Celebration time

August 5, 2010

I cannot thank my wonderful, wonderful husband enough.  Last night he threw me a fabulous party in celebration of the Orvis Dog Book Cover and to raise a little money for NEADS (Dogs For Deaf and Disabled Americans).  So many friends and family came out to join in the festivities and we even got a special visit from a NEADS dog in training.  I did not take many photographs as I was having too good of a time, but here are a few.

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My husband choose his favorite neighborhood bar for the venue, The 21st Amendment.  It really is his “Cheers.”  We can’t walk by there with out seeing someone we know.  The inside is as historic as you can get.  Originally built in 1899, it has had a few different names, but the inside with the dark wood beams, stone floors and fireplace are historic Boston.

A little camera test shot.  I just love those Tudor style windows.

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I auctioned off a pet photography session and Rebecca Willson from The Urban Hound auctioned off a 5 night stay in a luxury suite at their brand new dog hotel.  We raised over $700 for NEADS!  Thank you everyone for your bids and donations.

Notice anything?  I am working on a new logo and website.  I had business cards made and put the new logo on the auction sheet.  What do you think?

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Donna Laconti from NEADS joined us and brought along the adorable Perry, a yellow lab still in training.  Perry graduates in November and will go to a disabled Iraqi war veteran.

Perry the super dog.  Perry, husband Steve, Steve O’Brian, Helen (mom in-law)

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Steve and I loving on Perry

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Steve O’Brian (L), surprised me and had these t-shirts made.  So fun.  The bar tenders and staff were all wearing one.

Steve and Andrew

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And then they brought out one of those fabulous, sugary sheet cakes with the image on it!  So cute.

Steve O’Brian even pointed out that they intentionally had a marble cake made, because Jake has brown and white spots.  They wanted the cake to match Jake!  Love it.

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Bad photo, but I had to share this one of me and the three girls I use to baby sit in Atlanta and Philadelphia (while at college).  They are all in their 20’s now!  How old does that make me?!?!?!  Such cute smart girls.  We look like we could all be sisters.

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It was a fun fun party and we raised some money for a great cause. By the end of the night we were pooped.  Thank you to all who came out to support.

Cover Shoot!

July 21, 2010

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Orvis Dog Book – Fall 2010

I am so excited I can finally announce, that my photograph won the cover of the Fall 2010 Orvis Dog Book!

I took this photograph of Jake, my sister’s darling Spinoine Italiano (Yes I know it sounds like an ice cream flavor), when he was just 3 months old.  I sent the photograph into Orvis a few months ago and was told in late May that Jake and I had gotten the cover!

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I am just thrilled and honored to be a part of the Orvis Dog Book.  Scoring the cover of a magazine or catalogue is a photographers’ dream.  I am just beyond excited.  Jake on the other hand had become a total diva :)

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This is Jake at Christmas, sitting on my 6-foot tall husband’s lap.  As you can see, he has grown quite a bit since his puppy days and really is such a good boy.

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We are going to have a little celebration her in Boston in the coming weeks as the catalogue hits stores and mailboxes, so stay tuned.  Celebrating with Jake, my mom and my sister tonight!  Hurrah.

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