Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween from BFF Photography clients Dreidel (left), Luna (center), and Wiggin (right). Remember that pets can get scared of trick or treaters, so if you’re home handing out candy, make sure your pets are enjoying some quiet time with a treat of their own.

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Get ready for the holidays with festive holiday pet portraits

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Get ready for the holidays with festive holiday pet portraits What if you could capitalize on the cuteness of your pet, get your holiday shopping started and have a great time doing it? What if you knew that a portion of the money you’d pay for this amazingly fun experience would go to help seniors […]

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Shining a light on domestic violence

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Last year I had the immense honor of being on hand when Jenny Dwyer’s Paw It Forward Foundation held its very first BARKK to end the Silence 5K Walk/Run/WOOF (I like to think I woofed as running is not my thing). This event, which was not expected to be the runaway hit that it was, […]

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Maine Pet and Event Photographer: L.L. Bean Dog Days of August

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August 23: L.L. Bean Dog Days of Summer, Freeport, Maine I was super psyched this summer when I received the go to be one of the vendors at L.L. Bean’s Dog Days of August event. With a background in journalism, I adore wandering around and photographing dogs and their people. I grew up in nearby […]

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Maine Pet and Event Photographer: Boatyard Dogs

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August 10: Maine Boats, Homes and Harbor’s Boatyard Dog Trials, Rockland, Maine “Enjoy other people’s wet dogs.” That’s one of the taglines that the Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show staff use when talking about the World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials, which happen the last day of the MBHH Boat Show. And the tagline’s right. […]

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Maine Pet and Event Photographer: Bangor Bark for Life

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June 14: Greater Bangor Bark for Life, Bangor, Maine There’s no greater pleasure than to see people coming together, united for a cause. It’s just an added bonus when those same people are dog and pet owners. On June 14, the committee for the Greater Bangor Bark for Life, an offshoot of the American Cancer […]

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Maine Pet and Event Photographer: Bark Portland

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May 4: Bark for Life of Greater Portland, Portland, Maine While this event was cancelled within hours of starting, the second annual Bark for Life of Greater Portland managed to bring in some money for cancer research. And if you had been there among the high winds, thumbnail sized pieces of hail, and pelting rain, […]

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BFF Photography studio policy on the use of shock collars and negative reinforcement

Having a portrait taken of your pet should be fun and shouldn’t be painful. In fact, pet photography sessions with Bell’s Furry Friends Photography are usually quite fun for the pet (and you too). That’s why one of Bell Furry Friends Photography’s studio policies is that the use of the following are prohibited from sessions: […]

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Upcoming event: Bark for Life of Greater Portland

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Since 2012, I’ve been the official photographer for the Greater Bangor Bark for Life. Bark for Life is a non-competitive walk that raises funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Only this event includes dogs that are often are co-survivors for humans with cancer. Or they are affected by cancer themselves. After all, […]

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Straight scoop on poop

Feces… Scat… Poop. No matter what you call it, every dog makes it. And every human owned by a dog should be scooping it. So let’s talk about the scoop on poop. It’s not glamourous to bend over and grab waste in a plastic baggie. And let’s face it, it can smell pretty bad too. […]

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