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!
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 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!
March in Wisconsin is unpredictable. We had a week of 60 degree days and then an inch of snow the day before Honey and Phoebe's shoot. Luckily the snow melted in a matter of hours and we had a perfect spring evening at the park. Honey is the tan pit bull and Phoebe is the pug. Honey's life story started pretty bad before finding her forever home with two great dog parents. She is as gentle as can be and was in dog heaven at the park with all the sights and smells. Before I met Phoebe she was described to me as a dog that can make a person smile no matter what mood they are in. After meeting her I would have to agree that this description was right on. Thanks Lisa for contacting me to photograph your family. I hope you enjoy the pictures.
The high school senior portrait season is right around the corner! I offer on-location senior portrait sessions that are fun, unique and completely custom. Like my pet photography, an enjoyable experience and amazing final product are my top priorities. As always, I 100% guarantee my work.
Senior Reps Wanted I'm looking for one or two outgoing 2011 seniors (and parents of course) from each of the area high schools willing to spread the word about how much they enjoyed their senior photo experience.
These "Senior Reps" receive: - 50% discount on the standard session fee - Credits for every referral that book a senior photo session. These credits can be applied to your print and product order or an additional summer shoot. - Customized Rep Cards showcasing your photos to help spread the word and earn credits - Facebook Images to show off your new photos
To allow for enough time to spread the word and earn your print credits, the Senior Rep photo shoot must take place before the end of April (an additional summer shoot can be purchased separately). The Senior Rep program is a great way to earn credits toward your print order just by telling others about your experience.
If you or someone you know has a 2011 high school senior in need of some photos please contact me. If you have any questions, would like pricing information or would like to schedule a shoot I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262.320.7387. More of my work can be seen at www.bobprohaska.com. I look forward to hearing from you.
Saydee is a 12 year old English Sheepdog I had the pleasure of photographing prior to the holidays. The photo shoot was a gift to Saydee's mom so I held off until now to post any pictures (which was difficult because of how much I liked the photos). For the shoot we managed to get some excellent weather after a week of 0 degree days. Saydee was a great model as you can see from the photos below. Thanks Leslie for introducing me to Saydee. I'm looking forward to hearing how the gift went over.
Stella was the second black lab I had the opportunity to shoot in a week and I'm not complaining. I love labs! She is 7 years old (which I would still consider a puppy in lab years) and was as ball and stick obsessed as one might expect. Even though our photo shoot was technically the 3rd time that day she got to burn off energy (and it was only 10am) she outlasted us all. Summer is a great time to photograph but there is just something about fall with the warm brown colors that you gotta love! Thanks Tony for introducing me to Stella. I hope I was able to help her wear off a little more of that lab energy.
RW Wrinkles is a 3.5 year old black lab. We started with some studio shots. Wrinkles is a lab; he likes balls. So getting him to look at anything but the ball (ya, I just said "the word") was nearly impossible. So I miiiiiiiiiight have digitally added the tennis ball into some of the pictures. You do what you gotta do. We managed to get some good studio shots and then headed outdoors to wear off some energy. Thanks Roxane for letting me shoot Wrinkles and, for the record, I think this will be the best Christmas present ever (but I'm biased)! I hope you enjoy the pictures.
Talk about a perfect evening for photography. For the most part this month has been rainy and cold. However, we caught a break for Hugo, Adele and Elita's shoot. We had blue skies, a comfortable temperature and amazing evening sunlight. Aside from the normal photographic challenges of shooting the two color extremes (white and black dogs) and one high speed squirl chase we got some great shots. Hugo is a 16 year old Standard Poodle known around his home as "The General". Adele (white) and Elita (black) are 3 year old Standard Poodles known as the "Amazing Poodle-ettes". Thanks Christina for contacting me to shoot Hugo, Adele and Elita. I hope you guys enjoy the photos!
Recently I had the opportunity to shoot two poodles, Simi and Ellie. It was a windy, hot morning but these pups were ready to go. Simi (left) was a natual in front of the camera. I got quite a few shots of his ears blowing in the wind. Simi's little sister, Ellie, was a little more of a handful to photograph. I did, however, get to see her do her two legged twirl trick. Very impressive! Thanks Melanie and Alan for coming up to Waukesha and letting me photograph your family. Enjoy the pictures.
We got to the Minooka dog park bright and early to capture some of the morning sun. Manning and Little Man were fired up and ready to go. For being 10 years old, Manning (the black/brown/white mix) had some spunk. His brother, Little Man, was one of the fastest, little dogs I've seen in a while. This is especially amazing since, before he was adopted, Little Man had a bad knee and multiple surgeries. We chased some balls, chased a bird and had an all around good time. Manning and Little Man's parents, Donna and Todd, do some great work with fostering for the Wisconsin Humane Society and helping with Greyhound Pets of America (GPA) Wisconsin . GPA Wisconsin is having their annual Greyhound Gala fundraiser on Sept. 26th. More information can be found here. Thanks Donna and Todd for your work with these organizations and for letting me shoot your dogs. I hope you enjoy the pictures.
Tucker is a 7 month old Lab. When we first met Tucker was a little unsure of the camera, but he warmed up very quickly. He turned out to be a fun guy that was easily distracted by EVERYTHING. Although Tucker's attention span is short we were able to keep him entertained with a Frisbee and treats. Tucker also discovered sand when the Frisbee was tossed in a nearby volleyball court. After a couple seconds of him trying to pick up the Frisbee he realized that it's actually more fun to just dig. And that's what he did! Thanks Krystal and Mike for letting me photograph Tucker. I hope everything goes as planned with your wedding this weekend. Enjoy the pictures.
After 2 rained out shoots the weather finally cooperated. The evening was a little cloudy but the sun did make an appearance for a couple nice sunset shots. I've wanted to shoot at the sledding hill in Minooka Park for a while now. Great suggestion Marie! Louis was content to do his own thing with his nose either to the ground or in the air; that is until the treats were brought out. Then I had his undivided attention. The location, the weather and Louis's great brindle color all made for some nice images. I'm glad I got to meet Louis and I hope you enjoy the shots Marie.
Sasha is a mix of... well, we don't really know what she's a mix of. I guess it really doesn't matter, look at those eyes and freckles! I didn't touch the saturation on these photos at all. The morning had nice warm light and her eyes are just naturally that color. Amazing! As you can probably guess, it was not hard making her look good in photos. Thanks Cindy for letting me shoot Sasha. You can also follow All Ears Pet Photography on Facebook.
Lucy is a Golden Doodle. Shortly after I started taking pictures she went into what her mom affectionately describes as "doodle mode". From what I could gather this mode consisted of a little natural curiosity, quite a bit of treat motivation and a WHOLE lot of energy. Thanks Peggy for introducing me to Lucy as well as Nashotah Park! I'm sure I'll be back. Enjoy some of the pictures.
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Cesar is a 4 year old pug. He is also one of the more spunky pugs I've met. Getting him to remove his nose from the ground (turns out there was a lot to smell) to look up at the camera was a little challenging . This was especially difficult since he didn't seem to be too interested in my all natural dog treats. He did eventually warm up to them though. The weather was great and Cesar was looking good. Thanks Greg and Nicole for a fun shoot, I hope I was able to wear Cesar out for the evening. Enjoy a couple of the pictures from the shoot.
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