Mutt Strut – June, 2016 Manchester Animal Hospital

June 18th, 2016

 

So today I was enjoying myself at the Mutt Strut hosted by Manchester Animal Shelter at Derryfield Park in Manchester.

I was a vendor at the event, along with Bud who’s genius mind came into play for setting up my booth. I hadn’t set up a booth for an event in years. I had a new sign made to represent my “new” business logo. I used Stickerbanners for a new vinyl sign and loved it! Bud’s idea was to hang the banner over my pop-up tent, he decided to use two C-Stand poles, I suppose owning your own 6000 sf fully equipped photography studio has its privileges. Bud owns The SOPHA, for those that do not know him or his business check it out here TheSOPHA, it is located in Manchester NH and is a membership based photographic community, rental studio, gear rental and classes! Just an amazing space, this is where I get to create my art, dog portraits.

Anyway, we had a blast! There were a few breeds I was happy to see, St. Bernard, Basset Hound, Samoyed and a few others, but no Corgis. My Winston stayed home, it was a walk of course and he would have no part of walking in such heat!

I met a few of the other vendors.

Cody’s Creation made some beautiful Handmade pet accessories!

At the Make Your Dog Happy booth, Piper was showing off his great training skills!

Fran Thomas of Pawsitively Natural makes Custom Tee’s, Custom Embroidery and Promotional Products, she can be reached at info@pawsitivelyweb.com

Also, Lockridge Animal Hospital and Bedford Veterinary Medical Center was there as was Rockingham Emergency Vet Hospital.

 

I spoke with plenty of event goers about their dogs, they had great adoption stories, such a proud group of folks, very loving and giving to their adopted dogs. Lots of comments about my photography, I had a large canvas display of some of the portraits I have made over the years.

I hope to see all of them again!

 

 KimberlySarahPhotography.com

Your Pet. My Passion.

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Down on the Farm! the SOPHA and KSP

Rain?, We are New Englanders and Photographers,  rain won’t stop us!

Ok, so the weather was not ideal, but the energy of Bud Thorpe, the staff and the participants were perfect. We were all in this together. Everyone who said they were going to attend did. Hooray!

It was a long day, I had been asked to lead a shoot for a dog portrait and a horse portrait.

Little Miss Fiona, a French Bull Dog was my first subject, she is still one of the cutest dogs I have photographed, she made a great model for all the photographers. Her Mom, Sue was a great dog handler for us as well.

I had come up with a concept shot days before, gathered my props and brought them to the farm. Now if you have not yet heard of the “Down on the Farm” shoot, this is a big annual event that The SOPHA ( thesopha.com) holds in Deefield, NH. Huge I tell you. Huge. If you are a photographer, no matter what you shoot, The SOPHA had a concept for you. 12 to be exact. From an old fashioned fishing dock with two little boys, a lemonade stand, Food, High School Senior, Fashion, Gangsta Car, Revolutionary War Rein-actor, Bride and a Wedding Carriage, Dog, Horse etc! Phew!

Back to my concept, Tea Party. Good old fashioned tea party, with Fiona and her girl.Feather boas, flowers for the table and a beautiful background! This shot was set up with one light, outdoors. I really think the shot came together well.

 

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Fiona and Emma, Tea Time

 

We moved on to another concept, bails of hay,  Each photographer stood in line for each concept and took turns shooting Fiona. I was exhausted at making sounds to get her attention. But we did it with the help of Sue.

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Fiona and Jack

 

My idea for a Horse portrait did not go as planned, we had to move location, but hay, you just have to go with it! The every professional and handsome Smokey was our model, he did fantastic. Was very calm and patient for all the photographers to “get” their shot.

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Smokey

 

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Smokey and Erica

Above is Erica and Smokey, adorable!

 

That’s it for today folks, I hope you enjoyed the photos!

The Dog Blog – Kimberly Sarah Photography

Hello All,

I’d like to introduce Kimberly Sarah Photography’s first blog. I had a love for photography since I was a child, my Dad was an avid photographer. When I was about 10 I saved enough money to buy my very own Polaroid, how exciting. I still have a bunch of those photos!

I later moved on to a Pentax K1000, (that is s film camera for those who may not know).

I could bore you with all the years of learning film, developing etc. But this is not why you are here. You are here hopefully to learn about Kimberly Sarah Photography, my love for photography and my passion for dogs. Most of my pictures when I was a child was of my dogs. My first dog was Baron, a full bread German Shepard. What a beautiful dog he was. He was brought in to my house the day after I was born, we were close, very close. I will never forget the way he listened so intently. His eyebrows dancing on his face as I spoke to him while we laid face to face.  In the years to come I would have 5 other dogs, Arrow, Bucko, Zach, Dexter and now Winston. Winston is my little clown. A Cardigan Welsh Corgi. It may sound weird to tell you how much I love this dog…

Having had great dogs in my life I realized that the photos I had created were priceless. I am so grateful to have them to reflect on.

If you have a furry love in your life I encourage you to have a professional photo created. You will never regret doing it, only if you don’t. Now I don’t say this to make money or guilt you into a session with Kimberly Sarah Photography, but to help you in those days that you are missing your pup.

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www.KimberlySarahPhotography.com