Welcome to my blog! I am a Northern New Jersey based Phoographer who specializes in on-location photography of the human & pet kind. Enjoy having a look around and please feel free to leave a comment.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

{Pet Photography} Man's Woman's Best Friend

Sorry its been such a long time without an update from me - I've been down & out with a nasty sinus infection and a painful kidney infection for the past 10 or so days.

I started to feel like I am finally on the road to recovery today so I decided to whip out the camera and take some more photos of Shelby (hey, there could never be enough and she's a pretty cute subject, right?). Let me just say though, that I cannot wait for things to go back to normal again!

What would I do without this girl to help occupy my time stuck inside and feed my photography itch?! I'll tell you, I really am so lucky to have a dog that doesn't really mind getting her photo taken and generally listens so well to commands. I ♥ her!

Something you might not know about my cute, rambunctious, cuddly and sometimes a teeny bit naughty pooch... we rescued her from a local animal shelter. Actually, every dog I've ever had was adopted from a shelter. Sure, none of them came from a frou-frou breeder or were/are actually even purebreds. But they were all unique and amazing in their own way. If you're looking into getting a dog (or cat) please consider checking out your local animal shelter first. There are so many lovely dogs, young and old, just waiting for their forever home.

This photo in particular is actually from a few weeks ago...

The rest are from today...







Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day, Baby!

And they called it puppy love


Thursday, February 11, 2010

{Pet Photography} My Little Helper

Shelby helped me try out my new studio set-up. She really is such a great dog. Generally, she is very well behaved and listens well. Although, that hasn't always been the case. I've had to work with her a lot. She was kind of a terror when she was a puppy. If she doesn't like doing something, then we work around it. I never make her sit for a photo. There are times when she's not too thrilled with me in the very beginning, but once we get going she actually gets into it and really enjoys it. I also use lots of positive reinforcement and treats so that helps too!

Fun with directional light

Sitting pretty

What...? Doesn't most dogs have their own winter scarf?


What's up?


Playing shy


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

{Child Photography} Sweet Dreams, Little Man...

Sweet Dreams


Monday, February 8, 2010

{Portraits} Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek from a really fun shoot I did with a friend yesterday. We've been friends since we were toddlers!

I've seen similar things done on Flickr and thought I'd give it a try...

She was a really good sport LOL

More to come soon...


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

{Child Photography} A Little Something From My Last Shoot...

Little Gentleman
I still need to tweek a few things, but thought I'd go ahead and throw it up here for fun.

I've been quite the slacker lately when it comes to blogging, but I promise I will try to get some shots up from my next shoot (this weekend) asap! I am also currently working on the next installment of my Photography Series. So if you've got any burning Photography questions or suggestions about what you'd like to see featured as a future topic, feel free to email me! (cjillphoto@gmail.com)