Archive for the ‘Portraits of Pets’ Category

Celebration of Smiles, April 2014

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Once again, I’m proud to participate in a charitable portrait promotion called Celebration of Smiles. For a minimum donation of $24, you will receive the gift of a mini-session and a 5×7 portrait. 100% of your donation goes to Operation Smile, which can repair a cleft lip or palate for as little as $240. You can read more about the event and charity via this link.

Only available during the month of April, you can schedule your mini portrait session by calling 612-382-2867.

4th Annual Portraits With Pets | September 2012

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Have you ever wanted to have family portraits taken with your beloved pet? “Portraits With Pets” is an opportunity to have portraits taken of—and with—your pets. The entire $50 session fee (regularly $100) from each photo session will be donated to The Pet Project. Additionally, if you bring an unopened bag of pet food or a new/gently used pet toy, you will get a set of free wallets with your order ($34 value).

These hour long sessions will take place the following two weekend days in September (additional pet sessions during the work week available by appointment):

Saturday, September 8 from 9 am–5 pm at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park.

Saturday, September 22 from 9 am–5 pm at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.

All sessions need to be reserved in advance. Sessions are on a first call, first reserve basis. So call today to reserve your session—612-382-2867. For your convenience, your portraits will be available for online ordering.

Click here to see more samples of my pet photography.

Celebration of Smiles at Jesse Valley Photography

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

DON’T MISS OUR SPECIAL “CELEBRATION OF SMILES” PROMOTION!

April 18–20th, Jesse Valley Photography will participate with an elite group of photographers around the country in a very special portrait promotion. During that time we will be providing a wonderful opportunity for you to update portraits of yourself and any family members you wish. In doing so, you will help to support Operation Smile, which provides free surgeries for children around the world who suffer with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

Along with other members of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), we are offering the gift of an individual portrait session and a desk-size portrait in exchange for a $24 donation to PPA Charities, which has chosen Operation Smile as its charitable partner. For every 10 individuals we photograph, another child will receive the gift of surgery! It costs as little as $240 for Operation Smile’s medical volunteers to provide a life-saving surgery that can take as little as 45 minutes. One hundred percent of each donation will go to Operation Smile.

We also believe that our Celebration of Smiles event is a wonderful way to teach children the value of reaching out to others. Even small children can understand the importance of Operation Smile’s work, and they are eager to help these needy children. We hope you will join with us in helping to make this vital work possible, and we promise to create a portrait that you will treasure.

To schedule your session appointment, which will take place at the Rose Garden at Lake Harriet, please call us today at 612/382.2867.

Bark at Art PhotoBooth

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The Bark at Art poster opening was a great event, and I had a lot of fun manning the PhotoBooth, seeing all the pets, and seeing the different posters. It was a beautiful evening, and this is what the subjects saw as they clicked their pictures (see all the photos from the event by clicking here):

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The following is a time-lapse video I made from the pictures:

I have posted the pictures I took of the event here. As an added bonus for The Pet Project, I am donating the proceeds from any print sales.

As a quick aside, I love how much fun the little girl had with the PhotoBooth, and I can imagine that it would be a big hit at children’s birthday parties (give me a call if you are interested: 612-382-2867).

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Thank you to all of the vendors who contributed to the event, and especially to all the people and pets that came out to the opening. I have also teamed up with the Pet Project for my annual Portraits with Pets event. You can read more about it (and schedule a pet session), by clicking here.

3rd Annual Portraits With Pets | Jesse Valley Photography

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

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Have you ever wanted to have family portraits taken with your beloved pet? “Portraits With Pets” is an opportunity to have portraits taken of—and with—your pets. The entire $50 session fee (regularly $100) from each photo session will be donated to The Pet Project. Additionally, if you bring an unopened bag of pet food or a new/gently used pet toy, you will get a set of free wallets with your order ($34 value).

These hour long sessions will take place the following two weekend days in September (additional pet sessions during the work week available by appointment):

September 11 from 9 am–5 pm at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park.

September 25 from 9 am–5 pm at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.

All sessions need to be reserved in advance. Sessions are on a first call, first reserve basis. So call today to reserve your session—612-382-2867. For your convenience, your portraits will be available for online ordering.

Click here to see more samples of my pet photography.

Pet Portraits and PhotoBooth at the Bark at Art opening reception

Friday, August 12th, 2011

I am excited to be running a photo booth and to be taking pet portraits at the Bark at Art opening reception, so stop out and bring your pet! (Click here to see some samples of my pet photography).

My wife Lisa designed a poster for the event of our dog Toby. Here is a quick sneak peak of Toby posing by the poster:

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Bark at Art is a poster show benefiting The Pet Project. They are also collecting unopened bags of food and new/gently used pet supplies. It is a pet friendly event and a very good cause. You can learn more about it from the announcement below and by clicking here. If you’re on Facebook, you can learn more about the event and let us know that you are coming by clicking here (and be sure to invite your friends!).

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Minneapolis Maternity and New Born Photography | Kelsey & Jake + Baby Brody

Friday, March 25th, 2011

I went to church and high school with Jake (he was even an usher in my wedding), and Jesse Valley Photography (JVP) photographed his Minneapolis wedding to Kelsey in 2007. Needless to say, it was very exciting to hear that they were expecting a baby!  They asked me to get some pregnancy pictures for them, so I brought my camera and lights to their house for a maternity session.

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I love the portrait directly above, because it reminds me of a maternity version of American Gothic. Also, we found out that Kelsey often stood that way and used her belly as a shelf.

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I love how their dog Shelby rested her head so sweetly on Kelsey’s belly—it doesn’t get much cuter than that. And their other dog Toby wanted in on the photo action, too.

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Not long after their session, and in an ironic twist, they would find out after the delivery that the bun in their oven was a boy—not a girl, like they thought! And he was named Brody. Here are some portraits from his new born session:

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Congrats you guys! You have an adorable little family. Thank you for having me photograph it!

Portraits With Pets at Jesse Valley Photography

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

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Have you ever wanted to have a family portrait taken with your beloved pet? “Portraits With Pets” is an opportunity to have portraits taken of—and with—your pets. The entire $50 session fee (regular price is $100) from each photo session will be donated to MARS (Midwest Animal Rescue & Services). These hour long sessions will take place the following two weekends in September:

September 11 and 12 from 9 am–5 pm at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park.

September 18 and 19 from 9 am–5 pm at Lake Harriet.

All sessions need to be reserved in advance. Sessions are on a first call, first reserve basis. So call today to reserve your session—612-382-2867. For your convenience, your portraits will be available for online ordering.

To see some images from last year’s event, click here.
To see more of my pet photography, click here.

Fine Art Photo of the Week XXVIII

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Our dog Toby is a pekepoo (he could use a haircut!). I love how this photo captures the thoughtful side of his personality.

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Free photo session. Custom card designs. Instant gratification.

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Announcing a special offer that will make your season brighter.

But only for a limited time.

On December 5 and 12, you can take advantage of this special offer:

• $25 for a one-hour photo session (FREE when you order 50 or more holiday cards)

• Review photos on the spot and select your favorite

• Choose from several custom card designs to go with your photo (see a small sample of the designs below)

Your custom cards will be ready to pick up the following Wednesday. Plus, your portraits will be posted online for 48 hours after your session for you to view and order additional prints from home.

Sessions start each Saturday at 9 AM, and each available time slot must be reserved in advance by prepaying the $25 session fee (if you order 50 or more holiday cards, the session fee will become a credit toward your purchase). The minimum card order is 25, and they are $2.35 per card.

Make this season extra special. Call 612-382-2867 to prepay your session fee and reserve a session today.

The following is just a small sample of the many custom card designs that you can choose from:

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