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1 weeks ago

I love the subtext on this one 😄 "Remi loves to run! She loves to spend time at the beach and in the mountains, hiking. She loves to bounce through fields of wild flowers with her sister, Delilah." I wanted to give Remi's badge a feeling of a nice free run all the way to the mountains. I added little flowers on the title banner too. . . . . #thelabsandco #adventurebadge #adventuredog #dogillustration #GSP

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2 weeks ago

"Delilah loves water and dock diving." I had fun playing with challenging water texture and depth perspective for this lovely Springer's badge. Sometimes, keeping it simple is harder! . . . . #thelabsandco #adventurebadge #dogillustration #vectorillustration #springerspaniel

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2 weeks ago

Affenpinscher is a German word for monkey terrier. That alongside the Remarkables mountain range, a love of Disney and definitely a need for sparkle were all top of mind when working on Ralph’s Adventure Badge for our friend Craig of @furtographynz ❤️ I’ve loved working on each and every badge, but this one was extra sweet and a fun challenge with the signature Affenpinscher beard ❤️ . . . . #thelabsandco #illustration #adventurebadge #adventuredog #dogillustration #affenpinscher #furtographynz

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last month

I am so excited about these adventure dog badges! I'm also rather nervous because it will be a fun experiment. Would you like one featuring your dog? Link in profile! I will be offering 10 of these as custom illustrations of your dog (or kitty ) available for grabs over at my @thelabsand co shop. As of now, o have 8 left! I made vinyl stickers with Willow's (pictured ) but you can print it however you like (I will give you some cool recommendations ). For more details, follow @thelabsand co or paste this link on your web browser 😃 bit.ly/badgemydog . . . . #willowthewild #adventuredog #wilderdog #dogillustration #thelabsandco #thelabsandcoshop #dogbadge #stickermule

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#iammacythepitbull and #iamamodel 💃😁 #Repost @thelabsand co • • • • • I have a special place in my gooey heart for dog ears, especially the big fruit-bat ones and the little pizza slice ones. Truth be told, we prefer photographing dogs out in the wild, but every once in a while, the urban wild has some stunning, colorful backgrounds. 😍 . . . . #thelabsandco #norcaldogphotographer #ihavethisthingwithcolor #thestatelyhound #weeklyfluff

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I have a special place in my gooey heart for dog ears, especially the big fruit-bat ones and the little pizza slice ones. Truth be told, we prefer photographing dogs out in the wild, but every once in a while, the urban wild has some stunning, colorful backgrounds. 😍 . . . . #thelabsandco #norcaldogphotographer #ihavethisthingwithcolor #thestatelyhound #weeklyfluff

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The best room with a view we ever had. 🏕🌅⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ By the way, that guy on the left is Bill, he's one of us. He'll likely be the first person you talk to when you reach out to us. He's the kindest person, seems to be magnetic to cats, and Willow (pointy-eared thing on the right ) think's he's the bee's knees. Wherever your adventures take you this weekend, we hope they have killer views as well. . . . . #thelabsandco #thisisusthelabsandco #adventuredog #thestatelyhound #optoutside #uncommonpath #campingwithdogs

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So, I made these for myself (and for Ms. Wild ) a little while back, and I liked them so much, I wanted to figure out a way to make more... for you and your dog (or kitty )! It will be an experiment, so I will only be making 10. Hope to have everything ironed out and available late next week. Want to know more? Make sure you follow our brand @thelabsand co for details 💜 . . . . #willowthewild #adventuredog #stickermule #dogillustration #thelabsandco #thelabsandcoshop #sheexplores

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The point of distinction between loving and hating a hot summers is... the ability to cool off properly. It will be a scorcher in our little town of Petaluma this weekend. Stay cool, friends! . . . . #thelabsandco #shakeitoff #ihavethisthingwithcolour #weeklyfluff #colorblock #norcaldogphotographer

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last month

🌜Promo Sneak Peek!🌛 For a limited time and quantity—Adding Custom-illustrations of your own favorite adventure buddy to our shop as a limited release promo! 🐾⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We created an "Adventure Dog Badge" for our favorite wild hound, @willowthewildandco and had it printed as a vinyl sticker with @stickermule We liked it so much, we decided we want to make more... for YOU and YOUR adventure dogs! 🏜⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sure, you can make stickers, but the fun part is, what you print with it is totally up to you! Curious to know more? Stay tuned. We are finetuning the details of this here promo item and hope to have it live next week. 🌸We will only be offering 10 custom illustrations!🌸 First come, first served, so if you want one, make sure you keep an eye on this space for details on where to buy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are very excited about these, and hope you will be too 🌝 . . . . #thelabsandco #willowthewild #stickermule #adventuredog #vinylstickers #customillustration #dogillustration

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We are working on a fun promo item to add to our shop. It will involve custom illustration, the ability to make fun goodies with it such as vinyl stickers, decals, badges etc. and the best part? It involves adventure dogs (and cats ) 😃. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Curious? Stay tuned! Posting a sneak peek tomorrow. We'll only be offering 10, so if you like it and want it, be ready to act fast. This is the first time we have done this, so it will be a fun experiment. . . . . #thelabsandco #customillustration #illustrator #adventuredog #thelabsandcoshop

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July 2019

When you have your own business and brand and you wear all the hats; the one we consistently forget to put on is the HR hat. Time away from what you live and breathe every day as your main source of income is not only important... when everything depends on You, it is crucial. Bill and I try to remind ourselves of that often, but the truth is, we can always do better. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I took this photo of Bill and our beloved @yourfriendtographer while traveling together, lost in the woods of Wicklow, Ireland. . . . . #thelabsandco #wicklowireland #unplugtorecharge #friendsasprops

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July 2019

One of our favorite things about summer? Camping... therefore campfire coffee. Ergo, coffee is one of our favorite things about summer... Wait... how did that happen? 😏☕️ . . . . #thelabsandco #itsthelittlethings #campfirecoffee #kujucoffee

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July 2019

We are big fans of interactive, puzzle or thinking toys here at The Labs & Co. HQ. They have so many for dogs these days, and we are glad to see smart designs starting to pop up for cats. Do you have a favorite? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Throwing it back today to our first time photographing @petplaysf 's Wobble Ball. . . . . #thelabsandco #interactivedogtoys #dognerds

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July 2019

Primary colors at play together and it's so lovely 😍 ❤️💚💙🖤 We have been known to location-scout for cool-colored doors. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Emma and Andrea, photographed in Berkeley for @earthrated #thelabsandco #colormehappy #commercialdogphotographer #earthrated

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June 2019

Doing work we are proud of for clients and businesses we care deeply for is a reward in itself. Seeing it displayed in your much loved little nook of the world is the cherry on top 🍒 Thank you so much @petaluma_pet ! ❤️ . . . . #thelabsandco #petalumapetcompany #petalumapetco #visitpetaluma #norcaldogphotographer #commercialpetphotographer #dogfriendlypetaluma

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June 2019

A word on auxiliary light, aka in photography as the use of off camera flash, reflectors, etc. ✨ Tons of magic can be done with these tools. There are countless beautiful examples of incredible photography artists that use it and what it can do to add drama and vibrance to color in a scene. ⚡️ Our personal use of it is understated to say the least. We sometimes use auxiliary light as just that, auxiliary--a way to bring light into a dark coat, or catchlights in the eyes, while still relying mostly on ambient light to set the mood. 🌟 If we can keep you guessing whether a scene is lit naturally or with a little help from auxiliary light, then we accomplished what we aimed for. 💫⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Corbie, our Canis Major. Photographed in a favorite nook in Petaluma with off-camera flash. . . . . #thelabsandco #corbinthesaint #thelabsandcocanismajor #profoto #commercialpetphotographer

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June 2019

"I’ve got pockets full of sunshine" she says, they are all located in those squishy jowls 😚 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Poppy, photographed in Petaluma for @petplaysf #thelabsandco #petplaysf #commercialpetphotographer #weeklyfluff

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June 2019

Everything we have learned about being kind and loving has come from the teachings of wonderful humans, as well as every canine we have ever had the joy to cross paths with 💙. . . . . #thelabsandco #theloveofagooddog #2houndsdesign #commercialpetphotographer

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June 2019

The sun is out, the grass is green, and the Corgis are running. It's the little things 💚🌞 Wishing you all a happy week ahead! . . . . #thelabsandco #corgstagram #commercialpetphotographer #petplaysf

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May 2019

Kittens and windows, as delicious a pairing as chocolate and sea salt. . . . . #thelabsandco #commercialpetphotographer #catsofinstagram

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May 2019

Tyrion (left ) knows when to send "the big dogs" in. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shop dogs at our neighborhood gem, @petaluma_pet , Tyrion and Brienne. If you are visiting Petaluma, don't miss visiting Rachel (bring your dogs ) and stock up on all the best goodies. . . . . #thelabsandco #dogsofpetaluma #petalumadogs #visitpetaluma #commercialdogphotographer #shopsmall #neighborhoodgem

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May 2019

One of our first photography instructors, Paul Liebhardt, an incredibly talented and accomplished travel photographer himself, described photography as "seeing light." We never forgot that. We work by those words, and it is the first thing we do when out photographing, always looking for the light. Every once in a while, the sun reflects on a window and bounces off into a gorgeous little spotlight on the street below, we love using these little gifts of light. We always remember Paul at moments like these. Good teachers and their words will stay with you forever. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Charlie, photographed in downtown Petaluma. . . . . #thelabsandco #norcaldogphotographer #commercialdogphotographer #weeklyfluff

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May 2019

The face you make when you just had breakfast and are already thinking about "second breakfast." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Throwing it waaaay back today to one of our first-full day commercial photoshoots. @petplaysf brought us in to create a library of images for their marketing. We had many great dogs and a lot of great products to work with that day, not to mention a beautiful space to work in. The coolest part? Most of these images are still in use by them, proving not only that they make products designed for longevity, but that investing in great images for your marketing is a smart brand-building decision. . . . . #thelabsandco #petplaysf #commercialpetphotographer

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May 2019

Meet Jocelyn and Kobe, founder of the newly launched @boodog nyc . Jocelyn was what we like to call a "unicorn" client. One that is committed to the work it takes to build a brand and not just a thriving business. She knows full well that sometimes, it can be a stressful process, but what we love about her is how fully she trusted us and the rest of her creative team. Boo Dog is a brand with a beating heart and one that aspires to help others. We helped Jocelyn revamp her logo and entire brand suite, designed some fun graphics for her clothing line and we had a very fun photoshoot all over San Francisco, this is one of our favorite images from that shoot. Boo Dog Lifestyles officially launched their website and shop, beautifully designed by @dottiedogdesign ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, if you like to shop for a good cause, and enjoy cozy hoodies, t-shirts and scarves, and you love your dogs more than words can say, then you are officially #DogLoyal and you should definitely check out @boodog nyc ❤️🐶 . . . . #thelabsandco #projectstories #boodoglifestyles #boodognyc #dogloyal #womeninthepetindustry #adifferentkindofheadshot #petpreneur #workingwithdog

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May 2019

So, we were ready, and you probably guessed what happened next, right? The truth is, it could have gone either way. With cats, you have to work around their terms and know their behavior and body language to try an accurately predict it. We know Loo can hardly resist not making an inaugural deposit into a fresh litter box, so just in case, we placed the hero product and waited for Bill to finish filling the box. Boom. Product front and center, and suggestion (or actual ) use of the product happening in the background. Could we have tossed treats in the box to get Loo to go in there to get the shot? Sure, but her tail carriage would have been different, and the way she entered the box would have been different. Maybe very few people would care to notice that, but those who know cats might, and who do you want to reach as your target market as a brand that sells a product made for cats? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Make sure you check out our stories for the full series of photos and our review of Pretty Litter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Want to test Pretty Litter on your kitties? Use code LABS20 for 20% off right meow 😺 . . . . #thelabsandco #ittybittyzenkitty #prettylitter #whatsinyourlitterbox #catwellness #workingwithcats #commercialpetphotographer

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May 2019

When asked what is one thing to keep in mind when working with animals, especially ones that can be a little more unpredictable (ahem! felines ), we always come back to this: --Be Ready and Know/Respect Your Subject-- A moment, an expression, an action done spontaneously and genuinely is solid gold and extremely hard to recreate. When you know your subjects, you can predict a number of scenarios. Cats are by nature curious, so use it! For this series of shots (don't miss the whole series in our stories ), we were more than ready. We got the lighting setup and I instructed Bill to click and reward Leeloo for sitting on top of the bathroom toilet and staying there. I then asked him to open a fresh bag of Pretty Litter and proceed to fill the box as he normally would. I knew Loo would stay there, but she "monitored" the filling of her litter box and interacted with Bill throughout. Better yet... she looked directly at the camera when I called her name. We were ready for what happened next. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Want to test Pretty Litter on your kitties? Use code LABS20 for 20% off right meow 😺 . . . . #thelabsandco #ittybittyzenkitty #prettylitter #commercialpetphotographer #whatsinyourlitterbox #catwellness #photographingcats

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May 2019

Our head of Feline Resources was recruited recently by the kind folks at @prettylitter to test and review their innovative, health-monitoring and lightweight litter. You can find that full review in our stories along with a code for 20% if you are like us and prefer to make up your own minds on the matter 😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The neat part about getting serious product review requests is getting to create photography content of a (sometimes ) more challenging subject with less pressure. Both Leeloo (pictured ) and Artemis (aka RT kitty ) are clicker-trained, but it was clear to see their very different speeds and preferences in working. RT is better at tricks, and Loo was perfectly suited for this job because of her slower, calculated movements. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Want to test Pretty Litter on your kitties? Use code LABS20 for 20% off right meow 😺 . . . . #thelabsandco #ittybittyzenkitty #prettylitter #whatsinyourlitterbox #catwellness #commercialpetphotographer

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May 2019

Reminiscing of time spent in Florence with our friend @jnicholesmith This was taken on our beloved, noisy beast, the Hasselblad 503 on Fuji Pro 400 film. It was hilarious, while I was framing this shot, and calculating my exposure at a snail pace, I suddenly hear Nic saying "um... you have an audience". Tourists taking photos of this tourist taking a photo with a beastly camera. Good times. Miss you bella Italia! Miss you bella Nic! . . . . #thelabsandco #firenze #hasselblad503 #fujipro400h

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May 2019

When you lay down for a quick nap and wake up hours later not knowing what day it is 😳. Or... Accurate portrayal of us this morning after watching the Game of Thrones series finale #didallthatreallyhappen ? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Grizzy, photographed in Graton, CA. . . . . #thelabsandco #thatscrufftho #weeklyfluff #bestwoof

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May 2019

Love Gracie's "you silly human" face. She’s a dog, like many, who sniffs out sadness, worry or anxiety and makes it her mission to comfort and help you feel better. She doesn’t believe in physical boundaries and would prefer to be as close to you as possible. May we all have a friend like Gracie ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hope you are all having a great weekend! . . . . #thelabsandco #petalumadogs #itssofluffyicoulddie #weeklyfluff

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May 2019

Headed into the weekend like...BYE!💨 . . . . #thelabsandco #germanshorthairedpointer #beachhound

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May 2019

When you are so tired and in need of some R&R that you start making cat videos 😂 Thank goodness we are headed out for some camping ⛺️ Signing off until Tuesday 👋🏽 Happy weekend everyone! . . . . #thelabsandco #yeswearedorks #thisisusthelabsandco #kittycourt #sosotired #catvideos #kittydontcare

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May 2019

(3 of 3 ) Now come the multiple layers of ink. I do this over a couple of sessions, to let the ink dry but also to step away and come back with fresh eyes. I love antique lithographs, and building depth, textures, shadows and highlights with nothing more than lines and dots meticulously layered is a very relaxing and meditative way to draw. After I’ve had my nose close to the paper for long enough, stepping back and seeing what the ink has revealed is super fun. After the ink is fully dry, I gently erase any trace of pencil left, leaving crisp black and white. There she is 🐺 . . . . #thelabsandco #illustration #pencilsketches #handdrawn #illustrator #wolf

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May 2019

(2 of 3 ) The nice thing about pencil is building upon soft lines, trying something here and there, erasing what doesn’t feel right. I love it when the eyes come in to being, that’s when you can normally hear me say “there you are!” out loud. Sometimes, I leave the eyes for last, and other times they demand to be revealed. Ready to move on to ink and details 🖊 . . . . #thelabsandco #illustration #pencilsketches #handdrawn #illustrator #wolf #doitfortheprocess

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May 2019

(1 of 3 ) A current illustration project, a very special one to me. It involves drawing 7 specific animals, the first of which is this one. My process tends to change depending on the project, but I’m finding most often, it starts just like this, a very faint outline in pencil ✏️. . . . . #thelabsandco #illustration #pencilsketches #handdrawn #illustrator #wolf

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May 2019

I heard someone say “tacos”. 🌮 . . . . #thelabsandco #thestatelyhound #norcaldogphotography #weeklyfluff

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May 2019

"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye." ~Helen Keller ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Luke, photographed in Petaluma on assignment for @earthrated in celebration of #SpeciallyAbledPetsDay 💚 . . . . #thelabsandco #tripoddog #earthrated #muttskickbutts #weeklyfluff #norcaldogphotography

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May 2019

(3 of 3 ) The final piece! I love working with Jaymi because she comes to me knowing exactly what she wants. She comes ready with what I assign as homework to all our clients: a feeling she wants to evoke, a list of good benchmarks and a list of things to avoid. Jaymi gives me clear art direction and plays to my strengths, and at the same time, she’s open to ideas and suggestions. This is when all the stars align and you end up with not only a happy client that is excited to use her artwork and hit the ground running, you end up with an artist that feels appreciated and refueled, motivated to do this again for the next client. Thank you @jaymiheimbuchwildlife for trusting me with this project and for always being such a pleasure to collaborate with ❤️ . . . . #thelabsandco #illustration #inkdrawing #oregoncoastphototours #oregoncoast

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May 2019

(2 of 3 ) After I finished inking the lighthouse and playing with drawing waves... drawing water is hard! I kept stepping back and thinking something was missing. I went back through my art direction notes from Jaymi and there it was: “touches of wildlife”. The whole thing was changed massively by that whale tail and the tiny bird. It made the water come alive. . . . . #thelabsandco #micronpens #inkdrawing #illustration #oregoncoast #oregoncoastphototours

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May 2019

(1 of 3 ) Currently working on two illustration projects that fill me with joy. I just finished and delivered this one. Its new home is with my friend @jaymiheimbuchwildlife for her @oregoncoastphototours 🌄 . . . . #thelabsandco #illustration #micronpens #inkdrawing #oregoncoast #oregoncoastphototours

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April 2019

If you asked me how many times I squealed while editing this session, and you guessed I probably sounded like a balloon slowly and loudly being relieved of the air inside, you would have guessed right 😍😄 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All of these shelter kittens had official names, but we nicknamed them Tortietude, Housepanther and Meerkat. I'll let you imagine why 😉 Happy Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! . . . . #thelabsandco #shelterkitties #sheltercatsrock #catsofinstagram #adoptashelterpetday #weeklyfluff

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April 2019

Step back. Then, look closely. There is always someone who cares. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mateo and friends, photographed at @rivierarescue in Puerto Morelos, Yucatán. . . . . #thelabsandco #rivierarescue #lookforthehelpers #dogsimeetmission #adoptashelterpetday

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April 2019

Happy 🌍🌎🌏 Day. Now enjoy this photo of Eva hiking in the forest. #happyearthday #Repost @thelabsand co ( @get_repost ) ・・・ "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver wrote that, but when I look into my dog's eyes, I'm positive she's asking me, too. "What will we do today that we'll take with us forever? Will we drive the car somewhere far away and explore a trail we've never taken? Will we hit the beach and let the salt bathe your worries away? Can we just go play? Just us?" I answer, "Yes." Because I want to take you with me everywhere. Forever. Because when it's just the two of us, time stands still, and your instinct was right, the salt and sand do wash my worries away. Whatever our you-and-me time brings--the sun or the rain, a forest of trees or an open sky, you remind me that this is where we were meant to be. Outside and free. There is no better antidote than just... this. And when we get home, muddy and weary, evidence of pure bliss, your eyes now answer Mary's question. What is it we plan to do with our one wild and precious life? We'll explore this one wild and precious world. Side by side. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To Earth 🌎 , with ❤️ . ©️The Labs & Co. . . . . #thelabsandco #earthday #sheexplores #dogsinnature

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April 2019

Hapoy Belated Birthday RT!!! Gorgeous panther kitty #sfrawmemberswelove #rawfedcatsofinstagram #rawfedcats #rawfedkitty #rawfedcatsthrive @thelabsand co - Today is dedicated to celebrating our resident house-panther's 13th birthday! RT (short for Artemis... yes, we named him after a badass female ), is such an interesting individual. He shares a lot with his canine sister Willow in that he's not a fan of strangers. His arch nemesis is the delivery truck and the key to his heart is anything edible. Once you are in his "club", he is devoted to you for life. A beefy feline, when snoozing on your lap, he makes sure you know how happy he is to be with you, either by being kneaded on with his giant paws, and the loud vibration of his purring can melt away the most stressful day. He's a cat who LOVES to learn, and we keep hoping @canine_circus_school creates a feline class so he can join. RT has probably taught us more about feline behavior and nutrition in helping him through some rough patches, a huge thanks to @gocatgosf , Kasie at @sfraw , Jodi @Treatibles and Dr. Jim at The Country Vet. But today, he is happy, healthy and thriving. AND he's even got a @petplaysf cat scratcher named after him! Love you to the moon and back, you little a*hole ❤️ Happy birthday buddy! . . . . #thelabsandco #RTkitty #housepanther #catsofgocatgo #SFRAWfeeders #rawfedcat @sfraw - #regrann

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April 2019

"Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen And you can tell everybody This is your song It may be quite simple but Now that it's done I hope you don't mind I hope you don't mind That I put down in words How wonderful life is While you're in the world" ❤️ Is there a song out there that reminds you of your dog (or cat )? Elton John's "Your Song" is definitely that for us with Corbin, it has been from day one. It takes me back to seeing him pounce on a stick during his puppyhood, and marks the gentle pace of our beach strolls these days. 14 years of singing this song to him because he is the kind of dog who makes the world better by being in it, and it will continue to be better because we'll keep singing this song, every time we catch a glimpse of the trail of stardust he'll leave behind. So, please share, what is your song? . . . . #thelabsandco #corbinthesaint #myolddog #thelabsandcocanismajor #photographyourlove

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April 2019

"Um... hi. With this face, I bid you please do your part to take care of our oceans. Is it working?" 💙 Seashell toy by @petplaysf #thelabsandco #weeklyfluff #petplaysf #entlebucher #helpsaveouroceans

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April 2019

So, what do you all have planned for the weekend? Rainy days ahead, which means this pretty much sums it up for us ❤️ . . . . #thelabsandco #thisisusthelabsandco #weeklyfluff

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April 2019

Today is dedicated to celebrating our resident house-panther's 13th birthday! RT (short for Artemis... yes, we named him after a badass female ), is such an interesting individual. He shares a lot with his canine sister Willow in that he's not a fan of strangers. His arch nemesis is the delivery truck and the key to his heart is anything edible. Once you are in his "club", he is devoted to you for life. A beefy feline, when snoozing on your lap, he makes sure you know how happy he is to be with you, either by being kneaded on with his giant paws, and the loud vibration of his purring can melt away the most stressful day. He's a cat who LOVES to learn, and we keep hoping @canine_circus_school creates a feline class so he can join. RT has probably taught us more about feline behavior and nutrition in helping him through some rough patches, a huge thanks to @gocatgosf , Kasie at @sfraw , Jodi @Treatibles and Dr. Jim at The Country Vet. But today, he is happy, healthy and thriving. AND he's even got a @petplaysf cat scratcher named after him! Love you to the moon and back, you little a*hole ❤️ Happy birthday buddy! . . . . #thelabsandco #RTkitty #housepanther #catsofgocatgo #SFRAWfeeders #rawfedcat

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April 2019

🥰 #Repost @thelabsand co with @get_repost ・・・ M is for Monday, and also for Models! Meet three of our faves: Leo, Kiem (awesome human ) and Bimo. We originally met while attending @canine_circus_school 🎪and have had the joy of working together for a number of photo and video shoots. We love working with this team for many reasons. 🦁Leo is the gentlest, sweetest, most enlightened creature you’ll ever meet. 🚀Bimo is a little rocket full of talent, tricks and humor. ❤️Kiem is such a kindhearted and genuinely caring person, her devotion to her dogs is contagious and her wealth of knowledge is inspiring. They always show up to our shoots excited to get to work and they make it a blast of a time, regardless of the size of the project. And because these dogs are so happy and fulfilled, they have a blast nailing the shot and it shows in our images... which makes our clients very happy. It’s a triple win. Pictured here is the trio during one of our commercial photoshoots for @2_hounds_design ✨ . . . . #thelabsandco #thelabsandcomodelnetwork #modeldogmonday #lifeofleo #2houndsdesign #enchantedrebels #commercialdogphotography #norcaldogphotography

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April 2019

M is for Monday, and also for Models! Meet three of our faves: Leo, Kiem (awesome human ) and Bimo. We originally met while attending @canine_circus_school 🎪and have had the joy of working together for a number of photo and video shoots. We love working with this team for many reasons. 🦁Leo is the gentlest, sweetest, most enlightened creature you’ll ever meet. 🚀Bimo is a little rocket full of talent, tricks and humor. ❤️Kiem is such a kindhearted and genuinely caring person, her devotion to her dogs is contagious and her wealth of knowledge is inspiring. They always show up to our shoots excited to get to work and they make it a blast of a time, regardless of the size of the project. And because these dogs are so happy and fulfilled, they have a blast nailing the shot and it shows in our images... which makes our clients very happy. It’s a triple win. Pictured here is the trio during one of our commercial photoshoots for @2_hounds_design ✨ . . . . #thelabsandco #thelabsandcomodelnetwork #modeldogmonday #lifeofleo #2houndsdesign #enchantedrebels #commercialdogphotography #norcaldogphotography

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March 2019

Today in bio botanical sketching, the elusive Nautilus Couch Wolf, Canis Lupus Comfortus, sketched from real life wild habitat on a rainy afternoon. . . . . #thelabsandco #fabercastellpens #dailysketches #willowthewild #illustration

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March 2019

Almost forgot about #NationalPuppyDay Shame on us. So, presenting for your delight, a baby Maligator we photographed at @northbayanimalservices who insisted we draw her like one of our French girls. She’s watched Titanic one too many times. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Remember, baby dogs are cute for good reason, they are a big responsibility and a lot of work. All the effort and patience you put in at the beginning will help you raise a great adult dog. Our friend @pawsitivedevelopment wrote a great article about beginning a new life with a puppy for @stellaandchewys Go check it out! Here’s to all our puppies, of any age, who keep us going ❤️ . . . . #thelabsandco #puppyderp #earthrated

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March 2019

The weekend is approaching and in our book, it means pancakes 🥞!! Now, do tell: How do you like your stack? We like a short stack of fluffy, real buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup that Bill's dad sends us from Vermont. Blueberry pancakes come in at a close second. What about you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is the handsome @sparkthegreatdane We photographed him for @EarthRated in celebration of National Pancake Day. . . . . #pancakes #earthrated #greatdane #thelabsandco #thelabsandcomodelnetwork

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March 2019

Currently exploring North Carolina! First stop, Charlotte, followed by Hendersonville and then Asheville. From the looks of this little @washingtonpost article, Asheville looks like our kind of town 🐕 Anyone we know in the area? Recommendations very welcome! . . . . #thelabsandco #dogcityusa #northcarolina #fortheloveofdogs

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March 2019

Art in your home reflects what you love, what is dear to you.⁣ So, why shouldn't dogs be a part of that?⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ This is a favorite from a recent portrait session, a very kind referral from our dear friend @jessefreidin ⁣ Duncan and Mabel sit below a painting of beloved dogs that came before them. Bill, who was photographing this session on his own while I was horribly sick, caught this quietly perfect moment, where Duncan looked up. This photograph made their mom cry.⁣ Duncan may eventually lose his brave battle with cancer, but one thing is for sure, he'll never lose his place in his family's heart and home. ❤️⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #thelabsandco #photographyourlove #dogmuse #dogart #joysession #rescuedogsrock #weeklyfluffthelabsand co.⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #animalsco #aplacetolovedogs #barkbox #barkhappy #barkpack #barkpost #bestwoof #dailybarker #dogmuse #livemoremagic #houndsbazaar #livelifeoffleash #mybestfriend #petscorner #thestatelyhound #thisdogslife #topdogphoto #weeklyfluff #excellent_dogs #ig_dogphoto ⁣ ⁣ #regram via @thelabsand co

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March 2019

Flinching a little as I press "share", but it's #InternationalWomansDay and I am learning and trying to practice strength in vulnerability. 💪🏽 Why am I flinching? Because this photo makes me laugh. If you know me personally, you'd know I avoid being alone in front of the camera, I despise selfies (if I ever take one, I am never by myself ), I'd rather be behind the camera like most photographers, but I'd feel silly talking to someone about the importance of being in photographs and not putting my money where my mouth is. 🤭 This photo makes me laugh because I was so conflicted when Bill took it. We were hiking on our first visit to Ireland, and I was so deliriously happy there, the cold and drizzle never bothered me and my feet and legs were so eager to move and explore it all after the long journey. Everywhere I looked was green, blue, grey with flashes of golden light. The air was so fresh I wanted to swallow it all and hold it in my mouth like a taste of whiskey. I wanted to stay there as long as I could and take it all in... Bill says "stay for a second" and knowing what he intended to do, I instantly clenched and grinning, murmured "I feel so cheesy😬" but at the same time, I could not suppress that look of bliss on my face, and I know -that- is what he saw and that's precisely why he wanted to photograph me there, to save this moment for me. So, regardless of feeling a little silly in my Captain Morgan hiker stance 😆, I am glad this photo exists because it takes me back there in a heartbeat. 😁 Also, I am a woman; an immigrant, an entrepreneur and an onion with many layers. I would not be who I am if not for all the women who have helped peel those layers. To all my female heroes, friends, ancestors, family, mentors, teachers... to all my women, my wolf pack: this giddy smile is for you ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oh, and hi 👋🏽 I'm Nat, and I'm one half of The Labs & Co. . . . . #thisisusthelabsandco #fridayintroductions #thelabsandco #enchantedrebels #sheexplores

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March 2019

#Repost @andersonanimalshelter • • • • • 💊 It's Poison Prevention Awareness Month! 🏥 Here are some of the most dangerous items for pets that you may have around your home. Take a few minutes of prevention today and you may save their lives tomorrow! Thanks to @thelabsand co and Lili Chin for the awesome infographic! #andersonanimalshelter #poisonprevention #petsafety #themoreyouknow #knowledgeispower #thelabsandco #AdoptDontShop #puppies #puppiesofinstagram #cutepuppies #dogsofinstagram #petstagram #instagramdogs #dogstagram #dogoftheday #lovedogs #lovepuppies #adorable #doglover #instapuppy #instadog #shelterpuppy #shelterdog #rescuepuppy #rescuedog #catsofinstagram #petsofinstagram

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March 2019

That one time Bill hired a tiny assistant to oversee video production. That wee puppy took his job very seriously. 😍 I took this photo of Bill while we were on a mission with @dogsimeet visiting @rivierarescue in the Mayan Riviera this past January. . . . . #thelabsandco #thelabsandcoatwork #rivierarescue #dogsimeet #weeklyfluff

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March 2019

Finn here, says Wednesdays are for wishing. So, what are you wishing for today? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are wishing for some playtime in fresh powder snow ❄️ . . . . #thelabsandco #wishingwednesday

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March 2019

This illustration project we did for EVB and Meow Mix a few years back was one of the biggest, scariest, large scale jobs we have ever done. The turn-around time was crazy fast and I remember not sleeping much through it all, but above all else: it was SO MUCH FUN. The team we worked with was very cool, gave great direction and feedback and it was incredible to see their creative minds at work when storyboarding the project. It made us want to knock it out of the ballpark for them. And as for drawing vector cats all day? Yep. We'd do it again in a heartbeat. 🐱 . . . . #thelabsandco #vectorillustration #adobecreate

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March 2019

“You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them...In one of the stars, I shall be living. In one of them, I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night...You - only you - will have stars that can laugh.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince 🌌⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shepherd and his love Blu, who fought cancer valiantly until the end. All our love to you, Shepherd. All our love to everyone who has faced a battle with cancer alongside their dogs and cats. . . . . #thelabsandco #joysessions #thefightagainstcaninecancer

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February 2019

Peaches had the most lovable and flaming sense of self-respect. She has been the only cat we have ever known with the ability to actually say the word "cookie". She said it often, and it always made those around her laugh myself included. Sending all our love to her family, Joe, Linda and Carol who are missing her tonight. . . . . #thelabsandco #photographyourlove

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February 2019

#Repost from @thelabsand co with @regram app ... Planning some updates to our website, and while sifting through recent work, I kept going back to this portrait of Ranger. A hammy dog in front of a red blaze of Japanese maple? Yes, please. A good portrait does not need to be complicated. That maple was in a tight corner of Ranger's home, tucked away. With a simple reflector, we bounced some light back into the left side of his face and exposed for the shadows. This ended up being a favorite of Ranger's dad, and ours too. ❤️ . . . . #thelabsandco #dogportraiture #fourandsons

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February 2019

Planning some updates to our website, and while sifting through recent work, I kept going back to this portrait of Ranger. A hammy dog in front of a red blaze of Japanese maple? Yes, please. A good portrait does not need to be complicated. That maple was in a tight corner of Ranger's home, tucked away. With a simple reflector, we bounced some light back into the left side of his face and exposed for the shadows. This ended up being a favorite of Ranger's dad, and ours too. ❤️ . . . . #thelabsandco #dogportraiture #fourandsons

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February 2019

Thank you for your kind words. And for this amazing photo of my best girl! #Repost @thelabsand co with @get_repost ・・・ M is for Model Dog Monday! And also, Mila ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mila is a gorgeous Smooth Collie. One (of the many ) reasons we love working with her and her person Katie so much is the effortless communication not just between Mila and Katie, but between them and us. Mila is beautifully trained by Katie and knows many cool tricks, which is fantastic, but what makes our job easier and the ability to get the shot faster, is that communication. We cast dogs like Mila in our shoots because we know Katie will be able to tell us whether or not Mila is capable/comfortable/willing and most importantly, happy to do a specific task needed for the shot. This is what we base ALL our shoots on, they all start with the question: will the dog be happy/willing to do x, in x place in front of our camera? And this is why communication with the dog's handler/person is crucial because they know their dog best. For this shot, we needed Mila to hold this little tote bag. We knew Mila has a great "hold" on cue, but Katie knew Mila would have to practice it with said object first, so we gave her one to practice with a couple of days before our shoot. Needless to say, Mila nailed it under 20 minutes and even though it was pouring rain when we shot (and she's not a big fan of rain ), she looks content, relaxed and alert. Mila and Katie, you are wonderful; and we love having you in our Model Network ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Want to know more about Mila and Katie? She can also help your dogs learn some cool tricks! Visit her at @katiescritters ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our Model Network is always open and welcomes everyone. If you want to learn more and join, head over to www.thelabsand.co/model-network Special thanks to @goodgraypetaluma for lending us your gorgeous shop front as a backdrop and shelter from the rain ☔️! . . . . #thelabsandco #dogmodelmonday #earthrated #thelabsandcomodelnetwork

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February 2019

M is for Model Dog Monday! And also, Mila ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mila is a gorgeous Smooth Collie. One (of the many ) reasons we love working with her and her person Katie so much is the effortless communication not just between Mila and Katie, but between them and us. Mila is beautifully trained by Katie and knows many cool tricks, which is fantastic, but what makes our job easier and the ability to get the shot faster, is that communication. We cast dogs like Mila in our shoots because we know Katie will be able to tell us whether or not Mila is capable/comfortable/willing and most importantly, happy to do a specific task needed for the shot. This is what we base ALL our shoots on, they all start with the question: will the dog be happy/willing to do x, in x place in front of our camera? And this is why communication with the dog's handler/person is crucial because they know their dog best. For this shot, we needed Mila to hold this little tote bag. We knew Mila has a great "hold" on cue, but Katie knew Mila would have to practice it with said object first, so we gave her one to practice with a couple of days before our shoot. Needless to say, Mila nailed it under 20 minutes and even though it was pouring rain when we shot (and she's not a big fan of rain ), she looks content, relaxed and alert. Mila and Katie, you are wonderful; and we love having you in our Model Network ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Want to know more about Mila and Katie? She can also help your dogs learn some cool tricks! Visit her at @katiescritters ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our Model Network is always open and welcomes everyone. If you want to learn more and join, head over to www.thelabsand.co/model-network Special thanks to @goodgraypetaluma for lending us your gorgeous shop front as a backdrop and shelter from the rain ☔️! . . . . #thelabsandco #dogmodelmonday #earthrated #thelabsandcomodelnetwork

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