Holiday Pet Portraits

The holidays are almost here, so get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping by reserving a space at one of two holiday pet portrait events and support a local pet-oriented non-profit at the same time.

I can’t wait to meet the pets and their people who take part in both of these events.

The first event will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Green Acres Kennel Shop, located at 1653 Union Street in Bangor. This is the fifth year that Green Acres has hosted this event. Call 945-6841 to reserve your session.

The second event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at For Dogs Boutique, located at 251 Main Road in Holden. This is the second year that For Dogs has hosted this event. Call 989-7297 to reserve your session.

As a pet photographer, it’s my job to photograph pets and their families in a way that is fun and relaxing with heartwarming results. And each year I get to meet awesome dogs (and some cats) that make me smile and help me create images that make their people smile.

Sessions are 20-minutes each and cost $40. Included in the cost is a $10 donation to the Furry Friends Food Bank, based out of Eastern Area Agency on Aging, a 5×7 gift print, and an online ordering and viewing gallery. Double sessions — 40 minutes each — are $70. No digital files are included in the sessions.

The holiday pet portrait events are a popular and fun way to not only record your pet for posterity, but to kick off the holiday season. The Furry Friends Food Bank assists seniors and people with disabilities keep their pets at home by providing food and supplies. The Food Bank is supported solely by donations of dog and cat food, cat litter, and money.