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Welcome to Pawsitively Pictures....The Blog!

Welcome, and thank you for checking out Pawsitively Pictures. Here you will find the latest information on what I've been up to, what I'm working on, and photos of some of the awesome clients I have been able to photograph.

Pawsitively Pictures offers both candid studio sessions as well as on location sessions in a natural light setting. For more information on the services or sessions visit 

http://www.Pawsitively or call 727.289.3522

The Girl Behind The Lens

Hi. I'm Stephanie Smith, owner of Pawsitively Pictures.I absolutely LOVE pet photography.

For me, pet photography is so much more than just taking a picture. Its about understanding the relationship between owner and pet and then capturing the candid personality of the pet one shot at a time. Both the images and the experience will bring joy and timeless memories that last "fur-ever" :)

Holiday Pet Portrait Mini Sessions!

I’m excited to announce the Holiday Pet Portrait mini sessions coming this November. And it’s a crazy amazing deal!!!! For $69.00 you get a half hour session at one of three locations, 10 – 15 web sized digital images for up to two dogs! That means you can create Holiday cards with these images. Please email or call 727.289.3522 to book your appointment. The spaces will go super fast.
Saturday, November 5th we will be in downtown Tampa from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m
Saturday, November 12th we will be at Ft. Desoto Park from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m
Sunday, November 20th we will be at Joh Chesnut Park in Palm Harbor from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Shadow + Diamond {St. Petersburg Pet Photography}

Today I would like to introduce you to two sisters, Shadow and Diamond. These beautiful weimaraners belong to Bob and Tracey. I was so excited when Tracey contacted me. They found out about me through Max’s mom {the adorable shih tzu I photographed last summer} and wanted to capture their girls in action. These girls were great. I was so excited when I came to the door to see two wagging tails greeting me. Turns out they were more excited about my camera bag which was filled with chicken strips. The first part of the shoot took place in the backyard. You see Diamond is 12 years old so while she totally wanted to be a part of the shoot non stop, we needed to make sure she took her a/c breaks. Being a model is such hard work :) The second part of the shoot took place at a park near their house. It’s where Diamond and Bob always used to walk.Here are some of my favorites from this session.

Dog Days Of Summer Success

I would like to send a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to support the Dog Days of Summer event at Fletchers Harley Davidson last month. This is my second year volunteering for this event and I must say, I have thoroughly enjoyed myself. Last year we were able to raise just over $1,000 for the SPCA of Tampa Bay. This years goal {my personal goal} was to raise even more money for our new beneficiary, Bay Area Animal Response Team {DART}. I am happy to announce that we raised $1300 for DART!!!!! There were so many amazing pups {and even one cat} who came to show support.  42 sessions in 5 hours made for one successful event. Thank you thank you to everyone. Here are some of my favorite memories from the day.

Dog Days of Summer Event

Alright everyone its that time of year again. The Dog Days of Summer event at Fletcher’s Harley Davidson is here. Come one, come all for the fundraising event which will benefit the Bay Area Disaster Animal Response Team {DART}.
There is no fee for the studio photo session!!! That’s right! No fee. The only thing you will pay for are the $5.00 prints, and the entire amount will go to DART. Last year, with the matching contribution of Fletchers we raised close to $1,000. Help us do it again this year. I’ll be there all day from 10 a.m – 3 p.m. come meet me and get professional pet portraits while also doing good for the community!


Slinky + Daisy {St. Petersburg Pet Photography}

I’m so excited to introduce you to Slinky and Daisy. The cutest daschund duo I’ve seen. It all started with an email and a picture from Sandra, Slinky and Daisy’s mom. If their picture was any indication, I knew we were going to have a great session. And we did. They came to Pass-a-grille for their photo shoot. I found this really awesome patch of ivy and thought it would be epic to photograph them in there. { I’m so glad that people are okay with my quirky ideas, “Hi Sandra, I know I’ve just met you but I would love to stick your dogs in this patch of ivy over} Well, the ivy worked out well, as did the entire session. Here are a few of my favorites from their session. Oh and on a side not. Check out the series of Daisy doing a half twisted misty flip off of Sandra’s legs. Girls got skillz :)

Maya + Stella

Meet Maya and Stella, the two adorable pups to owner and artist, Tania Romero. I was so excited when Tania contacted me to photograph her girls. Coming from another artist I feel like that is the highest compliment someone can give. So Maya, Stella, Tania and I ventured into Tampa for the on location shoot. The light was beautiful, location divine and so was the company. Tania is a beautiful person inside and out. She finds happiness in art and tries to also bring others that same feeling when they look at her work. Her contemporary style allows her to capture the personality of the subject with colorful expression. Not only are the paintings beautiful and one of a kind but they also benefit the community. Tania believes in giving back so 10% of each sale is donated to charity. She also helped organize Cause for Paws which benefited the local Humane Society. And this year she is hoping to host an art gallery event which will also benefit the Humane Society. I could go on and on about the good Tania is doing for Tampa, but I think I want to post some uber adorable pictures of Tania and her girls. Here are some of my favorites from their session. Make sure to check out Tania’s artwork by clicking on the link below.

Tito Tuesday

So in this edition of Tito Tuesday I wanted to briefly touch on some very necessary wardrobe items for your pup in order to be cool. No more cheesy bandannas or ribbons right after grooming, I’m talking about style here people ! Thus enters Scutte, the one of a kind vintage necktie collars for pups. Now I know what you maybe thinking. Neckties for dogs? Really? And my response is. Yes, really! They are so hip and are totally functional for everyday wear. I chose a bold pink and grey necktie for Tito. He makes pink look good :) Now Tito doesn’t like to show off everyday so we wear our necktie collar only on the most special “ist” of occasions. Like Tito Tuesday photo shoots and dinner parties. And because he is just that cool of a dog we also added a pair of Ray Ban aviators. So that is Tito’s style tip for the summer.
Here are some of my favorites from our shoot. Hope you all get some big smiles out of this one.

Maya + Stella Sneak Peek {Tampa Pet Photographer}

Just wanted to post a little sampling of whats due to hit the blog next week. I had such a blast with this adorable duo, Maya and Stella, and their mom, Tania. Much more to come but until then here is just a little sum-ing :)

Kayleigh + Selby {Tampa Pet Photographer}

Love.Love.Love. Nothing else comes to mind when I look at these pictures besides love. I loved this location, I loved these two girls…and their “paw-rents” are pretty cool too :) Kayleigh’s mom, Kristina emailed me a while back asking about pet portraits. I was so excited about that because I remember in the email Kristina mentioning her two shih tzus!!! Kayleigh, the white/blonde shih tzu is 5 years old. She is past her puppy stage and has become a total momma’s girl. Selby on the other hand wants to meet everyone. She is only faithful to those who hold her tennis balls, and is the puppy bundle of energy that keeps you laughing. Together they make a pretty adorable duo. I was so glad that Kristina and Doug brought their pups down to Pass-a-grille for the shoot. We got so many great shots. Here are some of my favorites :)

Rupert {St. Petersburg Pet Photographer}

Seriously cannot take Ruperts cuteness!!! I knew he was going to be adorable when Whitney, Rupert’s mom, described him as a French Bulldog/ Boston terrier mix. You see he has the face of a frenchie and the body of a Boston. This combo helps reduce some of the health issues that full Frenchies can suffer from like breathing and overheating issues. I didn’t care what he was, to me, he was utter adorable-ness. I fell head over heels with this guys. We had an awesome time trotting around Pass-a-grille capturing some super cool shots. After the on location session I was covered in sand, dirt, wet kisses and pawprints. Couldn’t have asked for a better day. Here are some of my favorites from Rupert’s session. Thank you Whitney and Zac for not only letting me photograph your wedding but now your “offspring” :) .