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3rd Annual Pet Month

Typically we restrict pet appointments to specific times of day, but this month we welcome pets during all hours of the day! So bring your whole family–paws, claws and all–to make some portrait memories and receive 25% off your entire purchase.

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In addition to savings for our pet portrait sessions, this month we’re partnering with five local rescue organizations, because we believe that every animal deserves a loving home. Adopt a pet from one of these shelters during the month of August and receive a free portrait session and six sheets!

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Here are some of our favorite images from previous years….book your appointment today!


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Events in the Boston area

Two announcements today!

If you didn’t catch the last blog post, our adoptable pets MEET & GREET with the Norfolk County Humane Society is tomorrow night at our South Shore Plaza studio!

Come on out and support your local rescue effort! Meet orphaned pets who need a home and get information on the NCHS.

            

Next,
Atrium has moved!

We packed everything up this week and moved across the street to The Mall at Chestnut Hill!
We were closed the past few days, but reopen in our new location tomorrow. We’ll be right next to Papa Razzi on the upper level, just inside the north parking lot.
This means easier access to our studio!

To locate Chestnut Hill:

If you usually come via Route 9 Eastbound, just take the turnaround immediately following the Atrium and Chestnut Hill will be your first exit on the right. If you follow Route 9 West, Chestnut Hill will be on your right. Atrium is on the corner of Route 9 (Boylston St) and Florence Street. Chestnut Hill is slightly east on the opposite side of Route 9.

Stop by to check out our beautiful new studio!


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Pet Month!

Starting TOMORROW:

Typically we restrict pet appointments to specific times of day, but this month we welcome pets during all hours of the day! So bring your whole family–paws, claws and all–to make some portrait memories.

We believe ALL companion animals deserve a chance at living a full life with a loving family. That’s why in addition to running the “Bring a Pet” promotion, Portrait Simple is supporting local rescue shelters in three ways:

1. Adopt a pet from a participating shelter, get a portrait session and six sheets FREE (a $135 value)!

2. Donate $5 or more to a select local shelter, get a FREE 5×7

3. Visit one of our studios when we host an adoptable pet Meet & Greet and/or Adoption Awareness Night! Currently we have the following events on the roster:






















Are you a volunteer or organizer for a local rescue organization? Contact paulette@portraitsimple.com to become added to our participating shelter list!

Not a volunteer, but want to help out anyway? Help spread the word with one of these e-flyers (the perfect size to share on facebook):

Our current list of shelters participating in our FREE PORTRAIT GIFT for August Adoptions:

Broken Tail Rescue
Worcester, MA

Buddy Dog Humane Society
Sudbury, MA

MSPCA at Nevins Farm
Methuen, MA

Richard A. Stein Animal Shelter
Canton, MA

Norfolk County Humane Society
Norfolk, MA

Quincy Animal Shelter
Quincy, MA

Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter
Attleboro, MA

Providence Animal Rescue League
Providence, RI

The Simon Foundation

Bloomfield, CT

Danbury Animal Welfare Society (DAWS)
Bethel, CT

Secaucus Animal Shelter
Secaucus, NJ

Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets  (GRASP)
Rochester, NY

We hope to see lots of wagging tails this month!


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We need your vote!

  
It’s our turn to get in front of the camera!
  
Since employees are not allowed to enter the official father’s day prop contest, we decided to run a special contest just for our own photographers. We gave them until the end of May to bring in their own props: some stuck with the Father’s day theme, some brought in items that represent their own personal lives; some dressed up in costumes and some even brought in their loved ones. But we need YOUR help with awarding the prize!
 
All of these fantastic entries are shown below and labelled with the photographer pictured. Click on an image to view it larger, or start with the first and scroll through as a slideshow. To vote, leave a comment on this blog post naming your favorite. Be sure and leave your own information because we’re giving YOU a prize, too! Once the contest is closed, we’ll randomly select three voters and give them each a free 8×10.
 
Voting is open now through Wednesday at midnight (June 6 2012). May the best prop win!
 


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weekly picks wednesday

    
Our studios are quiet, but we still had some wonderful sessions to share.
    

Little Brady captured by Amanda in Rockingham
    

    

    

Pretty puppy captured by Crystal in the Atrium
    

Waiting for baby Jude, captured by Teresa in Westfarms
    

Genuine joy captured by Marie in Rockingham
    

Coming soon: Carter! Captured by Ashleigh in Trumbull
    
    
Many towns have no school on Monday, so think about booking a session!
    


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happy howlidays!

    
It must be pet week, because all walks of life have been getting holiday portraits in the past few days! So many that we just had to share…
        



Yup, it’s four puppies. Half pekingese, half sheepdog. Captured by Maddy in Westfarms!
        

Timmy was rescued earlier this year by the owner of Portrait Simple!

..and these are his beautiful daughters, captured by Aimee in Natick
        

Meet Carl! He belongs to our photographer and Atrium assistant-manager Thomas.

Clearly, this makes Carl happy.

Carl is a daschund-beagle mix.
        

Maya (Chow and Australian Shepherd) belongs to our Natick photographer, Jenna, and was captured by Amika.
        

Meet Tess the chiweene! (daschund-chihuahua mix)

Tess is loved by Vanessa, who started in Natick, moved to Atrium, and how shoots and helps manage our Warwick studio.

We think Tess and Carl would make a cute couple.
        

Christmas isn’t just for dogs! This sweet kitten was captured by Kiera in Emerald.
        


Chloe the golden retriever puppy and her proud owner were captured by Kim at South Shore

Just 10 days ’til Christmas! Don’t forget your furry friends!