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Honestly, Ready?

To go pro? Here are a few often unattended-to-points to ponder if you want to turn your talent into a professional photography business. 

Let us assume you know your equipment well. While we are at it, let's decide you have an understanding of how a business works. And that you have some decent equipment, a portfolio of images, and you're getting some awesome feedback. As we drill down a bit more, let's begin to use some caution. Based on my experience (which can be... Read More

Drippin' In Finesse

I love Bruno Mars! And, while I'm cautious here - please don't take insult if I use his words to get this on the table: hire a professional photographer for your lifelong photos! Yeah, we got it goin' on, got it goin' on . . . You know it, you know it

Bruno's words are perfect. Here are three reasons for hiring a pro for making your precious memories easy & painless: Don't it feel good to be us, ay?  

1) Blame it on my confidence . . .... Read More

New Year, One Word

The next 365 days are delicious bites from a slow cooked meal, or they can be! They can be expansive with your own kind of momentum, with clear belief, vision and intention. One of my favorite women with an abundance of wisdom, Gail Gaspar, who happens to transform lives as a life coach (I believe she would transform lives doing anything, because that's who she is) invites us to select one word for every new year. One word that embodies a quality. Not a boring &... Read More

Unexpected Grace

What has touched your heart this year? What are your hopes for the new year? I choose to end this year reflecting on this beautiful, beautiful poem.  

 When Giving Is All We Have    by Alberto Rios

    One river gives

    Its journey to the next.


    We give because someone gave to us.

    We give because nobody gave to us.


    We give because giving has changed us.

    We give because giving could have changed us... Read More

Catch Your Dog . . .

 . . . Being Good. When your son is worried about a big event he can feel better going with a friend. If your sister is anxious about being sick she can call a doctor. If your Mom is fretting about fixing her roof she can sit down with an expert and come up with a plan. 

When your dog is anxious about how to behave when you are gone what can he do? Your dog can only hope that you will see the situation through his eyes. He can hope that you... Read More

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


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