Pet Love Project - Ottawa Pet Photographer

Pet Love Project - Ottawa Pet Photographer

Abigail says the way they jump on her to get attention or how they try and play with her when she's playing with her toys. Also when shes sleeping at night and they cuddle up to her and when she's gone to school and gets home as soon as they hear her voice they come running.

Chirpa,Eevee,Nacho and Paploo are just so kind and gentle and all around the best cats out there and always around to cheer you up!

Pet Love Project - Ottawa Pet Photographer

Pet Love Project - Ottawa Pet Photographer

Nova and Mavrick are special to us as they bring us so much love and laughter.  They are similar as they both want to please and love us unconditionally, yet they have their own individual personalities.  Nova is the family dog that comes once in a lifetime.  He loves children, he also loves to play and he loves to have jobs!  On the farm he took it upon himself to tell off the horses that would paw at the gate.  Oh and don’t forget to put your socks away or you can guarantee he will carry them around as a prize possession.  Mavrick is a moma’s boy and never leaves her sight when permitted.  He also loves to show his affection by licking you if he gets a chance.  Unlike Nova, Mavrick watches TV especially if he sees or hears animals.  We wouldn’t imagine a life without them.  Thanks Beth for capturing these beautiful pictures of our beloved pets.  Valerie and Charles Marier 

Pet Love Project - Ottawa Pet Photographer

Pet Love Project - Ottawa Pet Photographer

You will often hear people say “it’s just a dog”, but we can truly say that Oakley is so much more than just a dog. He’s a family member and our best friend. He is so special and unique. Oakley makes us laugh just by being himself, with actual smiles that brighten our days. He has brought so much joy and fun into our home and we are so thankful to Beth for capturing these moments perfectly.

Pet Love Project - Ottawa Pet Photographer

Pet Love Project - Ottawa Pet Photographer

Jessie is 12 years old and we've had her since before the girls were born. She's super loving and protective of our family but she's especially attached to me. If I leave a room for more than 30 seconds she comes to find out where I've settled. If I go to take a shower she'll lay on the mat outside the tub, if I disappear to take a nap I hear her climbing up the stairs right after my head hits the pillow. And if I've closed the door I know that I'm getting up to let her in otherwise she'll sit outside my door whimpering and "knocking" until I let her in. She hates being left home alone and when we come back from a long outing she greets us with ear-piercing howls which obviously mean, "How dare you leave me alone in this house with that cat all day long. It's been absolutely miserable and I've been counting the seconds waiting for you to get back. Don't ever do that to me again!" 

Pet Love Project - Ottawa Pet Photographer

Pet Love Project - Ottawa Pet Photographer

"Noah came into my life when he was 5, and had to be rehomed by his previous family. I wasn't sure that I wanted an older dog, however he could not have been more 'meant to be' for us. 

His love of balls is probably what makes him the most unique. He likes to have a collection of them, and periodically line them all up, place his paws on either side, and rest his head in the middle of all his 'babies'. He is a wonderful snuggler, and always knows when you are feeling down and need a good cuddle. He is truly one in a million - and just as sweet as his big brown eyes suggest! (Though he has been known to get into a garbage or bowl of cat food... or two! He's sneaky!)." 

Tips on taking pictures of pets with black fur - Ottawa Pet Photographer

Tips on taking pictures of pets with black fur - Ottawa Pet Photographer

"My pet does not photograph well because he/she has black fur!"

That is one of the top comments i get.  I know that sometimes it can be hard to photograph pets with black fur but don't worry I am here to help you out.  Everyone can take beautiful images of their pets even if their fur is black.

Top 10 Tips for a Trade Show - Ottawa Pet Photographer

I wanted to share some of my takeaways from my first experiences as an exhibitor/vendor at the Ottawa Dog Festival  and Ottawa Pet Expo in hopes that it may help you with your first trade show.

Published Photographer... WHAT? - Ottawa Pet Photographer

Published Photographer... WHAT? - Ottawa Pet Photographer

What a great surprise!  One of my images from the Furry Friend Fiesta - Pet Portrait for charity event was used in a publication by the Ottawa Life Magazine.  OLM's pet of the week column showcased Thomas a foster of Freedom Dog Rescue who is looking for a forever home.

Pet Portrait For Charity - Furry Friend Fiesta - Ottawa Pet Photographer

Pet Portrait For Charity - Furry Friend Fiesta - Ottawa Pet Photographer

Saturday July 16th 2016 was my first charity event.  Thanks to everyone spreading the word and coming by to show support we were able to raise some money for Freedom Dog Rescue who is a non-profit organization founded in Ottawa, Ontario.