Saturday, December 7, 2013

RIACC Open House 2013 hosted by QC Paws Pics with Santa

Saturday, December 7th, 2013 brought out all the Reindogs to the Rock Island Animal Care and Control Center's Open House that was hosted by QC Paws. With a constant flow of dogs and pets, I was constantly busy photographing all the dogs with our fabulous Santa Claus. There were also games for the kids and wonderful gift baskets that were raffled off along with lots and lots of treats and cookies.

I am also happy to say that today there were 3 dogs and 16 cats adopted. RIACC is still looking to fill its very large stocking with donations for things the shelter needs. Feel free to call the shelter at 309-558-DOGS (3647) and drop off your donations at 4001 78th Ave, Moline, IL 60125.

To see the entire photo shoot, feel free to view my photo gallery.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

NEW Hanukkah Dog Design Added to My Holiday Gifts and Cards

One thing that was brought to my attention last year was the lack of Hanukkah designs available using a dog theme. It was my mission to come up with a fun holiday design using lovable dogs to help celebrate the festivities. Using the Star of David to center the design, I was able to fit my dog portraits into it. To add a little fun, I placed a matching Yamaka on each of the dogs. This whimsical holiday design will be sure to delight your friends and family as well as other animal lovers.

This happens to be Reagan a Vizsla, that I photographed at Teagarden Pet Salon after her grooming.

So many new products have been added to Zazzle, such as these leggings:

And all kinds of watches: ... this is only one style:

And of course, our whole selection of Holiday Greeting Cards.

Here is a complete list of Hanukkah Dog Breeds available. If you don't see your favorite dog breed, just contact me and I will see what I can do to add it to the collection. I also may be able to put your own pet into my design. Contact me for details.

There is also a version that you can upload your own photo into.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Teagarden Pet Salon and Say Woof! by Frankz Paw Printz Take 1st and 2nd Place in the QC Times Readers Choice Awards 2013

It's OFFICIAL! Say Woof! by Frankz Paw Printz has won 2nd Place in the QC Times Reader's Choice Awards for 2013.

I am totally happy with 2nd Place as there were 59 entries in the BEST PET SERVICES group which were made up of Grooming Salons, Veterinarians, Pet Stores, Dog Bakeries, Boarding Kennels and Doggy Waste Services. But the BEST is that the Grooming Salon where I greet you every Monday through Friday Teagarden Pet Salon and School WON 1st PLACE! This is also where I have a photography studio at. So, after you have your pet groomed at Teagarden, I am able to take your pet's portrait. SO, together, we took the top two positions in this Quad City favorites contest!

Pick up today's Sunday QC Times and get your copy of The Answer Book - Your resource guide to the Quad-Cities. In there you will not only see our achievements, but you be able to have a list of all the Quad City Reader's Choice Winners for 2013.

You'll also find our ads in The Answer Book:

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mia - a Bichon Frise 2014 calendar

I was lucky enough to meet Mia in 2012. Mia, an adorable Bichon Frise with her extensive wardrobe became my most photographed model. Each time I got a new background or Mia got a new outfit, her wonderful owner Lynne, made it a point to get together with me for a photo session. With the variety of poses and a little creative photoshop, I put a calendar of Mia together.

This calendar is available within my Zazzle shop.

With an undeniable fantastic wardrobe, Mia, a very fashionable Bichon Frise poses for every month of the Calendar year. Mia rings in the New Year in disco style followed by posing on a lip shaped sofa for Valentine's Day. She finds herself under the rainbow and next to a pot of Gold for St Patrick's Day. Easter finds Mia in her best frock surrounded by decorated eggs. May's flowers entice Mia to sunbath on her pink blanket. June is picnic time with Watermelon and picnic ants. July sees the Patriotic side of Mia dressed in Red, White, and Blue. Dressed in her bikini, Mia catches the last of the summer's sunshine under the palm trees and next to the ocean's waves. September she shows her team's colors. Surrounded by scary pumpkins, Mia is costumed in her very cute Lady Bug outfit. Who doesn't love the sock monkey? Mia LOVES her sock monkey bed and shows it off in November. December, Mia is waiting for Santa drenched in red feathers. Spend the year with Mia, and spread the Bichon LOVE!

Please contact me if you would like your pet to be photographed by me, or to have a custom design created for you.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Patriotic 4th of July Dogs

Seems that this Patriotic theme is popular. I have a few more dogs that I have photographed to share with you.

First, we have a pair of Papillons named Franny and Bucky. So excited I got them both to wear my little sparkle hats!

This is Stella, a Shih Tzu

Vinnie, a Yorkshire Terrier, that has posed for me a few times!

And Delilah, a Bulldog ... in her tiara!

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Halloween Westie Dressed as Little Red Riding Hood

When Lady's owners brought her into Teagarden Pet Salon today, they remembered that I had photographed Lady last Christmas. So, they brought Lady's Halloween Little Red Riding Hood costume, and asked if I could photograph her again. I was happy to do so and when I got into my digital darkroom, I couldn't resist placing her into a very spooky forest. I think you'll agree that this Westie should be on the lookout for the Big Bad Wolf.

There are many spooky items in my Zazzle store with this image.
From Pillows

To Plates

To Clocks

To Cards, Postage Stamps and Envelopes

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

More 4th of July Dogs

Once again, I have photographed a few dogs that were just groomed at Teagarden Pet Salon.

This time I have a West Highland Terrier  named Polo

A Westie Mixed Breed named Lady

Cooper, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Love the fireworks pig tails!

And then we have Kinsey, a Yorkshire Terrier

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

More 4th of July Dog Portraits

With 4th of July drawing closer, I have had a few more dogs to photograph in this very patriotic setting.

1st up is Jake, a Yorkshire Terrier

A YorkiePoo known as Stella

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Charlie

And Fred, a Pomeranian


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Saturday, June 1, 2013

New Hanukkah Backdrop for Dog Portraits

In anticipation of the upcoming holiday season, I created a Backdrop for Hanukkah. In the past, I've had many backdrops for Christmas and realized I was disappointing those of the Jewish faith. I was not about to let the happen this year. Using the Star of David, I created this backdrop to photograph those pets. Again this design sits low to the ground taking into consideration the height of dogs.

I will have this backdrop at Teagarden Pet Salon available for your pet's portrait session. An appointment can be made by calling Teagarden or myself.

For those of you that might be pet photographers and would like to have a backdrop like this, you can find this and my others in my Etsy shop. Keep in mind that the perspective I create my designs in, are great for kids too!

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Frankz Paw Printz Portraits Available at Teagarden Pet Salon

As of May 1, 2013, I am now managing the front desk at Teagarden Pet Salon and Grooming School. You will find me there Monday through Friday 8AM - 4PM. Not only will I be there to greet you and assist you with your pet prior to grooming, the new owners have encouraged me to set up my photography studio within the salon. You are able to schedule portraits during these hours. Sessions are $25.00 per pet per theme. You can add an additional pet for $10.00. Your session will include either 2-5x7s (one pose) or 1-8x10. I am able to print out additional sheets for $20.00 each. These photos will always be available in my Photo Gallery and if you do order from the online Photo Gallery, your photos will be printed by a professional photography printer and then shipped to you. I will also choose my favorite photo and place it into my Zazzle site where you will find hundreds of products with your pet's portrait. These will also always be available to you should you need gifts of any kind.

I have many backdrops for many holidays, including:

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Friday, May 24, 2013

4th of July Dog Portraits at Teagarden Pet Salon

I've started using my NEW 4th of July backdrop for pet portraits at Teagarden Pet Salon. Bright and colorful in Red, White, and Blue, this Patriotic setting will work also for Memorial Day, Labor Day, President's Day and Election Day.

I had a few dogs pose for me today ...

First up is Sadie, an adorable Shih Tzu.

Charlie, a Brittany Spaniel also posed.

Bandit, a Cavashon. LOVE the pigtails that look like fireworks!

Lucy, a Standard Poodle looks very patriotic wearing her sparkle top hat!

Last but not least is Opie, a Pitbull Mixed Breed dog that gave me a smile like no other.

Each photo will link you to their place in my Zazzle store where you will find hundreds of products using these dogs.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Doggie Easter Portrait Contest 2013

We are having a Doggie Easter Portrait Contest. 10 dogs are entered. Anyone may vote for their favorite Easter Doggie. One vote per day is allowed. Just go to the entry page on the FaceBook page of Frankz Paw Printz Pet Photography.

The dog that receives the most votes by April 8th, 2013 will win some great prizes.
Prizes include
  1. FREE Photo Session
  2. Choice of either 2-5x7s (one pose) or 1-8x10
  3. Mousepad
  4. Pupcake from Happy Dog Bakery
  5. Treat bag from Happy Dog Bakery
But that's not all! The winner will also receive the same 5 gifts to give to a friend of their choice!

Voting ends April 8th, 2013 So get your votes in!

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GCU Design of the Day Award for Wish You Were Here featuring Labrador Puppies

Surprisingly, this card has been pretty good for me. I photographed it on a whim while I was in the islands and came across a mommy Labrador that was relaxing with her puppies on the boat docks.

So, I was again delighted when I received another email from Greeting Card Universe saying that my Greeting Card was chosen as today's Design of the Day. And, will be entered into the next Design of the Month Contest!

This is the email I received:

Congratulations, your card (Wish You Were Here - LabradorPuppies card - PID#586112) has been chosen as today's Design of the Day, and will be featured on the GCU homepage for 24 hours and be automatically entered into our Design of the Month Contest on Facebook. Thank you for helping make Greeting Card Universe great!

Team GCU

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