Monthly Archives: August 2012

Olympic Cats Featured in InTouch Magazine

As you may remember, our Olympic cats pridefully celebrate their victories on the podium. Our photograph was featured on page 64 of the August 27th issue of InTouch Magazine! Just as the cats are super excited, so are we!

“The caption reads: “Inspired by Olympian Gabby Douglas, rescue cat Riplee, 2, raises his arms to celebrate his win over Pippi and Bonnie. The feline friends owned and photographed by Linda Bohm of Montclair, N.J., re-created this gymnastics ceremony by proudly posing in front of the famous rings.

(**Should read photographed by Linda Bohm and Gerry Marrazzo of Bohm-Marrazzo Photography**).

So in case you happened to see this as you were flipping through your copy of InTouch Magazine, that’s why it looked so familiar. 🙂

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Bundles of Joy

Back in June, we shot a local TV commercial for St. Peter’s University Hospital. St. Peter’s has a large pediatric program and delivers as many as 6,100 babies each year! This commercial is meant to highlight their many advanced departments in baby and child care. It was a lot of fun shooting this commercial and casting all the babies for it. Here is one of the spots that St. Peter’s has posted on their website:

Thanks to all the babies and their parents who participated. The other spots will hopefully be coming out soon. Stay tuned!!

Check out St. Peter’s University Hospital website here: http://www.saintpetershcs.com/saintpetersuh/

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Autumn is creeping up on us…

The summer is slowly creeping to an end, and fall is sneaking on in. It’s starting to get a little colder at night. There are a few fallen leaves scattered here and there as the wind gusts through the trees. You’re favorite pumpkin spice coffee drink has reappeared on the menus. The season is changing and Autumn is right around the corner.

Autumn, the ever-sneaky season always finds a way of inching it’s way in when summer is still on everyone’s minds. So why not sneak up on Autumn? Start gathering your school books and pulling out your fall jackets because before you know it, you’ll be needing them!

Happy sneaking. 🙂

 

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Cruisin’

This week is just flying on by! We have already approached Wednesday, mid-week. This talented Afghan puppy is cruising along, too!

Contrary to popular belief, Afghan Hounds are quite intelligent and trainable, as you can see here as the puppy skateboards by. This photograph was taken when the puppy was only 8 weeks old! Credits to world-renowned trainer Diane Bauman for the talented pup!

🙂

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Lunch?

 

Why not spend some of the last weeks of summer meeting up with some old friends?! Our talented Pyrenean Shepard, Whoopee is certainly interested!

Working with animals in photography as mentioned before can be a lot of fun, but difficult if working with untrained animals. Animals with basic training make good models. Animals with advanced training make great models! As you can see Whoopee has mastered holding things in her mouth for an extended period of time, as she awaits a reply for a lunch date. Not all dogs can do this, they have to be trained to hold the pose which is crucial in being able to create a photograph like this one.

Now, let’s not leave Whoopee hanging too long….Let’s do lunch!

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Manic Monday

 

It’s the beginning of the week, which sometimes feels like an unsurmountable challenge. With the weekend so far away, no amount of coffee or sandbag stress balls can get you through it. Sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays.

However, the best thing the doctor can prescribe for those wicked Monday symptoms is a little Serotonin-“The Molecule of Happiness” !

Here’s what the doctor recommends:

Breathe. Smile. Read a few jokes or look at some silly pictures of animals from Bohm-Marrazzo Photography’s blog. Laugh.
Repeat 10-15 times daily or as needed.

Get well soon! 🙂

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Love Ya Like a Sister

A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double.  ~Toni Morrison

Not only do human sisters share a special bond, but animal sisters do too! Sisters don’t always have to agree on things. They don’t have to get along all the time. And many times sisters look nothing alike! However, that doesn’t change the type of friendship that sisterhood brings. As they bond sitting side by side, you can see these Afghan Hound sisters Aquina and Tish have very different looks. Although they are unique in appearance, they are both beautiful.

These Afghan hound sisters belong to our friend Diane Bauman.

Happy Friday. :]

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Need a friend?

Photographing animals is so much fun, especially when you have such precious models. Who can resist these adorable kittens? Not us!

Cameron Animal Hospital in Montclair, NJ is trying to find these lovable animals a home! Cameron Animal Hospital is dedicated to finding homes and foster homes for cats and kittens. And these little ones are no exception!

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Thanks to Jenni Stapp for her hard work in trying to find these kittens homes! If you are interested in adopting a new friend, check out the PetFinder site for Cameron Animal Hospital here: http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=NJ150&sort=pet.Identifier 

Purrs-

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It’s All About ATTITUDE

Winston Churchill once said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” Winston was right, in more than one way! Attitude is important not only in how you live your life, but also in how you take someone’s portrait. The attitude of your subject plays a major role in the over all atmosphere of the image. Therefore it is of dire importance to capture your subject in such a way that their attitude shines through.

The attitude that you catch your subject in also depends on the mood you are trying to convey with your photograph. Timing is everything. Catching that one facial expression, be it smile or scowl, is what makes the picture.

However, this doesn’t just go for portraits of people. Animals have attitudes, too!
Those of which Linda Bohm and Gerry Marrazzo are unparalleled in capturing.
As you can see, the expression caught on Pippi’s face shows her fierce “CAT-itude!”

Remember, attitude is everything!

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Photographing Kids and Animals

W. C. Fields once said “Never work with kids or animals.” Here at Bohm-Marrazzo Photography, we disagree. We work with children and animals on a regular basis because we enjoy it! Don’t be fooled, working with kids and animals is not easy. As fun and warm-hearted people, it’s a natural ability for Linda Bohm and Gerry Marrazzo to be so well-versed in animal training and child wrangling.The combination of photographic expertise and psychology allows for the capture of perfect expressions and poses on those two or four-legged subjects.

Here are some basic tips for photographing, the sometimes hard to manage subjects of animals and children:

  • Patience is a virtue. As obvious as this may sound, it can be easy to lose patience when trying to get a subject who doesn’t understand you to do what you want.
  • Reward them! When using food or toys to get the attention of an animal or kid, allow them to get a little taste or get their hands (or paws) on that toy for a moment to maintain their interest.
  • Mi studio es su casa. Make them feel at home. Creating a comfortable environment where you’re shooting helps to take some stress of the subject.
  • Minimize distractions. Only one person should be trying to get the attention of the subject. When multiple people are calling or waving toys and treats, the animal or kid doesn’t know who to look at creating confusion.
  • Give them (and yourself) a break. If things aren’t going so smoothly and your subject is getting antsy, let them take a few minutes to relax off set.

Happy Shooting! 

 

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