celebrating the DOG DAYS of summer! {pet portraits at The Wedding Pantry}

On Sunday, August 29th, I'll be holding another round of mini-sessions at The Wedding Pantry. And this time, it's all about the animals! That's right... I'll be offering PET PORTRAITS! Because, let's face it: your pet is part of your family. Sometimes, even like your own child. So wouldn't it be nice to have some family photos of your "fur-baby," too?

mini-session + mini-accordion book = $65

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity... I will be donating $10 from each mini-session to the Animal Assistance League of Orange County, and The Wedding Pantry will be donating 10% of their day's sales, as well. (So be sure to do a bit of extra shopping while you're in the store that day.) The Animal Assistance League of Orange County is a non-profit no kill humane society dedicated to aiding lost and homeless pets, helping people with pet related problems, promoting responsible pet-ownership and pet population control, and preventing cruelty to animals through educational programs.

Please note... while the day is being dedicated to our furry friends, you can still take advantage of the mini-sessions for the day even if you don't bring along your dog. I still welcome any other type of portrait session, as well... family, friends, kids, etc. And $10 from each of those sessions will also be donated to the Animal Assistance League of Orange County. So even if you don't get pictures with your pet, you can still play a part in helping a good cause.

d e t a i l s :

when: Sunday, August 29th

where: The Wedding Pantry (138 W. Main Street, Tustin, CA 92780)

how to participate: To book a session, contact The Wedding Pantry with your desired session time by calling (714) 505-9927 or sending an email to info@theweddingpantry.com.  Walk-ins are welcome, but since space is limited and spots are filling up quickly, it's definitely recommended that you reserve your session time in advance.

fee: $65.  Includes a 15-minute portrait session and mini-accordion book with the best shots from the day. 15 images will be finalized and hosted in an online gallery for 4 weeks; you are able to purchase prints and products directly from this gallery during that time. Specially priced package deals will also be made available for purchase on the day of the mini-sessions; regular prices will be in effect after that time.

to prepare for your session: I will be using (healthy) treats and squeak-toys to hold your pet's attention. However, you know your pet best. If there is a certain treat or possession that your dog responds to, please feel free to bring it along for use during the session. We will be taking photos in a public area, so I ask that your pet be in your control at all times (either on-leash or held by you).

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I wanted to give you a peek at what you can expect from your mini-session, so I borrowed a couple of friends and their dog, Duke. (Isn't he adorable?)

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And now for the mini accordion book...

With its small size (3"x3"), it's the perfect size to slip into your purse or keep at your desk as a mini family album. The hidden magnet in each cover helps keep the book sealed shut, protecting the enclosed images.  (And being magnetic, you can even keep it on the fridge! Go ahead... try it!)

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Please visit this site to learn more about my mini-sessions and  see what's in the works: www.minis.theSuitcaseStudio.com