Get ready for the holidays with festive holiday pet portraits


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 and people with disabilities keep their pets fed and at home?

You can do all of these things at my annual holiday pet portrait events. Since I started offering these festively priced holiday sessions six years ago, my clients have helped raise over $1500 for the Furry Friends Food Bank, our local non-profit pet food bank housed at the Eastern Area Agency on Aging.

This year, Green Acres Kennel Shop and For Dogs Boutique are the happy hosts of these events. This is the sixth year Green Acres has hosted an event and the third year For Dogs Boutique has hosted an event.

These limited holiday sessions are 20-minutes each and cost $45 per session for up to three pets. Included in the cost is a $10 donation to the Furry Friends Food Bank, based at Eastern Area Agency on Aging, a 5-inch by 7-inch gift print, and an online ordering and viewing gallery.

Double sessions — 40 minutes each — are $70.

No digital files are included in the sessions.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

Where can I sign up?

The first event will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at Green Acres Kennel Shop, located at 1653 Union St., Bangor. This is the sixth year that Green Acres has hosted this event. Call 945-6841 to reserve your session.

The second event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at For Dogs Boutique, located at 251 Main Road, Holden. This is the third year that For Dogs has hosted this event. Call 989-7297 to reserve your session.

Or call Debra Bell at 207-356-2353 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot or with questions.

What session length is best for me?

Choose the 20-minute session ($45) if you have a small group of pets (three or less) and two to three people. If your pet is well trained, a 20-minute session will be more than enough.

Choose the 40-minute session ($70) if your pet is anxious about new people and things like cameras, if you have more than three pets to be photographed or if you just want a more relaxed session. Lots happens in 20-minutes and it can feel a bit like a whirlwind, so a 40-minute session often helps relax the pet and its people event more.

What can I expect?

Bell’s Furry Friends Photography was recently named Bangor’s Best Pet Photography business and that’s partly because of the awesome clients who I work with. My assistant and I will make your pet feel right at home and comfortable as we prepare to capture their images for posterity. We’ll give lots of affection and treats as well as a little direction. You’ll have a good time, your pets and their people will have a good time and the results will melt your heart!

You’ll also leave with a goodie bag and information on ordering. In-person ordering sessions will be scheduled at the conclusion of the session.

Payment will be collected at the session. Check, cash and credit card are all accepted.

Bell’s Furry Friends Photography is a friendly, fuzzy division of Bell Imaging & Design LLC.

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