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A Year To Explore

I am delighted to be adding a few final notes to the year 2017. Already?! When I look up again, well, it will be 2018 and I have to be down with that, right? We all have to be okay with the wrap-up of this year. Ahhh. While I keep meticulous records of my business side, I never want to forget to make sure to say special words to all the bold, alert, spirited, devoted, lively, playful, outgoing, good-natured, curious, sensitive, and entertaining dogs, cats, horses, cavies, and - oh yes!!! And... Read More

Curvology Studio Teamed Up

Curvology Studio teamed up with Take Me Home Dog Rescue, Inc. (TMHDR) for the annual See Spot Walk event on October 7, in Julia Davis Park. It was a spectacular day for Idaho's largest dog walk and festival. TMHDR had so much fun meeting people and pets at their booth, and signing folks up to learn more about how to become a foster family, to register for our amazing raffle, or to talk about favorite things that make us laugh about our four-legged family members. There were canine contests,... Read More

Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

Everyone has a phone camera with them almost 24/7. Here are a few tips to capture the cuteness of your pets with that everyday convenient camera. Just as there are seven or more main face shapes for humans, there are hundreds of shapes and sizes of animal faces. I learned how to add shadow & light to enhance a human face and to bring out desired features and tell a story. So, too, we can add shadow/light to show the dimensions of a pet's face. This diagram below is just an example to... Read More

After Independence Day

Celebrate Independence Day! Celebrate what is inspiring about living with dogs! Here is how you can avoid having to search for your missing dog after the last streak of ketchup is wiped off the picnic table, the last burger is eaten and the last lane is cleared so you can finally head home with a car load of colorful and awe-inspiring memories. 

There is nothing like the noise and fear in your dog's eyes and tucked tail, to remind us that bringing a dog into our lives is a... Read More

A Brother for Sadie

It's pretty simple. Sadie has a new brother she adores! I remain constant in my unabiding love for dogs. So we expanded our family to fill our hearts with our new boy, Tucker. Two dogs just feels like the only normal there is. Right?! And Tucker has been so amazing and adaptable to his new home. He has a happy & a bright personality. Being a Great Pyrenees mix, he is hard wired to be attentive to his surroundings. I can see those wheels turning as he is so aware of even... Read More

Raffle Winner Announced

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat at our Take Me Home Dog Rescue and Curvology Studio booth at the Helping Hands Pet Walk & Fair! There may not have been fluffy cotton candy but cute and fluffy dogs ruled the day! All the attendees grabbed double-dog sized bags of goodies and gathered information and learned so much about local organizations helping to heal, save, feed, train, and serve for the betterment of dogs. The winner of our Curvology Studio Pet Portrait giveaway is Susan... Read More

Helping Hand Pet Walk & Pet Fair

Wahoo! Meet us on Saturday, May 6, for a fun event at Kleiner Park behind The Village in Meridian. Join a whirlwind of pets and their humans for a 1 mile walk, contests, raffles, over 21 vendors (the walk is optional!). What? No Ferris wheel and crunchy corn dogs? How about a swirl of happy-go-lucky, nosey, eager, active dogs of all colors, shapes, sizes to meet & greet! Dogs up for adoption, local folks you appreciate who are dedicated to training, to rescue, to shelter, to attend to,... Read More

Puppy Parents

I had so much fun hanging out with Wrex, only 7 weeks old with a twinkle and a wink in his eyes. His parents have created a world of love, safety, and care. This photo-shoot is only the beginning. Can you imagine all the momentous changes twelve short months will bring?

It is a myth that you must take a dominant position to prevent a puppy from trying to take over your house. Parenthood is the better word to use. Dogs are flock animals, and a natural respect that starts when... Read More

The Eyes Have It

I feel good. My ultimate pal, Sadie, is by my side. She came into our lives at such a demolished time of loss. And then she brought us back to the basics. We laughed, we were amazed at her complete & immediate trust. She looked directly into our eyes and her eyes said in a thousand ways: I want to be loved and accepted. And my goodness, how she has loved us. (check out the Pet Gallery for plenty of pictures of my lovely & confident Sadie-lady; you can't miss her). 

My love of... Read More

be Amazing

Be Amazing! What does it take to be an amazing business and not just good enough? At Curvology Studio it's our essential desire to become your A+mazing neighborhood photography studio. We will share a few laughs and all-around smiles before the camera lens is even lifted - because real laughter is simply the whole pizza pie of making a photo you will want to save. We keep it simple, fun and focused on movement for lots of great shots. We somehow make that nervous energy work to showcase what... Read More

Grand Plans

It takes a crew to plan a major studio re-do. I want to thank a great contractor, Blane, for his solid expertise and help! Blane spent hours in the studio on a pretty cold and already busy day he had started much earlier. We had a set of instructions, three aluminum tubes, a triple set of gears, two amazing canvas backdrops on wooden dowels, and a challenge to put a backdrop lift into the right place, level it to perfection, plan for expansion, and still protect this beautiful addition to... Read More

A Shade of Gray

Ansel Adams, one of the most famous photographers of all time, came up with the Zone System. It consists of 10 discrete observable tones. Today, with the wealth of tools available to us, we can fix color problems based on the Zone System. Photographers try to highlight different tones when they compose a picture to create something that is like the human visual system. The human can see about 100 to 150 tones or steps of value change. So with 256 steps of a digital grayscale image... Read More


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