It's that time of the week again! The theme for this week's pet photography circle blog post is Service. As with all our prompts, this one was open to interpretation, and I went back and forth between a couple different ideas. I've been spending a lot of time lately sharing with you all how Kylee Doyle Photography is a full service experience, and my first thought was to continue on that train. However, I have a super exciting project launching in just 10 days that I know you all are dying to hear more about.

One of my main whys for becoming a pet photographer is the ability it gives me to help out animals in need. Statistics show that animals in shelters and rescues with clear photos are more likely to be adopted. In a 2017 study, 64% of adopters said online photos were extremely important in their decision to adopt a dog, and 95% of adopters said they compared photos of multiple dogs online. With that being said, it's important for rescues and shelters to have a resource that can help provide those images.

Over the last year and a half, I have served as a volunteer photographer for a handful of rescues in the Sacramento area, and am always working on new ideas for ways to not only provide these rescues with high-quality images of their adoptable dogs, but also to help them raise money. Last year, Kylee Doyle Photography photographed and designed a calendar for the Sierra Nevada German Shepherd Rescue, raising over $1,300. This year, I'm introducing a new project with a goal to raise $1,500 for Resilient Dog Rescue.

what is the project??

Well, if you've been following me on social media, or read last week's blog post, you may have already seen some teasers.

That's right - on August 17th, registration will be opening for my very first photography book - Tails of Sacramento.

tell me more...

For those of you who have seen my social media posts hyping up this project, you know the details have been a little vague up to this point. However, I'm now ready to share a little more information with you.

Tails of Sacramento will feature dogs from the greater Sacramento area, alongside well-known Sacramento landmarks and locations, including Old Town Sac, the State Capitol, and many more! The book will feature both the stories of the dogs and the locations with complementary images.

The cost of registration will be $90. 50% of the registration fee will go to Resilient Dog Rescue. With your registration fee, you will receive a professional photography session for your dog, a double page spread in the book, and a product credit that can be used to purchase wall art or an album after your session.

Registration opens August 17th and spaces will be strictly limited. Make sure you book your spot as early as possible. Registration will only remain open for two weeks or until the spots are filled, whichever comes first.

Just a note - I know things are still a bit tenuous with the pandemic and California closing many services and businesses. All of the photography sessions for Tails of Sacramento will take place outdoors, which is still an allowed activity. If this should change at any point, all sessions will simply be postponed until a later date. I will also be taking all necessary precautions to ensure your safety, including sanitizing all equipment prior to the session, wearing a mask during our session, and maintaining a safe distance of 6+ feet. All Ordering Appointments will be conducted through Zoom to minimize contact.

Now please enjoy perusing a few cover mock-ups I've created. The final book cover will be selected at a later time from all session images.

Does your pup want to be featured in Tails of Sacramento? Sign up now for Early Registration Notification to be the first to know the moment registration opens.

Don't forget to continue following the blog circle to see everyone else's interpretation of service. Up next is Angela Schneider of Noses & Toes Pet Photography sharing the story of service dogs in Spokane, WA.

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