Current clients/friends, contact me for information on the annual "holiday card option" if you are interested in using a photo from your shoot for holiday cards.
Future clients/friends, don't wait to set up your shoot if you are thinking about doing photos for the holidays. There are still some spots available before the holiday cutoff.
Contact me at bob@allearsphotography or call 262.320.7387 for more information or to schedule your shoot.
The holidays will be on us in no time!!! www.allearsphotography.com
Another shoot for late last summer. I got the opportunity to photograph two American Bulldog's named Elliot and Lola. This was another incredibly hot day. The great thing about these two is that they went full boar for about 20 minutes and then were spent. The rest of the session I could just hang back and shoot as we walked the paths, played in the mud and explored the park. Bully breeds are amazing!
Here is another shoot from the end of last summer with a boxer named Nero. If I had to choose only one purebred breed to photograph for the rest of my photographic career (thankfully I don't) it would be boxers. I LOVE this breed! The energy, the expressions and the personality make for amazing photographs. Nero didn't disappoint. We really lucked out for this shoot. Starting at Nero's house, a short drive from Lake Michigan, it was hot, hot, hot! We burning off some energy, got in some garden hose time and then headed down to the lake. The beach was covered in this amazing fog. The combination of a great dog and a surreal beach scene made for some great images.
I know, this blog has been sorely neglected. There are a ton of photos I want to share since last summer so lets get started. Heidi is first on the list. I photographed Heidi early August. She is a TINY Shih Tzu! I love how the blades of grass almost tower over her. Working with small dogs can sometimes be quite a workout. The shoot usually consists of me laying, running, crawling, rolling, scooting and eventually panting. But since Heidi was pretty low key she made my job very easy. Thanks Heidi! Be sure to book your spring photo shoot while there is still time. The bulbs are starting to emerge and soon we'll have some great spring flowers. Contact me to set up a shoot or with any questions.
Mark your calendars and come visit All Ears Pet Photography at the 2011 Great Lakes Pet Expo! The event is held at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park on Saturday, February 5th from 10am to 6pm. Thousands of pet lovers flock to the exposition hall each year for a day of fun for the entire family. Bring a can of food to receive $1.00 off the price of admission. Proceeds to benefit the Hunger Task Force. Click here for more info...
Ruger is a 110 lb German Shepherd that required "the proper introduction" before I was able to photograph him. No problem! A few minutes after arriving I fed him some dried liver treats, we popped a new can of tennis balls and the rest is history. Ruger is a great dog! We ended the session with one of Ruger's favorite things... the hose. A happy German Shepherd, a hose and great evening light made for some amazing photos (some of my favorites of the summer). Thanks Linda for having me out and introducing me to Ruger. I had a blast!
I'm a little behind on blogging so these photos are from a couple months back. Better late than never with these two. Chase and Oscar are Boykin Spaniels. Never heard of the breed? Neither had I. Boykin Spaniels were first bred by South Carolina hunters during the 1900's as a small rugged dog suitable for hunting ducks and wild turkeys in the Wateree River Swam. Chase and Oscar are both trained hunting dogs. I got the demo! Enjoy!
Welby is a 13 year old miniature schnauzer who was recently diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Although I was told he started slowing down, you would have never known it for our shoot. Welby chased that frisbee with a bouncy rabbit like run. I had a hard time concentrating as I watched this little guy bounce toward me in the camera's view finder. The photos we got from that day were WELL worth the crazy swarms of mosquitoes. Sadly, this past week I learn that Welby passed away. Welby is one of those dogs who's hard to forget. I'm glad we have some great pictures to remember him by. Thanks Debbie for bringing me out to meet him!
A couple weeks back I had the pleasure of meeting the amazing duo of Aia Mae (Blue Heeler/Beagle Mix) and Willow (Australian Shepherd). I found out that Aida has an amazing talent. She can show off her butt on command. Very impressive when seen in person! Willow is deaf so after feeling a little foolish catching myself whistling to get her attention we figured things out and found that she's very photogenic. These two were a lot of fun to work with. If you ever want to say hi, Aida and Willow are regulars at Central Park Milwaukee Downtown where their mom is manager. Thanks Kate for a fun shoot. Enjoy the photos!
Ya, I know it's been a while since the last post. I can't believe it's almost the end of July! Before you know it the leaves will start falling. So if you are thinking about a summer photo shoot for your pet make sure to get your date/time scheduled as soon as possible. I met Astro (dachshund mix) and Cody (beagle mix) at Greenfield Park on an amazing evening. The sun was bright, the weather warm and we had a BLAST running and photographing in the park. Before I met the dogs I got this email from their mom "Just to warn you the little one, Astro, can be a bit of a handful at times". It turned out that Astro, who was 1 year old, was still very much a puppy. He had puppy curiosity and puppy ENERGY! And although we spent a lot of the time running and chasing he did give me a few opportunities to capture some nice candid portraits. I love a challenge!
Cody is 9 and much more mellow than his younger brother. It was pretty hard to take a bad picture of this guy. We got a good mix of portraits and action shots. For 9 years old he keeps up with Astro quite well. Thanks Amanda for introducing me to your boys. I hope you enjoy the photos.
Bubee was great to work with! She is 11 1/2 years old and almost completely blind. The thing I like about dog photography is how unpredictable each shoot becomes. Although I needed to change up my technique a little to accommodate Bubee's vision I could not have asked for an better dog to work with. We were able to get portrait style photos with almost no coaxing as well as action shots while Bubee explored the park. I could tell that Bubee truly loved being outdoors (I'm told that Bubee also enjoys paddling with his mom). We ended up with some great pictures! I would be happy to photograph Bubee anytime. Thanks Dawn for contacting me to photograph Bubee. She's one of a kind.
You never know what you are going to get with the weather in Wisconsin in spring. My shoot with Hope and Prince fell on a day of off and on showers with the chance of heavy rain later in the evening. Although it was cold, windy and looking like it could rain at any moment we went forward with the shoot. And I'm very glad we did. The overcast sky and wind produced some great pictures. Hope, the brown Pomeranian, was a little shy around the camera but, as you can see by the photo below, eventually came around with a great smile. Prince, the black and white Pomeranian, eventually got bored of barking at me and posed for some nice, windswept images. Minutes after I jumped in the car to head home it started to rain. Thanks Kim for braving the elements and contacting me to photograph Hope and Prince. I love little dogs with big personalities!
I learned a few things during this shoot involved Sarah, her peekapoo dog Toro, her pony Pleasure and her yearling nubian goat Flower. First, kids come up with the best ideas for photos and that makes my job a whole lot easier. Second, goat will eat your hair if you let it get to close to their mouth. Third, even though I know next to nothing about horses, I realized they make great subjects and can't wait to do more equine photography. It was hard to take a bad picture of this Welsh / Mustang with great blue eyes. Even though the clouds were a little ominous during the shoot we ended up with some great pictures. I had a blast photographing Sarah and her crew.
I recently found out that another member of the All Ears Pet Photography family has passed on. I had the opportunity to meet and photograph Butch (and his canine brothers and sisters) on a couple of occasions. He has the deep soulful eyes of a senior dog who has seen it all. We got some great images of Butch. You will be missed! Here are some of the photos from our shoot.
Mark your calendars! I will be at the Community Bark Coffee Bar and Dog Wash "Grand Opening" event this Friday (May 14th) from 3pm to 6pm doing portraits to benefit the Wisconsin Humane Society. With a minimum donation of $15 you can get a photo of your pet and a 5x7 to be picked up at Community Bark a couple weeks after the event. I will also provide a certificate equal to your donation that can be put toward a custom pet photography session with All Ears Pet Photography at a later date. Community Bark is a GREAT coffee bar / dog wash in Bayside (map it). The event will feature an adoption fair with the Wisconsin Humane Society and local rescues, a microchip clinic, therapy dog screenings, fun dog contests, grooming demonstrations, "Ask the Trainer" with Jen Digate, events for kids and much more. Community Bark will also be announcing a new program to benefit rescue and foster dogs in Wisconsin! On the drink side, there will be the launch of the new Community Bark coffee blend, a delicious Rishi tea tasting, and an exciting Free Coffee FRIDAY on May 14! The Grand Opening events will run Friday, May 14th from 3pm to 6pm and continue on Saturday, May 15th from 11am to 5pm.
Pass the word and I hope to see you on Friday! Community Bark Dog Wash & Coffee Bar 326 W Brown Deer Road Bayside, WI 53217 (414) DOG-WASH (364-9274)
I was deeply saddened to hear that one of the All Ears Pet Photography family, Hugo (The General), had recently passed on. Hugo was a 16 year old standard poodle I had the pleasure of photographing last fall. We were lucky enough to get a beautiful fall evening for the shoot. Some of Hugo's photos are still personal favorites of mine. We got some photographs that I was told perfectly represent Hugo in the twilight of his life and I couldn't agree more. Although notorious for taking part in the destruction of an oriental rug and a shelf full of bibles & religious books in his early days (I still think he was framed), The General will be greatly missed and I am happy I got the opportunity to photograph this amazing dog. Below are some of the photos from last fall.
Here are some pictures of Willy the bulldog from last year. I remember having a great time watching Willy chase his partial deflated basketball around the yard. I thought these were the perfect photos to illustrate how ANXIOUS I am for summer since nothing says summer to me better than slobbery bulldogs and deep green grass. I came across these photos while going through some of last summer's shoots and putting together an all new All Ears Pet Photography product. Keep an eye out in the upcoming weeks for the announcement and samples. In the mean time enjoy Willy and remember that summer will be here soon! Remember to book your shoot early: contact me.
I am by no means a nature photographer however with the great weather over the weekend I couldn't help but drag the camera out to the newly sprouting flowers in our front yard. I didn't touch the color saturation on these photos. They were this bright right out of the camera. If anyone has any "pet" flowers they want photographed let me know!