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St. Patrick's day dress up for the dogs

March 11, 2022 - Well, soon it will be the middle of March - yep - St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. As a child, I always said...
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Number one reason to have photographs taken with your pet

January 07, 2022 - Hi everyone! I want to share the single most important reason you should have photographs taken with your pet - it's ver...
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Dog Photography, People Photography, Wedding Photography - a look back at the year 2021

December 31, 2021 - Wow - the year has flown by and a lot of photography has happened for us here at VP Shoots Photography! While many of yo...
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Fall Pet Photographs with two special dogs looking for their forever home

October 29, 2021 - In recent weeks we have photographed a couple of dogs that have been looking for that special home that will become thei...
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Memories of your pet - whether it be when they are young or a senior

October 08, 2021 - Memory in its technical terminology refers to the processes that are used to acquire, store, retain and then later retri...
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A walk in Eureka Springs Park, Tampa, Florida

October 01, 2021 - Eureka Springs Park is located in a little known area of greater Tampa, Florida. I am sure it is well known by photograp...
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What to expect at your Pet Photography session

August 13, 2021 - What should you expect if you are doing a pet photography session with VP Shoots Photography? Well, for sure, it should...
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Photographing big mutts (those large mixed breed dogs we all love)

July 30, 2021 - I love all dogs, but I often find that the majority of the dogs I photograph are mixed breed (aka mutts). All of my dogs...
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How I pick a location to photograph dogs

July 23, 2021 - This week we explore some of the key points I use to pick a location for photographing dogs. As many of you know, a good...
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Dogs in the flower field

July 16, 2021 - Ah, a few weeks ago we heard about a wonderful flower field not far from our house through a family member on Facebook....
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My dog won't look at the camera - how do I fix this?

July 02, 2021 - As a pet photographer and even more a ‘dog photographer’ I’ve heard a lot of various things from people about their dogs...
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Why I shoot in early to mid-morning - my favorite time for pet photography

June 18, 2021 - Here in Florida, the majority of the year - it's hot. No way around it. So, this leaves us with a few choices on when to...
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Rescue dogs of Tampa, Florida

May 07, 2021 - This week's blog post features rescue dogs of Tampa, Florida (and surrounding areas which includes all of Hillsborough a...
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Using color in your pet photographs

April 16, 2021 - This week its all about color! Let's share some different types of color while featuring a dog within the photograph. We...
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Pet Photography - Using Lensbaby Sweet 50 for dog portraits

January 15, 2021 - This week our pet photography theme is "center" and as I thought about this - I thought, what better time to give the Le...
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Pet Photography - Filling the Frame

July 31, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is "Fill the Frame". One of the things that make photographs interesting and compellin...
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Pet Photography - Theme Water

June 12, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is 'water' - as a family that has done boating, hiking to waterfalls and just hanging...
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Pet Photography - Photographer's Choice - Get those end of life portraits while you can

May 29, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is "Photographer's Choice" and I'm touching on a subject that many do not want to. Thu...
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Pet Photography using shallow depth of field

March 27, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is 'shallow depth of field'. As we continue to stay at home, and away from most all pe...
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Pet Photography - using the rule of thirds to create great images

March 06, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is about a basic guideline/rule of photography called "the rule of thirds". This is a...
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Pet Photography in an urban setting

January 24, 2020 - This week's blog features Nana, a hound dog previously used for breeding who is now with the Maxx and Me Pet Rescue. She...
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Pet Photography - Paint it black

October 18, 2019 - This week's pet photography blog theme is "Paint it black" - and for me, this is a look inside what happens when we go t...
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Pet Photography - Fill the Frame (with dog!)

July 19, 2019 - This week's theme is 'Fill the Frame' for our pet photography blog circle. We met Axle this week - he is a rescue that i...
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Paying the model - Snack time in Pet Photography

April 19, 2019 - This week's theme is 'snack time' which can be rather fun at my household of four dogs. I've taught them all they must s...
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Pet Photography - Theme Bridge

April 05, 2019 - This week's post is a little late - we have been away in rural Florida where internet isn't very 'available'. Go figure...
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Pet Photography - Theme Portraits

March 22, 2019 - This week's theme for Pet Photography is 'portraits'. If I google the 'official' definition of the word portrait, this i...
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Pet Photography - Depth of Field - to blur or not to blur the background

March 08, 2019 - This week's Pet Photography theme is "Depth of Field". That's a photography term, not necessarily a term that everyone i...
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Pet Photography - Tale of Tails

February 15, 2019 - This week's pet photography theme is "Tale of Tails". Interesting things about those little dog tails (tales?) Jimbo, my...
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Pet Photography - Composites

February 08, 2019 - This week's theme is "composites" - enter the wonderful world of digital photography and the software that makes composi...
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Pet Photography - Theme "Get Low"

November 30, 2018 - This week’s pet photography theme is “Get Low” – week 48 of the year 2018! Last week I got up on top of a slide and phot...
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Pet Photography - Theme 'Natural Light'

September 28, 2018 - This week's Pet Photography theme is "Natural Light". I've been busy with a few other things the last few weeks and have...
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Pet Photography - Theme 'Blue'

June 08, 2018 - It is interesting that this week's theme for pet photography is "Blue" and I've been down with a pretty good cold since...
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Pet Photography - Theme 'Head shots'

April 20, 2018 - As we enter the middle of April, we are showcasing 'head shots' of pets. I doubt they are using them to apply for an act...
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Pet Photography - Theme Minimalist

March 09, 2018 - This past weekend I noticed another photographer at our local park - it's two blocks from my house and just about every...
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Pet Photography - Theme Fill the Frame!

January 19, 2018 - Pet Photography can be fun and rewarding and I love 'filling the frame' with the pet. I'm often getting really close to...
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Pet Photography - Theme Sun Flare

November 10, 2017 - This week’s pet theme is “Sun Flare”, a unique technique where the subject has the sun behind them and the camera is poi...
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Pet Photography - Theme Bold Colors

November 03, 2017 - This week’s pet theme is “Bold Colors” so I began my quest with a few google searches to get some ideas on what ‘bold co...
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VPShoots Happy Dogs - Action photographs of dogs having fun

August 11, 2017 - This week's word pet photography theme is "Happy". I googled to see what "Happy Dog Photographs" look like and I found t...
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Portraits by Amber of A. U. Professional Photography

July 30, 2017 - I've heard several times that if you take photographs of people, you should always get in front of the camera and see wh...
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Comic Pet Portrait Moments

July 14, 2017 - Pet Project 52 - A group of pet photographers are given a photo theme each week to incorporate into our pet photographs.
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Soft Focus Dog Portraits using the Lensbaby Velvet 56

June 23, 2017 - This week features a different type of dog portraits, soft portraits utilizing a lensbaby. The Lensbaby Velvet 56 is a g...
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Gracie - Rescue dog portrait session

May 14, 2017 - This week I photographed several dogs that were rescued and are now within the care of Maxx and Me Pet Rescue. Each of t...
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Gone to the dogs, volunteering for Maxx and Me Pet Rescue

January 22, 2017 - This week I have been very busy working on a volunteer project for the Maxx and Me Pet Rescue. We are photographing a fe...
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Cats - those wonderful furry animals that own you!

January 08, 2017 - If you 'own' a cat or have ever owned a cat, then you know that often you're actually the one being owned. Over the holi...
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Saying good bye to Man's best friend (or Woman)

December 20, 2016 - For those of us that love animals and often treat our pets as members of the family, knowing the end is near for our dea...
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Pet Photography - Rescue Dog

September 04, 2016 - This past weekend, Jim and I traveled over to Winter Garden, Florida to photograph a young male pit bull dog (Earl) curr...
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Pet Photography and Pet Sitting - Meet Kit Kat

August 07, 2016 - I spent the last few days cat sitting a cute young manx cat named "Kit Kat". Her favorite things to do are playing with...
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Newborn - Travis

June 26, 2016 - Recently Jim and I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Travis and his family. Travis arrived in this world just under...
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Father's Day

June 19, 2016 - Father's Day - that special day on the calendar that we all remember, honor, thank our Father....just for being here. Fo...
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Portraits of Denisa

April 17, 2016 - Last week I had the opportunity to take pictures of my niece and her friend, Denisa. Here's some portraits of Denisa fro...
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Portrait session - young couple

April 10, 2016 - On Sunday afternoon Emily and Noah provided us an opportunity to create portraits of them. Our chosen location was River...
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Couple Painting using Topaz Impression software

November 29, 2015 - Monday morning Jim and I did a photo shoot for a young couple. It was a bit chilly at 57 degrees compared to the weather...
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Portraits of Emily

November 15, 2015 - Recently Jim and I had a wonderful opportunity to take pictures of a friend who grew up before our eyes and has blossome...
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