I was asked to put up a photoshoot up for auction at a SNAP event. An organization that helps spay and neuter animals at a great cost but has unfortunately run out of money.
The good news is that the photoshoot and the framed picture went to a great home (and helped raise a great sum of $$$) and I’m super excited to get out to the owners house and take pictures of their loved four legged friends in the near future.
It’s so nice to be able to give back.
So for those of you not following me on Facebook (sad face) I’ve moved to Charlottesville VA. My wife and I moved for a number of reasons and again I find myself in a position where I’ll have to build my client base and get my name out in a new town again. The great thing is that I’m also working at Petco and training to be a dog trainer.
As far as working with Louisa rescue groups are concerned…. I’m not really sure. As much as I would like to with my new job and the price of gas continuing to go up and up and while we also own a farm we’ve had no luck growing that money tree yet. This being said who knows, maybe it’s time to start looking at a shelter closer to home.
Hamish (Aroha Photos)
Okay, so I have sort of left this bog to grow a little mold just recently. In the last month and a bit I’ve moved from South Korea to America, started a farm and found a love for Miracle Whip . As you can guess it’s been super busy.
I have had the opportunity to get the camera gear out on a few occasions and I am loving the open space and lovely animals around Louisa.
Here are some photos I posted on Facebook. As you can see, I’ve had the chance to photograph dogs, piglets and kids (the baby goat kind).
Remember if you are looking for a quality pet photographer, who will work with you and not require you to sell an arm or a leg please contact me.
Yip I’m moving from South Korea to Virginia, Louisa to be exact. 7 acres are just waiting for us, the dogs and all. I have 59 days till my plane leaves Korea. Now comes the fun part!
I’m planning on doing six free (yes, I said free) photoshoots when I get there.* Starting around the middle of March, early April 2012. No I haven’t gone crazy in the head, well no crazier than normal. I just thought it would be a great idea and my thank you to America for letting me come and set up shop and family there.
Each photoshoot will be about 1 to 2 hours in length and I’ll give you (free again) a CD of the best photos from the experience. I’ll adjust the photos in post production and everything, just because they are free doesn’t mean I’ll be cutting any corners! You’ll be able to print these off (or I can help you with these), share them on Facebook (or elsewhere) or just show them off to your friends.
If you would like to help welcome me to Louisa, America by letting me take photos of your beloved animals let me know. I’d do it quickly though, these are sure to get snapped up (sorry about the pun).
I don’t want to make this a competition so I’m making it first in, first photographed this time! When else do you get this chance? A chance to get great photos of your pet for free?
Remember I’ll come to you, a park near you, or even some other place near you that you think would be great and show off your pets personalities.
If you want to welcome me to Louisa contact me by clicking ——-> here. Or you can Email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org (This is where I’ll get the first six from).
I know March/April is a way off yet but things are about to get really hectic around our house with the move, this also allows for the weather to get better and of course me to get to America!
Cats, dogs,horses, rabbits, hamsters, elephants (did I really just agree to that?), it doesn’t matter, I’ll make your pet a star!
Follow arohaphotos on Facebook to see who the lucky six are.* offer open to those living in or near to Louisa VA America (just trying to be realistic and practical).
I was so busy this year I didn’t put out a calendar of my own, I’ll do better next year I hope (or maybe this will be the path I’ll continue to take). What I was able to achieve was to produce photos used in calendars (one for Animal Rescue Korea and one for CARE) that hopefully will bring some help to those that can’t help themselves.
Well done to those other photographers that had their photos used too, together we can achieve great things.
The CARE 2012 calendar is out now. For only $17 (includes International or Domestic shipping fees) you can have one. Buying one (or more) helps those in need and those that can’t help themselves. Just click on the ‘Buy now’ button below, it’s safe and secure and for a VERY GOOD cause.
If you were wondering which of the photos I took, on the first row: the 2nd and 3rd, the second row: 1st and 2nd, third row: 2nd and 3rd, and the forth row: 2nd and 3rd.
It was so much fun photographing these amazing dogs. Show your support by please buying a calendar. Get in quick, these will move like a cat being chased by a dog on a mission!
What better way to start 2012!
I’m big into giving back to those that need help. Sure it would be easy to stay in bed and come home from work and watch TV but there are so many animals that need help. Over the last year I’ve been lucky enough to visit 3 shelters in Korea and hopefully do some good.
Not everyone has money they can donate and not everyone can go to a shelter but there are other things you can do too. Consider the other options, giving old clothing to a shelter, helping with events or just posting events and animals up for adoption on your Social Media sites (Facebook, Google+, Twitter). Even a little act of kindness can go a long way.
About a week ago I was asked to make a poster to put up around Seoul by someone who wanted to do just that.
Alone we might not be able to do amazing things but many hands accomplish great things and this time of year the more hands the better.
The graphic on this website (of the poster) is a small file, but if you would like to help I’ll happily send you a full size file (PDF, JPG, Word) that can be printed in color or black and white.
I went to an amazing Halloween party for dogs and people on Sunday. It was about 2 hours away (via taxi and subway) but it was well worth it.
While I was there I took a few pictures and Bambina followed me around being my little helper. For the most part I left her off the leash and she just followed me around. For a dog that would rather play inside than go for a walk she was an amazing helper.
The photos can be found on Facebook. Click ‘like’ while you’re there to help share the love and leave a comment.
All these photos can be shared (either on Facebook, added to your own albums or any other way you would like) and if you are one of the owners of the dog I photographed and would like to print them out please let me know and I’ll send you an untagged copy, in high resolution.
My intention was to travel to Seoul and spend Sunday traveling around Seoul, South Korea highlighting the dogs, cats and other furry friends to help get them adopted. In the end I spent the day watching the rugby (the mighty All Blacks rock), playing with my own cocker spaniel and ordering room service.
My intentions were in the right place I guess or maybe the need just wasn’t there. I put it out there and got no responses from anyone in Seoul at all. It was a bit of a FAIL as far as I was concerned. I still packed my camera and lens just in case.
I was happily surprised when I got a response not Seoul but from Daegu which is some distance from where I live but well worth the traveling time. It’s a totally different rescue group that I normally volunteer for but it’ll be great to get out there and work with KAPS (Korean Animal Protection Society) and do some good. Now I’ve just got to work out how to get from Suwon to Daegu, oh and back again. Hopefully in the next few weeks I’ll be making the pilgrimage.
If I was going back to Seoul again to try to highlight other adoptable animals I think I would try contacting a rescue group rather than individuals. Someone like NABIYA cat shelter, which is moving near to Samgakji station. I’m kicking myself now I didn’t try contacting them earlier.
This weekend I’m heading back to Asan Animal Shelter.
You live and learn and I’ll continue to try my best to highlight those animals in need.
This weekend I’m going away for the weekend. I’m heading for Seoul and I’m taking my camera with me…. of course I’m taking my camera!
1) a friend of mine (thanks Aline) on Facebook told me about ‘Turning your Facebook purple for a week, in support of raising awareness for Animal Abuse.’
2) I think I have the chance to do some good as well as get some rest, it is a 3 day weekend and I can get a killer cheese burger delivered to my room after I’ve worked with you and your furry friend.
if you have a dog, cat or other furry friend and need some photos to help get your foster adopted please let me know. I’ll be staying near Seoul Station but am willing to travel around Seoul a little and come to a park or your apartment and take a series of photos (maybe a little video too) to help get your foster adopted.
I’ll help you post them on the internet, give them a plug here and on Facebook as well.
This is a bit of challenge and a test for me to see if it’s viable to help foster animals in this way as well. I love going to shelters and profiling animals there but sometimes I think I could do a little more to help.