August 5 is First Wednesday in Pleasanton. The Pleasanton Downtown Association will be featuring the Dog Days Of Summer and this by far will be my favorite theme! Last year I was laying in the street on my belly, shooting dogs in the parade as they walked past me. This year, my booth will be in its usual spot, in between Murphy’s Paw and Tri-Valley Animal Emergency Care. Karma actually vistied TVAEC this week with a situation that woke me up at 4 am. Maybe not a true emergency, but when you have a dog that has “issues” (it was like she was partying in Mexico and drank the water if you catch my drift) I considered it an emergency.
In addition to my usual display of prints, canvases and other artwork I will be setting up my back drop and photographing dogs that evening. Stop by my booth and for a nominal fee you can purchase a portrait of your pet which I will take then and there. Your print will be available to you the following week. This is a $50 value. Here are some examples of what we can capture with your lovely pooch if you stop by. Think of the money you are saving–no session fee, a low cost print–this is a Pam Biasotti exclusive offer. Also, if you stop by to have your pet’s portrait taken you will be entitled to $50 off a future session fee booking.
I recently returned from a quick trip to my old hometown, St. Louis. I took my teenager along with me to see where I grew up and experience the difference between the Midwest versus the West. We managed to catch the Cardinals beat the Dodgers, took in the St. Louis Zoo and made it to the top of the Gateway Arch. I had a lot of great memories come back to me that weekend. I also was able to hang out with two colleagues who are fantastic St.Louis and Chicago photographers. Lauri Baker was doing a family session for Marianne Drenthe and I was just kind of along for the ride. I took the goofy shots because that’s just what I do.
When I actually tried to be serious I occasionally would get this from Mare’s little sweetie Lauren.
Maddie was a little bit harder to capture. Still digging and playing with photos of her. You know what they say, photographer’s children are always the hardest to photograph. Lauri was so hospitable. Thank you for all your generosity and for spending time with us. And to the Drenthe family–you were all a joy to hang out with as well!