Monthly Archives: September 2012

Build a Home for SSG Wally Fanene

We had a very nice invitation to come and photograph the Dinner and Dance to raise funds to build a specially adapted home for a severely wounded veteran SSG Wallace (Wally) Fanene, a Temecula Valley High School graduate and Army soldier who was injured in Iraq and lost his right arm and right leg. I’d met Wally once before and was impressed at how sweet and modest he is. Really he seemed very embarrassed to have been recognized at the Farmers Market where I ran into him. Several people had come up to him to chat and ask questions and he just beamed. The night of the dance we’d just gotten home from a major week long convention in Las Vegas photographing a Pet Grooming competition and were exhausted! But I really wanted to show and help out and get to know him and his very beautiful family and Im glad that we were able to do it. If you want to donate to the helping Wally and his family build their new home or have skills that you can help out with please visit this link below:

Build a Home for SSG Wally Fanene

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Banyan Pet Photography Goes to Superzoo!

We are very honored to have been invited to photograph Super Groom! SuperGroom is the International Pet Grooming portion of Superzoo Pet Expo the retail pet industry’s leading business convention hosted at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Pet groomers travel from all over the world including Brazil and Japan and we had the good fortune to meet, spend time and photograph them and their amazing work! Super Groom is sponsored by the World Pet Association and competition winners were awarded trophies, plaques and more than $45,000 in prize money. Irina Pinkusevich from Florida took home the Tom McLaughlin Super Jackpot Title and $10,000—the largest one-time purse in the industry! Again it was an honor to be there and we certainly cannot wait for next year!

I think my favorite entry of the show would have to be the Sesame Street themed Standard Poodle complete with accompanied Oscar the Grouch which was a tiny little poodle in a garbage can. Talk about cute! We can’t wait to see what they come up with next year. Those groomers are rockin!

If you are Groomer who participated in the show and would like to purchase prints please follow the link below and be sure to visit our Facebook page Like Us! All ordered images will be straightened cropped and perfected and shipped to your home.

Super Groom Competition Photos 

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