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It's my new Blog! PawPawrazzi On the Prowl

Thank you Lord for hearing and answering my prayers.

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To celebrate PawPawrazzi Pet Photography going into our fourth year of business, I've decided to at long last start a blog. So you can get to know me, my motivations and passions for animals, art and the light a bit better.

For years I toiled in studios, learning, honing, learning my craft. Photography is so much more than just "taking a picture". There's posing , stacking, forced perspective, rule of thirds, flow posing, depth of field, frame inventory, composition, helping your clients to feel at ease, relax and smile naturally, customer service, etc.,etc. and lighting. Oh! The lighting! Using faux backdrops and lights... so many lights.. all desperately trying to create "perfect" or "clean" light. Hair lights, background lights, key lights, main lights, you name it.. we could light it. lol

And I would dream.. as I left the beautiful, naturally lit outside world..and trudged through the store.. down.. down into the basement.. to the far corner where they always seemed to put the studios.. lest any "dirty" light infiltrate the dim din....

I would dream of one day photographing my favorite subjects... the COMPLETE family.. which to me, in my mind, means it includes your pets! I swear to you that no family portrait ever looks right to me if I know you have pets, but they're not included.

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I would dream of photographing peeps and their pets in real, natural, gorgeous places.

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(Lisa Joakimides of Lisa's Luscious Kitchen and her girl Lili at Schooner Gulch)

Of sharing the joy, beauty and wonder of our world and of them and their place in it. Of recording those precious moments.