Pant the Town Photography had a wonderful year photographing pets and their people! I visited local parks and ventured out on a variety of hiking trails. I ran around backyards and added some new locations this year, including a NH and CT winery! Money was raised doing charity events and a big thanks to Ruff n’ Tumble Daycare for hosting us during the spring and fall. Along with photographing adoptable dogs at the MSPCA in Methuen, I started photographing cats at a brand new shelter located in Seabrook, NH named Cat Tales. I even showed up for some dog training classes to capture dogs in action along with those graduating from classes that I taught! Here are some of the highlights:
I contacted a few local wineries and a huge thank you to Zorvino Vineyards in Sandown, NH for allowing us to use their beautiful grounds for several of this years photo sessions. I did 3 sessions here – all at the crack of dawn in both summer and autumn. The setting is beautiful and I’m hoping to go back during the winter with some snow on the ground!
I even did a road trip this year and met up with another amazing pet photographer from NJ, Alessadra Sawick of Alessadra Sawick Photography. We met at a beautiful winery, Chamard Vineyards, in Clinton, CT. Here we photographed two stunning dogs and then enjoyed some wine and a delicious meat at their Bistro.
I had several successful fundraising events this year, raising money for the MSPCA at Nevins Farm. In the sping we did two locations, one at the shelter and one at Ruff n’ Tumble Daycare. I met so many amazing dogs! These were studio type sessions with a neutral colored gray backdrop. The dogs did fantastic!
Around the holidays, I set up 2 days of ‘Tis the Season fundraising events at Ruff n’ Tumble Playcare. They were a huge hit with the winter background theme and I enjoyed designing pillows, holiday cards, and ornaments of the gorgeous dogs! We sold out of each date – woohoo!
My amazing neighbor, Kelli Cassidy opened up a Cat Rescue in Seabrook, NH, and I enjoyed volunteering by photographing some of their adoptable cats. She does amazing work! Look forward to doing a fundraising event with this rescue in 2019 – stay tuned!
Along with doing photography full time, I taught dog training classes this year for the MSPCA – Basic Manners and Beyond Manners. I enjoy photographing the pups on their graduation days! Here is one of my absolute favorites which was also an instagram favorite! My goal is to have even just one dog graduating wear the cap! Check out this handsome guy:
I did several “Memory Sessions” this year and we unfortunately had to say goodbye to two amazing dogs, Mickey and Meeka. Memory Sessions are challenging in that they are very emotional, but they are my favorite sessions with so much meaning. I love creating images to be cherished and capturing the moments of joy, especially the bond with the owner. It warms my heart knowing the pet owners have a memory in a framed print or an album to enjoy over the years.
Thanks to all of you who followed along with my Blog this past year! I will continue blogging in 2019, including the Pet Photography Blog Circle I participated with throughout 2018! I’m looking forward to a wonderful New Year! We are booking sessions now for the winter and spring, and I’m excited to be sharing new products on the way. I can’t wait to meet you and your pups if I haven’t already! Thanks to all of you for following along and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!