Saturday, December 26, 2009

Caroline the Collie Helping to Ring in the New Year




Now that the holidays are over and I'm almost caught up with all my holiday dog portraits...I took some playtime and made this New Year's Eve tag. I use a gorgeous Collie named Caroline that I photographed during the Teagarden Pet Salon holiday portrait days. You can see more of her photos at my PhotoReflect site.


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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Teagarden Pet Salon - Dog Christmas Portraits




Talk about pampered pups...Teagarden Pet Salon....owned by Linda Teagarden...opened her grooming and teaching salon up to Frankz Paw Printz to treat her clients to Christmas Holiday Portraits. The first day was cancelled due to the blizzard, but we were able to get in there the next week. Well, the first day went so well, Linda asked us back again on Thursday. But even after that, we had so much fun and everyone really enjoyed the portraits, we added a third day.

I've posted a YouTube of all the pets. Feel free to post it to your sites. The actual portraits can be viewed at my Photoreflect site. On that site you can order all kinds of items as well as Christmas cards for next year. Make sure you check out my Zazzle site for product items I've created from these photos. If there is anything special I can create for you....all you need to do is let me know.

PS...if you listen to the music on this video...be sure to stop the other music player in the right side column.



If you are a shop owner...grooming, pet supply, shelter, veterinarian...etc and would like to offer your clients a day or days or a week of portraits... feel free to contact Renae. We have backdrops for each season and all the holidays. With Valentine's Day and Mother's Day coming up...now is the time to book!


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RIACC - Holiday Pet Portraits with Santa

We called and all the Reindogs came. The Rock Island Animal Care and Control Center had a very successful Open House. Santa took time out of his busy schedule to pose with each and every pet and child. After the portraits were taken, the kids were able to make their own frame to hold their precious photos of their pet...I'd say dog, but we had cats and a Guinea Pig too!

Ten dogs were also adopted this day! New Christmas homes ....

I've posted a YouTube of all the pets. Feel free to post it to your sites. The actual portraits can be viewed at my Photoreflect site. On that site you can order all kinds of items as well as Christmas cards for next year. Make sure you check out my Zazzle site for product items I've created from these photos. If there is anything special I can create for you....all you need to do is let me know.

PS...if you listen to the music on this video...be sure to stop the other music player in the right side column.



If you are a shop owner...grooming, pet supply, shelter, veterinarian...etc and would like to offer your clients a day or days or a week of portraits... feel free to contact Renae. We have backdrops for each season and all the holidays. With Valentine's Day and Mother's Day coming up...now is the time to book!


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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Ribbon Tree - Doberman & Chinese Crested

Still playing with Christmas designs....I had done a vertical version of this one earlier, but when I took this holiday photo today of Sheeba, our Chinese Crested and Rocky, our Doberman...I couldn't resist turning it horizontal and putting them into it.


Then I had to add some animation to it....love the bling!






I also made this one into a template that you can upload your own photo into. Jump over to www.zazzle.com/FrankzPawPrintz* and check it out.


You'll find many more of my Seasons greetings greeting cards at Fine Art America.

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

White Poinsettas Holiday Card

After talking with one of the ladies that had brought her dogs to the RIACC "Paws in the Parking Lot" event, I started playing around with one of the images of her dogs Archie and Nellie. I wanted to make a Christmas Card using her dogs, but the background they were photographed in .... just wasn't working. So, I lifted their image and placed it into this design. BTW...I can also put your pet into this design...just ask!

This was the original photo that I lifted the dogs from.


I also made this blank frame that anyone can upload one of their favorite photos into. You can get this at www.zazzle.com/frankzpawprintz*  This has been updated to 2011.


You can find many more xmas greeting cards at Fine Art America.


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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Pics With Santa - Rock Island Animal Care and Control Center

Calling all REINDOGS within the Quad Cities! Come spend the day at the Rock Island Animal Care and Control Center Saturday, December 12th, 2009 for an OPEN HOUSE featuring Santa. Let's see those Christmas Dogs decked out in their holiday best! And while you are their have their picture taken with Santa. Photos will be printed on the spot! Photography will be done by ME...Renae!

While you are there...check out the pets that are available for adoption! This is the Rescue Center that we found "Rocky" our rescued Doberman while we were photographing their last event "Paws in the Parking Lot".




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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holiday Portraits - Teagarden Pet Salon

Looking for a place in the Quad Cities to have a holiday portrait taken of your pet? Well, the Teagarden Pet Salon may be just the place you are looking for. This dog grooming salon has put aside two days to have your canine professionally photographed. You don't have to be a current client of Teagarden Pet Salon ....just stop in and we'll get that special portrait taken. If you are already a client ... well so much the better ... after a wonderful grooming by the Teagarden ladies, you can just take a moment to have your pet's picture snapped. Portraits will be printed on location ... or you can order later on the web at http://www.frankzpawprintz.photoreflect.com/.




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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Happy Pawlidays - Sheltie - Christmas Card

I don't know about you guys...but we've been taking advantage of the warm weather we've been having lately by putting up our Christmas decorations. Nooooo, we haven't turned them on yet...we'll wait until after Thanksgiving. My husband has done a wonderful job of decorating the outside of our home...he's been working on it for a about a week now. We have a lot of fun with it as everyone on our street really does it up.

Anyway, now that we are back inside and he's watching the college football games, I've put some of the Christmas spirit into my work. Last time we went to the dog park I took some photos of a beautiful Sheltie that was enjoying the day there. That Sheltie was the perfect dog to use in one of my designs.



Here she is on the front of one off my holiday cards found in My Zazzle Store . This image is also found on a lot of other items...click on over and check them out.



Oh, and if you are looking for a card you can put your own pet into...here's a version that will allow you to upload your own photo right into it. Again...click on over to My Zazzle Store and check it out.




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Saturday, October 31, 2009

AAVENGE - Pittie Perfect Holiday Photo Contest

Calling all Pretty Bullies out there.... AAVENGE (Animal Abuse and Violence Ends Now through Greater Enforcemant) is sponsoring the"Pittie Perfect Holiday Photo Contest" beginning on November 16th and ending December 19th.

Photos may be taken to or mailed to Happy Dog Bakery 1628 15th St Place Moline, IL. 61265. Please be sure to include your name, address, phone number, and your dog's name with each photo. More than one dog can be in each photo, one photo per household please. Photos will not be returned. Since it is the holiday season, use some creativity and keep the spirit of the season in mind when you are submitting the photo. Please remember that this is a photo contest for pit bulls and pit bull mixes. The committe reserves the right to decide if we feel a photo that is submitted is truly that of a pit bull or a pit bull mix. Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, bull terriers and American Pit Bull Terriersall fit into the bully breed category.

All photos will be displayed on a bulletin board at Happy Dog Bakery. Each photo will be numbered and there will be a corresponding numbered container. To vote for your favorite pittie, place any amount of money in the corresponding container of your favorite dog. The dog whose photo collects the most money will be the winner. The first place winning dog will be featured in the 2011 AAVENGE pocket calendar.

The owner of the winning dog will receive a ribbon and a gift basket courtesy of Happy Dog Bakery and AAVENGE. The basket will include gifts from various retailers including a gift certificate from Frankz Paw Printz. Second and third place winners will receive a ribbon. If the dog has come from a rescue AAVENGE will donate $25 to the rescue organization. If you have any questions, please contact Allison at Happy Dog Bakery, (309)764-0990 or e-mail us at info@aavenge.com.

We are doing this to promote the breed and help break the stigma and negative reputation that those not in the know like to assign this wonderful breed.



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Rocky - Our Rescued Red Doberman - Day at the Park

Took advantage of the sunshine today by taking Rocky out to Hasselroth Dog Park. While there we met a friend from our last event "Paws in the Parking Lot", Dutchess a beautiful Chocolate Labrador. Dutchess had her picture taken by me the same day we adopted Rocky. So, it was a pleasure to run into her again with her owner. We also met Skyler, a Border Collie and a Black Labrador that Skyler lives with. Please forgive me, I've forgotten her name. If you are the owner and you are reading this blog, please drop me a note to remind me of her name. And last but not least, Max...Maxine a beagle that kept all the dogs on their toes. Max is all about playing. To see all the photos I took today, click on over to my Photoreflect Photo Session Site






















You can find more dobermans photos at Fine Art America.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Paws in the Parking Lot - RIACC


What a great event! Rock Island Animal Care and Control held Paws in the Parking Lot today. It looked for a while that the weather wasn't going to be with us, but it cleared up and all who came had a wonderful time. The RIACC adoption center ended up with 11 animals going to new homes. As a matter of fact, I adopted a beautiful Red Doberman named Rocky. He couldn't be more wonderful. Who ever gave this beautiful 2.5 year old dog up for adoption had put a lot of work into him. Not only is he housebroken, he follows commands beautifully. His temperament is wonderful....even to the point of getting along with our 6 pound Chinese Crested.





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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Dog-O-Ween 2009 Hosted by B100 & Star 93.5FM




Today brought a GREAT turn out at the Southpark Mall here in Moline, IL for the 2009 Dog-O-ween hosted by B100 and Star 93.5FM. We had 128 dogs and I took over 600 pictures....whew!
Hop on over to http://www.frankzpawprintz.photoreflect.com/ to view all the dogs and while you are there pick your favorites for:
1) Scariest Dog
2) Cutest Dog
3) Best Dog / Owner Look-a-Like
After you have chosen your favorites go on over to Star 93.5FM to place your votes







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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Magic of Christmas - Sheeba - Chinese Crested




Ok, I did a little spooky Halloween...and I'll do more, but tonight, I felt like doing something for the Christmas season. I also made this design into a Christmas Card...



I also made this so that you can upload your own photo into this design....



Or....feel free to ask me to put your own pet into this design....


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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Spooky Disappearing Hat - Isabella - Chihuahua




Now I'm starting to get in the Halloween Spooky mood. You remember Isabella...a little Chihuahua that I photographed at the beginning of the summer. This picture of her never made it into her photo portfolio...but I thought for this, her expression is priceless....don't you agree?


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Friday, September 25, 2009

Spooky Halloween - Cyclone - Mastiff



Getting ready for Halloween...I used a Neopolitan Mastiff named Cyclone that I photographed earlier this summer. I've even turned this into a Halloween Greeting Card.




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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Autumn Wishes - Vindy - Boxer

Had to share this tag I made using a photo of Vindy, a mommy boxer that I had the pleasure of photographing earlier this summer. You can see some of those photos in an earlier blog...just click on Vindy in my labels.



Please visit Fine Art America to see my boxers greeting cards.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

QCAWC 7th Annual Mutt Strut

Today was a gorgeous day! We had dogs from everywhere show up for the Mutt Strut. After the pooches enjoyed their 1.5 mile stroll along the Hennepin River many of these dogs kept us busy at our Frankz Paw Printz photo booth. We set up an Autumn looking stage for the not so shy dogs to pose and show off. Photos were printed on the spot for proud owners to take home with them.

The entire photo shoot is available to see at http://www.frankzpawprintz.photoreflect.com/ . Products made from these photos and more are available at www.Zazzle.com/FrankzPawPrintz and www.CafePress.com/FrankzPawPrintz .

Donations benefited the Quad City Animal Welfare Center, a no kill facility located in Milan, IL. Please visit the QCAWC at http://www.qcawc.org/






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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Arabian Reflection - Mama

Used one of the pictures of Mama I took to create this design. Please visit Zazzle to see the products using this design.




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