• WELCOME!

    Looking for the Gallery for the Dog Pawty at Lexington in East Hampton on August 20, 2016? Click here.

    You can download the image for free, and order prints by adding your favorites to the shopping cart.

    This is the main website and blog site for the Puparazzi, the pet photography division of Vivid Visions Photo-Graphics. We are based on eastern Long Island and serve Long Island, the North Fork and the Hamptons, but we also take our show on the road from time to time. If you live outside of our main service area, don't be shy-we may be coming to your neighborhood soon!

    We have been having so much fun doing sessions in the field that our website does not get updated very much. But, don't worry--we are as active as ever, and would love to meet you and your furbaby to get some great memories for you. So, call or email to find out more!

    We cover quite a bit of territory here, but our main focus is making images of your furry, fuzzy and feathered friends.

    Primarily, we hope you will find easy access to information regarding our services and pricing. Just check the menu bar above. There you will find links to our Pet Photo galleries, details on our services and other information, including a note from Owner/Photographer Judy McCleery sharing a bit about how she found herself making a living with a camera in her hand.

    Feedback, input and comments are always welcome, so please join our conversation with a post in our comments section. Or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

    Thanks for visiting! Stay as long as you like and come back to see us again soon!

  • Photography Services

    While we would love for you to just browse around at your leisure, we know your time is valuable, so to help you find the topics that are most interesting to you, here are some a couple of suggested links you should try first: You can learn more about our style and our suggestions for preparing your pet for the photo session by checking the links in the ABOUT drop-down menu. You also find our pricing plans and information on additional services. Also check out the Gallery of Pet Pix in the Gallery link. This will take you to the Flash slide show. If you wish to see the gallery in without Flash (important for iPhone users) you'll find a link in the ABOUT drop-down menu
  • We’re Greener Photographers

    Conserving our natural resources is as important to us as preserving your special memories. And we give this effort more than lip service. Wherever and whenever possible and practical, The Puparazzi uses environmentally friendly business practices and offers environmentally friendly products. So, if you would like to talk a walk on the greener side, ask us about our Greener Photography specials. Oh, and check our nifty badge in our sidebar-we're certified as a Premier of Greener Photography.
  • The Blog-

    After you have explored the business side of things, we have plenty more to share on the blogging side. We'll share sample photos and comments about recent shoots, photography tips, and even climb on the soapbox once in a while for a worthy cause. We hope the blog offers you a glimpse into who we are, so when you are ready to contact us, we feel like friends.

    Scroll down the page to see the most recent posts.

  • Contact Us

    Learn more or book a session. 631.765.3572 info@thepuparazzi.net

Friday Free Furtography-Preview Pet Photos

On December 3rd, The Puparazzi and the Country Pet Boutique launched their new partnership-Friday Furtography Pet Photos, by offering free pet photo mini-sessions at the Country Pet on Love Lane in Mattituck.

The community response was so positive! In two short hours we squeezed in nine mini-sessions with pooches ranging from tall to small and everywhere in between. We’re doing it again on December 17th-Free session with a web-ready image or a sheet of four wallet prints, so if you missed the first one you still have a chance for a free session.

Here is a down and dirty fresh out of the camera sample of some of our favorites:

Zeus-he doesn't like camera, but we caught him looking, didn't we?

Norwood is in training for Canine Companions for Independence. I have such a soft spot for these black labs!

Zack-the last time we saw this fellow he was knee high to a grasshopper-they grow so fast!

Mr. Darcy-yes, named after the well-known, fictional English gentleman-both of them!

Maggie-so intent once she heard the whistle. Aren't those ears wonderful?

Sunday-Mom thought he was too shaggy for a photo, but I thought he was just right. So cute!

Gigi-a mixed breed rescue who is such a love!

Wilson at Bailie Beach

Taking the dogs for a run at Bailie Beach is a bit of a ritual for us, and as Boris aged, he was unable to make the trip. But, Wilson, in his puppy prime is ready for anything, so off we went today for his first visit to our favorite dog beach. Check out some of my favorite snaps from the visit:

"Me have stick!"

Next to Hogan, Wilson looks like a "mini" lab, don't you think?

Wilson thinks he is hiding the grass. So cute!

The Coast Guard lives on! (Hogan thought he'd be safe at the shore now that Boris isn't here.)

Check out those ears!

This is deep enought thanks! Another lab who doesn't swim...

Hogan with the gray muzzle still knows how to mug for the camera, doesn't he?

The Puparazzi Pet Photography Now Offering Mini-Sessions at the Country Pet Boutique

We are so excited to announce that the Puparazzi Pet Photography has partnered with the Country Pet Boutique to offer mini pet photo sessions.

We will set up shop a few days a month to offer beautiful fine art pet portraits in a studio setting. Price is $65 for up to two pets and includes on 11×14 print. Additional sizes and products will also be available including greeting cards, photo gifts and other merchandise.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be accepted, as well. The next mini-session is on November 21st, with plenty of time to arrange for a holiday gift or greeting card. People may be in the photo with the pet.

Here is a sample from our first set of mini-sessions, held at the Barktober Fest on 10/23 and 10/24.

Ready to schedule your own mini-session? Call the Country Pet at 631-298-7800, send me an email or visit the store at 70 Love Lane in Mattituck.

We hope to see you and your furry friend soon!

Barktober Fest at Country Pet-Adopt a Shelter Dog

We’ll be working with the Country Pet  Boutique in Mattituck all weekend, having fun at the two-day open house and giving senior shelter dogs a chance to find their forever family.  Come by an visit us, but first let me make a pitch for rescuing your next dog:

What’s your favorite breed? Lab? Terrier? Mutt?  You can find them all at the shelter or a breed-specific rescue group.

In a world where millions of homeless dogs are killed every year simply because they have no family, we urge you to seriously consider rescuing your next dog from a shelter or rescue group. A homeless dog is not damaged, just unwanted, and in this economy, there are many wonderful dogs who have been surrendered simply because their families could no longer afford to keep them.

Even more tragic, many of these dogs are seniors, and after 6 or 7 years in a loving family, they are now locked in a kennel, sleeping on a concrete floor surrounded by yapping dogs and strangers.

A rescued dog seems to know how lucky it is to be in a warm comfortable home, and they will reward you will nothing but love.

A rescued senior dog will be well-trained, housebroken, and less active, so your furniture, rugs and lifestyle will not be ruled by gates and barriers required when dog-proofing your house.

The next time someone asks you what your favorite breed is, why not tell them “RESCUED!”

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Participating Shelters & Rescue Groups:

North Fork Animal Welfare League, Peconic, NY (631) 765-1811

Mureille’s Place, Wapwallopen, PA (570) 379-1090

Rottweiler Rescue, Deer Park, NY (631) 242-7158

Other Shelter & Rescue Groups on eastern Long Island

Kent Animal Shelter, Calverton, NY (631) 727-5731

ARF, Wainscott, NY (631) 537-0400

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, Hampton Bays, NY

(631) 727-7387

Last Chance Animal Rescue Fund, Southampton, NY

(631) 478-6844

RSVP, Riverhead & Hampton Bays, NY

October-Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

Welcome to October – National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month! As we get back to the real world after the summer winds down and back-to-school is no longer a novelty, it’s a great time of year to think about bringing a new furry friend home. ThePuparazzi are firm believers in rescuing pets from shelter and rescue groups, and we urge our friends to seriously consider looking in the shelters first when you are ready for your next pet.

If you think that shelters only have “damaged goods” or mixed breeds, then you haven’t been to a shelter lately. In this economy, many families have had to make the heart-wrenching decision to surrender their beloved purebreds because they can’t afford to care for them, or worse, they have lost their homes and cannot take pets to their new place. These days many shelters have strong adoption programs where the animal’s history is carefully collected and screened, and even better, they have volunteers and staff who train and socialize the dogs. Often, the dogs are better behaved when they leave the shelter than when they arrived!

Over the years, we have had our share of purebreeds and rescues, and I can assure you I have been grateful for each one of them. Here are some of my favorite photos of them. Can you tell which ones we rescued? We can barely remember ourselves, but I can tell you that we love them all beyond words. And really isn’t that why you bring a pet into your family? To share the love?

Find your next pet at a shelter-visit Petfinder to find one near you.