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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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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 26, 2014
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1 santa paws has easily become one of our favorite events of the year! all of us are dog lovers and being able to spend 2 days photographing so many awesome pups is the highlight of our late fall season. this year we held back to back events in snow hill and baltimore and worked with 30 dogs of every possible size and breed – their families even got into the action toward the end of the sessions :) this year’s charity shoots benefited the wicomico humane society and the downtown dog resort and once again our amazing clients went above and beyond with their donations – your generosity and love blew us away and we couldn’t be more grateful! we are also very appreciative of everyone who helped out behind the scenes.. whether it was bringing us lunch or loading up the many, many bags of food that were donated, thank you thank you thank you! we wish all of our clients a very happy thanksgiving and a lovely holiday season! xoxo 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

November 17, 2014
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we know, we know… it’s not even thanksgiving yet! it’s too early to even think about christmas! and we completely agree with you… trust us, a decoration has not gone up nor a carol played. however, a lot of our clients have been asking us about this year’s holiday cards so we wanted to get the 2014 designs up here on the blog. we’ve brought back some of our favorites as well as adding some new choices. on most cards, the words, colors, and fonts can be changed to your liking. all cards – with the exception of the chalkboard 5×5 tri-fold (the 7th card posted), can be printed in either as a 3×5 or 5×7 card and all include white envelopes sized accordingly. if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at rayevalion@gilletteportraitarts.com

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November 10, 2014
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it’s time for our 4th annual santa paws charity shoot! this year we are planning a weekend of four-legged, furry fun both here on the shore and across the bridge in baltimore. this is always such a happy way to end our season as well as helping out some very cool organizations who love animals as much as we do!

snow hill santa paws details:

  • date: saturday – november 22nd
  • location: 104 west green street – snow hill, md
  • time: 10am-3pm

baltimore santa paws details: 

  • date: sunday – november 23rd
  • location: downtown dog resort – 200 west mccomas street – baltimore, md
  • time: 10am-3pm

session details: a 25 minute session featuring your pup all decked out for the holidays. in both locations 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 and downtown dog’s rescue

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 the snow hill shoot 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 400 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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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!

this has been such a wonderful year for all of us at the studio! and as we wind down to the end of 2013 we are reminded just how many wonderful people we have had the chance to meet and work with. you have all made this a year to remember and we are so happy to have you as a part of the GPA family. we wish all of you a joyous holiday season and look forward to seeing you again in 2014 – cheers!!

November 13, 2013
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we know, we know… it’s not even thanksgiving yet! it’s too early to even think about christmas! and we totally agree with you :) however, a lot of our clients have been asking about holidays cards so we wanted to get this year’s templates up on the blog asap so folks have time to look them over and pick their favorites. we’ve brought back some of our most popular cards as well as adding some new designs. on most cards, words, fonts and colors can be changed to your liking. all cards with the exception of the 5×5 inch three fold card at the beginning of this post can be printed in either a 3×5 or 5×7 format. if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at rayevalion@gilletteportraitarts.com

it’s time for our third annual dogs days charity shoot! and this year we have an exciting new addition – in addition to our event here at the studio in snow hill, we will also be having a santa paws event in baltimore! that’s right.. you asked and we are coming across the bridge :)

snow hill event details:
location: our studio located at 310 north washington street snow hill, md 21863
date: sunday december 8th
time: 9:00am-3:00pm

baltimore event details:
location: downtown dog resort – 200 west mccomas street baltimore, md 21230
date: sunday november 24th
time: 10:00am-2:30pm

session details: a 25 minute session featuring your dog all decked out for the holidays. in both locations, we will have wreath and bow collars, christmas light collars for relaxed pooches, reindeer ears and santa hats. up to two family members can join their four legged family member during the last 10 minutes of the session. we will have organic treats and plenty of water as well as some squeaky toys to get their attention but if there is anything your pooch really responds to, please feel free to bring it along

charity details: the session fee is only $30 and includes an online gallery and 1 8×10 print. we are also asking for a donation of at least 10lb bags of dry cat or dog food to be given to a local shelter and the downtown dog resort’s rescue. food donations can be brought to the event the day of the session

how to book your session: email us at rayevalion@gilletteportraitarts.com to reserve your spot. this event fills up fast!!
last year was so much fun – thanks to those awesome clients and pups, we collected over 200 pounds of pet food as well as some toys and treats. we can’t wait to meet some new friends this year!

 

September 24, 2013
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this event gets more popular every year and we are returning to a favorite location! our good friend and client susan has generously made her orchard available and it’s gorgeous! complete with hay bales and seasonable blankets, we are so excited to work here again!  AND friendly dogs are welcome (we’ll bring the treats, you bring a leash!)  here are the details:

  • date: sunday 10.20.13
  • times: 2:30 – 6pm
  • location: vessey orchards – westover, md
  • $150 session includes: 25 minute sitting fee/fully edited online gallery of up to 50 images/1 8×10 and 2 5×7 prints
  • if you book by 09.27.13 you will receive a 20% discount on your total holiday card order
  • if you refer a friend, you will receive a FREE 11×14

to reserve your spot, please email us at the studio rayevalion@gilletteportraitarts.com and we’ll get you on the schedule. we are SO excited to see old friends and make new ones as we always do at this time of year. see you soon!