Dogs are notoriously difficult to photograph, between their penchant for licking camera lenses and their tendency to run off mid-shoot to chase mail squirrels. Finally capture furry friends with today's Groupon: for $60, you get one mini photo shoot for up to two dogs and a CD with approximately 10 printable images from Pupparazzi (a $175 value).
After years of building experience as a family and baby photographer, Heather Brooks chased her lifelong love for dogs and transitioned into fun and artistic canine portraiture for Pupparazzi. In a mini-portrait play session, Brooks snaps pictures of four-legged subjects for 30–45 minutes as they scamper after toys or treats and curl up with cushy pillows and favorite Russian novels. Brooks brings her equipment to her clients' homes, where pups are most comfortable, allowing herself to procure the most natural shots. After the session, Brooks sends dog parents approximately 10 images on a CD with a print release so favorite snapshots may be placed on mantles or invitations to doggy singles nights.
Heather Brooks plays with dogs for a living. The results of these puppy-fests can be seen in her portfolio of candid portraits that capture each pooch's unique personality. After honing her photographic craft on human families, Heather decided to launch Pupparazzi, carting her equipment to canines' natural habitats to snap up-close and personal puppy pics in black and white and full color. Heather knows all the tricks of the trade, like eschewing flash for natural light and shooting under a tree for the kind of soft light that brings out a pup's true eye color. Her telephoto lenses and fast shutter settings are able to capture the quick flick of a puppy's tail or the moment before a dog realizes that the Frisbee he's about to catch is actually a miniature UFO. Heather snaps her shutter for cats and other animals, too, and when the flashbulb frenzy comes to a close, pet owners can decorate their homes and bodies with fine-art prints and custom jewelry featuring their furry friend's face.