I am very late writing this post! The UpDog International Finals were held over the 3rd weekend in March in Brooksville Florida. I came on Sunday, the last day and had an amazing time photographing the super talented high-spirited dogs that were there!
I love taking action photos-capturing moments that pass too quickly for the naked eye to truly appreciate. And of course I love dogs! I originally intended to take photos for about 2 hours but ended up staying all day and taking some of my best action pet shots ever!
Some are actually very funny as well. These dogs LOVE their frisbees! It was so fun to watch them eagerly awaiting their turn to compete!
There were both small and large breeds there and some were more talented than others but all had a great time. Here are some collages of my favorite images.
This last shot was one of the last ones I took and wow does this dog look like he is flying high in the air!! Love it 🙂
If you would like to learn more about UpDog Challenge events check out their website!
Pet photography is my favorite part of my business! If you live in the Tampa or Orlando areas and need a pet photography check out my website or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Events, portrait sessions, pet parties, I do it all!
Buddy is a sweet and adorable West Highland Terrier who lives in Largo, Florida with his best friend William who asked me to photograph him. We took most of these photos in the Belleair area just south of Clearwater Beach. There is a beautiful spot there that looks down and over the Clearwater area I never knew about. I love taking running shots of dogs and the ones I took of Buddy came out super cute! Love his jacket!
American flag scarf looks great against the green!
That face! Buddy goes everywhere with William and everyone loves him-of course!
Enjoying the beautiful view.
Fun rolling around.
He did not want to stay on this bench unfortunately
I really love this shot of him walking towards me. It was a beautiful day and a lot of fun meeting Buddy and William. If you live in the Tampa or Orlando area and are interested in a pet portrait shoot check out my website! I will be taking photos at Dog Days in Dade city and at the Up Dog International Finals in Brooksville this weekend. Will share the best shots here next week!
Tina and Kunal were married at the courthouse in January and asked for a portrait session at a beautiful location soon after. Cool windy weather forced us to postpone but about 2 weeks ago we finally got together at the beautiful Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, Florida. It was a beautiful day and we saw 2 other couples being married while we were there!
It is a great location-about 45 minutes from the Tampa area, if it was closer I would work there a lot more often. While there were not as many flowers as usual in February there were still many beautiful areas to pose this beautiful couple!
One of Tina by herself.
I especially like these next few there was a very small informal wedding going on just to my right as I snapped these shots!
Love this, it always looks nice to have a road winding away in the distance!
Just a gorgeous place!
For the ‘finale’ I decided to have the couple lay on a beautiful mosaic tile bench, there was a second one next to it I could stand on and look down at them.
I look at every photo shoot I do as an adventure! This one featured a very nice beautiful couple and a beautiful place full of positive energy. It was a great evening! If you are interested in a portrait shoot contact me via email at email@example.com. Check out more of my work on my website Stephaniellenphotography.com
First let me say I guess this post is going to be the reintroduction of my blog. I logged on today to see I had not posted anything here for a year! I knew it had been a while but not that long! It was about a year ago I started getting very busy and simply had a hard time finding the time to blog each photo shoot I did. I never meant to stop writing all together. 2015 was actually the best year for Stephaniellen Photography yet! I started offering in home baby portraits, and got a lot of work doing corporate events many of them in Orlando. This post covers 2 photo shoots 6 months apart of the adorable Gabrielle!
I first met ‘Gabby’ when she was just a few days old so I will show those photos first. I have to say newborn photography is the most challenging category of photography I have encountered so far. Many assume pets would be more difficult but that is not the case. It just makes me feel all the more accomplished when I do walk away with fantastic images at the end!
I was so happy Gabby’s mom had the mermaid outfit for her so cute!
She was born with a lot of beautiful hair!
This next black and white shot is actually my favorite.
A few photos with mom and dad.
Six months later my oh my how Gabby has grown! This session was easy, she was happy the entire time!
I loved the outfit she had on and the bow in her hair.
Love that flower! Also of course all of the color!
Outfit and background change-lady bugs! I love here expression here it reminded me of Shirley Temple when she says ‘Oh my goodness!’
Both of these sessions were done at Abby’s home where I brought my portable studio. For more information on these kind of sessions check out the portrait package page on my Website I am looking forward to going outside for her 1st Birthday session in August!
Wow. I haven’t posted anything in a very long time! I thought I had posted something much more recently than I had! I have been very busy and always post new photos to Facebook and update my site but it seems it has been hard for me to find time write posts here. I guess I will just have to post a few recent shoots in a row!
Today I am showing off the highlights of my first baby portrait shoot! I took maternity portraits for Harrison’s mother LaReesa over the summer and he was born October 30th. He was almost 4 months old when these were taken a few weeks ago. I will have the opportunity to photograph a few more babies in the coming months and am excited to branch out into this new area of photography. I took my portable studio to LaReesa’s home which I really think is the best place to do these portraits.
Harrison was very good overall. He had a few cranky moments but I waited patiently for him to be happy again-or go to sleep. One of the reasons I like photography so much is it is like a meditation for me sometimes. I am completely focused on what I am doing just waiting for the right moment to take the photo. This is not so much the case when I am photographing adults but when I photography animals, children or am looking for candid moments I truly focus in more ways than one!
It is hard to not get good photos of a baby this cute! He has amazing eyes! Here are a few with a different background
Always good to stand directly over babies like this and have them look right at you!
Portraits with mom and dad.
Finally a cute close up of his feet!
Please contact me if you or someone you know is looking for baby portraits! My next post will feature wedding photos.
Hello everyone! I have some really fun images to share with you today! I was hired by Miriam,the owner of Pooches in Pajamas in the Carrollwood section of Tampa to photograph some of her clients dogs to help promote her business. Pooches in Pajamas is a wonderful new concept in boarding your dog when you go on vacations/business trips etc-In HOME Sleepovers. Dogs stay in a cage-less home environment. Pets stay with Miriam or one of her host families-people who are retired or work from home so the pets will not be lonely! We did the photo shoot at Miriam’s beautiful home which has a wonderful fenced in yard. First we took photos of the dogs playing there.
Fun! Little Emma was like a wind up toy, put her down and off she goes! All of the dogs had different personalities, some easier to photograph than others, some more responsive to squeakers some to certain phrases just like people they are all unique!
These two were beautiful and easy to direct which always makes my job easier!
I was very happy to take these photos and promote this local business! It is a great concept! Please check out the Pooches in Pajama’s website if you are looking for a place for your pet to stay when you are away!
My next post will feature some more Holiday Pet Portraits.
Hello everyone! Today I have some of my favorite photos from the Woofstock ’14 event at Original Carrollwood park which was held to help out over 20 local Pet rescues and also to help celebrate the 8th anniversary of the Groovy Cats and Dogs holistic pet boutique owned by Yvonne who you see in this top photo on the far right. She put a ton of work into making this event happen and it was all worth it! It featured live music by Glad All Over and The Lint Rollers, pet related vendors of all kinds and amazing dogs having fun! There was also a surprise marriage proposal I was able to capture so it was just an amazing day!
This was also the first event I have set up my own tent/display at! I had some wonderful volunteers keep watch over things while I was roaming around photographing the event. I hope to be able to do more events like this in the feature and further expand the pet photography part of my business a lot in the next year!
Here are some photos of the vendors and entertainment.
Jon and Pam got engaged at Woofstock and I took a few photos of them after!
A couple more photos with my red house
And my favorite photos of of some of the amazing dogs!
I met a lot of great people and had a great time! To see a MUCH larger gallery of photos from the day visit THIS GALLERY on my website!