Off Leash Studio
We recently had the pleasure of meeting, and working with Kevin Sarasom, of Off Leash Studio during the filming of our PetSmart commercial. Kevin is the very talented and professional man behind the lens. After briefly composing ideas in his mind, he shared his thoughts and invited feedback from me, the pet parent. Perhaps knowing a bit about Henry, Reese and Ricky helped with his creative process. Mostly, I think it was Kevin’s easy going attitude; his ability to wait patiently for his models to become comfortable, open up and show off their personalities.
We are delighted to share with you some of the fun images from Off Leash Studio (recognize anyone?)
What inspired you to become a photographer and, in particular, to specialize in pet photography?
I’ve been a cinematographer for 5 years now and I realized that I’ve got a knack for making things look good, and I love animals. I had a vision to produce really high production value in the photos while capturing unique expressions or showing personality.
Natural, outdoor environment, home (of pet), or studio. Why is that your preference?
We only shoot in studio, at Off Leash Studio
As a volunteer, shelter photographer, I know how amazing it is to connect with the animals. Please share with us one of your most magical experiences (and photograph from that session, if possible)
They are all magical experiences! This is Tyson and Abby. They were especially awesome.
All time favourite photo – why?
Frankenstein – the first photo ever, that inspired the rest
Any ‘Oopsie Daisies’ during a shoot?
Nothing a pee pad can’t take care of.
Do you have a favourite species, breed, or age group to photograph?
Do you have animal companions? Please tell us about them?
I have a pet corn snake, Clarisse. She’s awesome and will soon be featured!
Camera and favourite lens (why)?
Canon 5DM3, 50mm 1.2 – The shallow depth of field!
What, in your opinion makes a great pet portrait?
If it tells a story, it’s a great portrait.
What tips and suggestions do you have for shelter workers wanting to create a flattering photo for each pet’s adoption profile portrait?
A diffused light source. If you have a flash, point it towards and bounce it off a piece of paper.
Off Leash Studio specializes in capturing your pet’s unique personality. Using cinematic lighting techniques honed through years of experience shooting portraits, the style we aim for is classic and modern, with a fun twist. We love to meet new pets, discover their personalities, and capture all their wonderful expressions.
Thank you for sharing with us Kevin. The Parker Pack are thrilled with our Off Leash Studio photos!
To view more of Kevin’s work, please click to visit Off Leash Studio