for this blog entry i bring you a little taste of things behind-the-scenes here at scruffy dog. a few products, a glimpse at some album spreads, some storyboard print templates, and — of course — the goober.
first up, i thought i’d share with you a piece i put together for my fabulous vets at the Highway 24 Vet Clinic. this piece is 70″ wide, and i loved putting it together. ironically, the puppy and the incredible diving Paige are from the same breeder … and the lovely senior is the unforgettable Cassy at 17 1/2 years old.and speaking of big pieces … here is just one of the many SDP canvases that left the studio lately … cute little Emjay in our favorite train tunnel. this canvas is 40″ wide, which — by scruffy dog standards — is a moderate size. scruffy dog canvases have ranged up to 7′ in length! i also wanted to share with you just a few of storyboard templates i’ve designed for our scruffy clients. this one of little Macy is a 16×16″ framed print. it’s currently at the lab, and is going to look fabulous with an ample 4″, double, white matting and deep, black, satin-finish frame. i can’t wait to see it!and how about this one of the adorable Dallas?this piece is a 16×24″ storyboard print of Cosmo, and — like Macy’s above — is going to look amazing with the wide, white, double-matting and 2″ deep frame.
and Ripken looks absolutely fab in his storyboard, showcasing his many expressions…i’d also like to share a couple of spreads from our SDP Signature albums. this one is of little Mickey.
…and Rico.and while on the subject of Rico, here’s a little before-and-after from Rico’s session on the most perfect of autumn days.i also thought i share a few fun things i do with some images, whether it’s a special message like merrick’s…… or the “pet stats” template i created for a little extra fun on facebook.and here’s a storyboard i created of my boy for sharing on facebook, showing the transformation he has undergone from his former breeding life for a puppymill/barnyard breeder to confident, water-loving superhero dog. the photo of merrick flying over the water was taken by Nancy Villwock from Chicago during her scruffy mentoring session this past summer. i absolutely love it!
of course, merrick’s job description entails more than just mentoring-session model! he’s the SDP greeter and client lap-warmer, he’s a therapist, he’s my court jester, he’s the heartbeat of scruffy dog, and, well, he’s a big helper during scruffy sessions as well! he’s assisted on more than a few sessions with extremely shy and fearful dogs, helping them relax and come out of their shells a bit more with the concept of a photo session and in the face of the big scary cameras.
in the case of the photo below on a session for repeat clients Julie and Dru, the goober wasn’t really needed, but given that they both adore the goober, they were gung-ho on merrick joining us for Max & Sophie’s big session. and it appears that merrick showed young Sophie just a few moves.
another ‘share’ is the DVDs that are included with all scruffy dog packages. these DVDs include your full gallery (for future reference), digital-frame-sized images as well as social-media-sized images for sharing! with scruffy dog packages, we leave you wanting for nothing more; we want you to get it all!i hope you’ve enjoyed this little glimpse behind-the-scenes at scruffy dog.