Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black Friday Specials!

Tails of Love Photography will be offering great Black Friday deals!

Feel free to pass this on!  Tell your family and friends you want Tails of Love for a Holiday gift!

Buy Gift Cards online!  Email Jessica!

Hugs & Wags, Jess

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Onyx & Eboni Sneak Peak

I met up with Onyx & Eboni today at The North Pond in Lincoln Park.  For mid-November it was quite a lovely day.  The pups were happy and playful and the fall foliage was still hanging on for a bit longer, which made for a great backdrop.

Thanks Ericka, David, Onyx, and Eboni for spending a lovely day with me.

Hugs & Wags, Jess

Sullivan, Jasper, Fiona, and Charli Sneak Peak

Saturday was chilly and windy but this lovely family braved the weather to spend a day with me at Norwood Park.  With four humans and four dogs, it was quite a party!  Thanks to Betsy, Tony, Nick, Max, and all four pups for being such great models.

Hugs & Wags, Jess

Friday, November 19, 2010

2011 Furry Friends Opportunity!

Want to get cool photos of your pet for extremely discounted rates? Want to have some great images for Facebook, and your MySpace portfolios? Want to get free prints, photo albums, and more?


Tails of Love Photography's Furry Friends

Tails of Love Photography is now seeking pet representatives for 2011! If you have a dog, cat, or pretty much any type of pet who might like to be a Furry Friend, here's what you need to know.

If accepted, you will be representing Tails of Love Photography and telling your family & friends about our Pet Sessions throughout 2011. For every friend you refer us to, you will receive special discounts on your print orders. 

In order for your pet to be a Furry Friend, they (or you) must: 
· Have lots of personality and show it in front of the camera. 
· Have basic skills (such as sit, down, stay). 
· Live in Chicago or a 30 mile radius. 
· Be available to have one session completed by March 31, 2010. 
· Agree to tell your friends and family about Tails of Love Photography and share your portraits with them. 
· Sign a model release form. 
· Agree to represent ONLY Tails of Love Photography.

As part of our Furry Friends program you will receive the following: 
· Free (fun) photo session(s). Photos may be completed in one session or several sessions at Tails of Love's discretion. Several locations may be used. 
· The opportunity to earn print credits (or cash) for every person you refer to Tails of Love for pet portraits. (Oh, and your family and friends get perks too!) 
· 45 personalized referral cards to give to family and friends with your pet's name and portrait, and our business information. 
· Custom mini accordion album with up to twelve photos. 
· Several of our favorite photos as low-resolution files to share on social networking sites like Facebook, Myspace, or Blogs (with our logo on them). 
· A digital slideshow on your Facebook, Myspace, and Blog pages. 
· Discounts on your print order. Discounts apply to orders purchased before expiration date of gallery. Some exclusions apply.

Referral Discounts:

$20 print credit for every referral* 
     After each of the specified referrals you will receive: 
          1 Referral: 20% off all print and product purchases** 
          5 Referrals: 12x12 Storyboard Print (Total Gift Value of $190) 
          10 Referrals: 10x20 Float Wrap (Total Gift Value of $440) 
          15 Referrals: 10x10 Custom Layflat Book (Total Gift Value of $725) 
          20 Referrals: Custom Framed 11x14 Print (Total Gift Value of $1000+)

*$10 cash can be substituted for $20 credits 
**20% discount does not apply to digital files or frames. 
***Credits may be used as accumulated or saved until end of program. Cash will be paid out within 30 days of the end of the 2011 program. Furry Friends reps will be notified every time they pass a referral level (1, 5, 10, 15, 20).

Got questions?  Comment on this post, email Jess, or find Tails of Love on Facebook!

Hugs & Wags, Jess

Survey link pet owners with career choices...

Are you a cat person or a dog person and what does that mean for your career path?  A new survey from CareerBuilder looks at pet ownership in relation to chosen profession, compensation and job satisfaction.  The nationwide survey was conducted between August 17 and September 22, 2010 and included more than 2,300 workers with pets.  
Key findings include:
  • Workers with dogs were more likely to report holding senior management positions (CEO, CFO, Senior Vice President, etc…)
  • Workers with snakes/reptiles were the most likely to report earning six figures.  
  • Workers with birds were the most likely to report being satisfied with their jobs.

In terms of career paths, owners of certain pets were more likely to report being drawn to certain professions:
  • Dog owners were more likely to be professors, nurses, information technology professionals, military professionals and entertainers
  • Cat owners were more likely to be physicians, real estate agents, science/medical lab technicians, machine operators and personal caretakers
  • Fish owners were more likely to be human resources professionals, financial professionals, hotel and leisure professionals, farming/fishing/forestry professionals and transportation professionals
  • Bird owners were more likely to be advertising professionals, sales representatives, construction workers and administrative professionals
  • Snake/reptile owners were more likely to be engineers, social workers, marketing/public relations professionals, editors/writers and police officers

Survey Methodology
This survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive© on behalf of CareerBuilder among 2,301 U.S. workers with pets (employed full-time; not self-employed; both government and non-government) ages 18 and over between August 17 and September 2, 2010 (percentages for some questions are based on a subset, based on their responses to certain questions). With a pure probability sample of 2,301 one could say with a 95 percent probability that the overall results have a sampling error of +/- 2.04 percentage points. Sampling error for data from sub-samples is higher and varies.

From PR Newswire

Hugs & Wags, Jess

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Buddy & Ellie Mae Sneak Peak

My original session with Buddy and Ellie Mae had to be rescheduled due to rain, but it was so worth the wait!  On Sunday, we headed to the beautiful Portage Park for a super fun session.  These two Basset Hounds were real troopers and didn't even notice the cold Chicago wind.

Buddy & Ellie Mae seemed to have so much fun exploring the new territory (mostly with their noses...they are bassets).  They were both so sweet even if they thought that silly woman with the camera was just getting in the way of their sniffing.

Hugs & Wags, Jess

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mies Sneak Peak

Mies is a very sweet boy.  He was a shelter dog, so his owners aren't sure of his exact age and mix but they think he is around 3 years old and from the look of him, I'd say he's a Chocolate Lab/Pit Bull mix.  His coat was a gorgeous golden brown as were his eyes.  He is every bit as beautiful as he is sweet.

Mies wasn't really too sure about the camera and the funny noises it makes, but I was able (with lots of help from the family) to get some pretty nice shots of him.

Hugs & Wags, Jess

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lily Sneak Peak

Last Saturday, I met the sweetest Long-Haired Chihuahua, Lily.  Not only was she a total sweetheart, but she was so adorable (even though it was her nap time and she was clearly a sleepy girl). 

Lily was such a good model and the camera loved her!

Hugs & Wags, Jess

Monday, November 8, 2010

Prop B Passed in Missouri!

Missouri's weak laws regulating commercial kennels had made the state a haven for substandard breeders, aka puppy mills.  Missouri is home to 1/3 of commercial dog-breeding facilities in the US and provides more than 40% of all puppies sold in pet stores through out the country.

Prop B (also known as the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act) was a citizen supported initiative. It will provide relief to tens of thousands of adult breeding dogs not to mention the approximately 1,000,000 puppies born in Missouri kennels each year.  This is a huge victory and hope that other states will follow suit.

Read more at ASPCA, BallotPedia, or the Yes on Prop B website.

Hugs & Wags, Jess

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Butler & Lexy Sneak Peak

This past weekend, I met Butler and Lexy (and their wonderful family)  Butler is a 14 year old American Eskimo and Lexy is a 7 month old Sheltie.   I had so much fun running around the yard with these two sweet girls (and their two human sisters). 

More photos soon!

Hugs & Wags, Jess