Posts Tagged ‘pet portraiture’

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.

Reilly BW 5

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


Kuranda Dog Beds – Commercial Work

January 21, 2014
Milo relaxing on his Kuranda bed

Milo relaxing on his Kuranda bed

I am excited to share some recent work I did for Kuranda Dog Beds. I was tasked with photographing several dogs for their new packaging. They are still in the process of finalizing their packaging but as soon as they do, I will share the final product. In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to share some of the outtakes from the photo shoots.

Milo on Kuranda bed

Milo on Kuranda bed

Remy on his Kuranda bed

Remy on his Kuranda bed

Another fun one of Remy

Another fun one of Remy

Violet on her Kuranda bed

Violet on her Kuranda bed

Bailey on Kuranda bed

Bailey on Kuranda bed

My photography services are available for all kinds of commercial work including print ads, product packaging and brochures/catalog images. To inquire about my rates, please feel free to contact me directly at kim@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

 

 

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.

Cat Birthday Greeting Card

January 12, 2012

Inside Greeting: But I do regret missing your birthday. Happy Belated.

This Molly & Fig™ Card of the Day features Sammy, a beautiful adopted black and white tabby. To view the entire Molly & Fig™ card and magnet line, check out www.calypsocards.com. The new Molly & Fig™ collection will be introduced to the gift trade at the NY Gift show at the end of the month.

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.

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

Sharper Cards New Postcards and Holiday Cards

October 12, 2011

For several years I have had a great partnership with Sharper Cards, a business to business card company based in Calgary CA. Sharper Cards provides the appointment cards that your local veterinary hospital sends you. My licensing line with Sharper Cards consists of notecards, postcards, and totebags. Below are a few samples of the newest designs. To view the Kim Levin™ line of cards at Sharper, go to: www.sharpercards.com

Featuring Bodhi, an English Bulldog puppy, on his skateboard

Featuring Scarlett, a bloodhound puppy, with her tennis ball

Featuring Jolie, a Golden Retriever, smiling

Featuring Alo, Breyer and Sophie hanging out

Featuring Snickers and Bailey cuddling together

Featuring Lulu and Ruth, two King Charles Spaniels, touching noses

Featuring Moxie and Milo, two yellow Labrador Retrievers, sharing a moment

Monmouth County SPCA Ad Campaign

August 17, 2011

For over ten years I have supported my local Monmouth County SPCA. My support started with the introduction of their yearly calendar which I photographed for four years. I recently had the honor of photographing an advertising campaign that is currently running from August through October here in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex, NJ counties. The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness about rescuing and adopting animals from the shelter. The Monmouth County SPCA is one of 50 shelters participating in the National ASPCA $100,000 Challenge. Each shelter’s goal is to increase the number of adoptions throughout the three month period vs. the previous year. There may be a shelter in your area that is participating in the ASPCA so check out your local shelter.

The MCSPCA is running both outdoor billboards and bus shelters as well as print ads and posters. Below are the billboards and posters.  Please visit www.monmouthcountyspca.org to learn more about the shelter and ways that you can help. www.kimlevin.com