Pet You’re Perfect – Canines 2013
List Price: 39.95
Available: December 2013
Edition: Hardcover (No DJ)
his book was a brain child of Ranell Ivy’s as a way to help her local No Kill Animal Shelter, the St. Tammany Humane Society. Ranell has volunteered at the Humane Society for 2.5 years, by taking pictures of the dogs and cats that are up for adopti on. By helping them look like the “family pet”, Ranell has assisted the shelter with getti ng their residents adopted more quickly. The book features cherished family pets, including some that were adopted from local shelters. Two of Ranell’s pets were adopted from the St. Tammany Humane Society; Buddy the Pug and Cassie the Cocker Spaniel. All of the portraits were taken at Ranell’s portrait studio located in historic downtown Covington. The scene was kept relati vely uniform in order to keep the focus on each canine and their priceless expressions. 50% of the books profi ts are being donated to the St. Tammany Humane Society’s Second Chance Fund. This fund, helps with veterinary costs for those sick, hurt or injured pets that are usually brought in by good samaritans. Ulti mately, Ranell would like to work in conjuncti on with other pet focused nonprofi ts around the country, helping them raise funds for their organizati ons.
Ranell Ivy is a southern Louisiana photographer and author who resides in Covington, Louisiana with her husband and daughter. Originally from Baton Rouge, she is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Art in History. While Ranell has photographed politi cal and commercial subjects her focus is portrait photography. Her work behind the camera refl ects her fascinati on with capturing the true essence of her subjects and the bond between family members, including those with four paws or hooves. She strives to deliver ti meless, heirloom quality portraits that are a worthy representati on of her clients.