30 Lessons Learned from the Dogs I’ve Loved

30 Lessons Learned from the Dogs I’ve Loved

Posted on May 4, 2017

That saying by Orhan Pamuk, you know the one: “Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.” I find it to be very true in my daily work and life with dogs (and cats, they speak too). But I find that a keen sense of observation is the best way to hear what […]

EXPECTO PATRONUM! a Halloween theme photoshoot

EXPECTO PATRONUM! a Halloween theme photoshoot

Posted on Oct 31, 2016

“This ancient and mysterious charm conjures a magical guardian, a projection of all your most positive feelings. The Patronus Charm is difficult, and many witches and wizards are unable to produce a full, corporeal Patronus, a guardian which generally takes the shape of the animal with whom they share the deepest affinity. You may suspect, […]

Portrait Session: Kobi + Zoey

Portrait Session: Kobi + Zoey

Posted on Oct 23, 2016

I will never get tired of saying this. Find the time to make memories. Forget the excuses, drop the buts, ands, ifs and whys. Find a way, make the time and create memories. That’s what Rhiannon and Paul did this past Memorial Day. Their beloved Kobi, the sweetest blend of Bernese Mountain Dog and Golden […]

30 Derpy Dog Bloopers and a Chance to Win

30 Derpy Dog Bloopers and a Chance to Win

Posted on Oct 9, 2016

Working with animals is always unpredictable, that is the one thing you can rely on consistently. I am diligent about our shooting process, which involves putting the animal’s comfort first and the photography part second. That being said, the fact that we are prepared to handle any situation doesn’t necessarily mean funny and downright hilarious […]

From the Animal Shelter to the Couch: a short film

From the Animal Shelter to the Couch: a short film

Posted on Aug 23, 2016

Here at the house of The Labs & Co., we are  not shy to admit we are movie buffs and documentary nerds. Films and documentaries can be more than entertaining; paired with a great subject and great music, they can be powerful and create positive change in your community. We are especially devoted to Ken […]

Portrait Session: Ernie

Portrait Session: Ernie

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

“What if my dog is not comfortable around other dogs?” “What if my dog is anxious in public spaces?” “I have always wanted some nice portraits of my dog, but I’m afraid his personality may not lend itself to it.” These questions and comments, and a myriad of variation on them are something we hear […]

Dog Model Casting Call: San Francisco, Bay Area

Dog Model Casting Call: San Francisco, Bay Area

Posted on May 18, 2016

  Hello Model Network friends! We have a big casting call for dog models for a wonderful small company that designs collars and harnesses. We are looking for 7 to 8 dogs of varied sizes, I listed approximate size references below. – 1 XS (extra small) dog, Jack Russell or similar for size reference – […]

Built to Travel, Ready for Adventure

Built to Travel, Ready for Adventure

Posted on May 3, 2016

I’ll be honest. I am a bit of a gearhead when it comes to outdoor equipment, especially if it will help me stay outside longer and keep me, and my dogs safe and enjoying the great outdoors. When Will Chen of P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle and You approached us about designing a graphic pattern for a […]

A Day at the Circus

A Day at the Circus

Posted on May 2, 2016

During a recent commercial photoshoot for Earth Rated (our new client, yay!), we were faced with the need to photograph dogs in a more studio oriented setting; simple, but engaging portraits in front of a color background. This is something we have done many times before, but for this project, we wanted to try something […]

FOREVER TOGETHER: Celebrating All Souls

FOREVER TOGETHER: Celebrating All Souls

Posted on Oct 31, 2015

For the third year in a row, I have been dreaming up ideas for our fantasy-themed shoot, one where we let loose and where limits and “inside-the-box” thinking are not welcome. I had a book full of ideas for this year, but with the launch of our new site, time kept creeping up on us, […]