Multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning band IMAGINE DRAGONS with special guest Grace VanderWaal performed live at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion on Friday, June 8, 2018.
Some dogs just have the world by the tail.
Angus and Ben showed up at our Bangor studio in a shined up, sharp-looking, red Chevy truck; the kind of truck dogs dream about. Sporting a Santa hat and bandanas, these bounced into the house.
Usually it takes dogs, particularly two dogs, a few minutes to adjust to the studio. Not Angus and Ben. They came in, sniffed, and were ready to go to work posing for their portraits.
And that makes perfect sense.
There is a bit of history between the Joles family and the Myerowitz family. We owe these folks a great deal. I’ll get to that in a minute. I’ll start with the subject at hand: family portraits.
We first photographed the Myerowitz family during the Thanksgiving weekend in 2011. That was a wild day, full of laughter and a certain Sesame Street song, and the day’s importance was palpable. Gail knew we were capturing a small slice, a brief moment in the family’s story because life keeps rolling, building, and changing.
As a photographer, of course I believe in the importance of professional pet portraits but not for the reason you would probably guess. I love the portraits I have, but it’s the ones I never had taken that have shown me just how special it is to have a portrait of a beloved pet.
Life is busy. Things happen. For many of us, the thought never even crosses our minds. I get it. But if you’ve read this far, I bet you’re wondering if it’s time to think about portraits for your favorite furbaby.
Here are some questions to help you decide.
Jason Aldean, High Noon Neon Tour, Bangor’s Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, May 27, 2018
Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine, opened its 2018 summer concert season with a big night of country music. This genre is heavy on this year’s line up so get out your boots and let the Jack start hitting the Coke. First up: Jason Aldean’s High Noon Neon Tour.
From Boxer puppy to full grown beauty in a flash – Ruby’s Pet Portrait Session
Time flies and Miss Ruby is proof. Look at this gorgeous girl!
I swear it was only last week that her mum and dad brought her home to Bangor, a tiny Boxer puppy, all big feet and floppy. Visiting her for a good dose of puppy breath and cuteness was on my list of things to do. I swear. But it didn’t happen. Time got away from me. And now she is all grown up, nearly two years old.
Okay, these two adorables really live in Hermon, but they came to my Bangor studio Saturday morning and spread their wrinkly sunshine. There’s something about dogs with wrinkles, isn’t there?
Once upon a time, in a stable far, far away, there was a beautiful, auburn-haired girl who loved horses. She could ride, she could jump, and she could muck out a stall with a smile. One day, she met a handsome young man who loved horses, too. As luck would have it, he owned a ton of race horses. He took one look at that gorgeous, feisty ginger and knew he had found his true love and a crack stable hand. A few dozen times to the winner’s circle and a diamond ring later and they were engaged. A match made in heaven.
When Anneka asked about portraits, I said what’s the special occasion? Her answer was simple – she hadn’t had portraits for a few years, and it was time. That’s my kind of woman.
Most of us only consider portraits for our major life milestone moments. While that makes sense, it also overlooks a lot of magic – such as all that time when we are evolving and stretching and becoming even more amazing every year, even every day.