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Pit Bulls on Patrol™ calendar in the works!

Pitt Bulls on Patrol 2017

Hello! This is Susan Gertz, photographer and owner of Dogpatch Pet Portraits! I’m so excited to tell you about a wonderful collaboration between me, Miami Valley Pit Crew; and Geoffry Gertz, designer, artist, and educator at Parsons School of Design, to create a fantastic charity calendar called Pit Bulls on Patrol™ to benefit the dog […]

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Dog Day Downtown Photo Booth Event

We’re excited about our first ever Dog Day Downtown photo booth at our Middletown, Ohio studio! This is a free community event. Shitzu mix, Darwin, and Aussie-Poodle mix, Pixel, are modeling the fun, summery look we’ll be capturing for our visitors on August 7. We have a limited number of time slots, so if you […]

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Adventures with Sarah Moon

As an artist, whether a photographer, graphic designer, painter, musician, or otherwise, the process of being inspired and drawn towards new directions in creativity never ends … or, it shouldn’t end. But sometimes, in the day to day process of producing whatever your form of art is, with concerns about meeting deadlines and meeting client […]

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Adventures with the Paw Print Divas

In September 2014 I drove from my home in Middletown, Ohio to the suburbs of Chicago (in a spiffy rented Kia Soul) to participate in a long anticipated event — a pet photography workshop at the home and studio of the nationally recognized, award-winning pet photographer, Barbara Breitsameter. Joining Barbara as our instructors were two […]

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Two Girls and a Dog

My daughter Laura’s friend and former classmate, Sam, is a devoted dog lover, as is Sam’s girlfriend, Shelbi. I was excited when these adorable young ladies decided to have portraits made with Shelbi’s fun-loving Pittie, Sadie! Laura was on hand to assist with the session and join in on the fun. Sadie was a natural […]

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Dogpatch Pix Photographs PAWS pets for charity

I looked around my studio and surveyed the chaos — Furniture scattered in all corners, backdrops crumpled, catnip toys and crumbs of chicken nuggets sprinkled like confetti. Two days, ten dogs and cats, and a team of PAWS staff and volunteers have come and gone. Among the dog visitors was beautiful Joseph Handsomedog, freed finally […]

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Dear Dad, we named the dog after you

Dear Dad, April 5, 2012 marked 17 years since your sudden death at only 65. While the years have mellowed some of the sharpest pangs of missing you, we are always aware of your absence and often think about how you would have enjoyed so much that has happened. This year especially, when your grandchildren […]

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