A local photographer and author launched a photography book project back to help the city’s vulnerable pets. Read on for all the tail-wagging details.
Cincy Chic: What is Tails of Cincinnati?
Susannah Maynard, Owner of Pet Love Photography and Author of Tails of Cincinnati: Tails of Cincinnati is a fundraising pet photography book project from Pet Love Photography to benefit the SPCA Cincinnati. It is going to be a hardcover, coffee table book featuring the pets of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky photographed around the wonderful locations our region has to offer. For just $95 your pet is guaranteed to have a 2-page spread in the book.
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
Maynard: The inspiration behind it is my dog Lola, who was adopted from the SPCA in October 2018. She is an adorable little chug (chihuahua/pug) that has been a great addition to the family. Additionally, as a pet lover and pet photographer, part of my mission is to give back to the local pet community and this project is the perfect way to do that.
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind it?
Maynard: Me! I’m the owner of pet photography studio Pet Love Photography and founder and publisher of CincyPet Magazine, Greater Cincinnati’s only dedicated pet magazine. Susannah is a Cincinnati native and lifelong animal lover. My previously published works are “Rescue Dogs: Portraits and Stories,” “Rescue Cats: Portraits and Stories,” and “Rescue Rabbits: Portraits & Stories of Bunnies Finding Happy Homes.”
Cincy Chic: Where or how can readers purchase?
Maynard: Right now you can pre-order the book on our website TailsofCincinnati.com. The book is being featured at a special pre-order price of $79.95. It will be a full-color, hardcover, coffee table book with a minimum of 128 pages (the more pets we photograph, the more pages!)
Cincy Chic: What makes this project unique?
Maynard: Tails of Cincinnati is a fun and unique way to get your pet photographed by a professional photographer and featured in a book with their own 2-page spread. It’s also a great way to give back at the same time by supporting area homeless pets.
Cincy Chic: How will the SPCA Cincinnati benefit from this project?
Maynard: Half of the Official Tails of Cincinnati Session booking fee will be donated to the SPCA, as well as a portion of the book sales. The more pets we photograph and the more books we sell, the more money we will raise for the SPCA!
Cincy Chic: Is there any additional info about the project you’d like to share?
Maynard: Sessions for Tails of Cincinnati will take place from June 1 through October 31 of this year and the book is scheduled for publication in early 2021. Sessions are only $95 for one pet (additional pets can be added for $25 each) and clients can even add on a guaranteed session extension if they want to be in pictures with their pets ($150). It’s a great time to include family portraits with your pet’s session. We’ve already started booking sessions, so book now to guarantee a spot for your pet in the book!
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more?
Maynard: They can learn more by visiting our dedicated website TailsofCincinnati.com or they can give me a call at 513-288-1650.