If you like my Facebook Page you’ve seen some of the progression of this portrait.  I’m soooo lovin’ painting this sweet beagle face!  I still need to add the finishing touches, but you won’t see those until Diana does.  The under-painting is acrylic, then I apply thin oil washes until I build up a nice intensity in the paint.  After each wash dries, I carefully subtract the paint with erasers until I have built up a nice contrast.  The final step will be to top it off with some oil paint in a more traditional manner to make things like the whites of her twinkly eyes “pop.”

Beagle Pet Portrait Oil Painting

Vayda’s Pet Shop is still undergoing a much needed overhaul.  Until then, email me if you’d like to inquire about your own custom pet portrait.

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I can’t begin to tell you how fortunate we are to have Diana photographing Elliot!  He was just 7 days old when these photos were taken and not the most cooperative of subjects.  Somehow Diana managed to capture his little parts, photos we will treasure for a lifetime.  Hard to believe he’s pushing 3 months old now!

photos by Diana Daley

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Elliot Newborn Photos

Thanks Diana!  Oh and if you want her to snap some holiday pics for you, you better book quick!  She’s a busy bee around this town!

Some days I have to pinch myself for being so lucky to live and work in this artist filled town!   There is more inspiration to be found in Savannah, than time to execute the ideas that are generated from mingling with so many exceptional artists.  My friend Diana Daley represents one of these artists.  Not only does she have mad skills with her camera, she truly loves what she does with every fiber of her being, and it radiates through her photography.

So why did I want a maternity shoot?  Well…I may never do this again, so I better capture this time while it’s here…and let’s face it…pregnancy and the swollen feet and the extra 40 pounds and the morning sickness…and the mood swings…(you get the idea)  isn’t all that glamorous.  So to feel pretty for a day and celebrate the miracle that all this hard work is cooking up, is well worth it!  Thank you Diana for your professionalism, your friendship, and for these awesome photos!

Diana Daley Maternity Photographer

Diana Daley Maternity Photography

P.S.  Can’t wait to see the outtakes!