And the Winner Is

July 15, 2011

Another year, another awesome Helping Paws Favorite Four-Legged Kiddo contest! It’s always fun reading everyone’s comments and watching the votes accumulate. This year included some intense sibling rivalry!

Our only two kitties established leads pretty early on, and successfully held on till the end!

And the WINNER is…Bella!! Congratulations Bella!! You are our 2011 Helping Paws Favorite Four-Legged Kiddo!!

Bella will be receiving an 8×8 Designer Canvas Wrap Portrait!

Last, but not least, is the reason why we hold our Helping Paws event and it’s the reason why we asked you all to vote! To benefit Wayside Waifs, a no kill shelter very close to our hearts!

We have counted all the votes and they have exceeded our goal of 250! We look forward to making a donation of $250 to Wayside Waifs!! Thanks again to everyone who participated and voted!

Last Chance to Vote!

July 13, 2011

Thursday, July 14th at 10:59 PM is your last chance to vote for your favorite Helping Paws Kiddo! It’s been a tight race, and could come down to a single vote! Don’t miss your chance to help decide the winner!

- Visit our Photography by Brandi Facebook page.
- You must be a fan (click “Like”) of the PhotobyB page.
- Click on the Helping Paws Album to see each of the four-legged kiddos who participated in our Helping Paws event.
- Vote for your favorite! Votes can be made by clicking “Like” of the image you want to vote for.

The kiddo/image that receives the most votes will be our winner! They will receive a complimentary 8×8 Canvas Wrap Designer Portrait of that winning image.

Your vote also helps raise funds for Wayside Waifs. We will also be donating $1 per vote entered for the winning image (maximum of $250) to Wayside Waifs.

Just a few hours left…don’t delay!

Revealing…

July 12, 2011

…the Helping Paws Highlights Slide Show…featuring thirty-four furry, four-legged stars!!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our fourth annual Helping Paws event! The purpose of the event was to collect donations and gifts for Wayside Waifs, a no kill shelter committed to helping homeless animals find a permanent place to call home.

Again, this was another year where I was blown away by all the donations that we received. Delivering them to Wayside Waifs was an unbelievable experience. They were so very thankful and appreciative!

Follow this link to the Helping Paws Pet Portrait slide show, and check out all our stars who helped in the cause!

AND…don’t forget to vote in our Helping Paws Favorite Four-Legged Kiddos Facebook contest!! Voting ends at 11 pm on Thursday, July 14th.

Helping Paws Contest

July 7, 2011

Help us take our Helping Paws event to the next level! Just by voting in our Helping Paws Favorite Four-Legged Kiddos Facebook contest, you can help benefit Wayside Waifs!

- Visit our Photography by Brandi Facebook page.
- You must be a fan (click “Like”) of the PhotobyB page.
- Click on the Helping Paws Album to see each of the four-legged kiddos who participated in our Helping Paws event.
- Vote for your favorite! Votes can be made by clicking “Like” of the image you want to vote for.

The kiddo/image that receives the most votes will be our winner! They will receive a complimentary 8×8 Canvas Wrap Designer Portrait of that winning image.

We will also be donating $1 per vote entered for the winning image (maximum of $250) to Wayside Waifs.

Voting ends at 11 pm on Thursday, July 14th.

Good luck to all of our participants!

Helping Paws Sneak Peek Time!

July 6, 2011

Just a few weeks ago, we hosted our fourth annual Helping Paws event. It was a chance for our four legged kiddos to sparkle, shine and steal the limelight…and did they ever!!

Thirty-four four-legged cuties graced our studio with their adorable faces, expressions, tongues and big personalities!! We had only two kitties this year, but they were beautiful kitties with plenty of spunk! We had a four pound Papillion and a ninety pound Golden Retriever. We had all black dogs and all white dogs. We had fun, crazy hair cuties, and sleek, smooth coat cuties. We had well trained show dogs and energy filled, never stopping dogs. All in all, it was an amazing day with amazing cuties!!

To me it doesn’t matter what “type” they are, they’re all ADORABLE!!

Pup-A-Licious!!

June 14, 2011

Despite the weather forecast, and the overcast, gray skies, we could not have asked for a more perfect day! The temperatures were just right, the southern breeze was nice and, with the exception of about 30 seconds of sprinkles that fell from the sky, there was no rain at our fourth annual Helping Paws event!!

Thirty-four four-legged cuties graced our studio with their adorable faces, expressions, tongues and big personalities!! We had only two kitties this year, but they were beautiful kitties with plenty of spunk! We had a four pound Papillion and a ninety pound Golden Retriever. We had all black dogs and all white dogs. We had fun, crazy hair cuties, and sleek, smooth coat cuties. We had well trained show dogs and energy filled, never stopping dogs. All in all, it was an amazing day with amazing cuties!!

As always, the day was made even more perfect by the fabulous donations!! I love hearing the donation shopping stories. Our attendees always seem to have so much fun looking for, and shopping for, the perfect donations. AND, it shows!! Another year, another amazing pile of donations – from toys to blankets to treats to collars to grooming supplies. Thank you all, so very much!! I can not wait to make the big Santa Claus delivery to Wayside Waifs!

To my fantastic helpers…who keep coming back every year to support me…Helping Paws would not be a successful event with you. It means the world to me that you are always there to support me…I wouldn’t be who I am without you! (Thank you…Tracy, Lori, Chris, Bert & Pete!)

A big thank you also goes out to all of our partners who donated goodies to stuff our goodie bags full! Each furry kiddo, that attended Helping Paws, was sure to leave with a bag full of awesomeness!!

Waggiewear, we love your collars, and think it’s just awesome that you give a collar to all of our puppy participants!!

Becky and Sunflower Creations, your fun bandanas, that just slip right on the collar, are perfect for every stylish doggie!

Thank you Blackbob Pet Hospital, Personable Pets Training, Tails R’ Waggin, Natural Pet Food & Supply and Gentle Dog Training for your treats and fun goodies, they helped stuff our goodie bags full!!

Of course, no goodie bag would be complete without the Photography by Brandi blue and green! Each kiddo walked away with either a blue or green ball or a furry mouse! Not to mention, I must spoil them all with treats!! Happy eating kiddos!!

Huge Kudos to everyone who made this year’s Helping Paws a day to remember!!

Helping Paws is This Sunday!

June 9, 2011

Don’t miss our fourth annual Helping Paws (One Lick at a Time) Pet Portrait Day event, happening this Sunday, June 12th!

We have had an awesome response, and our schedule is beyond packed, with lots of furry, four-legged kiddos. We created this event to benefit Wayside Waifs, a no kill shelter committed to helping homeless animals find a permanent place to call home.

For anyone who was unable to schedule a session, but would still like to help, we would love your support! You are welcome to stop by the studio during our event this Sunday between 11 AM and 4 PM to drop off a donation package. If you prefer, I can also accept monetary donations on your behalf, just contact me via email or phone. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! For more details, please visit our Helping Paws website for donation package information.

Helping Paws (One Lick at a Time)

May 25, 2011

I am thrilled to invite you to attend our fourth Pet Portrait Day!!

You are invited to schedule a portrait session for your four-legged, furry child (dog and/or cat) on Sunday, June 12th. Each portrait session will benefit Wayside Waifs, a no kill shelter committed to helping homeless animals find a permanent place to call home.

Just bring in a donation package and receive a complimentary session. We are very excited to support this wonderful organization!

We have limited times available, so schedule your appointment today! Visit our Helping Paws website to schedule an appointment or for more information about this exciting day!

For anyone who is unable to schedule a session, but would still like to help, we would love your support! You are welcome to stop by the studio during our event on June 12th between 11 AM and 4 PM to drop off a donation package. If you prefer, I can also accept monetary donations on your behalf, just contact me via email or phone. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! For more details, please visit our Helping Paws website for donation package information.

Thank you for your support! I can’t wait to meet your furry kiddo!!

Helping Paws – Save the Date!

May 10, 2011

I think (knock on wood) that the cold temperatures are finally leaving us, and are being replaced by beautiful warm days, bright sunny skies and beautiful greens! That means it is time for our Helping Paws (One Lick at a Time) event! This is a great opportunity to have a cherished portrait created of your four-legged, furry child while supporting Wayside Waifs, a local no kill shelter.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 12th. We will be holding our Helping Paws event! Watch our blog, and your email inbox, for details about how you can schedule an appointment to have your dog or cat photographed at the studio.

The Results Are In!

July 12, 2010

I can’t say thank you enough to everyone who participated in our Helping Paws Favorite Four-Legged Kiddos Facebook contest.!! This last week has been so much fun: watching the votes accumulate, reading everyone’s comments about their four legged children, nieces, nephews and grandchildren, seeing the intense facebook campaigning for more votes…all in all it’s been a blast! Best of all, we raised money for Wayside Waifs, a no kill shelter committed to helping homeless animals find a permanent place to call home.

And the WINNER is…Kate!! Congratulations Kate!! You are our 2010 Helping Paws Favorite Four-Legged Kiddo!!

I am so overjoyed by the response that we received from the competition, that I just can’t let our other top runners-up walk away empty handed! We’ve decided, in addition to Kate taking first place and receiving an 8×8 Designer Canvas Wrap Portrait, to also award second and third place!

Second place goes to Charly Mae. She will be receiving an 8×8 Custom Portrait of her image!

Third place goes to Winston. He will be receiving a 5×5 Custom Portrait of hisimage!

Last, but not least, is the reason why we hold our Helping Paws event and it’s the reason why we asked you all to vote! To benefit Wayside Wayside Waifs, a no kill shelter very close to our hearts! Instead of just donating $1 per vote for the winning image, we are going to donate $1 per vote for our first, second and third place winners…totaling $204! Thanks again to everyone who participated and voted!

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