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MISS LOLA ROSE//BAY AREA'S BEST DOG PHOTOGRAPHER JESSE FREIDIN

I had the pleasure of photographing Miss Lola Rose and her mom a few months ago in Los Angeles. Her mom won my Fine Art Dog Photography Package at the Buddha Bark fundraiser for Best Friends Animal Society - I donate photography packages to countless organizations every year, but always love connecting with big groups like Best Friends because they have such a huge impact on how we treat, rescue, and support our country's animals. My session with Lola Rose was truly magical- she is the kind of dog that exudes love and devotion, with a healthy dose of ridiculous. As she sauntered around the house, back yard, zoomed around the table, and sat in her favorite spot staring out the second-story window, she painted a picture of an amazingly happy dog's life. The sparks that flew between Lola, her mom, and her grandpa were amazing. They were a devoted family, and each took care of the others in unique ways. These are some of my favorite images of the past year, and bring me so much joy as a photographer, dog owner, and human being.

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BLONDES HAVE MORE FUN//FINE ART DOG PHOTOGRAPHER JESSE FREIDIN

How does the saying go -- 'blondes have more fun'? I can never remember. All I know is that these two gorgeous Golden Retrievers were tail-wagging, tongue-lolling, and more than eager for a friendly butt scratch during our entire session. We just hung out on the front stoop (which had perfect open shade for photographing) and took it easy. The result was a very relaxed 'day in the life' series of images that capture the sibling relationship between these two wonderful creatures, and the devotion they constantly show their mom (who, by the way, is an amazing private dog walker in Los Angeles). After our session we walked out to the car and could see the Hollywood sign looming over us, up in the hills. Being a true man of adventure, my assistant and I dusted off the layers of Golden Retriever hair from our clothes, put on our hiking shoes, and headed out for a quick little hike - see photos here.

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LA LOVE STORY//FINE ART DOG PHOTOGRAPHER JESSE FREIDIN

Los Angeles, you overwhelm me. You are overstimulating and beautiful at the same time, a tiny vacation from the blander Bay Area. Your dog stores are amazing, your hills are amazing, your old signs and art-deco buildings are amazing, and your peeling paint and quirky stores, too. Unfortunately, I've been so busy photographing some incredible clients these past few days that I hardly have had time to stop and document the madness! But, here are some silly images of the most crucial part of this LA Excursion 2010: my team. Welcome to my team. They make me look good. Tonight, we celebrated our successful take-over of Los Angeles by dining on my favorite meal of all time: Pho.

And then we ran into the Los Angeles Lomography Headquarters. I was in plastic camera heaven. I drooled on the tables and tables of Holgas and Dianas and splitzer filters and fish eye lenses and instant backs and one-of-a-kind, hard-to-find plastic fantastic colors. I left empty-handed, but that happens a lot to me when I go to camera shops. I just get so overwhelmed that I can buy anything.

The real Los Angeles photos will be posted shortly. I've got almost 100 rolls of film to process when I get back. So, give me a few days in the dark room to catch up. You won't be sorry, I can say that much...

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BLURB IT!//FINE ART DOG PHOTOGRAPHER JESSE FREIDIN

It’s been a really incredible experience for both my photography and myself.  I haven’t seen much of a slow down to the public’s interest in “The Doggie Gaga Project” or my exponentially growing list of “Things to Do.”  Amongst the big items, I’ll be heading down to the Los Angeles area in April (9th-14th) to photograph some very exciting new clients.  Additionally, to pull together the success of “The Doggie Gaga Project” as well as showcase a beautiful collection of fine art portraits, I’ve put together a fun and interactive way for you to access what I would describe as a mini portable version of my portfolio.  Enjoy!

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