Great Things in 2018: Haute Dog's Year in Review

As in 2016 and 2017, I sat down to reflect on the outrageously wonderful year that was 2018. Join us as we take a moment to savor all the hard work and successes of the past year and express our gratitude to our amazing fans and followers.

 

In January we traveled to Nashville for Imaging USA - an annual conference hosted by the Professional Photographers of America. We learned from some of the best and brightest people in the industry, met up with colleagues from around the States, and poured over aisles of stunning artwork. We selected a few fabulously unique items to add to our artwork offerings and were thrilled to find our clients loved them as much as we did.

 

 

In February we brought a wild idea to life with the purchase of Fursailles and got to work developing our studio and 7 acres of securely fenced portrait grounds. 

 

 

March took me to San Diego to photograph a Runway Session for Reggie the Shih-Poo as well as my best friend's engagement! Her fiance tricked her into taking the dogs for a walk through Balboa Park, where a group of friends and family were waiting. Check out her proposal and a few other question-popping pups here

 

In April I popped up to Chicago for a workshop with the super talented Netherlands-based Andreas Romijn, then spent a week at the Texas School of Professional Photography studying advanced Photoshop techniques under Richard Sturdevant. Education is an important part of every year and allows us to continually bring avant-garde lighting, editing, and photography techniques to our work.

 

 

In May we launched our Vanity Fur sessions - complete with hair and makeup and a posh afternoon of fun with your dog.

 

 

In June we officially opened the doors and hosted our first session at Fursailles with Mini Schnauzer Emmy Lou and a cascade of dogs to follow! We are proud to offer this truly unique Dallas pet photography location and have received amazing feedback about the comfort, security, and joy our clients have felt watching their dogs do zoomies around the fenced fields, flowers, and props shielded from other dogs or distractions.