Let ‘Em Eat Cake Exhibit Showing Now!

Recently I brought five dogs into the studio to eat a mouth-watering assortment of dog-friendly cakes that I baked in my own kitchen. The purpose was not to taste test the cakes, but rather to capture the sheer thrill and exhuberance displayed by these wide-eyed canines as they gobbled the culinary goodies to oblivion.

I was certainly prepared for the slobber to hit the fan, so to speak, and some of the dogs certainly did go for the cakes with gusto. Natalie, a tiny, snow-white chihuahua, reminiscent of a baby seal, couldn’t control her zeal. Not only did she knock cakes over with the strength of a charging elephant, but she even guarded all crumbs with a T.rex-like stance when any members of her pack tried to join in.

What completely surprised me during the shoot was the shy reserve that a couple dogs exhibited when faced with a mountain of tastiness just under their noses. “Should I do it, or should I not?” they each seemed to ask. One dog, Penny Lane, had such impeccable manners, that she was clearly befuddled when invited to a doggie-sized table to enjoy a fancy dessert. It took 20 minutes just to get her to start chomping on the tasty morsel inside a wine goblet. To think…I was originally worried we couldn’t keep her from eating the cake long enough to take the initial shots!

The project was one of the most rewarding I’ve every done. I’m quite sure I enjoyed the experience as much, if not more, than the five precious pups who took part. You can enjoy the photos for yourself, now through March 2017, at Tatiana’s Coffee and Tea, located at 2470 East Main Street in Ventura, California.

See Spot Pose Wins 2015 Best of Ventura Award!

See Spot Pose 2015 Best of Ventura Award

See Spot Pose has been selected for the 2015 Best of Ventura Award in the Pet Photographer category by the Ventura Award Program.

Each year, the Ventura Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Ventura area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Ventura Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Ventura Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Ventura Award Program

The Ventura Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Ventura area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Ventura Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.