Charity Pet Photography

I know some of you are thinking of bringing home some fur-baby sweetness for the holidays, and the OC Humane Society is full of hopeful dogs and cats waiting for a loving owner and a warm home for the winter. Check out some of our latest charity animal shelter photos of their wards...Cats and dogsAmerican staffordshireCrazy-eyed petsplayful muttDogs and catsgrey cat

Luminaire Images is the official event and pet portrait photographer for the Orange County Humane Society. To inquire about portraits of your own pet, contact us via e-mail or call (747) 333-6166.



OC Humane Society (January)

trudySweet Trudy. I love this dog...she has a wee underbite.

polarLike many white cats, Polar is hard of hearing.

AxlePoor Axle, giving me the sad-eye

crunchy"Crunchy" tries to nab a toy

puppyThis pup didn't even have a name yet!

Double Stuff and Luie"Double Stuff" (like the oreo?) and Luie. Poor Luie was adopted and then returned to the shelter. How could they resist those huge eyes?

bearBear is a big, handsome tomcat

Dachschund Portraits

Colette's Catering event goddess Natalie was so taken with the portraits I've done for the Orange County Humane Society that she commissioned me to photograph her doxies 1-yr-old Piper and 2-yr-old Maggie for the holidays.

dachshundsSO cute.  Piper is a very dainty doggie who doesn't like spending a lot of time in the cool grass, so a wee little cushion was necessary.  I think they look like calendar models in this shot!  Weenie pin-ups!

good1072Avert your eyes before the cuteness melts them!!  Maggie giving Piper an affectionate nuzzle.

doggiesSilly-ears Maggie (L) and Little Miss Piper (R)

good1095Maggie is such a diva.  "I'm ready for my 8,000th close-up now!"

OC Humane Society: October

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The Orange County Humane Society is up to their ears in bunnies!  I can personally testify that once you realize they are NOT like cats or dogs, rabbits make for excellent pets; they are quiet, low-maintenance (compared to a dog), and excellent for folks living in apartments or other small living quarters.  Do your research, however---rabbits need space to run and rooms with open cables and wires need to be bunnyproofed!

img_6812The lonely Natasha

img_6688Harley, striking a pose

img_7168Mocha II

img_6920Candie's eyes really are that pretty!

img_6895Mamacita is a shy lover of all humans.

img_7034Saturn

img_6825Dewey the doxie; boy, did he ever work it for the camera!

img_7134Tango

OC Humane Society: September

YES!  Time for more furry faces from the OC Humane Society!

ochs-1016Mia has an adorable snaggletooth!

ochs-1177Tooti and her luminous eyes

ochs-1167The Humane Society has an unusual number of rabbits right now, likely due to bunnies bought as babies during the Easter season and promptly dumped during the summer as they grew bigger and their owners lost interest.  Look at those curious ears!

ochs-1122Poor Chloe II hates living in a noisy, scary shelter!

ochs-1172The OC Humane Society staff tells me that sadly, cats and rabbits with black coats are generally not as popular as their lighter-colored cousins :\

ochs-1075-copyDylin's picture makes me laugh. Sitting so pretty and so eager for a photo!

ochs-1209Costello the kitten

ochs-1140Pola and his heart-melting eyes

ochs-1148Sweet "Cherry"

ochs-1217-copy"OJ" has the same markings as my cat. So pretty!

ochs-1036-copyHannah. Doesn't she have a rockin' hairdo?

OC Humane Society - August

"Pound Song" from Lady & the Tramp

Summer's here and so are more friendly faces from the Orange County Humane Society shelter, just a block up Newland from the beach!  The Humane Society is now also showcasing some of their dogs, cats, and rabbits at the Strand on 5th and PCH during the Huntington Beach Tuesday night street fair every week.  Check them out!

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Bobby begs, "Please, pick me!"

VitaVita the curious cat!

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img_3986-copyThe sleek Elvira

simonPoor Simon was living the good life until his owner died and no one would take him in :(

tweedleThis is either Tweedledee or Tweedledum...hard to say--they're twins, after all!

FridaFrida prefers the two-legged view!

dashThe handsome Dash

myraMyra couldn't resist the kitty toy!

indigoIf you're going to end a post with a smile, there's no smilier face than Indigo's! She just loves life!

Orange County Humane Society June pet photos

Hooray! Luminaire Images is the official photographer for the Orange County Humane Society, and it's time for some pics of their June wards!

Mowgli and Baloo are BFF's and are hoping to be adopted together. It's actually rather smart...just when you think you can't resist the cuteness of one, the other will appear and overpower you in a hailstorm of Pitiful Puppy Eyes!

Freckles aspires to be an American Idol

Snoopy's photo is dying to be captioned.  I kind of want to put a little thought bubble above his head that reads, "You want me to do what?"

Pluto has the worst story I've ever heard---on top of being a stray at a shelter to begin with (which obviously is bad enough), she was recently adopted by an elderly woman who was in a car crash while driving Pluto home from the shelter! The woman was paralyzed from the waist down for the rest of her life, and poor traumatized Pluto is now back at the shelter because her new owner can't care for her after the wreck! I'm not making that up. Pluto needs somebody to show her that car rides can be fun again!

Jumper likes to stand on his hind legs. Not everyone figures out there are ways around being a foot tall!

The weird thing about Tahoe is that he looks and acts JUST like Charlie from All Dogs Go to Heaven. He's got the same friendly grin and floppy Don Bluth movement...no, seriously! So there you have it...if you ever wanted a dog like the one from that movie, Tahoe is at the shelter and waiting for you.

I accidentally called Jack "Toto" while photographing him, I hope he wasn't insulted.

"Give me your best puppy face! Good dogs!!"

"Too much puppyface! TOO MUCH!!" (Deena really knew how to work it, doesn't this just break your heart??)

Cats and kittens are 25% off this month at the OCHS shelter---it's not too late to pick up this sweetheart on the cheap!

Seal ("named after Heidi Klum's husband," I was told), is a little cross-eyed. Not that Seal-the-celeb is cross-eyed, too.

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What's that? Time for more furry widdle faces that I just wanna nom-nom-nom?? You got it!Little Lolita

Peiler isn't winking at me, he actually has a cold...poor fella (it is a funny face, though!)This little baby hasn't even got a name yet.Jelly Bean was interested in a kitty toy. And yes, those are her long, lovely nails!!DaisyCarlita is such a doll, she likes to shyly high-five people.Rudy got a summer haircut and couldn't be more pleased (what a smiley face)!

[11] Humane Society images

More furry-faced goodness from the OC Humane Society! The OCHS will also be at the America's Family Pet Expo this weekend at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Stop by and see some of these sweetie pies yourself!

ochs-6-copyJuliet

ochs-92-copyChance giving me the Bambi eyesochs-24Oscar models his wee doggie shirtochs-66-copyPoker only has one expression...SMILES!ochs-112-copyGoldie is an affectionate mama-dog with a litter of little ones who are all sure to find great homes...and you can see on her face that she hopes to do the same.ochs-78BABY PUPPEHS AHHHHHHH!!!ochs-73-copyOne of Goldie's pups, who probably has no need for adoption photos given that it's so flipping cute that it'll be snatched up immediately!ochs-125-copyPUPPEH LUURRRVVEEochs-138But wait! What about the kittehs! Sad kittyfaces :(ochs-156-copySweet Emma likes being petted, but she doesn't get a lot of that in the shelter.ochs-168-copySmithurs decided he wanted a kingly portrait.

Also, if you love pets and would like to get to know the ones at your own local shelter, why not contact them and volunteer? All of these photographs were taken by me for free to help these little guys get adopted sooner, so obviously you can donate more than money to the cause (though money is definitely helpful, too!).  See you at the Expo this weekend!