Help Save Poodles! Join NorCal Poodle Rescue on April 14th and get a poodle portrait taken by me!


NorCal Poodle Rescue invites you to the Tea for Two, Poodle and You on Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join NCPR friends, adopters, and volunteers at NCPR’s first ever Tea for Two, Poodle & You afternoon tea social.

Enjoy: Scrumptious Sweets, Savory Tea Sandwiches, and Tantalizing Teas with old friends and new.

For your Entertainment:  A NCPR Adopted Poodles Parade; A Doggie Fashion show, where you can show off your dog’s couture on stage, prizes will be awarded for best spring apparel, flower costume, most creative, coordinating duo, and most talented.

For Your Memories:  Poodle Portrait Sessions – I will be there with a  private on-site studio. Portraits include an 8 x10 print from a commercial printer on archival paper and a Facebook thumbnail. $40.00 with all proceeds to benefit NorCal Poodle Rescue.

For Your Shopping Pleasure:  Purchase merchandise and/or services from local merchants specializing in gifts for your best friend and you.

Tea for Two Tickets are $25 per person.

Click here for more information and to sign up! 


Help Feed Our Furry Friends!

Share the Joy Pet Photography of Lafayette is teaming up with the Contra Costa Humane Society on Friday, November 16th to collect dog and cat food for needy families so they can keep their pets in their loving homes and out of shelters. Share the Joy Photography is holding 15 minute mini studio sessions for pets for $50 and a 30 pound bag of dog or cat food. All food is donated to the Contra Costa County Humane Society’s AniMeals Program where in conjunction with local food banks, food is distributed to needy families so they can keep their pets fed and in their homes. Participants receive a beautiful 5×7 print and web sized digital file.  All participants will receive a 20% off coupon from Pet Food Express in Lafayette!

Share The Joy Photography is a pet exclusive photography studio. Owner and Photographer Barbara Brady-Smith is a Certified Professional Photographer and a member of HeARTs Speak, an organization that teams artists with rescue groups to help pets find their forever homes. She donates her time photographing rescues, doing outreach for rescue organizations and visiting hospice patients and little kids with her therapy dog Julie.

Call 925-284-3280 to reserve your space now or email  For information on AniMeals at the Contra Costa Humane Society,  call (925) 279-2247 or go to

AniMeals Fundraiser

Tillie – ADOPT ME! Contra Costa Humane Society

When I volunteered to help capture lovely images of foster dogs with the Contra Costa Humane Society, I had a feeling it would be hard to not fall in love with every dog!  Well Tillie proved just how hard this can be.  Her precious little self shyly entered my studio, but within minutes she had warmed up to me and the whole idea of being photographed (and getting lots of love and treats!).   Are you ready to give this lovely lady a forever home?  Check out all the scoop at the Contra Costa Humane Society.

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Contra Costa Humane Society Paws For a Cause :: Bay Area Pet Photography

I had a blast on Sunday photographing pets and their people at the Contra Costa Humane Society’s Paws for a Cause Fundraiser.  In addition to a gorgeous day and hike, there were fabulous pet contests, great food provided by Rubio’s of Pleasant Hill and Whole Foods, and booths manned and goodies provided  by amazing sponsors from Pet Food Express and Sports Basement. Big Dogs was another terrific sponsor of the event!  Pictures are available here and I am donating all proceeds from the purchase of these pictures to the Contra Costa Humane Society.  Here is a sneak peak at some of the furry goodness!
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