I want to thank you again for the beautiful photography you do. I’m so happy with the photo book and the 11 x 14. When I took the 11 x 14 out from its gorgeous box (what a great presentation!), I had to laugh because you captured Julio so perfectly, It was like I was seeing the picture for the first time. And the minute I took the photo book out and looked at the cover, I cried. It is so beautiful. I cried and laughed my way through the book and love the way the quotes match up so well with the pictures. Now have these precious pictures of my boy that I can look back on in the future. I can’t thank you enough for that. – Suzanne
Tara is amazing! Her photos are truly treasured keepsakes that will be cherished forever! She perfectly captured the gentle spirit and sweet soul of our senior girl, MacKenzie; even managing to get a rare shot of MacKenzie’s pure joy at being able to run off lead! She was patient with our very rambunctious misbehaving pup and still managed to capture beautiful shots of him! Her products, service, turnaround time and professionalism are all excellent! You cant go wrong with choosing Tara! – Colleen
Kyle (my husband) and I had been discussing adopting another dog for quite some time. I do marketing and adoption promotions for the SPCA of Wake County. Adopting another family member was always in the back of my mind while at work. With my work I see dozens of dogs walk through our facility on any given day… but we were waiting for “the one” to come along. We knew we wanted an active dog, one that wouldn’t mind jogging with us on a nightly basis. We also understood the plight of the pit bull in animal shelters across the country, so rescuing a pit bull seemed like a perfect fit for us. But it was waiting for the right “one” to come along that was the tough part.
Tara with InBetween the Blinks volunteers with the SPCA on a regular basis to take photos of as many adoptable pets a possible. The SPCA uses Tara’s professional photos to show off and promote the homeless pets in our care on a whole new level. These professional photographs give a new depth and life to the everyday images of adoptable pets that people see on our website and in magazines. It is my job to sort through these stunning photos, post them online and promote our pets in magazines and newspapers. One day I was sorting through a number of photos recently taken by InBetween the Blinks to post on WRAL’s Pet Page. Like lightning, it hit me. A close-up photo of a brindle and white adolescent pit bull. I hadn’t seen this dog before so I thought he must have slipped by me during a busy week. Thinking this would be an adorable photo to post on WRAL’s site I went to see if he was still available for adoption. To my dismay, I couldn’t find him anywhere on our website. In all his cuteness, he must have been scooped up right away… I thought. Shrugging it off, I moved on to the next photo, but saved this little brindle pup’s photo as my computer’s wallpaper. There was something about that photo I couldn’t get out of my head. I loved him, but hadn’t even met him!
Two days later I was at work when one of my colleagues walked into the staff cafeteria… she walked in holding that brindle and white pup from the photo! He was still at the SPCA! I asked what his name was and why he wasn’t on the website. I couldn’t contain my excitement. Apparently “Hitch” (the puppy) was just being a puppy and playing too rough and accidentally bit a volunteer during his playtime outside. This required him to be on hold behind the scenes at the SPCA for 10 days. Our behavior team said that no one had expressed interest in him prior to the incident…
I thought to myself, “This is him. The dog from the photo!” I thought I missed my opportunity to adopt the puppy from the photo before, I wasn’t going to let it happen again. So as soon as Hitch’s “hard time” was served, he became “Miles,” and ours forever! There was just something about that photo that spoke to me. If I hadn’t seen that photo I may have missed the chance to adopt Miles. The mystery puppy from the photo is now our newest family member and the best running buddy I could imagine!
~ Darci VanderSlik
We absolutely love the pictures. We are so thankful that we were able to get him captured while he still feels good. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to help us save a little bit of Yuki for when he can no longer be here with us. You have definitely made this very difficult time easier for us. Tommy already has plans to hang the one of Yuki in the jersey in his home office. ~ Kate