Welcome to DelaFoto's Photography Blog. Look for Denver pet photographer, Ariane's latest images & personal stories about recent photo sessions and more.
DelaFoto partnered with Mile High Dog Magazine for our 4th Annual Cover Contest on September 16th at Wag 'N Trail. While it was a grey and chilly one this year, we did have another record breaking day! With 115 dogs entering to win a chance to be the next Cover Model for the magazine's Holiday issue! Together we raised $570 for Dumb Friends League.
Our tent/photo booth had a steady flow of dogs through the morning and while there were a number a familiar faces, there were many new ones too. The entire gallery is now being reviewed to find the top 3 dogs (selected by Mile High Dog Magazine). Then those three contenders will be featured on Facebook, where we will have a public voting for the winning pup!
The big winner will get a full hour outdoor session with DelaFoto and the best image will be featured on the Magazine Cover. It's always exciting to see who will come out as top dog each year! Stay tuned...
I had the pleasure of meeting local artist, Patrick McGregor for a studio photo session with his wife and two Dobermans. At the end of our session we talked about pet paintings and I learned about his street mural work. Soon after the final DelaFoto images were complete, Patrick selected one of his dog "Kita" for this grand mural.
Patrick is one of about 30 artists featured at Denver's viaduct walls public-art installation (at York Street & 46th Ave). It'll only be there until new construction along i70 begins in 2018. If you're in the neighborhood or just love street art, I hope you'll go check it out!
This is the original image that Patrick so skillfully replicated:
As DelaFoto enters into it's 5th year of elegant portraiture in Denver, Colorado I've been looking for new ways to showcase my images in unique mediums. This month, I'm super excited to announce my NEW "Masterpiece" Collection, featuring gallery quality Giclee Canvas Art Prints! These stretched canvas prints are meant to be framed artwork. Many sizes and painterly options are available. This first studio sample features our lovely "Ladybug". My original image was transformed into a digital painting by a team of talented artists. Then it was printed onto the Giclee Canvas and hand painted with oils, etc for a head- turning portrait painting, a beautiful collaboration.
The DelaFoto studio/gallery will be featuring more examples of this collection soon. Whether for beloved pets or family portraits, this unique offering is unlike any other in Denver. I can't wait to complete the studio collection and help clients work with this option for their homes and offices.
Finally, a stylish studio befitting luxury Pet Photography! DelaFoto has been at the South Broadway Church for nearly 5 years now. I've loved the Denver location and have been so very grateful to start and grow my business here. The old school building needed some TLC but there other pressing concerns to address before indulging in a studio remodel. As DelaFoto has grown, I was finally ready to tackle this project full tilt. Every single surface in this 600 SF room was redone.
First step, remove the drop ceiling and fluorescent lighting. They served their purpose when the space was a classroom in the 1950's. Years later, they had not aged well. Not knowing exactly what we'd find when we tore the ceiling down (only knowing it was a poured concrete above) what a relief to find it was beautiful! Next step, properly separate this room from the adjoining Presentation Room & Storage area. Then came the new track lighting and painting all the previously white walls and windows with warm earth tones. Ah! then the dreamy new wood-look floor, durable and comfortable for our four legged guests. Finally, we removed the tired vertical blinds and installed handsome Sun Shades making it much easier to moderate the light when working.
Oh my goodness, just love it all! I'm so inspired creatively and can't wait for upcoming photo sessions in the much more comfortable space. Just a few more prints to hang on the walls and off we go. Now I feel at home and hope my clients will too.