Posted on July 21, 2015
Yesterday was the 2nd Annual Barkfest dog festival, hosted by very popular BarkBox creators Bark & Co here in New York. It was a typical mid July, hot and steamy summer’s day over here in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There were lots of dog owners and dog lovers trying to keep cool, while enjoying all the fun doggy activities about. There were puppy pool parties, character drawings, photobooths and my favorite, selfie’s with the celebrety pooches. I’m not going to lie, I was a little starstruck meeting Doug the Pug. He was such a professional poser and I even snuck in a sneaky little kiss, well he kissed me actually. “I kissed a Pug and I liked it! :) Even after hours in the sun, I just couldn’t leave, I saw some of my old friends and met lots and lots of new friends too. I was beyond excited to to finally meet my instagram friend Toby… @yours_truly_toby, he kindly gave me lots of puppy cuddles and love too. Toby was there with his foster sister Poppins, who is a 7 year old Chihuahua and available for adoption through Friends with Four Paws http://www.friendswithfourpaws.org/ and there were many other sweet little fur babies looking for their foverever homes as well through http://fosterdogsnyc.com/ . The Brooklyn boys were there from Williamsburg Bulldogs, with Buster and Ra Ra the big pretty silver Cane Corso, plus a sweet little baby mastiff in a bowl. See more of their beatiful Bullies for at http://www.williamsburgbulldogs.com/ All in all the day was a great sucsess and I loved every moment of it. Bark Boxes are a great way to treat your best friend with a something special every month and help continued support and aid for rescues and shelters.
Posted on June 29, 2015
I am loving shooting in the Broadway studio and around the Williamsburg area. Otis is a rescue dog and like many adopted pups, they can tend to be shy and timid at first. Though being able shoot in the studio and take a walk outside the studio, we can get a variety of backgrounds, that really show the dogs personality and the iconic backdrops of Brooklyn. I allow lots of time for all the pups to get settled in and feel comfortable before we start shooting. The studio has lots of soft natural light, so I don’t have to use flash. To see more portraits, check out my website… http://www.kristieleephotographer.com
Posted on May 28, 2015
Miss Shelby G, is high energy! A typical Collie dog, who never stops herding, chasing and keeping a close watch on her family. As soon as she gets loose she is off like a rocket, chasing anything that moves. Lucky she has lots of wide open spaces to roam around on, out in the Pines of New Jersey. She is happiest when she is with her 3 kids and cuddled up sleeping with her Dad. :)
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Miss Venus, Conejita (rabbit in Spanish) is a trained couture pet fashion model. Her owner Miguel Rodriguez has put a lot of time and love into training this special girl for photo shoots. I first met them at the PupScouts Pre Oscar red carpet event last month. She was a stand out in an Angelina Jolie inspired gown. <3
I had never seen a dog pose like that EVER. Miguel has a Pet Spa in Jackson Heights named after Venus, “Venus & Dalila” http://www.jacksonhtsdoggrooming.com/ .
He also designs these amazing gowns she is modeling in the images. They are 3 special gowns created for Cinco de Mayo this year, May 5th.
Venus is 1 of 14 fur children Miguel has adopted over the years. She was a birthday gift 5 years ago and the best one her has ever received.
Her other brothers and sisters are all rescue animals, who I can’t wait to meet and photograph as well.