Posts Tagged ‘pet photography’

Pet Portrait Photography Exhibit and Sale to benefit Family Dogs New Life 1/31/13

Friday, January 4th, 2013

We are super excited to be part of Portland GiveBack’s winter philanthropic event at the end of January!  The beneficiary this time around is Family Dogs New Life Shelter and 50% of the art sales proceeds will go to help them expand their operation and find homes for dogs regardless of breed or history.

We have close to 40 pieces already installed with a few more to go, plus we’ll have greeting cards, smaller prints, and perhaps some surprises for the night of the event.  There will be food and wine and art to fit every budget and all for a great cause AND IT’S FREE!

Show your support by joining us:

Thursday, January 31st, 4:30 – 9pm
Oregon First NE Office,
5136 NE Garfield Ave., Portland, OR  97211

More event details…

Speaking of support, we have to give a HUGE shout out and THANK YOU to ProLam for generously donating the mounting for more than half the pieces.  Their work looks fantastic and will go a long way to helping us give generously to FDNL.


Pet Portrait Photography on display at NW Veterinary Specialists Animal Hospital

Friday, April 30th, 2010
NWVS Pet Gallery by H2Meyer Photography

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Here’s a quick update on February’s pet portrait project.  I finally got a chance to visit NWVS yesterday and was honestly blown away.  They had 53 of the images I shot enlarged – many of them 24″x 36″ – and mounted on hardboard and they are now hanging all over the hospital.  In fact, when I walked in the door yesterday, the always friendly reception team shouted, “There she is!  Welcome to your gallery!”

It is actually pretty rare that once the images/prints have made it into clients’ hands that I get to see what becomes of them.  And even when I do get to see a print hanging on the wall, it’s typically only one or two images.  So to walk into a public space and be greeted by more than a dozen larger than life images I made was rather arresting.  Although I have had a couple of solo shows, each was only 10-12 pieces and because I did all of the selection, matting and framing, I was kind of “over it” by the time the show opened.  In NWVS’s case, they did the selection (though they did ask me for input and for my favorite images, which was lovely), ordered the enlargements from a local lab and then had the mounting done at another local shop.  It has been nearly 2 months since I’ve worked with the images themselves, so there was enough separation that I actually had to remind myself that I had shot them!

My favorite part about the display itself is that they made a point of hanging the staffers’ pet’s portrait in the area where that person worked most often…  The receptionists’ pets are right behind the reception desk.  The doctors’ images are right outside and/or inside their exam rooms, etc.  What a wonderful thing to do for a wonderful staff!

If you have a pet emergency, need a vet, need a veterinary specialist, or just want to see the images in person, get yourself (and your pet!) to VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists, 16756 Southeast 82nd Drive, Clackamas, OR 97015  (503) 656-3999.  They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will take great care of you and your beloved pet.