The holidays are almost here, so get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping by reserving a space at one of two holiday pet portrait events — and support a local pet-oriented nonprofit at the same time.
Bell’s Furry Friends Photography, a friendly, fuzzy division of Bell Imaging & Design owned by Debra Bell, will host its annual Holiday Pet Portrait event at two locations this November. People and pets are welcome to join together in the portraits.
Bell, a professional photographer, specializes in photographing pets and their families in a way that is fun and relaxing with heartwarming results.
Sessions are 20-minutes each and cost $40. Included in the cost is a $10 donation to the Furry Friends Food Bank, based at Eastern Area Agency on Aging, a 5-inch by 7-inch gift print, and an online ordering and viewing gallery. Double sessions — 40 minutes each — are $70. No digital files are included in the sessions.
The first event will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Green Acres Kennel Shop, located at 1653 Union St., Bangor. This is the fifth year that Green Acres has hosted this event. Call 945-6841 to reserve your session.
The second event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at For Dogs Boutique, located at 251 Main Road, Holden. This is the second year that For Dogs has hosted this event. Call 989-7297 to reserve your session.
The holiday pet-portrait events are a popular and fun way not only to record your pet for posterity, but to kick off the holiday season. The Furry Friends Food Bank assists seniors and people with disabilities to keep their pets at home by providing food and supplies. The Food Bank is supported solely by donations of dog and cat food, cat litter and money.
Learn more at bffpetphotos.com/news or by calling Debra Bell at 356-2353.