Dumb Dog Studios is
the big guy in the picture. My name is Bobby
Sapovits. I received a degree in film/photo from the
Rochester Institute of Technology and worked for
several photographers in Philadelphia. After my
daughter was born (she's the little guy in the
photo), I began shooting more and more children. I
discovered that not only was I pretty good at it,
but I actually like the little brats. And thus, Dumb
Dog Studios was born.
And the dog? Her name is Bix and she really is dumb.
But we like her.
I like to shoot kids
starting at around two. They have better attention
spans, take direction well, and are more emotive.
While I will gladly photograph babies, you might
just as well get a mall shot since they are not
quite human yet.
Sessions start at
$200. Included in the cost is a DVD with the best of
the images; usually five to twenty. Here
is a sample
of a typical shoot collection. All
images are color corrected and will get some light
'photoshop-ing'. During the session I concentrate on
shooting the child or children, but usually do a
couple of shots with mom and/or dad. I prefer that
you handle all the print ordering yourself as it is
quite easy. I can provide that service for you for
an additional cost as well as more sophisticated
I prefer to shoot at
my studio in Rydal. It allows me to control the
setting and lighting. I will travel, however;
although there is additional cost. In addition to my
studio, I have over an acre of property with many
naturalized settings available.
In addition to
"shooting" kids, I can do adult portraits as well. I
also do advertising and product photography. If so
inclined, I can help you to turn
your shots into a greeting card or a poster
I'm open to any and all ideas and do not hestitate
to ask me for some input as well. I do not do event
photography (i.e. weddings and bar/bat mitvahs). You
can see my other work here
Over the years I have also photographed bicycle
races, particularly the former USPro race held here
in Philadelphia for the last twenty five years. You
can see those shots at this
Please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 215-410-1947
Monday through Friday.