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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 PetsĀ  (GRASP)
Rochester, NY

We hope to see lots of wagging tails this month!


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a month for dad


It’s Dad’s turn! Father’s day is just around the corner, and we have tons of adorable options for personalized portraits of your kids. Our studios are loaded with ties, shirts, jerseys, footballs, baseballs, basketballs, and more (call your specific studio for an exact list). You’re also welcome to bring in your own personal items, like Dad’s work uniform or shoes! On top of all the cuteness, we’re running an amazing promotion all month so you can get him the perfect gift!

We made a tribute to Mother’s Day a few weeks ago with our favorite Mom portraits, so here’s an ode to Dad with our favorite portraits with fathers. Enjoy… and don’t forget to call ahead. Appointments are filling up quickly!


“By profession, I am a soldier and take pride in the fact. But I am prouder, infinitely prouder, to be a father.”
-General Douglas MacArthur
“And you will always have a part of me
Nobody else is ever gonna see but you and me”

-From “Gracie” by Ben Folds
“No matter what mistakes I make
you’re there for me
You kill my disappointments
and you heal my pain
You understood my fears
and you protected me
I treasure every irreplaceable memory”
-from “Daddy” by Beyonce
“There are three stages of a man’s life: He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.”-Unknown
“I know you were on my side
Even when I was wrong
And I love you
for giving me your eyes
Staying back
and watching me shine
And I didn’t know if you knew
So I’m taking this chance
to say that I had
the best day
With you today”
-From “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift
“My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, ‘You’re tearing up the grass.’ ‘We’re not raising grass,’ Dad would reply. ‘We’re raising boys.'” – Harmon Killebrew
“Then the light begins to shine
And I hear those ancient lullabies.
And as I watch this seedling grow,
Feel my heart start to overflow.
Where do I find the words to say?
How do I teach him?
What do we play?
Bit by bit, I’ve realized
That’s when I need them,
That’s when I need my father’s eyes.”

-From “My Father’s Eyes” by Eric Clapton
“A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind.” -Albert Einstein
“A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.”-Unknown
“Your faith, your love
And all that you believe
Have come to be the strongest part of me
And I will always be your baby”

-From “Always Be Your Baby” by Natalie Grant

“A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.” -Knights of Pythagoras


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