Get Your Pet In This
LIMITED EDITION BOOK

Only 500 Numbered Books Will Be Made
How Does It Work?
The entry fee is $200 to get your pet and your family
a FULL PAGE in the book.
Plus, you get YOUR OWN COPY of the book

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Charles G. Waugh, the artist doing the book?
The Northwest’s celebrated author and photographer Charles G. Waugh,
has photographed hundreds of families with their pets, and is a master of using humor to get  everyone to ‘Sit... stay!’

He’s created portraits of senators, governors, mayors, and other ‘big dogs’, but he always treats everyone like royalty.
Ryan and Stephanie Snyder
Owners, Stephanie Inn, Cannon Beach, OR
Senator Mark O. Hatfield
Katie Harman-Ebner
Miss America 2002
What do I bring to the session?

Clothes? Props? Treats? Toys?
Clothes

Pull the group together with color.
Keep things simple, in solid colors, and muted:


Now, look what happens if just ONE person is in a different color:
The portrait ends up being all about her.
Well, she might not think that's such a bad thing, but we want everyone to have 'equal billing'. :-)

Here (below) the kids are in reds and the parents in blacks and khakis:

Here the color-scheme was kept to yellows and browns (thankfully, his shirt is a muted pattern!)

Another portrait in yellows and browns:

Using clothes of a color different than your pets can help smaller pets be seen clearly when they are posed in your lap or in front of you:

A beautiful use of formal clothes and fluffy pups!

If you are a dad of twins, dress 'em like convicts:

And, feel free to be who you are and show off what you do: (even if your pets are made of metal and you just made them!)

For portraits of individuals the clothes can be whatever you want.
(Especially if you're under 6 years of age!):

If you have ANY questions, please call us at 503-663-1513 - we're here to help!
Props
You may certainly bring props! The more the merrier!
F'rinstance:
Sunny turned 13 the day this was taken, so we had a party:

The clothes a pet wears tell a story as well. Nellie (below) spent the first three years of her life in a meth house and was rescued from there. She wore a coat because her fur just wasn't growing back. :-(

And Bobo is just plain old cute! in his little sweater:

This Chinese-inspired chest is Tio's favorite perch:
Treats and Toys
IF you bring treats or toys , keep them hidden away.

I use treats VERY sparingly. Otherwise, the dog ends up looking at my hand the whole time, and not at the camera.

And don't use the word 'treat' or 'ball' or whatever gets your pet going - we want them to stay focused (if at all possible!)
What choices of background do I have?
The entire 'We Love Our Pets' book will be photographed on a white background so the subjects stand out, without any distractions.
How many pets can I have on a page in the book?
If you have an ant farm that you want to bring in, I guess that would be THOUSANDS!

In reality, the logistics of wrangling more than three dogs at once can be daunting -- give a call and let's figure it out in advance.
Can I have more than one page in the book?
Extra pages are available! Each page is $200
What prints can we get for ourselves?
Charles has many different options of size, finish and mounting available.
The most popular is the Wall Panel with multiple images:

He'll show you all about what's available when you are in for your photographic session.
How do I get into the building after hours or on Saturdays?
The building is locked after 6:00PM and throughout the weekends.

To get in, simply go to the entrance that is on Simply go to the entrance that is on THE LAKE ROAD SIDE OF THE BUILDING.

There is a big set of glass doors between the FedEx, UPS, and USPS postboxes.

Just ring the DOORBELL to the right of those doors,
it rings in the studio to let us know you are here.
What is your re-scheduling policy?
We understand that people and pets get sick, so give a call and we can reschedule.

One drawback to rescheduling is that all the remaining time slots for the book may be taken, so you might not get in.
Contact the studio:
Charles Fine Art Portraits
6400 S.E. Lake Road #142
Portland, OR 97222
503-663-1513
Pets are allowed into the building
ONLY through the doors on Lake Road:
The Building Owner has requested that
pets come in the doors nearest to my studio.

Simply go to the entrance that is on
THE LAKE ROAD SIDE OF THE BUILDING

There is a big set of glass doors between the FedEx, UPS, and USPS postboxes.

After hours and on Saturdays,
use the DOORBELL to the right of those doors,
it rings in the studio to let us know you are here.