9:00 AM09:00

Dog Jog 2015 - Save the Date

The studio has been a sponsor of this annual event ever since it began in the early 1990s.  That tradition continues this year and our very own Friends of Pets rescue Tesse (at 13 years old) will be there with Carol and Irene to show our support of everything FOP does for dogs and cats and their people in our community.

Visit the Friends of Pets Dog Jog Website for more information.


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12:00 PM12:00

5th Annual Pawstice Celebration

Pawstice 2015; Sunday, June 28; 12 - 2 p.m.
Location:  Ruth Arcand Park

This year, we're officially transferring the event to Alaska SPCA as a gift to this amazing organization.

We will be there in full support of everything that happens.  We'll be helping organize the details, providing goody bags and making sure everything about Pawstice is just as fun as it always has been - guaranteed!

Please call the studio directly If you missed our original call for RSVPs.  The online registration form is now closed but we can still include a few more guests of the studio.

Or, call Shawna at Alaska SPCA.  Shawna is the Development Director and she'll be able to answer all of your questions.   562-2916

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10:00 AM10:00

Puppy Up Anchorage

As a co-sponsor of this event, we invite you to join us and others in support of funding research that helps find cures for cancer in our animal companions.  Flash, our two-time cancer survivor will be there to greet you along with Carol.  The 2-mile walk is a very gentle stroll.  No hills.  Just a nice walk about with others and their dogs for a great cause.

For more information and to online registration:   www.puppyup.org

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3:00 AM03:00

Senior companionship: Centennial Village

This past spring we photographed more than 20 seniors and their dogs and cats at Centennial Village - a subsidiary of Cook Inlet Housing Authority.

The goal of this project is to encourage architects, planners, administrators and policy makers to incorporate animal companionship into residential lifestyles for senior citizens.  The rewards of having a dog, cat or other animal companion as a family member are amazing:  A sense of purpose, love, mental and physical well-being.

June 5, from 3-5 p.m. we will unveil a lasting exhibit for all to cherish.  Dogs, large and small; cats, loving and grouchy, will be on display at Centennial Village.

Please join us there if you can.  Several of the featured dogs and cats will be on-hand to soak up your praise.

This project was funded with support from Millers Photo Lab and the It's Important to Paws series of books.

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to Mar 29

Catpurred Hearts - Lessons learned from cats exposed.

From the creators of the It’s Important to Paws book series.

We’re currently seeking cat models – the young and young at heart – who have special relationships with any of the following:

-         their person

-         another cat

-         a dog

-         other kinds of animal companions

-         itself (that’s all some cats need!)

Most cats selected for this project will be photographed at the studio with their significant other during a 30-60 minute portrait session.  In some cases, subjects will be called back for a second photography session.

Participants will be selected, in part, based on a 200-word (or less)  story that exemplifies what makes them ideal candidates for this project.  Sessions will include up to two subjects but this depends upon your essay and ability to explain why more or fewer subjects should be included.

We’re seeking funny, mischievous, adventurous, poignant and cat-sational stories that, when combined with our photography, will bring smiles to others while creating a greater appreciation of cats as wonderful companions.  Happy stories preferred.

This project will culminate in published form however those details will not be revealed until we’ve begun the post-production process.


-         Catpurred Hearts session fees are waived (Free!!)

-         All participants will sign an essay and photo release.  Images may appear in publication, print, video and social media.

-         All participants will be able to purchase photos from their session(s) at some point this year but not immediately.

-         Sessions will be completed February, 2015.

-         We can only accept a certain number of models.  Please know that selecting models is very difficult and we’ll receive a lot of responses.

-         Submissions should be sent to the studio via email along with your phone number and the best time to call

-         All terms subject to change as this is a work in progress.



(907) 868-1680

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10:00 AM10:00

Warm Mugs Warm Paws

Our favorite non-profit organization Friends of Pets hosts its annual Warm Mugs Warm Paws event during Fur Rondy Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 10 - 3 p.m.

Sip gourmet and enjoy live music at Anchorage City Limits Loft Hotel.  Animal companion vendors will be there along with four-legged friends.

David Jensen Photography will there along with Layla (the cover dog of our first book It's Important to Paws - Lessons learned from animal companions.)

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11:00 AM11:00

Pet New Year

Hosted by Alaska Mill Feed and Garden Center and sponsored by Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center, this annual event celebrates dogs and cats in Anchorage.

Spay and Neuter vouchers will be distributed - helping everyone with the costs associated with responsible pet ownership and animal over population.

The event will include live demonstrations - agility, flyball, nosework, APD K-9s and much more.

The studio will also be represented - along with our series of books and other signature portrait products.  Think Valentine's Day!!!!

Our books and note cards will be available to view and purchase at Anchorage Animal Care and Control's annual Pet New Year.

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2:00 PM14:00

Polar Pug Rescue and Friends Pupsino Royal

One of our favorite organizations is Polar Pug Rescue and Friends.  When it comes to rescuing and caring for dogs - they do it with care, love and integrity.   They're responsible for dog and people love stories throughout Alaska

Visit their webpage and Like their Facebook page - you'll be a fan for life.  We are.

Hope to see you at the 3rd Annual Pupsino Royale!


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9:00 AM09:00

2014. Puppy Up Anchorage.

Registration. 11 a.m.: 2 mile dog walk.
Every one of us has experienced cancer either personally or through a friend or family member, two and four legged.
Now, you can do something about it!
Come out! Share your stories and celebrate your love for animal companions while supporting and participating in this nationwide event.
Please SHARE this information and signup through the following link.
Thank you.

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12:00 PM12:00

Dog Days of Summer

Bandit takes a sip of fresh rain water during Dog Days of Summer, 2013.  Bandit is a three-legged dog rescued by an awesome family we've know for years.

Bandit takes a sip of fresh rain water during Dog Days of Summer, 2013.  Bandit is a three-legged dog rescued by an awesome family we've know for years.

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership is hosting Dog Days of Summer - the second annual event of its kind.    Vendors, dogs of all shapes and sizes, dog activities and contests - it will all happen at Peratrovich Park (E St and W 4th Avenue).

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9:00 AM09:00

Friends of Pets Dog Jog 2014.

Mark those calendars.  This is one of Friends of Pet's most important fundraising events.   Dog Jog raises funds for their programs and celebrates the bond between people and pets!

Choose the 5K run or the 1-mile stroll, enjoy the Family Fair, and join in the games and contests! Collect pledges to support FOP and stretch your paws for the cause!

Brigid and Alex.  2013   Friends of Pets  ' Dog Jog mascots.

Brigid and Alex.  2013 Friends of Pets' Dog Jog mascots.

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12:00 PM12:00

Pawstice 2014

Norm - Mascot in memorium for Pawstice 2014.

Pawstice is a free private event sponsored by the studio as a gift to the community.  We're pleased to include Alaska SPCA as a co-sponsor of this year's Pawstice.

This two-hour event includes fun activities such as meeting adoption-ready dogs, a blessing of the animals, live music, demonstrations by animal-friendly vendors and free stuff!

This is an RSVP event only.  We're pretty much at our maximum for attendance.  If you're a past customer of the studio or a close friend of someone who has already RSVP'd call us at 868-1680 and we'll put you on the list.


Click HERE to view a Music Video highlighting this year's Pawstice Celebration!

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to Apr 13

Homer Animal Friends Benefits

Click this image to zoom in for a larger view.

David and Layla are traveling to Homer April 10 - 13, 2014 (Thursday - Sunday) in support of Homer Animal Friends.

Watch for two different events.

The first will be an afternoon of book signings.  He'll have First Edition copies of It's Important to Paws and a special door prizes for guests of Homer Book Store.  This will happen Friday, April 11; 3- 6 p.m.
Click HERE for more information about the signing event.

The second event will be a day-long Clicks for Licks portrait benefit, Saturday, 10 - 4 p.m. at the Homer Chamber of Commerce building.  Sessions and packages will help raise funds to support the mission of Homer Animal Friends.

While traveling David may be available for a couple private portrait session between Anchorage and Homer.  Call soon so we can make plans if you're interested!

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12:00 AM00:00

Warm Mugs. Warm Paws.

This is the premiere of a fun event sponsored by Friends of Pets (our favorite animal rescue organization) will include delicious treats and animal related arts and crafts.  This is a fundraising event for FOP.

First edition, signed copies of It's Important to Paws will be available and staff from the studio will be on-hand to talk about the book and studio.

We hope to see you there to help support one of Anchorage's best non-profit organizations.

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