technically be considered a maternity session, maggie and maya were front and center.. posing for me as only dogs can do :) I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am for all of you (including mama charlene, of course!) and I am looking so forward to meeting your child upon his/her arrival. thank you for such a wonderful day ~ love you!

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January 08, 2016
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1if you follow the blog, or any of us on facebook and instagram, you already know that we are a studio of animal lovers. all of us have dogs and we post their mischievous antics, sweet moments, and everyday cuteness… a lot. so when we have an opportunity to photograph our furry friends, we are so there! whether it’s our annual santa paws charity shoot or they happen to make their way into a family or engagement session, any time that animals are a part of a shoot, it brings an unpredictable fun to the session that we love. this year, we began getting inquiries about sessions specifically for pet photography and we are really looking forward to shooting more of these in 2016. for all of us, our our ‘furr-kids’ are much loved family members and having the opportunity to capture similar relationships for our clients is truly a gift.

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November 13, 2015
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1it’s time for our 5th annual santa paws charity shoot! this is always such a happy way to end our season as well as helping out an organization who love animals as much as we do!

  • date: saturday – december 5th
  • location: 104 west green street – snow hill, md
  • time: 11am-4pm

session details: a 25 minute session featuring your pup all decked out for the holidays. we will have wreath and bow collars, christmas light collars for mellow pooches, reindeer ears, santa hats, and some other fun stuff to play with. up to two family members can join their dog during the last 10 minutes of the session. we will have organic treats and plenty of water as well as some squeaky toys to help get their attention but if there is something that your pooch really responds to, please feel free to bring it along. please have all dogs leashed until their session begins. we do our best to have some time to vacate the location in between sessions, but if your pooch doesn’t play well with others, please let us know ahead of time and we will ensure that they have the space all to themselves.

 

charity details: the session fee is only $30 and includes an online viewing gallery and 1 8×10 print. we are also asking for a donation of at least 1 10lb bag of dry cat or dog food to be given to the wicomico county humane society

 

how to book your session: email us at rayevalion@gilletteportraitarts.com to reserve your spot. this event fills up fast! in fact, last year we booked up within an hour so contact us soon to be a part of the happiest event of the year. last year was record breaking and thanks to our awesome clients, we collected over 500 pounds of pet food as well as some extra toys and treats :) we are looking so forward to meeting some new friends this year!

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November 02, 2015
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1‘sooooo…. ‘ she said. ‘I have some news.’ this is how a conversation between laura and I began earlier this year as we began talking about the 2015 shooting schedule. by the excitement in her voice, I already had a pretty good idea as to what I was going to hear, but I smiled as I said ‘yesss??’ and I learned that she and derek were expecting their first child. if this is your first time visiting the blog, let me give you a little history… laura was referred to me by one of my favorite brides ever, brandi. when I first met up with her and derek, I was immediately smitten and loved working with them during their engagement session… I knew I had made 2 new friends. so it was no surprise that their wedding day was one for the books ~ amazing, start to finish! then they drove all the way down from baltimore to snow hill to participate in santa paws with their dog cooper. so when it came time to hire another team member for the studio, one name kept spinning in my head. laura :) it was by far one of my best decisions ever. we had planned for me to go across the bridge for their maternity session, but miss harley had other plans and arrived earlier than anticipated. fortunately, everyone was okay and after a few days, they all came home. not too long before harley was born, another new member of the family was welcomed.. their adopted rescue pup, molly. now if you know me at all, you will understand why there are almost as many photos of molly as there are of harley. I can’t help myself! but to spend this day with all of them was so wonderful and I loved every second of it. to say I am happy for you in an understatement but I am. and I love you all so much and am looking so forward to every milestone to come! xoxo

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January 08, 2015
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1if you follow the blog, or any of us on facebook and instagram, you already know that we are a studio of dog lovers. all of us have dogs and we post their mischievous antics, sweet moments, and everyday cuteness… a lot. so when we have an opportunity to photograph pups, we are so there! whether it’s our annual santa paws charity shoot or they happen to make their way into a family session, anytime that dogs are a part of a shoot, it brings an unpredictable fun to the shoot that we love. this year, we began getting inquiries about sessions specifically for pet photography and we are really looking forward to shooting more of these in 2015. for all of us, our dogs are much loved family members and having the opportunity to capture similar relationships for our clients is truly a gift.

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August 27, 2014
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1 This adorable and spunky chocolate lab is Kona!  She is the new baby of one of our favorite couples, Ellen + Ross!  You may recall their engagement session and wedding last year on our blog.  Ellen + Ross are both serving in the U.S. Air Force (thank you!) and shortly after their wedding Ellen was deployed overseas.  As their first anniversary approached earlier this month, Ross decided to surprise Ellen with a “Welcome Home” and anniversary present.  They named this sweet puppy Kona after the beautiful place they went to in Hawaii on their honeymoon.  Two weeks ago we met up right across the street from where Ellen and Ross were married and had a blast!  Kona covered 5 times the amount of ground that we three did that day.  She even found her way in to the pond for a swim!  I loved how curious and playful Kona is!  It was so good to see you two again and to meet Miss Kona!  I’m so happy you both had a wonderful first anniversary together. :) 1a 2 3 4 5 6 7 7a 7b 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 29 30 31 400 500 I had so much fun- can’t wait for the next time! :D

January 08, 2014
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all of us here at the studio are dogs owners and we LOVE working with them. in addition to our in-studio events, a lot of our clients brought them along to their sessions (and their weddings!) which always makes us smile. this year, due to popular demand, we had our annual santa paws benefit shoot both here in snow hill and for the first time, we held one in baltimore. it’s so awesome that santa paws has grown into such an anticipated event and that it has given us the ability to help local shelters. we also had the opportunity to work a rescue benefit at downtown dog resort with some baltimore ravens players – which was SO much fun! next year we are planning 3 dog days benefit sessions and can’t wait to play with more of our much loved four-legged clients :)

 

as some of you may or may not know, we first met our associate photographer laura when she was a GPA bride. shortly after we met her and husband derek, they adopted their dog cooper who they are madly in love with. so when we announced our annual santa paws event here at the studio last year, they quickly signed up. seeing as how they came from baltimore for a 25 minute session, they made a little side trip out of it but we loved that they came all that way for our little charity shoot. then this year, as a member of the team, laura made the suggestion that because so many of our clients are across the bridge, that maybe we should have a santa paws shoot in baltimore. I thought it was such a great idea and laura quickly got a location lined up with downtown dog resort. as soon as we announced santa paws for both our studio and in baltimore this year, we were happily booked up within hours – I love how popular this event has become because not only does it help rescue organizations, but I could work with dogs all day, every day and be very, very, very happy. as soon as I arrived at downtown dog, I met the manager jim and he simply could not have been more accommodating and wonderful to work with. we saw some old friends as well as meeting some new folks and of course there were the pups…. we had such an amazing time with all of you and are looking so forward to next year!