Archive for the ‘pets’ Category

Reilly Portraits Series 1

April 4, 2014

I took these portraits of my dog Reilly today. She was unusually cooperative sitting for me against a white backdrop. Reilly is a rescued border collie/terrier mix. I hope you enjoy her portraits.

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Reilly BW Portrait 1

Reilly BW 4

Reilly BW Portrait 2

Reilly BW 3

Reilly BW Portrait 3

Reilly BW 1

Reilly BW Portrait 4

Reilly BW 2

Reilly BW Portait 5

Head Shot BW

Reilly BW Head Shot

Reilly Nose

Reilly Snout

Reilly looking up

Reilly Looking Up

Reilly Talking

Reilly Talking

Reilly looking serious
Reilly Color Portrait 1

Kim is available for commissioned portraits throughout the Tri-State area. To view her portfolio, go to: http://www.kimlevin.com


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MCSPCA Homeward Bound 2014 Calendar

January 2, 2014
2014 Cover

2014 Cover

This year I had the honor of photographing the Monmouth County SPCA 2014 calendar, a fundraising program I started with the shelter 10 years ago. After a six year break , I was thrilled to be back photographing some very happy rescued animals from the MCSPCA. We selected a terrific group of dogs, cats and a giant rabbit named Fiona. The calendar is still available and can be purchased directly on the shelters’ website at www.monmouthcountyspca.org

Below are the images that appear in the calendar as well as some of my favorite outtakes that didn’t make the cut. Enjoy! 

 

Angie Tongue

Angie Tongue

 

Cole

Cole

 

Casper playing the Organ

Casper playing the Organ

 

Maggie taking a break

Maggie taking a break

Tyrus

Tyrus

Alan on Steps

Alan on Steps

Icarus

Icarus

 

Socrates the Wise Soul

Socrates the Wise Soul

 

Peanut

Peanut

 

Marvelous Marv

Marvelous Marv

 

Fiona the Giant Rabbit

Fiona the Giant Rabbit

Angie Smiling

Angie Smiling

 

Alan Moping

Alan Moping

 

Tyrus Jumping

Tyrus Jumping

 

Icarus Talking

Icarus Talking

 

Cole posing

Cole Posing

 

 

Commercial and Catalog Shoots

June 19, 2013

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Reggie, a German Shepherd, modeling a Dean & Tyler™ harness and leash.

I recently photographed a catalog for Dean & Tyler dog products. Dean & Tyler™ make beautiful hand crafted collars, harnesses and leases for dogs. You can view their products at www.DeanAndTyler.com. Here are a few more images I shot for the catalog.

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Herman, a French Bulldog, rocking The Warrior collar.

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Remy, an English Bulldog, wearing one of their classic leather harnesses.

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Sasha and Oliver, Great Danes, wearing matching collars and leashes.

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Tuck, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, modeling the Tamed Beauty collar and leash.

Kim Levin is available for commercial and corporate animal photography.

For more information about rates, contact Kim at www.kimlevin.com or email Kim directly at kim@kimlevin.com

Saying Goodbye Sympathy Book and Card Line

October 18, 2012

 

 

As many of you know who are familiar with my photography, two years ago we lost our beloved dog Charlie. While I had loved and lost dogs growing up, I hadn’t experienced the heartbreak of losing a dog as an adult. We adopted Charlie, a border collie/ greyhound mix, back in 1998 when I published my first book Why We Love Dogs. I took countless portraits of him over the twelve years that we had him. Nothing really prepares you for the loss of a family pet but the one thing I know from going through the experience, is that it helped me immensely to talk with other people who had shared the same loss.

At the time when we said goodbye to Charlie, Erica Salmon, my friend and writing partner on our book Dogma, was also mourning the loss of her bulldog Peaches who was 15 years old at the time. Erica and I both knew that we needed somewhere to put our grief and realized that there might be a way to alleviate or share in a loved one’s grief if there was a book about such loss. After many months of development the concept of Saying Goodbye was born. Our thinking was it would be a simple book of comforting words and black & white timeless portraits that people could give to friends and family when a pet passed. I know if someone had given me such a book, it would have brought me a great deal of comfort.

We found a great partner who shared our passion for this kind of project. For many years, I have worked closely with Sharper Cards in Calgary, Canada and they seemed like the perfect partner to bring our vision to reality. Sharper Cards and their US counterpart Smart Practice are due to release Saying Goodbye this January 2013. they will be offering the book as a part of their extensive vet network throughout the US and Canada. We also have a companion sympathy card line which you can view a few samples below:

The idea was to make the book available to anyone who wants to be able to share it with a friend, so please feel free to contact me directly (kim@kimlevin.com) if you would like to have access to the book. If you are a vet office or work in a vet office and you want to arrange for your office to carry the book, you can contact Sharper Cards directly at kritchie@e-sharper.com

The cover of Saying Goodbye features Zipper, a yellow lab, I photographed several years ago. Sadly, Zipper passed away this year, but I know that her owners find comfort in her lasting images and memories they have of her. Many of the dogs and cats featured in the book also have passed away and they are honored in the dedication page.

Pug Magnet

January 23, 2012

Here’s the Molly & Fig™ Magnet of the Day featuring Cleo, the sweater-clad Pug puppy. Cleo is also featured on a new poster licensed by Image Conscious. This new magnet and the rest of the Molly & Fig line will be unveiled at the NY International Gift show this weekend. To order wholesale in NY or NJ contact kim@kimlevin.com. Pug Life, Yo

English Bulldog Birthday Greeting Card

January 11, 2012

One of our faves, this Molly & Fig™ Card of the Day features Bodhi, the English Bulldog riding his skateboard. Inside Greeting: Happy Birthday, Yo.

If you have a pet-related store in NY or NJ and would like to carry the Molly & Fig™ line, contact kim@kimlevin.com. To order for the gift or stationary trade, go to www.calypsocards.com to see the entire card line.

Standard Poodle Birthday Greeting Card

January 9, 2012

Inside Greeting: Have a Happy Birthday!

Happy Monday. Here’s the Molly & Fig™ Card of the Day featuring Romeo, the expressive Standard Poodle. If you have a retail store in NY or NJ and are interested in carrying the Molly & Fig™ line of cards and magnets, please contact kim@kimlevin.com

To view the entire Molly & Fig™ line, go to www.calypsocards.com. Molly & Fig™ will be displayed at Calypso’s booth at the NY Gift Show at the end of January.

Golden Retriever Birthday Greeting Card

January 5, 2012


Molly & Fig™ Card of the Day

Inside Greeting: Let’s do it. Happy Birthday. This birthday greeting features Watts, the happy-go-lucky Golden Retriever. This Molly & Fig™ collection of cards and magnets are written by Megan Colleen McGlynn. In addition to being a terrific writer, Megan is a huge supporter of animal adoption and fosters dogs in her hometown of Chicago. Check out her work at www.megancolleenmcglynn.com

If you have a pet-related store in NY or NJ and would like to carry the Molly & Fig™ line, contact Kim directly at www.mollyandfig.com

 

Cat Birthday Greeting Card

January 4, 2012

Inside Greeting: Happy Birthday. Again.

This Molly & Fig™ Card of the Day features Loki, a beautiful and serene cat relaxing on his cat hut. Molly & Fig™ cards and magnets are available in gift and stationary store throughout the US and Canada. If you are interested in carrying in a retail store, contact kim@kimlevin.com. To view the entire Molly & Fig™ collection, go to www.calypsocards.com. This new collection will be introduced at the NY International Gift Show in NYC at the end of the month.

www.mollyandfig.com

Goldendoodle Birthday Greeting Card

January 3, 2012

Here’s the Molly & Fig™ Card of the Day featuring Teddy, the Goldendoodle giving a High Five! Inside Greeting: Ready to Party? We’re very excited about the new Molly & Fig™ collection of cards and magnets which are available for wholesale throughout stationary and gift stores in the US. If you are interested in carrying in a retail store, contact kim@kimlevin.com. To view the entire Molly & Fig™ line, go to www.calypsocards.com. Cards are also available at retail.

www.mollyandfig.com