robynaroutyphotographyhttp://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/Most recent blog posts from robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.comen-usMon, 30 Jan 2012 23:18:01 +0000POCKETSHOTS: Friends of BARC, July 15th - Robyn Arouty Photography Houston, TXhttp://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2012/jan/30/fob/<div style="font: normal normal normal 13px/1.4 Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; margin: 8px;"> <p class="p1"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/12/27/large_1c52a0a864e328b2c909.jpg" alt="Upload from December 27, 2011" title="Upload from December 27, 2011" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p class="p2"><span class="dquo">&ldquo;</span>Pocketshots were created with animal welfare organizations in mind&#8212;more specifically rescues, who work so tirelessly to save Houston&rsquo;s precious lives every day. I have been working as a rescuer <span class="amp">&amp;</span> animal advocate for several years, but I wanted to do more. Pocketshots are all-day fundraising events that I host at my studio. Appointments are scheduled every 30 minutes for portraits of you with your dogs, cats, kids, ?? Everyone is welcome! Each event benefits a different group <span class="amp">&amp;</span> I am happy to report I have donated over $20,000 to area rescues since pocketshots began in November 2010.&rdquo; &nbsp;&#8212;&nbsp;Robyn</p> <p class="p2"><strong>This event will benefit <a href="http://www.friendsofbarc.org">Friends of <span class="caps">BARC</span></a></strong><strong>&nbsp;on Sunday, July 15<span class='ord'>th</span>!</strong><span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</span><span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2012/01/24/large_04ca100530530a80d833.jpg" alt="Upload from January 24, 2012" title="Upload from January 24, 2012" />&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><strong>Ready to schedule?&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://robynarouty.bookmonline.com/schedules/pocketshots"><span class="s1"><strong>Click here to&nbsp;<span class="caps">BOOKITNOW</span>.</strong></span></a></span></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Information&#8230;Please note, there have been some changes to the scheduling&nbsp;process.</strong></p> <p class="p2">A $25 donation to the rescue gets you a discount on your sitting fee for custom portrait session, which is $50 for 1 person &amp;/or 1 pet&#8230;plus $15 for each additional pet or&nbsp;person.</p> <p class="p2">(For example, you <span class="amp">&amp;</span> 1 dog &nbsp;= &nbsp;$75. $25 of that will be donated to the&nbsp;rescue.)</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span class="caps">SELECT</span>:</strong></p> <p class="p2">1. <span class="caps">TOTAL</span> # of&nbsp;<span class="s3">pets <span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;people</span></p> <p class="p2">2. July 15<span class='ord'>th</span>&nbsp;date</p> <p class="p2">3. Timeslot you&nbsp;want</p> <p class="p2">4. Pay online via paypal. Easy Peasy! (It is not necessary to have a paypal account).&nbsp;<span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2012/01/24/large_f7ab5413aae18e509bf9.jpg" alt="Upload from January 24, 2012" title="Upload from January 24, 2012" />&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">The <span class="caps">SPANKIN</span>&#8217; <span class="caps">NEW</span> studio is located at 2112 N. Memorial Way Houston, <span class="caps">TX</span> 77007. Off Washington Avenue near downtown.&nbsp;<a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2112+n.+memorial+way+houston,+tx&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=0x8640bf4ee3eee22b:0x85571abb06e42f7f,2112+N+Memorial+Way,+Houston,+TX+77007&amp;gl=us&amp;ei=nOP5Tp6rObKCsgKcnrzYAQ&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=geocode_result&amp;ct=title&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CCAQ8gEwAA"><span class="s1">(Map)</span></a></p> <p class="p2">If you would prefer to pay by check, please email aimee@pocketshots.org to make arrangements <span class="amp">&amp;</span> reserve a&nbsp;slot.</p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2">Please watch our video..<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geXWSV8jNVc&amp;feature=related"><span class="s1">.&#8221;<span class="caps">POCKETSHOTS</span>&#8230;A Day in The&nbsp;Life&#8221;</span></a></span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2">&#8230;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&amp;NR=1&amp;v=fHuI8Ut1JtA"><span class="s1">Behind the Scenes at Olive the Piggie&#8217;s Houston Pettalk&nbsp;photoshoot!</span></a></span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s3"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/robyn.arouty.photography">Visit Robyn on facebook!<span class="s1"></span></a></span></p> <p class="p2">To view Robyn&#8217;s portfolio <span class="amp">&amp;</span> for more information, please visit her website:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.robynarouty.com/"><span class="s1">robynarouty.com</span></a></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><strong>Ready to schedule?&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://robynarouty.bookmonline.com/schedules/pocketshots"><span class="s1"><strong>Click here to&nbsp;<span class="caps">BOOKITNOW</span>.</strong></span></a></span></p> <p style="line-height: 20px; background-color: transparent; padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, 'DejaVu Sans Condensed', 'Liberation Sans', 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; text-align: left; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;"><strong style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; border-width: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"><span class="caps">FAQ</span>&rsquo;s</strong></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">1. &nbsp;Do I need a&nbsp;paypal&nbsp;account?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No. You can pay via paypal with your credit&nbsp;card.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">2. How should I prepare for&nbsp;my&nbsp;shoot?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Please work on&nbsp;<span class="caps">SIT</span>&nbsp;<span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;<span class="caps">STAY</span>&nbsp;with your dog(s). Reward their good work with lots of treats. This will help the process tremendously&hellip;but if they don&rsquo;t quite get it, no worries&hellip;my assistant is&nbsp;the&nbsp;bomb!</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">3. What should&nbsp;I&nbsp;wear?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Solid bright/dark colored tops are best. Stay away from white/beige/pastel colors. Structured fabrics work better versus silks. Accessories like chunky jewelry, hats&nbsp;&amp;scarves are fun. Wear a little more makeup than you normally would. Bring your favorite shoes or boots for those feet shots&hellip;or rock a pedi&nbsp;<span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;go barefoot! Please visit Robyn&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://pinterest.com/robynarouty/fab-foto-accessories/">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;board for&nbsp;inspiration!</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">4. Do I need to bring accessories for&nbsp;my&nbsp;dog(s)?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Dogs will be naked without a collar for the shoot. You may bring accessories for them, but they are not&nbsp;required.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">5. Do I need to&nbsp;bring&nbsp;treats?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">We have natural treats here&hellip;but, by all means, bring their favorite treats if&nbsp;you&nbsp;like.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">6. &nbsp;Can I bring my dog even though he has bit one or&nbsp;more&nbsp;people?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No.&nbsp;Sorry&hellip;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">7. Can I get frustrated, be aggressive to my dog, hit my dog <span class="amp">&amp;</span> do anything I want to make him do what you&rsquo;re asking during our&nbsp;shoot?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Hells No! 30 minutes is plenty of time to do what is necessary. The dogs are in a new environment <span class="amp">&amp;</span> we understand this. This is not our first rodeo&hellip;&amp; we are prepared to teach them <span class="amp">&amp;</span> be patient with the process. We ask that you do the same. You will receive 1 warning if any of above occurs. If done again&hellip;you will be asked to leave without a&nbsp;refund.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">8. What will the backdrop/set&nbsp;look&nbsp;like?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">A fab&nbsp;<span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;original design of some sort&hellip;or you can choose the white photography paper as&nbsp;a&nbsp;backdrop.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Photos of upcoming sets are usually posted a few days before each event on the&nbsp;facebook&nbsp;page.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">9. Where is&nbsp;your&nbsp;studio?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">We are located off Washington Avenue, not far from the Salvation Army Thrift&nbsp;Store.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">The address is 2112 N. Memorial Way Houston,&nbsp;<span class="caps">TX</span>&nbsp;77007 &nbsp;<a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2112+North+Memorial+Way,+Houston,+TX+77007&amp;hl=en&amp;ll=29.760726,-95.367422&amp;spn=0.042992,0.055189&amp;sll=29.76462,-95.379889&amp;sspn=0.010748,0.013797&amp;oq=2112+N+Memorial+Way+Houston,+TX+77007&amp;vpsrc=6&amp;gl=us&amp;hnear=2112+N+Memorial+Way,+Houston,+Texas+77007&amp;t=m&amp;z=14">(map)</a></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">10. Do you have a&nbsp;waiting&nbsp;room?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Yes. It is big enough to hold one family. So, please wait outside in fenced yard if you have arrived early for your scheduled&nbsp;appointment.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">11. Do you charge for more than&nbsp;one&nbsp;person?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Additional people are $15&nbsp;each.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">12. How many outfits/pairs of shoes should&nbsp;I&nbsp;bring?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">We are limited on time. Most clients come prepared wearing what they will shoot in. If you want to bring extra clothing or shoes, feel free to do so, but please leave your suitcase at&nbsp;home!</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">13. How long will it take to see&nbsp;my&nbsp;proofs?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">In approximately one week from the shoot, I will email you a link to your private online viewing&nbsp;gallery.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">14. When is the next&nbsp;pocketshots&nbsp;event?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Please refer to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.robynarouty.com/pocketshots#events"><span class="caps">UPCOMING</span>&nbsp;<span class="caps">EVENTS</span></a></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">15. Will there be any other dogs there during&nbsp;my&nbsp;shoot?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">16. How many dogs can&nbsp;I&nbsp;bring?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Up to 5 per 30 minute session. Feel free to book back to back slots if you have more than 5 dogs or have special&nbsp;requests.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">17. I don&rsquo;t have a dog. Can I bring&nbsp;my&nbsp;cat/bunny/monkey?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Yes.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">18. Do I need to have the same breed of dog of the sponsored rescue&nbsp;to&nbsp;attend?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No! All are welcome to support all&nbsp;rescues!<span style="background-color: transparent; text-align: center; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, 'DejaVu Sans Condensed', 'Liberation Sans', 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 23:18:01 +0000http://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2012/jan/30/fob/POCKETSHOTS: Treat 'Em Right Rescue, April 14th - Robyn Arouty Photography Houston, TXhttp://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2012/jan/27/pocketshots-sat-april-14th-robyn-arouty-photography-houston-tx/<p>&nbsp;<img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/12/27/large_1c52a0a864e328b2c909.jpg" alt="Upload from December 27, 2011" title="Upload from December 27, 2011" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p class="p2"><span class="dquo">&ldquo;</span>Pocketshots were created with animal welfare organizations in mind&#8212;more specifically rescues, who work so tirelessly to save Houston&rsquo;s precious lives every day. I have been working as a rescuer <span class="amp">&amp;</span> animal advocate for several years, but I wanted to do more. Pocketshots are all-day fundraising events that I host at my studio. Appointments are scheduled every 30 minutes for portraits of you with your dogs, cats, kids, ?? Everyone is welcome! Each event benefits a different group <span class="amp">&amp;</span> I am happy to report I have donated over $20,000 to area rescues since pocketshots began in November 2010.&rdquo; &nbsp;&#8212;&nbsp;Robyn</p> <p class="p2"><strong>This event will benefit <a href="http://www.treatemright.org">Treat &#8216;Em Right Rescue</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;on Saturday, April 14<span class='ord'>th</span>!</strong><span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2012/01/11/large_0f25d891688f5967bde8.jpg" alt="Upload from January 11, 2012" title="Upload from January 11, 2012" /></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><strong>Ready to schedule?&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://robynarouty.bookmonline.com/schedules/pocketshots"><span class="s1"><strong>Click here to&nbsp;<span class="caps">BOOKITNOW</span>.</strong></span></a></span></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Information&#8230;Please note, there have been some changes to the scheduling&nbsp;process.</strong></p> <p class="p2">A $25 donation to the rescue gets you a discount on your sitting fee for custom portrait session, which is $50 for 1 person &amp;/or 1 pet&#8230;plus $15 for each additional pet or&nbsp;person.</p> <p class="p2">(For example, you <span class="amp">&amp;</span> 1 dog &nbsp;= &nbsp;$75. $25 of that will be donated to the&nbsp;rescue.)</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span class="caps">SELECT</span>:</strong></p> <p class="p2">1. <span class="caps">TOTAL</span> # of <span class="s3">pets <span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;people</span></p> <p class="p2">2. April 14<span class='ord'>th</span>&nbsp;date</p> <p class="p2">3. Timeslot you&nbsp;want</p> <p class="p2">4. Pay online via paypal. Easy Peasy! (It is not necessary to have a paypal account).&nbsp;<span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2012/01/11/large_8022234f8eb3018e84e0.jpg" alt="Upload from January 11, 2012" title="Upload from January 11, 2012" /></p> <p class="p2">The <span class="caps">SPANKIN</span>&#8217; <span class="caps">NEW</span> studio is located at 2112 N. Memorial Way Houston, <span class="caps">TX</span> 77007. Off Washington Avenue near downtown. <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2112+n.+memorial+way+houston,+tx&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=0x8640bf4ee3eee22b:0x85571abb06e42f7f,2112+N+Memorial+Way,+Houston,+TX+77007&amp;gl=us&amp;ei=nOP5Tp6rObKCsgKcnrzYAQ&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=geocode_result&amp;ct=title&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CCAQ8gEwAA"><span class="s1">(Map)</span></a></p> <p class="p2">If you would prefer to pay by check, please email aimee@pocketshots.org to make arrangements <span class="amp">&amp;</span> reserve a&nbsp;slot.</p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2">Please watch our video..<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geXWSV8jNVc&amp;feature=related"><span class="s1">.&#8221;<span class="caps">POCKETSHOTS</span>&#8230;A Day in The&nbsp;Life&#8221;</span></a></span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2">&#8230;and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&amp;NR=1&amp;v=fHuI8Ut1JtA"><span class="s1">Behind the Scenes at Olive the Piggie&#8217;s Houston Pettalk&nbsp;photoshoot!</span></a></span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s3"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/robyn.arouty.photography">Visit Robyn on facebook!<span class="s1"></span></a></span></p> <p class="p2">To view Robyn&#8217;s portfolio <span class="amp">&amp;</span> for more information, please visit her website:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.robynarouty.com/"><span class="s1">robynarouty.com</span></a></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><strong>Ready to schedule?&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://robynarouty.bookmonline.com/schedules/pocketshots"><span class="s1"><strong>Click here to&nbsp;<span class="caps">BOOKITNOW</span>.</strong></span></a></span></p> <p style="line-height: 20px; background-color: transparent; padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, 'DejaVu Sans Condensed', 'Liberation Sans', 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; text-align: left; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;"><strong style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; border-width: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"><span class="caps">FAQ</span>&rsquo;s</strong></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">1. &nbsp;Do I need a&nbsp;paypal&nbsp;account?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No. You can pay via paypal with your credit&nbsp;card.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">2. How should I prepare for&nbsp;my&nbsp;shoot?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Please work on&nbsp;<span class="caps">SIT</span>&nbsp;<span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;<span class="caps">STAY</span>&nbsp;with your dog(s). Reward their good work with lots of treats. This will help the process tremendously&hellip;but if they don&rsquo;t quite get it, no worries&hellip;my assistant is&nbsp;the&nbsp;bomb!</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">3. What should&nbsp;I&nbsp;wear?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Solid bright/dark colored tops are best. Stay away from white/beige/pastel colors. Structured fabrics work better versus silks. Accessories like chunky jewelry, hats&nbsp;&amp;scarves are fun. Wear a little more makeup than you normally would. Bring your favorite shoes or boots for those feet shots&hellip;or rock a pedi&nbsp;<span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;go barefoot! Please visit Robyn&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://pinterest.com/robynarouty/fab-foto-accessories/">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;board for&nbsp;inspiration!</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">4. Do I need to bring accessories for&nbsp;my&nbsp;dog(s)?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Dogs will be naked without a collar for the shoot. You may bring accessories for them, but they are not&nbsp;required.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">5. Do I need to&nbsp;bring&nbsp;treats?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">We have natural treats here&hellip;but, by all means, bring their favorite treats if&nbsp;you&nbsp;like.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">6. &nbsp;Can I bring my dog even though he has bit one or&nbsp;more&nbsp;people?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No.&nbsp;Sorry&hellip;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">7. Can I get frustrated, be aggressive to my dog, hit my dog <span class="amp">&amp;</span> do anything I want to make him do what you&rsquo;re asking during our&nbsp;shoot?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Hells No! 30 minutes is plenty of time to do what is necessary. The dogs are in a new environment <span class="amp">&amp;</span> we understand this. This is not our first rodeo&hellip;&amp; we are prepared to teach them <span class="amp">&amp;</span> be patient with the process. We ask that you do the same. You will receive 1 warning if any of above occurs. If done again&hellip;you will be asked to leave without a&nbsp;refund.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">8. What will the backdrop/set&nbsp;look&nbsp;like?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">A fab&nbsp;<span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;original design of some sort&hellip;or you can choose the white photography paper as&nbsp;a&nbsp;backdrop.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Photos of upcoming sets are usually posted a few days before each event on the&nbsp;facebook&nbsp;page.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">9. Where is&nbsp;your&nbsp;studio?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">We are located off Washington Avenue, not far from the Salvation Army Thrift&nbsp;Store.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">The address is 2112 N. Memorial Way Houston,&nbsp;<span class="caps">TX</span>&nbsp;77007 &nbsp;<a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2112+North+Memorial+Way,+Houston,+TX+77007&amp;hl=en&amp;ll=29.760726,-95.367422&amp;spn=0.042992,0.055189&amp;sll=29.76462,-95.379889&amp;sspn=0.010748,0.013797&amp;oq=2112+N+Memorial+Way+Houston,+TX+77007&amp;vpsrc=6&amp;gl=us&amp;hnear=2112+N+Memorial+Way,+Houston,+Texas+77007&amp;t=m&amp;z=14">(map)</a></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">10. Do you have a&nbsp;waiting&nbsp;room?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Yes. It is big enough to hold one family. So, please wait outside in fenced yard if you have arrived early for your scheduled&nbsp;appointment.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">11. Do you charge for more than&nbsp;one&nbsp;person?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Additional people are $15&nbsp;each.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">12. How many outfits/pairs of shoes should&nbsp;I&nbsp;bring?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">We are limited on time. Most clients come prepared wearing what they will shoot in. If you want to bring extra clothing or shoes, feel free to do so, but please leave your suitcase at&nbsp;home!</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">13. How long will it take to see&nbsp;my&nbsp;proofs?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">In approximately one week from the shoot, I will email you a link to your private online viewing&nbsp;gallery.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">14. When is the next&nbsp;pocketshots&nbsp;event?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Please refer to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.robynarouty.com/pocketshots#events"><span class="caps">UPCOMING</span>&nbsp;<span class="caps">EVENTS</span></a></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">15. Will there be any other dogs there during&nbsp;my&nbsp;shoot?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">16. How many dogs can&nbsp;I&nbsp;bring?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Up to 5 per 30 minute session. Feel free to book back to back slots if you have more than 5 dogs or have special&nbsp;requests.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">17. I don&rsquo;t have a dog. Can I bring&nbsp;my&nbsp;cat/bunny/monkey?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Yes.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">18. Do I need to have the same breed of dog of the sponsored rescue&nbsp;to&nbsp;attend?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No! All are welcome to support all&nbsp;rescues!<span style="background-color: transparent; text-align: center; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, 'DejaVu Sans Condensed', 'Liberation Sans', 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 15:11:00 +0000http://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2012/jan/27/pocketshots-sat-april-14th-robyn-arouty-photography-houston-tx/POCKETSHOTS: American Bulldog Rescue, March 31st - Robyn Arouty Photography Houston, TXhttp://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2012/jan/20/pocketshots-sat-march-31st-robyn-arouty-photography-houston-tx/<p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/12/27/large_1c52a0a864e328b2c909.jpg" alt="Upload from December 27, 2011" title="Upload from December 27, 2011" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p class="p2"><span class="dquo">&ldquo;</span>Pocketshots were created with animal welfare organizations in mind&#8212;more specifically rescues, who work so tirelessly to save Houston&rsquo;s precious lives every day. I have been working as a rescuer <span class="amp">&amp;</span> animal advocate for several years, but I wanted to do more. Pocketshots are all-day fundraising events that I host at my studio. Appointments are scheduled every 30 minutes for portraits of you with your dogs, cats, kids, ?? Everyone is welcome! Each event benefits a different group <span class="amp">&amp;</span> I am happy to report I have donated over $20,000 to area rescues since pocketshots began in November 2010.&rdquo; &nbsp;&#8212;&nbsp;Robyn</p> <p class="p2"><strong>This event will benefit</strong><strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.texasamericanbulldogrescue.com">Texas American Bulldog Rescue</a> on Saturday, March 31<span class='ord'>st</span>!</strong><span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2012/01/10/large_5456f3894c6b434cd890.jpg" alt="Upload from January 10, 2012" title="Upload from January 10, 2012" /></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><strong>Ready to schedule?&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://robynarouty.bookmonline.com/schedules/pocketshots"><span class="s1"><strong>Click here to&nbsp;<span class="caps">BOOKITNOW</span>.</strong></span></a></span></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Information&#8230;Please note, there have been some changes to the scheduling&nbsp;process.</strong></p> <p class="p2">A $25 donation to the rescue gets you a discount on your sitting fee for custom portrait session, which is $50 for 1 person &amp;/or 1 pet&#8230;plus $15 for each additional pet or&nbsp;person.</p> <p class="p2">(For example, you <span class="amp">&amp;</span> 1 dog &nbsp;= &nbsp;$75. $25 of that will be donated to the&nbsp;rescue.)</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span class="caps">SELECT</span>:</strong></p> <p class="p2">1. <span class="caps">TOTAL</span> # of <span class="s3">pets <span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;people</span></p> <p class="p2">2. March 31<span class='ord'>st</span>&nbsp;date</p> <p class="p2">3. Timeslot you&nbsp;want</p> <p class="p2">4. Pay online via paypal. Easy Peasy! (It is not necessary to have a paypal account).&nbsp;<span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2012/01/10/large_eda4af8af9d2601db7a9.jpg" alt="Upload from January 10, 2012" title="Upload from January 10, 2012" /></p> <p class="p2">The <span class="caps">SPANKIN</span>&#8217; <span class="caps">NEW</span> studio is located at 2112 N. Memorial Way Houston, <span class="caps">TX</span> 77007. Off Washington Avenue near downtown. <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2112+n.+memorial+way+houston,+tx&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=0x8640bf4ee3eee22b:0x85571abb06e42f7f,2112+N+Memorial+Way,+Houston,+TX+77007&amp;gl=us&amp;ei=nOP5Tp6rObKCsgKcnrzYAQ&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=geocode_result&amp;ct=title&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CCAQ8gEwAA"><span class="s1">(Map)</span></a></p> <p class="p2">If you would prefer to pay by check, please email aimee@pocketshots.org to make arrangements <span class="amp">&amp;</span> reserve a&nbsp;slot.</p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2">Please watch our video..<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geXWSV8jNVc&amp;feature=related"><span class="s1">.&#8221;<span class="caps">POCKETSHOTS</span>&#8230;A Day in The&nbsp;Life&#8221;</span></a></span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2">&#8230;and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&amp;NR=1&amp;v=fHuI8Ut1JtA"><span class="s1">Behind the Scenes at Olive the Piggie&#8217;s Houston Pettalk&nbsp;photoshoot!</span></a></span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s3"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/robyn.arouty.photography">Visit Robyn on facebook!<span class="s1"></span></a></span></p> <p class="p2">To view Robyn&#8217;s portfolio <span class="amp">&amp;</span> for more information, please visit her website:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.robynarouty.com/"><span class="s1">robynarouty.com</span></a></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><strong>Ready to schedule?&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://robynarouty.bookmonline.com/schedules/pocketshots"><span class="s1"><strong>Click here to&nbsp;<span class="caps">BOOKITNOW</span>.</strong></span></a></span></p> <p style="line-height: 20px; background-color: transparent; padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, 'DejaVu Sans Condensed', 'Liberation Sans', 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; text-align: left; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;"><strong style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; border-width: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"><span class="caps">FAQ</span>&rsquo;s</strong></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">1. &nbsp;Do I need a&nbsp;paypal&nbsp;account?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No. You can pay via paypal with your credit&nbsp;card.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">2. How should I prepare for&nbsp;my&nbsp;shoot?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Please work on&nbsp;<span class="caps">SIT</span>&nbsp;<span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;<span class="caps">STAY</span>&nbsp;with your dog(s). Reward their good work with lots of treats. This will help the process tremendously&hellip;but if they don&rsquo;t quite get it, no worries&hellip;my assistant is&nbsp;the&nbsp;bomb!</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">3. What should&nbsp;I&nbsp;wear?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Solid bright/dark colored tops are best. Stay away from white/beige/pastel colors. Structured fabrics work better versus silks. Accessories like chunky jewelry, hats&nbsp;&amp;scarves are fun. Wear a little more makeup than you normally would. Bring your favorite shoes or boots for those feet shots&hellip;or rock a pedi&nbsp;<span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;go barefoot! Please visit Robyn&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://pinterest.com/robynarouty/fab-foto-accessories/">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;board for&nbsp;inspiration!</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">4. Do I need to bring accessories for&nbsp;my&nbsp;dog(s)?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Dogs will be naked without a collar for the shoot. You may bring accessories for them, but they are not&nbsp;required.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">5. Do I need to&nbsp;bring&nbsp;treats?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">We have natural treats here&hellip;but, by all means, bring their favorite treats if&nbsp;you&nbsp;like.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">6. &nbsp;Can I bring my dog even though he has bit one or&nbsp;more&nbsp;people?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No.&nbsp;Sorry&hellip;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">7. Can I get frustrated, be aggressive to my dog, hit my dog <span class="amp">&amp;</span> do anything I want to make him do what you&rsquo;re asking during our&nbsp;shoot?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Hells No! 30 minutes is plenty of time to do what is necessary. The dogs are in a new environment <span class="amp">&amp;</span> we understand this. This is not our first rodeo&hellip;&amp; we are prepared to teach them <span class="amp">&amp;</span> be patient with the process. We ask that you do the same. You will receive 1 warning if any of above occurs. If done again&hellip;you will be asked to leave without a&nbsp;refund.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">8. What will the backdrop/set&nbsp;look&nbsp;like?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">A fab&nbsp;<span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;original design of some sort&hellip;or you can choose the white photography paper as&nbsp;a&nbsp;backdrop.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Photos of upcoming sets are usually posted a few days before each event on the&nbsp;facebook&nbsp;page.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">9. Where is&nbsp;your&nbsp;studio?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">We are located off Washington Avenue, not far from the Salvation Army Thrift&nbsp;Store.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">The address is 2112 N. Memorial Way Houston,&nbsp;<span class="caps">TX</span>&nbsp;77007 &nbsp;<a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2112+North+Memorial+Way,+Houston,+TX+77007&amp;hl=en&amp;ll=29.760726,-95.367422&amp;spn=0.042992,0.055189&amp;sll=29.76462,-95.379889&amp;sspn=0.010748,0.013797&amp;oq=2112+N+Memorial+Way+Houston,+TX+77007&amp;vpsrc=6&amp;gl=us&amp;hnear=2112+N+Memorial+Way,+Houston,+Texas+77007&amp;t=m&amp;z=14">(map)</a></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">10. Do you have a&nbsp;waiting&nbsp;room?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Yes. It is big enough to hold one family. So, please wait outside in fenced yard if you have arrived early for your scheduled&nbsp;appointment.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">11. Do you charge for more than&nbsp;one&nbsp;person?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Additional people are $15&nbsp;each.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">12. How many outfits/pairs of shoes should&nbsp;I&nbsp;bring?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">We are limited on time. Most clients come prepared wearing what they will shoot in. If you want to bring extra clothing or shoes, feel free to do so, but please leave your suitcase at&nbsp;home!</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">13. How long will it take to see&nbsp;my&nbsp;proofs?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">In approximately one week from the shoot, I will email you a link to your private online viewing&nbsp;gallery.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">14. When is the next&nbsp;pocketshots&nbsp;event?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Please refer to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.robynarouty.com/pocketshots#events"><span class="caps">UPCOMING</span>&nbsp;<span class="caps">EVENTS</span></a></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">15. Will there be any other dogs there during&nbsp;my&nbsp;shoot?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">16. How many dogs can&nbsp;I&nbsp;bring?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Up to 5 per 30 minute session. Feel free to book back to back slots if you have more than 5 dogs or have special&nbsp;requests.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">17. I don&rsquo;t have a dog. Can I bring&nbsp;my&nbsp;cat/bunny/monkey?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Yes.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">18. Do I need to have the same breed of dog of the sponsored rescue&nbsp;to&nbsp;attend?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No! All are welcome to support all&nbsp;rescues!<span style="background-color: transparent; text-align: center; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, 'DejaVu Sans Condensed', 'Liberation Sans', 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 01:08:00 +0000http://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2012/jan/20/pocketshots-sat-march-31st-robyn-arouty-photography-houston-tx/POCKETSHOTS: Guardian Pit Bull Rescue, March 3rd - Robyn Arouty Photography Houston, TXhttp://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2012/jan/16/pocketshots-sat-march-3rd-robyn-arouty-photography-houston-tx/<p>&nbsp;<img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/12/27/large_1c52a0a864e328b2c909.jpg" alt="Upload from December 27, 2011" title="Upload from December 27, 2011" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p><span class="dquo">&ldquo;</span>Pocketshots were created with animal welfare organizations in mind&#8212;more specifically rescues, who work so tirelessly to save Houston&rsquo;s precious lives every day. I have been working as a rescuer <span class="amp">&amp;</span> animal advocate for several years, but I wanted to do more. Pocketshots are all-day fundraising events that I host at my studio. Appointments are scheduled every 30 minutes for portraits of you with your dogs, cats, kids, ?? Everyone is welcome! Each event benefits a different group <span class="amp">&amp;</span> I am happy to report I have donated over $20,000 to area rescues since pocketshots began in November 2010.&rdquo; &nbsp;&#8212;&nbsp;Robyn</p> <p class="p2"><strong>The third event of the year will benefit <a href="http://www.guardianpitbullrescue.com">Guardian Pit Bull Rescue</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;on Saturday, March 3<span class='ord'>rd</span>!</strong><span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2012/01/10/large_7b12783fec1e545ebcc4.jpg" alt="Upload from January 10, 2012" title="Upload from January 10, 2012" />&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><strong>Ready to schedule?&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://robynarouty.bookmonline.com/schedules/pocketshots"><span class="s1"><strong>Click here to&nbsp;<span class="caps">BOOKITNOW</span>.</strong></span></a></span></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Information&#8230;Please note, there have been some changes to the scheduling&nbsp;process.</strong></p> <p class="p2">A $25 donation to the rescue gets you a discount on your sitting fee for custom portrait session, which is $50 for 1 person &amp;/or 1 pet&#8230;plus $15 for each additional pet or&nbsp;person.</p> <p class="p2">(For example, you <span class="amp">&amp;</span> 1 dog &nbsp;= &nbsp;$75. $25 of that will be donated to the&nbsp;rescue.)</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span class="caps">SELECT</span>:</strong></p> <p class="p2">1. <span class="caps">TOTAL</span> # of <span class="s3">pets <span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;people</span></p> <p class="p2">2. March 3<span class='ord'>rd</span>&nbsp;date</p> <p class="p2">3. Timeslot you&nbsp;want</p> <p class="p2">4. Pay online via paypal. Easy Peasy! (It is not necessary to have a paypal&nbsp;account).</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2012/01/10/large_df3ee1235ace3c286256.jpg" alt="Upload from January 10, 2012" title="Upload from January 10, 2012" /></p> <p class="p2">The <span class="caps">SPANKIN</span>&#8217; <span class="caps">NEW</span> studio is located at 2112 N. Memorial Way Houston, <span class="caps">TX</span> 77007. Off Washington Avenue near downtown. <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2112+n.+memorial+way+houston,+tx&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=0x8640bf4ee3eee22b:0x85571abb06e42f7f,2112+N+Memorial+Way,+Houston,+TX+77007&amp;gl=us&amp;ei=nOP5Tp6rObKCsgKcnrzYAQ&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=geocode_result&amp;ct=title&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CCAQ8gEwAA"><span class="s1">(Map)</span></a></p> <p class="p2">If you would prefer to pay by check, please email aimee@pocketshots.org to make arrangements <span class="amp">&amp;</span> reserve a&nbsp;slot.</p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2">Please watch our video..<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geXWSV8jNVc&amp;feature=related"><span class="s1">.&#8221;<span class="caps">POCKETSHOTS</span>&#8230;A Day in The&nbsp;Life&#8221;</span></a></span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2">&#8230;and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&amp;NR=1&amp;v=fHuI8Ut1JtA"><span class="s1">Behind the Scenes at Olive the Piggie&#8217;s Houston Pettalk&nbsp;photoshoot!</span></a></span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s3"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/robyn.arouty.photography">Visit Robyn on facebook!<span class="s1"></span></a></span></p> <p class="p2">To view Robyn&#8217;s portfolio <span class="amp">&amp;</span> for more information, please visit her website:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.robynarouty.com/"><span class="s1">robynarouty.com</span></a></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><strong>Ready to schedule?&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://robynarouty.bookmonline.com/schedules/pocketshots"><span class="s1"><strong>Click here to&nbsp;<span class="caps">BOOKITNOW</span>.</strong></span></a></span></p> <p style="line-height: 20px; background-color: transparent; padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, 'DejaVu Sans Condensed', 'Liberation Sans', 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; text-align: left; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;"><strong style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; border-width: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"><span class="caps">FAQ</span>&rsquo;s</strong></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">1. &nbsp;Do I need a&nbsp;paypal&nbsp;account?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No. You can pay via paypal with your credit&nbsp;card.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">2. How should I prepare for&nbsp;my&nbsp;shoot?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Please work on&nbsp;<span class="caps">SIT</span>&nbsp;<span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;<span class="caps">STAY</span>&nbsp;with your dog(s). Reward their good work with lots of treats. This will help the process tremendously&hellip;but if they don&rsquo;t quite get it, no worries&hellip;my assistant is&nbsp;the&nbsp;bomb!</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">3. What should&nbsp;I&nbsp;wear?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Solid bright/dark colored tops are best. Stay away from white/beige/pastel colors. Structured fabrics work better versus silks. Accessories like chunky jewelry, hats&nbsp;&amp;scarves are fun. Wear a little more makeup than you normally would. Bring your favorite shoes or boots for those feet shots&hellip;or rock a pedi&nbsp;<span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;go barefoot! Please visit Robyn&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://pinterest.com/robynarouty/fab-foto-accessories/">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;board for&nbsp;inspiration!</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">4. Do I need to bring accessories for&nbsp;my&nbsp;dog(s)?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Dogs will be naked without a collar for the shoot. You may bring accessories for them, but they are not&nbsp;required.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">5. Do I need to&nbsp;bring&nbsp;treats?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">We have natural treats here&hellip;but, by all means, bring their favorite treats if&nbsp;you&nbsp;like.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">6. &nbsp;Can I bring my dog even though he has bit one or&nbsp;more&nbsp;people?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No.&nbsp;Sorry&hellip;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">7. Can I get frustrated, be aggressive to my dog, hit my dog <span class="amp">&amp;</span> do anything I want to make him do what you&rsquo;re asking during our&nbsp;shoot?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Hells No! 30 minutes is plenty of time to do what is necessary. The dogs are in a new environment <span class="amp">&amp;</span> we understand this. This is not our first rodeo&hellip;&amp; we are prepared to teach them <span class="amp">&amp;</span> be patient with the process. We ask that you do the same. You will receive 1 warning if any of above occurs. If done again&hellip;you will be asked to leave without a&nbsp;refund.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">8. What will the backdrop/set&nbsp;look&nbsp;like?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">A fab&nbsp;<span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;original design of some sort&hellip;or you can choose the white photography paper as&nbsp;a&nbsp;backdrop.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Photos of upcoming sets are usually posted a few days before each event on the&nbsp;facebook&nbsp;page.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">9. Where is&nbsp;your&nbsp;studio?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">We are located off Washington Avenue, not far from the Salvation Army Thrift&nbsp;Store.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">The address is 2112 N. Memorial Way Houston,&nbsp;<span class="caps">TX</span>&nbsp;77007 &nbsp;<a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2112+North+Memorial+Way,+Houston,+TX+77007&amp;hl=en&amp;ll=29.760726,-95.367422&amp;spn=0.042992,0.055189&amp;sll=29.76462,-95.379889&amp;sspn=0.010748,0.013797&amp;oq=2112+N+Memorial+Way+Houston,+TX+77007&amp;vpsrc=6&amp;gl=us&amp;hnear=2112+N+Memorial+Way,+Houston,+Texas+77007&amp;t=m&amp;z=14">(map)</a></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">10. Do you have a&nbsp;waiting&nbsp;room?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Yes. It is big enough to hold one family. So, please wait outside in fenced yard if you have arrived early for your scheduled&nbsp;appointment.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">11. Do you charge for more than&nbsp;one&nbsp;person?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Additional people are $15&nbsp;each.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">12. How many outfits/pairs of shoes should&nbsp;I&nbsp;bring?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">We are limited on time. Most clients come prepared wearing what they will shoot in. If you want to bring extra clothing or shoes, feel free to do so, but please leave your suitcase at&nbsp;home!</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">13. How long will it take to see&nbsp;my&nbsp;proofs?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">In approximately one week from the shoot, I will email you a link to your private online viewing&nbsp;gallery.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">14. When is the next&nbsp;pocketshots&nbsp;event?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Please refer to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.robynarouty.com/pocketshots#events"><span class="caps">UPCOMING</span>&nbsp;<span class="caps">EVENTS</span></a></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">15. Will there be any other dogs there during&nbsp;my&nbsp;shoot?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">16. How many dogs can&nbsp;I&nbsp;bring?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Up to 5 per 30 minute session. Feel free to book back to back slots if you have more than 5 dogs or have special&nbsp;requests.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">17. I don&rsquo;t have a dog. Can I bring&nbsp;my&nbsp;cat/bunny/monkey?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Yes.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">18. Do I need to have the same breed of dog of the sponsored rescue&nbsp;to&nbsp;attend?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No! All are welcome to support all&nbsp;rescues!<span style="background-color: transparent; text-align: center; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, 'DejaVu Sans Condensed', 'Liberation Sans', 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 13:19:00 +0000http://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2012/jan/16/pocketshots-sat-march-3rd-robyn-arouty-photography-houston-tx/POCKETSHOTS: Scout's Honor! Sat, Feb 18th - Robyn Arouty Photography Houston, TXhttp://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2012/jan/12/pocketshots-02182012-scouts-honor-rescue/<p class="p1"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/12/27/large_1c52a0a864e328b2c909.jpg" alt="Upload from December 27, 2011" title="Upload from December 27, 2011" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p class="p2"><span class="dquo">&ldquo;</span>Pocketshots were created with animal welfare organizations in mind&#8212;more specifically rescues, who work so tirelessly to save Houston&rsquo;s precious lives every day. I have been working as a rescuer <span class="amp">&amp;</span> animal advocate for several years, but I wanted to do more. Pocketshots are all-day fundraising events that I host at my studio. Appointments are scheduled every 30 minutes for portraits of you with your dogs, cats, kids, ?? Everyone is welcome! Each event benefits a different group <span class="amp">&amp;</span> I am happy to report I have donated over $20,000 to area rescues since pocketshots began in November 2010.&rdquo; &nbsp;&#8212;&nbsp;Robyn</p> <p class="p2"><strong>The second event of the year will benefit <a href="http://www.scoutshonor.org/">Scout&#8217;s Honor Rescue</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;on Saturday, February 18<span class='ord'>th</span>!</strong><span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2012/01/10/large_e337f21b9a9ee0ca622a.jpg" alt="Upload from January 10, 2012" title="Upload from January 10, 2012" />&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><strong>Ready to schedule?&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://robynarouty.bookmonline.com/schedules/pocketshots"><span class="s1"><strong>Click here to&nbsp;<span class="caps">BOOKITNOW</span>.</strong></span></a></span></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Information&#8230;Please note, there have been some changes to the scheduling&nbsp;process.</strong></p> <p class="p2">A $25 donation to the rescue gets you a discount on your sitting fee for custom portrait session, which is $50 for 1 person &amp;/or 1 pet&#8230;plus $15 for each additional pet or&nbsp;person.</p> <p class="p2">(For example, you <span class="amp">&amp;</span> 1 dog &nbsp;= &nbsp;$75. $25 of that will be donated to the&nbsp;rescue.)</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span class="caps">SELECT</span>:</strong></p> <p class="p2">1. <span class="caps">TOTAL</span> # of <span class="s3">pets <span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;people</span></p> <p class="p2">2. February 18<span class='ord'>th</span>&nbsp;date</p> <p class="p2">3. Timeslot you&nbsp;want</p> <p class="p2">4. Pay online via paypal. Easy Peasy! (It is not necessary to have a paypal&nbsp;account).&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: center;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2012/01/10/large_a12078a2bb162453fc9d.jpg" alt="Upload from January 10, 2012" title="Upload from January 10, 2012" />&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">The <span class="caps">SPANKIN</span>&#8217; <span class="caps">NEW</span> studio is located at 2112 N. Memorial Way Houston, <span class="caps">TX</span> 77007. Off Washington Avenue near downtown. <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2112+n.+memorial+way+houston,+tx&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=0x8640bf4ee3eee22b:0x85571abb06e42f7f,2112+N+Memorial+Way,+Houston,+TX+77007&amp;gl=us&amp;ei=nOP5Tp6rObKCsgKcnrzYAQ&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=geocode_result&amp;ct=title&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CCAQ8gEwAA"><span class="s1">(Map)</span></a></p> <p class="p2">If you would prefer to pay by check, please email aimee@pocketshots.org to make arrangements <span class="amp">&amp;</span> reserve a&nbsp;slot.</p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2">Please watch our video..<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geXWSV8jNVc&amp;feature=related"><span class="s1">.&#8221;<span class="caps">POCKETSHOTS</span>&#8230;A Day in The&nbsp;Life&#8221;</span></a></span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2">&#8230;and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&amp;NR=1&amp;v=fHuI8Ut1JtA"><span class="s1">Behind the Scenes at Olive the Piggie&#8217;s Houston Pettalk&nbsp;photoshoot!</span></a></span></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s3"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/robyn.arouty.photography">Visit Robyn on facebook!<span class="s1"></span></a></span></p> <p class="p2">To view Robyn&#8217;s portfolio <span class="amp">&amp;</span> for more information, please visit her website:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.robynarouty.com/"><span class="s1">robynarouty.com</span></a></p> <p class="p3"><span class="s2"><strong>Ready to schedule?&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://robynarouty.bookmonline.com/schedules/pocketshots"><span class="s1"><strong>Click here to&nbsp;<span class="caps">BOOKITNOW</span>.</strong></span></a></span></p> <p style="line-height: 20px; background-color: transparent; padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, 'DejaVu Sans Condensed', 'Liberation Sans', 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; text-align: left; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;"><strong style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; border-width: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"><span class="caps">FAQ</span>&rsquo;s</strong></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">1. &nbsp;Do I need a&nbsp;paypal&nbsp;account?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No. You can pay via paypal with your credit&nbsp;card.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">2. How should I prepare for&nbsp;my&nbsp;shoot?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Please work on&nbsp;<span class="caps">SIT</span>&nbsp;<span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;<span class="caps">STAY</span>&nbsp;with your dog(s). Reward their good work with lots of treats. This will help the process tremendously&hellip;but if they don&rsquo;t quite get it, no worries&hellip;my assistant is&nbsp;the&nbsp;bomb!</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">3. What should&nbsp;I&nbsp;wear?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Solid bright/dark colored tops are best. Stay away from white/beige/pastel colors. Structured fabrics work better versus silks. Accessories like chunky jewelry, hats&nbsp;&amp;scarves are fun. Wear a little more makeup than you normally would. Bring your favorite shoes or boots for those feet shots&hellip;or rock a pedi&nbsp;<span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;go barefoot! Please visit Robyn&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://pinterest.com/robynarouty/fab-foto-accessories/">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;board for&nbsp;inspiration!</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">4. Do I need to bring accessories for&nbsp;my&nbsp;dog(s)?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Dogs will be naked without a collar for the shoot. You may bring accessories for them, but they are not&nbsp;required.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">5. Do I need to&nbsp;bring&nbsp;treats?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">We have natural treats here&hellip;but, by all means, bring their favorite treats if&nbsp;you&nbsp;like.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">6. &nbsp;Can I bring my dog even though he has bit one or&nbsp;more&nbsp;people?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No.&nbsp;Sorry&hellip;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">7. Can I get frustrated, be aggressive to my dog, hit my dog <span class="amp">&amp;</span> do anything I want to make him do what you&rsquo;re asking during our&nbsp;shoot?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Hells No! 30 minutes is plenty of time to do what is necessary. The dogs are in a new environment <span class="amp">&amp;</span> we understand this. This is not our first rodeo&hellip;&amp; we are prepared to teach them <span class="amp">&amp;</span> be patient with the process. We ask that you do the same. You will receive 1 warning if any of above occurs. If done again&hellip;you will be asked to leave without a&nbsp;refund.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">8. What will the backdrop/set&nbsp;look&nbsp;like?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">A fab&nbsp;<span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;original design of some sort&hellip;or you can choose the white photography paper as&nbsp;a&nbsp;backdrop.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Photos of upcoming sets are usually posted a few days before each event on the&nbsp;facebook&nbsp;page.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">9. Where is&nbsp;your&nbsp;studio?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">We are located off Washington Avenue, not far from the Salvation Army Thrift&nbsp;Store.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">The address is 2112 N. Memorial Way Houston,&nbsp;<span class="caps">TX</span>&nbsp;77007 &nbsp;<a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2112+North+Memorial+Way,+Houston,+TX+77007&amp;hl=en&amp;ll=29.760726,-95.367422&amp;spn=0.042992,0.055189&amp;sll=29.76462,-95.379889&amp;sspn=0.010748,0.013797&amp;oq=2112+N+Memorial+Way+Houston,+TX+77007&amp;vpsrc=6&amp;gl=us&amp;hnear=2112+N+Memorial+Way,+Houston,+Texas+77007&amp;t=m&amp;z=14">(map)</a></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">10. Do you have a&nbsp;waiting&nbsp;room?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Yes. It is big enough to hold one family. So, please wait outside in fenced yard if you have arrived early for your scheduled&nbsp;appointment.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">11. Do you charge for more than&nbsp;one&nbsp;person?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Additional people are $15&nbsp;each.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">12. How many outfits/pairs of shoes should&nbsp;I&nbsp;bring?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">We are limited on time. Most clients come prepared wearing what they will shoot in. If you want to bring extra clothing or shoes, feel free to do so, but please leave your suitcase at&nbsp;home!</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">13. How long will it take to see&nbsp;my&nbsp;proofs?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">In approximately one week from the shoot, I will email you a link to your private online viewing&nbsp;gallery.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">14. When is the next&nbsp;pocketshots&nbsp;event?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Please refer to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.robynarouty.com/pocketshots#events"><span class="caps">UPCOMING</span>&nbsp;<span class="caps">EVENTS</span></a></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">15. Will there be any other dogs there during&nbsp;my&nbsp;shoot?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">16. How many dogs can&nbsp;I&nbsp;bring?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Up to 5 per 30 minute session. Feel free to book back to back slots if you have more than 5 dogs or have special&nbsp;requests.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">17. I don&rsquo;t have a dog. Can I bring&nbsp;my&nbsp;cat/bunny/monkey?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Yes.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">18. Do I need to have the same breed of dog of the sponsored rescue&nbsp;to&nbsp;attend?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No! All are welcome to support all&nbsp;rescues!<span style="background-color: transparent; text-align: center; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, 'DejaVu Sans Condensed', 'Liberation Sans', 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:05:00 +0000http://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2012/jan/12/pocketshots-02182012-scouts-honor-rescue/Dog Mama Jordan Maternity Portraits ~ Robyn Arouty Photography Houston, TXhttp://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2012/jan/10/dog-mama-jordan-maternity-portraits-robyn-arouty-photography-houston-tx/<p>So much fun! Jordan has 4 dogs <span class="amp">&amp;</span> is a rescue queen&#8230;never turning a cheek to a dog in need. Now it&#8217;s time for the 2-legged, Miss Elliott, to arrive. We joked a lot about needing a manual when she gets here. All my love Jordan <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Chris, Auntie&nbsp;Robyn</p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2012/01/10/large_b9df3ec20b38e9eabd2d.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2012/01/10/large_ff5d87f0a6042e3ef629.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2012/01/10/large_3f1bea7723a213cc755d.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2012/01/10/large_4823281fb58d9cf875a9.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2012/01/10/large_65cc8cc13433a61abe9e.jpg" /></p> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 02:28:00 +0000http://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2012/jan/10/dog-mama-jordan-maternity-portraits-robyn-arouty-photography-houston-tx/Announcing: Pocketshots 2012 Kickoff! Robyn Arouty Pet Photographer Houston, TXhttp://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2011/dec/29/announcing-pocketshots-2012-kickoff-robyn-arouty-pet-photographer-houston-tx/<p style="text-align: center;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/12/27/large_1c52a0a864e328b2c909.jpg" alt="Upload from December 27, 2011" title="Upload from December 27, 2011" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span class="dquo">&ldquo;</span>Pocketshots were created with animal welfare organizations in mind&#8212;more specifically rescues, who work so tirelessly to save Houston&rsquo;s precious lives every day. I have been working as a rescuer <span class="amp">&amp;</span> animal advocate for several years, but I wanted to do more. Pocketshots are all-day fundraising events that I host at my studio. Appointments are scheduled every 30 minutes for portraits of you with your dogs, cats, kids, ?? Everyone is welcome! Each event benefits a different group <span class="amp">&amp;</span> I am happy to report I have donated over $20,000 to area rescues since pocketshots began in November 2010.&rdquo; &nbsp;&#8212;&nbsp;Robyn</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>The first event of the year will benefit <a href="http://www.shihtzu-rescue.com/">Lone Star Shih Tzu <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Lhasa Apso Rescue</a> on Saturday, January&nbsp;21<span class='ord'>st</span>!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>(Upcoming events&nbsp;<span class="caps">TBA</span>).</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/12/29/large_a444a754357de987da16.jpg" alt="Upload from December 29, 2011" title="Upload from December 29, 2011" /><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Ready to schedule?&nbsp;<a href="http://robynarouty.bookmonline.com/schedules/pocketshots">Click here to&nbsp;<span class="caps">BOOKITNOW</span>.</a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Information&#8230;</strong><strong>Please note, there have been some changes to the scheduling&nbsp;process.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">A $25 donation to the rescue gets you a discount on your sitting fee for custom portrait session, which is $50 for 1 person &amp;/or 1 pet&#8230;plus $15 for each additional pet or&nbsp;person.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">(For example, you <span class="amp">&amp;</span> 1 dog &nbsp;= &nbsp;$75. $25 of that will be donated to the&nbsp;rescue.)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span class="caps">SELECT</span>:</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">1. <span class="caps">TOTAL</span> # of <span style="text-decoration: underline;">pets <span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;people</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"></span>2. January 21<span class='ord'>st</span>&nbsp;date</p> <p style="text-align: center;">3. Timeslot you&nbsp;want</p> <p style="text-align: center;">4. Pay online via paypal. Easy Peasy! (It is not necessary to have a paypal&nbsp;account).&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/12/29/large_3f74e3cb3c91c8997c63.jpg" alt="Upload from December 29, 2011" title="Upload from December 29, 2011" />&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">The <span class="caps">SPANKIN</span>&#8217; <span class="caps">NEW</span> studio is located at 2112 N. Memorial Way Houston, <span class="caps">TX</span> 77007. Off Washington Avenue near downtown. <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2112+n.+memorial+way+houston,+tx&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=0x8640bf4ee3eee22b:0x85571abb06e42f7f,2112+N+Memorial+Way,+Houston,+TX+77007&amp;gl=us&amp;ei=nOP5Tp6rObKCsgKcnrzYAQ&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=geocode_result&amp;ct=title&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CCAQ8gEwAA">(Map)</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">If you would prefer to pay by check, please email aimee@pocketshots.org to make arrangements <span class="amp">&amp;</span> reserve a&nbsp;slot.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Please watch our video..<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geXWSV8jNVc&amp;feature=related">.&#8221;<span class="caps">POCKETSHOTS</span>&#8230;A Day in The&nbsp;Life&#8221;</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&#8230;and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&amp;NR=1&amp;v=fHuI8Ut1JtA">Behind the Scenes at Olive the Piggie&#8217;s Houston Pettalk&nbsp;photoshoot!</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/robyn.arouty.photography">Visit Robyn on&nbsp;facebook!</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">To view Robyn&#8217;s portfolio <span class="amp">&amp;</span> for more information, please visit her website:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.robynarouty.com">robynarouty.com</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Ready to schedule?&nbsp;<a href="http://robynarouty.bookmonline.com/schedules/pocketshots">Click here to&nbsp;<span class="caps">BOOKITNOW</span>.</a></strong></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, 'DejaVu Sans Condensed', 'Liberation Sans', 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; text-align: left; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;"><strong style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; border-width: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"><span class="caps">FAQ</span>&rsquo;s</strong></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">1. &nbsp;Do I need a&nbsp;paypal&nbsp;account?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No. You can pay via paypal with your credit&nbsp;card.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">2. How should I prepare for&nbsp;my&nbsp;shoot?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Please work on&nbsp;<span class="caps">SIT</span>&nbsp;<span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;<span class="caps">STAY</span>&nbsp;with your dog(s). Reward their good work with lots of treats. This will help the process tremendously&hellip;but if they don&rsquo;t quite get it, no worries&hellip;my assistant is&nbsp;the&nbsp;bomb!</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">3. What should&nbsp;I&nbsp;wear?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Solid bright/dark colored tops are best. Stay away from white/beige/pastel colors. Structured fabrics work better versus silks. Accessories like chunky jewelry, hats&nbsp;&amp;scarves are fun. Wear a little more makeup than you normally would. Bring your favorite shoes or boots for those feet shots&hellip;or rock a pedi&nbsp;<span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;go barefoot! Please visit Robyn&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://pinterest.com/robynarouty/fab-foto-accessories/">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;board for&nbsp;inspiration!</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">4. Do I need to bring accessories for&nbsp;my&nbsp;dog(s)?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Dogs will be naked without a collar for the shoot. You may bring accessories for them, but they are not&nbsp;required.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">5. Do I need to&nbsp;bring&nbsp;treats?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">We have natural treats here&hellip;but, by all means, bring their favorite treats if&nbsp;you&nbsp;like.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">6. &nbsp;Can I bring my dog even though he has bit one or&nbsp;more&nbsp;people?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No.&nbsp;Sorry&hellip;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">7. Can I get frustrated, be aggressive to my dog, hit my dog <span class="amp">&amp;</span> do anything I want to make him do what you&rsquo;re asking during our&nbsp;shoot?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Hells No! 30 minutes is plenty of time to do what is necessary. The dogs are in a new environment <span class="amp">&amp;</span> we understand this. This is not our first rodeo&hellip;&amp; we are prepared to teach them <span class="amp">&amp;</span> be patient with the process. We ask that you do the same. You will receive 1 warning if any of above occurs. If done again&hellip;you will be asked to leave without a&nbsp;refund.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">8. What will the backdrop/set&nbsp;look&nbsp;like?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">A fab&nbsp;<span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;original design of some sort&hellip;or you can choose the white photography paper as&nbsp;a&nbsp;backdrop.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Photos of upcoming sets are usually posted a few days before each event on the&nbsp;facebook&nbsp;page.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">9. Where is&nbsp;your&nbsp;studio?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">We are located off Washington Avenue, not far from the Salvation Army Thrift&nbsp;Store.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">The address is 2112 N. Memorial Way Houston,&nbsp;<span class="caps">TX</span>&nbsp;77007 &nbsp;<a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2112+North+Memorial+Way,+Houston,+TX+77007&amp;hl=en&amp;ll=29.760726,-95.367422&amp;spn=0.042992,0.055189&amp;sll=29.76462,-95.379889&amp;sspn=0.010748,0.013797&amp;oq=2112+N+Memorial+Way+Houston,+TX+77007&amp;vpsrc=6&amp;gl=us&amp;hnear=2112+N+Memorial+Way,+Houston,+Texas+77007&amp;t=m&amp;z=14">(map)</a></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">10. Do you have a&nbsp;waiting&nbsp;room?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Yes. It is big enough to hold one family. So, please wait outside in fenced yard if you have arrived early for your scheduled&nbsp;appointment.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">11. Do you charge for more than&nbsp;one&nbsp;person?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Additional people are $15&nbsp;each.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">12. How many outfits/pairs of shoes should&nbsp;I&nbsp;bring?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">We are limited on time. Most clients come prepared wearing what they will shoot in. If you want to bring extra clothing or shoes, feel free to do so, but please leave your suitcase at&nbsp;home!</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">13. How long will it take to see&nbsp;my&nbsp;proofs?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">In approximately one week from the shoot, I will email you a link to your private online viewing&nbsp;gallery.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">14. When is the next&nbsp;pocketshots&nbsp;event?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Please refer to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.robynarouty.com/pocketshots#events"><span class="caps">UPCOMING</span>&nbsp;<span class="caps">EVENTS</span></a></p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">15. Will there be any other dogs there during&nbsp;my&nbsp;shoot?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">16. How many dogs can&nbsp;I&nbsp;bring?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Up to 5 per 30 minute session. Feel free to book back to back slots if you have more than 5 dogs or have special&nbsp;requests.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">17. I don&rsquo;t have a dog. Can I bring&nbsp;my&nbsp;cat/bunny/monkey?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Yes.</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">18. Do I need to have the same breed of dog of the sponsored rescue&nbsp;to&nbsp;attend?</p> <p style="padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-auto; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">No! All are welcome to support all&nbsp;rescues!<span style="background-color: transparent; text-align: center; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, 'DejaVu Sans Condensed', 'Liberation Sans', 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 20:19:00 +0000http://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2011/dec/29/announcing-pocketshots-2012-kickoff-robyn-arouty-pet-photographer-houston-tx/Know Better. Do Better. ~ Robyn Arouty Photography, Houston, TXhttp://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2011/dec/02/know-better-do-better-robyn-arouty-photography-houston-tx/<p><img src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/12/02/large_4f01bd746d808fb5560c.jpg" /></p> <p class="p1">If you see a photo of a dog with their tongue hanging out <span class="amp">&amp;</span> their ears not fully erect, you gotta know there&#8217;s something special there. She must have called me mama at some point&#8230;because only a mother could love that&nbsp;face!</p> <p class="p2">Indeed! Meet Gracie, <span class="caps">AKA</span> Patti. And Ken&amp;Barbie, her new parents. But, more about that later&#8230;gotta tell the story&nbsp;first.</p> <p class="p1">&#8212;</p> <p class="p1">8-ishPM <span class="amp">&amp;</span> I had just dropped off a friend at their house in the &#8216;hood, off Patton Road in Houston. If you&#8217;re in rescue, they attract you like a magnet, you know. This one was chocolate, sitting in the middle of the road, just&nbsp;smiling.</p> <p class="p1">Pulled over. No collar, no tags. And before I knew it, she had jumped in the front passenger seat <span class="amp">&amp;</span> was licking my cheek. Long story short:&nbsp; After days of signs, cruisin&#8217; craigslist, etc., I named her Patti <span class="amp">&amp;</span> fostered her for the next several&nbsp;months.</p> <p class="p1">A local rescue, who shall remain nameless (lucky for them) was nice enough to sponsor Patti&#8217;s vetting <span class="amp">&amp;</span> petfinder promotion. Was a bit discouraged when some time went by <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Patti didn&#8217;t receive any applications. The rescue director thought she might look &#8220;too pittie&#8221; in the first set of photos. Maybe I needed to put a fancy collar on her <span class="amp">&amp;</span> take some new ones? You just never know with people&#8230;she was so sweet <span class="amp">&amp;</span> deserved only the bestest home&#8230;so I must have taken 3 rounds of pics or&nbsp;so.</p> <p class="p1">Just about the time a really great application came in, I made the mistake of telling the rescue director that Patti loved to jump on the kitchen table <span class="amp">&amp;</span> through the cutout in the wall into the other room. Hell, I thought it was cute <span class="amp">&amp;</span> brilliant! The director&#8230;not so much. Next thing I know, she refers me to a &#8220;trainer&#8221; to schedule appointments for 2 intense sessions before she could meet the prospective adopters. Oy. Let them train her! She&#8217;s still a puppy. Shit. Mainly I was worried they&#8217;d find a new dog in the interim. <span class="caps">BTW</span>, I was strictly forbidden to contact them at all. (She&#8217;s only lived with me for ?? months&#8230;who better to discuss the baby <span class="amp">&amp;</span> ask the right questions than me? But, what do I know,&nbsp;right?)</p> <p class="p1">Anita arrived with a leather leash <span class="amp">&amp;</span> metal choke chain collar in hand. Dude?? She said hello to me briefly <span class="amp">&amp;</span> my other dogs jumped all over her in normal hello fashion. Patti was in the crate so she wouldn&#8217;t make a bad impression right off the bat <span class="amp">&amp;</span> we could take her out slowly, as soon as my zoo calmed the phuck&nbsp;down.</p> <p class="p1">Patti started to whimper&#8230;wanted out to give kissy greetings to our visitor too. Anita was standing approximately 5 feet from the big plastic crate. Without warning, she turned towards the crate <span class="amp">&amp;</span> chucked the collar straight towards the metal grid in front&#8230;startling not only Patti, but me <span class="amp">&amp;</span> my crew as well. I stood silent. Patti whimpered again. She picked up the metal chain from the floor <span class="amp">&amp;</span> stepped back about 2 feet from the crate. Girlfriend flung that thing violently &#8212; metal to metal. That&#8217;s when it got&nbsp;scary&#8230;</p> <p class="p1">Apple hid under the desk. Eldi was barking. <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Ozzy, my chocolate miniature poodle mix, went totally wild <span class="amp">&amp;</span> hysterical. Screaming <span class="amp">&amp;</span> running around the office in a rage. I had never seen him do this in all the years he&#8217;s lived with me. Anita went after Ozzy next. Cornered him between a chair <span class="amp">&amp;</span> the wall in the kitchen, turned the thick leather leash into a noose <span class="amp">&amp;</span> got it around his neck. Then proceeded to drag him into the other room. (Yes, I thought I was in the twilight zone&#8230;none of this was actually happening.&nbsp;Right?)</p> <p class="p1">She picked him up <span class="amp">&amp;</span> pointed to an empty crate, &#8220;Is this his?&#8221; Just as I said, &#8220;No, it&#8217;s not. And Ozzy doesn&#8217;t like crates,&#8221; she tried to put him in the crate. That&#8217;s when he took a chunk out of her finger. Her blood dripping to the floor, &#8220;Serves me right.&#8221; Damn skippy! Why are you even messing with my dogs lady? But, again&#8230; we needed to have the training sessions so Patti could meet the really great potential adopters&#8230;so I continued to bite my&nbsp;lip.</p> <p class="p1">The rest is a blur. It got a lot worse. Anita proceeded to abuse Patti for the next hour <span class="amp">&amp;</span> a half&#8230;yanking on the choke chain every few seconds as we walked the neighborhood&#8230;never mind the marks it made on her neck or what fence her head just bashed into because of the power behind her&nbsp;tugs.</p> <p class="p1">As we walked around the block, she spouted off her philosophies about dog training <span class="amp">&amp;</span> the necessity of power <span class="amp">&amp;</span> control in relationships. She didn&#8217;t know about my psychology background&#8230;&amp; that I treated children in custody of <span class="caps">CPS</span> for abuse <span class="amp">&amp;</span> neglect by their parents. In my opinion, I had just witnessed abuse to an animal from someone who called themselves a trainer <span class="amp">&amp;</span> animal lover. She&#8217;s got a website <span class="amp">&amp;</span> clients <span class="amp">&amp;</span> everything. For the next 3 hours, Patti stayed in her crate with the door open; refusing to come out. Her spirit was broken <span class="amp">&amp;</span> I was to blame. I&#8217;d never forgive myself for staying quiet. My only saving grace is what happened in the days to&nbsp;come.</p> <p class="p1">An email went out to the rescue director as soon as Anita left. Didn&#8217;t want to forget even the slightest detail&#8230;she would surely freak <span class="amp">&amp;</span> apologize profusely for the mix up. Nope. She sided with the trainer <span class="amp">&amp;</span> condescended me for not requesting a different type of collar or method from them prior to the session. Let&#8217;s just say, it had been a very stressful several months dealing with this rescue <span class="amp">&amp;</span> this was the ultimate in last&nbsp;straws.</p> <p class="p1">I refused the second meeting with Anita <span class="amp">&amp;</span> the rescue forbid a meeting with the potential adopters. (Tonite I found out that the rescue had been lying to the family <span class="amp">&amp;</span> leading them to believe that Patti was no longer available for adoption). The only thing to do was pull Patti from their program. So I signed the paperwork immediately to do just that. I knew people. And I&#8217;d find her a home myself. But, what they didn&#8217;t know was I already had a copy of the application. Dialed the number right away to explain what had transpired. It was worth a try. Hopefully they hadn&#8217;t fallen in love with another baby now that it had been a couple of weeks since the app was originally&nbsp;submitted.</p> <p class="p1">He was saddened to hear the awful story, but relieved to know she had not been adopted yet. Josh <span class="amp">&amp;</span> his wife Charlotte hadn&#8217;t stopped thinking of Patti since first glance at her petfinder photo. Fer&nbsp;Realz??</p> <p class="p1">Patti <span class="amp">&amp;</span> I went out to their house that weekend. I brought all her stuff just in case. I was so nervous, but excited too. When the door opened, there stood Ken&amp;Barbie&#8230;but with tears in their eyes&#8230;as if their own child had just arrived from the adoption agency. Patti ran straight to them <span class="amp">&amp;</span> out of my grasp. Then she followed both of them around the house for the next 2 hours. I thought, &#8220;What am i now, chopped liver??&#8221; But I couldn&#8217;t have been happier! Patti had struck gold. They had already purchased everything necessary to bring a dog into their home <span class="amp">&amp;</span> had hooked up with Stephanie Bennett, a positive based trainer that I recommended. (They never needed her services, btw.) I just can&#8217;t tell you the extent of the lovefest I was witnessing. They renamed her Gracie&#8230;&amp; she had a sister. See Tessie in the photo? They are best&nbsp;friends.</p> <p class="p1">That was a year ago&#8230;almost to the day. Josh has kept in touch to give me reports about Gracie&#8217;s progress. She&#8217;s gained 30 pounds, travels with them on trips <span class="amp">&amp;</span> loves everybody. She sleeps in their bed under the covers with her head on the pillow like the queen she is. They take her on long walks through the trails several times a day. Oh! So, now it was time for holiday photos <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Josh shot me an email last week. &#8220;Can Tessie come too?&#8221; Yay! My first ferret to&nbsp;photograph!</p> <p class="p1">The reunion was bittersweet tonite. They thanked me again for bringing Gracie into their lives. They live <span class="amp">&amp;</span> breathe her. As it should be.&nbsp;:)</p> <p class="p1">(Note: There are options out there for canine behavior training. Interview these people <span class="amp">&amp;</span> ask questions about their methods. This &#8220;ol&#8217; school&#8221; militant style still exists <span class="amp">&amp;</span> there are many out there parading around as &#8220;certified&#8221; dog trainers. In fact, one of them has a popular television show. (If you don&#8217;t believe me, feel free to google behind the scenes video of what is really happening during his sessions). But, as Oprah says, &#8220;When we know better, we do better.&#8221; Positive <span class="amp">&amp;</span> reward-based training is humane <span class="amp">&amp;</span> it&nbsp;works.)</p> <p class="p1">Here are some referrals if you ever need&nbsp;them:</p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.j-canine.com/">J-Canine Pet&nbsp;Resort</a></p> <p class="p2"><a href="http://michaelsdogs.com/">Michael&#8217;s&nbsp;Dogs</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.peacelovedogshouston.com/">Peace, Love, <span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;Dogs</a></p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 01:38:00 +0000http://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2011/dec/02/know-better-do-better-robyn-arouty-photography-houston-tx/Max's Last Journey. With Love. ~ Robyn Arouty, Houston Pet Photographerhttp://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2011/aug/27/maxs-last-journey-love-robyn-arouty-houston-pet-photographer/<p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/08/27/large_446298ca1298be49e7a6.jpg" alt="Upload from August 27, 2011" title="Upload from August 27, 2011" /></p> <p>Today I was asked to do a very special photoshoot. Linda <span class="amp">&amp;</span> James&#8217; 6 1/2 year old rottie, Maximus, had taken a turn for the worst. He means the world to them. Linda <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Maximus even went through Katrina together. He&#8217;s too young to be so sick. Instead of therapist, this time my role was photographer&#8230;so I stayed silent (i know!) <span class="amp">&amp;</span> watched as Dr. Cassie Schuster worked her magic. She is a Doctor of Naturopathy&#8230;&amp; has so many initials after her name I&#8217;ve already lost count. She&#8217;s been working with Max for several months. I met the family at her <a href="http://www.equuswellnesscenter.com/">Wellness Ranch</a>&nbsp;for the shoot&#8230;&amp; was not prepared for what I saw. Max couldn&#8217;t walk. He appeared very lethargic&#8230;exhausted&#8230;ready to&nbsp;go&#8230;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/08/27/large_f28c7847166bf2dca0f1.jpg" alt="Upload from August 27, 2011" title="Upload from August 27, 2011" /></p> <p>I asked Cassie several questions after the shoot today. We decided to team up for a special post. Please read Cassie&#8217;s commentary below the photos. It&#8217;s amazingly brilliant&#8230;&amp; it may come in handy for you&nbsp;someday&#8230;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/08/27/large_6ab4fe0870f5607377dc.jpg" alt="Upload from August 27, 2011" title="Upload from August 27, 2011" /></p> <p><span class="dquo">&#8220;</span>Working with animals brings me a joy that I just cannot describe: their total unconditional love, the trust they extend, and the bond they will make with a human who shows them compassion - nothing better in the&nbsp;world.&#8221;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/08/27/large_590fca6df6e2de156483.jpg" alt="Upload from August 27, 2011" title="Upload from August 27, 2011" /></p> <p><span class="dquo">&#8220;</span>Take that a step farther into what I call &#8220;animal hospice&#8221; and you add honor to that joy. This is the story of Max, a gorgeous hunk of Rottweiler that started coming for Reiki treatments. As his health needs changed, his Reiki treatments changed as well and now we are looking at end-of-life&nbsp;care.&#8221;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/08/27/large_5b54c3dd6db00b613b7d.jpg" alt="Upload from August 27, 2011" title="Upload from August 27, 2011" /></p> <p><span class="dquo">&#8220;</span>Max is a warrior. A fighter. But today he was different. Today Max was showing signs of transitioning from one plane to another. Often staring off into space, it&#8217;s easy to think he&#8217;s distracted or not interested. Actually, he&#8217;s tuning in to the fur babies who have already crossed the Rainbow Bridge - he&#8217;s deciding about leaving&nbsp;us.&#8221;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/08/27/large_9881ab6d72a52372b128.jpg" alt="Upload from August 27, 2011" title="Upload from August 27, 2011" /></p> <p><span class="dquo">&#8220;</span>His people are awesome, taking care of his every need, from carrying Max to and from the car, to wiping his watery eyes, to taking care of his leaky bladder. They want him to get well. They want him to show a sign of turning around and rejoining the family. Max appears to be ready for other things&nbsp;though.&#8221;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/08/27/large_c63763e4548b337fc119.jpg" alt="Upload from August 27, 2011" title="Upload from August 27, 2011" /></p> <p><span class="dquo">&#8220;</span>When an animal is ready to transition, their needs change and this is what we talked about today with Max, his people, Robyn, and myself. It was tearful but healing, to be together in thought and understanding. This is the most difficult thing to do - watch your beloved fur baby cross&nbsp;over.&#8221;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/08/27/large_04aa7ccc5306dbad16c4.jpg" alt="Upload from August 27, 2011" title="Upload from August 27, 2011" /></p> <p><span class="dquo">&#8220;</span>Max&#8217;s people wish for him to cross over in the comfort of their home, surrounded by the people and the other fur babies who love him so much. We talked about taking away the physical distractions - turning off the television and stereo, turning off harsh lights, speaking in low tones - basically removing the energy that binds him to this&nbsp;earth.&#8221;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/08/27/large_6e58beed63cf08eda075.jpg" alt="Upload from August 27, 2011" title="Upload from August 27, 2011" /></p> <p><span class="dquo">&#8220;</span>When Max is at home, he has already started &#8220;speaking&#8221;, vocalizing. This is part pain but also part communicating - asking for a space and time for him to transition. At some point Max will lose his appetite. He&#8217;s conserving energy to pass instead of using energy to digest food. At some point he will refuse water - again, preserving precious energy because he no longer needs physical&nbsp;intervention.&#8221;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/08/27/large_9bc943ff8ad665753a26.jpg" alt="Upload from August 27, 2011" title="Upload from August 27, 2011" /></p> <p><span class="dquo">&#8220;</span>It will be a huge gift for Max&#8217;s people to allow him to cross over at home. What if he&#8217;s in pain? What if it becomes too unbearable to watch? Have a support team, have a plan. Know that there are many loving souls who will take a shift of watching and holding the energy for&nbsp;Max.&#8221;&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/08/27/large_16e0d1d4397b4dfb4de1.jpg" alt="Upload from August 27, 2011" title="Upload from August 27, 2011" /></p> <p><span class="dquo">&#8220;</span>In the end, the peace will fill in the sharp edges of the void, softening the loss, allowing the healing process to take&nbsp;place.</p> <p>There is nothing like the love of our animals. It is an honor to be in their presence at a sacred time such as transitioning.<br /><br />Max, I salute the warrior in you, and I thank you for the many lessons you have brought to us. Namaste.&#8221; &#8212;Cassie&nbsp;Schuster</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/08/27/large_46e77126aa8adb6355f8.jpg" alt="Upload from August 27, 2011" title="Upload from August 27, 2011" /></p> Sat, 27 Aug 2011 03:23:00 +0000http://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2011/aug/27/maxs-last-journey-love-robyn-arouty-houston-pet-photographer/Dead Dog Walking in Waco. (Robyn Arouty Photography/Houston, TX)http://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2011/jul/01/dead-dog-walking-waco-robyn-arouty-photographyhouston-tx/<p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/07/01/large_IMG_7674WEB+%281%29.jpg" alt="IMG_7674WEB (1).jpg" title="IMG_7674WEB (1).jpg" /></p> <p>I received this message <span class="amp">&amp;</span> photo earlier&#8230;from Kit, a pet photographer that I&#8217;m mentoring in Waco,&nbsp;<span class="caps">TX</span>:</p> <p><span class="dquo">&#8220;</span>So today I did one of the hardest things so far at the shelter. As I was leaving, one of the staff ran up to me crying. A dog she had been fighting to find a home for is set to be <span class="caps">PTS</span> in the morning. She asked if I would take a picture of it for her so she&#8217;d have something more than the kennel picture.&nbsp;<br /><br />Broke my heart seeing the love she had for the dog. I had to focus on taking the pictures so I didn&#8217;t cry myself. She was asking herself what furniture she could get rid of in order to find room for another kennel in her apartment.<br /><br />I know I may never have a photography business but the fulfillment I get from volunteering at the shelter is priceless. I&#8217;ve been put there for a&nbsp;reason.&#8221;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/07/01/large_IMG_7675WEB.jpg" alt="IMG_7675WEB.jpg" title="IMG_7675WEB.jpg" /></p> <p>From the back, the dog looks a lot like P.J&#8230;.which of course made me cry&#8230; This one doesn&#8217;t have a name&#8230;just a number. He deserves a name, love <span class="amp">&amp;</span> a place to live out his life. Here is all the info I&nbsp;have:</p> <p><span class="dquo">&#8220;</span>The shelter makes it very hard to adopt Pits. Usually, they will only allow them to go to rescue with such a limited amount of time. Rescue is preferred, but they have stated that if we have a committed adopter in the morning, they will pull him off the euth list. But, if you want to foster they may be able to find a rescue to pull him. Call Emily at 254-495-6554, she can get you the number for the person who has to approve rescue. Dog&nbsp;<span class="caps">ID</span>#A13464004.&#8221;</p> <p><span class="dquo">&#8220;</span>He is located at the Humane Society of Central Texas in Waco. <span class="caps">UN</span>-neutered pit bull mix. Medium build. Hasn&#8217;t been tested for <span class="caps">HW</span>. Shelter opens at 11am tomorrow. Best to contact Emily so she can notify them there is a possible rescue/adoption/foster as soon as&nbsp;possible.&#8221;</p> <p><img class="fj-Photo fj-large" src="http://media.myfotojournal.com:80/blogs/robynaroutyphotography/photos/2011/07/01/large_IMG_7669WEB.jpg" alt="IMG_7669WEB.jpg" title="IMG_7669WEB.jpg" /></p> <p>So, here&#8217;s your chance to do something. I did my part on this one&#8230;&amp; now I&#8217;m passing the baton to you. All the info is here&#8230;make your move. (<span class="caps">OK</span>&#8230;if he comes to Houston&#8230;there&#8217;s a pocketshots session in it for you&#8230;my&nbsp;treat!)</p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 02:44:17 +0000http://robynaroutyphotography.myfotojournal.com/2011/jul/01/dead-dog-walking-waco-robyn-arouty-photographyhouston-tx/