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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 retouching services.
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 location.
Please email me at bobequus@dumbdogstudios.com or call me at 215-410-1947 Monday through Friday.
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