Recently we opened a new branch called Posh Pet Portraits. Little did we know how much we would love pet photography. We are situated in Davidsonville Maryland which technically is considered the Greater Annapolis area. We conduct professional pet portrait sessions at our farmhouse indoor studio and outdoor studio where we have custom gardens and an enclosed area for your pets. We even have a pond setting for great professional pet portraits.
We participated in the SPCA walk and the Lab Rescue Walk. And we attended the Fieldstone Animal Inn's Open House, where we reconnected with the Radles who are long-time clients of ours. It was at these pet events that we found out pet owners are really really cool people!! Recently, we also attended and photographed the Canines for Cocktails to benefit SPCA Anne Arundel County, sponsored by the Paws Pet Boutique and held at Loews in Annapolis Maryland.
The more we connect with pet people the more we realize how compassionate they are and they are so willing to tell you wonderful stories of their pets, esp their rescues. We have a moral obligation I feel, to at least look at rescues and adopting before purchasing an animal. It is heart wrenching to see so many beautiful animals waiting for their forever home. So, it got us to thinking...why not raise funds for our local SPCA? We are known as the home of the L'il Angel Calendar to benefit AAMC NICU and we decided to do the same; raise awareness and funds for SPCA Anne Arundel County. Instead of baby angel models, we are accepting applications for all canine and feline models during the months of July and August. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY ~ ONLY SMILES AND GOOD MANNERS!!
A $100 donation to SPCA is required in lieu of a portrait session fee and special pricing for reprints, etc. will be available should you decide to purchase any prints. Once all the pet portraits are taken, we will post your FAVORITE PET PORTRAIT by Posh Pet Portraits online for voting. The cost? $1 a vote and 100% of the money goes directly to SPCA. How cool is that!! The one with the most votes gets the cover, the next gets January and so on until we reach December. ALL PETS photographed by Posh Pet Portraits of Greater Annapolis and Davidsonville will be featured on the back cover of the calendar. We are accepting 30 pets only!
In addition, each calendar month will feature an SPCA pet waiting for his/her forever home.
Visual Concepts Photography chose the SPCA because of their amazing efforts in community wide support for homeless animals in Anne Arundel County. Niko, a 7 month old Poodle/Maltese mix is one example of the many that come to the SPCA with needs for urgent care. Niko had an obstruction in his stomach and intestines and his previous owner couldn't afford to pay for his surgery.
Upon his arrival to the shelter, the SPCA noticed that he was clearly in serious pain and could not barely stand. Having been blocked for over a week, Niko was rushed to the emergency vet where they took x rays of him. He had ingested some sort of wire that was caught in his stomach. The only thing that could save his live would be invasive surgery to remove it. In addition to the obstruction, it turns out this wire he ingested was giving him lead poisoning and was causing him to have seizures. With that being said, this made his surgery that much more difficult and costly.
The SPCA of Anne Arundel County decided to move forward with Niko's surgery in order to save his life. Minutes after his surgery, he was already sitting up and even wagged his tail. According to the emergency veterinary staff, it was an intense surgery. The wire had punctured a part of his intestines so they ended up taking out a section of his intestine. They are confident he will make a full recovery.
In order to continue to help animals, like Niko that come to the SPCA with emergency medical needs, we need your help!
Funds raised from this campaign will go directly towards helping animals like Niko. Your participation will make a significant impact to improving the lives of the many homeless animals at the SPCA.
Here are some cool samples of our pet portraits that we photographed over the months.
I love this image; it represents the majestic German Shepherd who has been trained to save lives and help people. There certainly is honor in being a dog.
Too cute for words!!! REALLY! Just a puppy when this was taken! We photographed this image in our loft portrait studio.
Two sweet dogs photographed in our Portrait Gardens in Davidsonville, MD. I can't get enough of their expressions as they were very much into being photographed! They made my heart sing!
And, then there is HERSHEY and the tale of Hershey meets water for the first time!!
I LOVE this photo! It says it all! Hershey was just a pup when he was photographed and he hadn't yet been exposed to water. He was off leash and dashed over to the pond to explore. You can only imagine his suprise when he tried to "walk" on water!! Once he discovered he couldn't, he did everything he could to defy gravity and have fun in the meantime!!! That was one of the most precious dog portrait sessions taken here at the farmhouse in Davidsonville!
My beloved Casey!
She was a gift from Michael and came into my life in 2007. She is by my side constantly and loves country living! Casey is a huntress and it is always a challenge to keep her away from rabbits, birds, and the odd possum! She is all Lab and loves everyone who comes here but can't understand why she can't come out to play when the dogs come by for their pet portrait session. But, she loves it when they leave because she has a field day smelling all the different smells...it is quite comical to watch her flee across the yard to the gardens, to the pond, back to her starting point all over again! My heart aches for her that she can't join in the fun, but rules are rules!
Having a professional pet portrait of your dog or cat is priceless! What is more priceless is helping the SPCA Anne Arundel County in continuing their good works by participating in our 2015 Posh Pet Calendar. Won't you join our growing family of helping other animals one paw print at a time?
Please contact Linda at 410 626 7474 for more information!!! And please like our Facebook page. It is there that you will get up-to-the minute information on the calendar! Hope to see you soon!