Posts Tagged ‘Dogs’

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.

Fine Art Photo for “The Meal”

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Today I made my first contribution to The Art House Co-op, for a project called “The Meal.” Basically, there is going to be an exhibition of self portraits of people and their meal from February 24th at 12 pm EST. According to the website, there were over 4400 contributors to this project, which will be exhibited in Brooklyn, NY and made available online starting April 5th.

My meal was a breakfast quesadilla, and Toby was eating his dog food.

 

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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Pics with Your Pooch

Monday, August 10th, 2009

First, on behalf of the Golden Valley Humane Society, Jesse Valley Photography wants to thank everyone who participated in “Pics with Your Pooch” at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park—I know that your donations are very much appreciated. Lisa and I had a blast taking photos of the dogs and families—I always love puppy action shots!

The collage below features some of the photos we captured. I hope that you enjoy them!

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