Reserve YOUR PET'S page in
Volume II
How Does It Work?
I'm raising funds for the Oregon Humane Society by
creating this book with YOUR pets.

Your $200 donation to OHS gets
your own FULL PAGE in the book.
You also get
YOUR OWN COPY of the book!
PSST! Here are some of the portraits that are ready for the book:
Sadly, little Toto, above on right in front, passed away between the photographic session and the delivery of the finished portraits that were ordered.

This is what Johanni had to say when they picked up their finished portraits:
Here's Toto and Johanni again:
Here's what Ira and Robin had to say about being in the previous book:
And here's what Tracy Barry at KGW said about the project:
Charles hard at work photographing some puppies for the OHS magazine:

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?
Help me help the Oregon Humane Society!

     Portrait Planning Session with Me (Charles)
     1 hour Photographic Session in my studio
     Portrait Selection Session at my studio
           a n d . . .
     A FULL PAGE IN THE BOOK of your pets... and you
           p l u s . . .
     Your own copy of the finished book, signed by me.
What happens next?
After you SIGN UP, you may call us at the studio at 503-663-1513
or we'll call you to arrange for a Planning Session at the studio.

At the Planning Session, you'll chat with Charles
and design your portraits together, so there are
no surprises and that everything turns out perfect!

You'll also learn about all the different approaches
Charles has to creating your portraits, all the finishes,
all the sizes, all the prices of finished portraits for yourself.
You'll learn simply everything you need to know!
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.
Senator Mark O. Hatfield
Ryan and Stephanie Snyder
Owners, Stephanie Inn, Cannon Beach, OR
Katie Harman-Ebner
Miss America 2002
Charles is also completely nuts about his cat,
to whom this book is dedicated.
Charles' main portrait studio website:
Charles specializes in wall portraits:
He also creates functional furniture from found materials:
When will the book be published?
The finished book will have 200 families and their pets in it.
The sooner we get everybody signed up, the sooner it can go to press!

So, you can see that we can't put a hard date on anything yet.
And, the sooner you tell all our friends and get them to sign up,
the sooner the book will be done!
How much will a copy of the book be?
The retail price will be $49.95 
Where can we buy the book when it's out?
Currently we are in talks with Tiffany's and Le Louvre Museum.
Just kidding! We aim to have it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, at our beloved Powell's and many, many pet-oriented stores around Portland.

If you want it in YOUR favorite store,
let us know and we'll follow right up!
How many pets can I have on a page in the book?
If you have an ant farm that you want to bring in, that'd be THOUSANDS!

In reality, the logistics of wrangling more than three dogs at once can be daunting, and we can discuss that during the Portrait Consultation Session.
Can I have more than one page in the book?
YES! Extra pages are available! Each page is a $200 donation to OHS
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 go over all of what's available when you are in for your Planning Session.

Most of Charles' clients invest anywhere from $1000 on up to
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.

Get Prepared!

What do I bring to the session?

Clothes? Props? Treats? Toys?

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 (his shirt is patterned, but it is muted)

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!
(just joking)

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 younger than 6!):

If you have ANY questions, please call us at 503-663-1513 - we're here to help!
You may certainly bring props! The more the merrier!
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 wound up,
we want them to stay focused (if at all possible!)
Dogs should be tired and hungry, but...
A tired and hungry dog is pliable, moves slower, and is easier to work with.
But, people should be fed and rested.
Babies and toddlers are best at their 'peak hours' of alertness.

Me? I need coffee. LOTS of coffee.
Contact the studio:
Charles Fine Art Portraits
5757 SW Macadam Ave.
Portland, OR 97239
We have direct access to the studio from the parking lot
There are two reserved spaces right next to the door to the studio!
See Charles' two previous books of pets:
Click on the image below to see the book in a PDF format
'Pets of Portland'
DoveLewis Animal Hospital
'We Love Our Pets' (2014)
Oregon Humane Society
Copyright CW Designs, Inc. 2017
Charles G. Waugh
503-663-1513 ext 4