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Getting the Best Photo of Your Pet for a Portrait

If you are trying to get the very best photo of your pet which will result in a great portrait, there are some basic concepts to keep in mind. Many people choose to have professional photography done. That is always a possibility, but with a little patience and preparation,  you can really enjoy capturing the perfect picture for … Continue reading Getting the Best Photo of Your Pet for a Portrait


Wags and Waves – A Great Fun WET Rescue Event

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Wags and Waves family and dog event. This event is sponsored by and benefits several animal rescue organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Wags and Waves 2018 will be held at Hawaiian Falls Water Park in Garland, Texas on Saturday, September 8th. All proceeds from Wags and … Continue reading Wags and Waves – A Great Fun WET Rescue Event


Photo Contest Entries – Winners Announced Soon!

As you know, in honor of National Pet Week, “Larry Gekiere Artist” held a contest just for my newsletter subscribers. The theme of the contest was in keeping with the theme for next year’s National Pet Week – “More than a Pet, More than a Friend…Family”. Here are all the GREAT entries for your enjoyment. … Continue reading Photo Contest Entries – Winners Announced Soon!


Donation to Legacy Boxer Rescue – Painting to Save Pups!

This year for the first time, Larry Gekiere – Artist is participating in a great fundraising event put on by one of the biggest dog rescue organizations in the DFW area by offering a special donation. Legacy Boxer Rescue (LBR) was founded in 2004 with the belief that all Boxers should have a legacy befitting … Continue reading Donation to Legacy Boxer Rescue – Painting to Save Pups!


News About the “Larry Gekiere Artist Newsletter”!

Now and again I send out an email about what’s going on at “Larry Gekiere Artist”. With the latest email, I have changed the format a bit. My email is now the official newsletter of Larry Gekiere Artist. Every quarter I’ll be sharing my favorite blog posts from the past months, but for those of … Continue reading News About the “Larry Gekiere Artist Newsletter”!