Fun at the Fetching Pet Portraits Fundraiser; tracy bodeo photography at AVH Veterinary Group

Our second annual Fetching Fundraiser took place at AVH Veterinary Group on February 5th, 2012.  The images were posted online shortly after the event, but I am still receiving the final choices of what to print by clients who purchased the portrait packages that raised money for the Center for Animal Health and Welfare.  In all, we raised $2003.00 for the Center, the majority of which came from the portraits, but an additional $400.00+ came from our raffle.  Several dogs from the Center were there to greet customers (in the hopes of finding their own homes) and AVH also ran a puppy playgroup during the event– what a crowd we had!  All the dogs who participated in the event seemed to have a great time!

Below are a few pictures taken during the event (courtesy of Bob Thompson) and then some of my favorite client portraits from the event.  Thank you to all these gorgeous dogs who helped raise money for the homeless animals at the shelter!





Specials at tracy bodeo photography; Lehigh Valley, Easton, Allentown, Bethlehem children’s, family & pet photographer

Take advantage of tbp’s “End of the Summer” special:  Take 10% off any Gallery Wrap, 11×14 or larger.  And remember, anyone who has recently adopted a shelter/rescue pet or plans on doing so in the future, automatically receives a $25.00 gift card towards the purchase of any pet portrait session or package!

Charity event to benefit the Center for Animal Health and Welfare; pet portraits by tracy bodeo photography of Bethlehem, PA

“Forever Fetching Pet Portraits” by tracy bodeo photography will be coming to the AVH Veterinary Group in Pen Argyl, PA  on September 11th (1-5 pm) and 12th (10am-5pm) 2010 to participate in a fundraiser on behalf of the Center for Animal Health and Welfare.   We are very excited about this event and hoping for a big turn-out!  We are now taking appointments for pet portrait mini-sessions and our goal is to raise a big chunk of cash (and collect some dog food and cat litter as well)  for the Center.

There are 3 different packages to choose from (see below) and opportunities to upgrade each of them.  ALL proceeds go directly to the animals at the Center for Animal Health and Welfare.  This is a wonderful chance to be a part of a terrific cause.  There are a limited number of appointments available, so book your session today!  You can make your appointment for one of our Sept.11/12th Forever Fetching Pet Portrait mini-sessions by calling AVH at 610-863-7111.

The baby American Robins fledge! — Our new “houseguests” – Part 6 and final

The baby robins living in the nest in the wreath on our front door have fledged!  The baby shown below is approximately 2.5 weeks old.  The babies jumped out of the nest and started hanging out in the vines around the porch.  I lost track of 2 of the fledglings, but one stayed in the vines for most of the day.  By the next day, they were all totally out of sight and everything was quiet.  It was a great experience getting to watch the parents build their nest and to see the birds up-close from eggs to babies to fledglings.  We enjoyed hearing them call to their parents for food and admired all the mom and dad’s hard work.  It was nice having those extra little lives in our lives.  We are hoping they choose to stay with us again next spring!




American Robins @ 2 weeks — Our new “houseguests” — Part 4

     I got a little behind on my robin updates… but there was a dramatic change in the baby robins between week one and two…. 

    By the time the babies were two weeks old, their speckled feathers grew in and they became so cute!  They started flapping their wings and crowding each other in their nest.

    The photos below were taken when the baby robins were ~2 weeks old.  There are two photos of the parents feeding their babies–  one is of the dad and one is of the mom– can you tell the difference?



Baby robins sleeping and waiting for mom or dad to show up with more food…



Here comes a nice juicy worm…



What good parents!




Our new “houseguests” — American Robins!

     Approximately three weeks ago a pair of American Robins started hanging around our front porch.  Every time we would go in or out of our front door the frightened pair would sound an alarm call as they would fly into a nearby tree or bush.  We were not sure at first what was going on, but soon noticed the spiral of twigs developing within the wreath hanging on our front door!  Last year we had robins build nests in the hanging flower baskets on the porch.  This year I was late putting out the new baskets and the robin pair decided that the wreath on the door in their territory would have to do– even with us swinging the wreath as we went in and out the door!

      The nest was completed in several days and then the Robins seemed to disappear.  After several more days the pair reappeared and one egg was laid in the nest.  One more egg was laid on the each of the next 2 days for a total of 3 eggs– three beautiful, speckled, blue eggs!  Keep checking back to see what happens….




Bethlehem Rotunda Photo Exhibit Now Open

The Bethlehem City Hall Rotunda has just opened a new exhibit featuring the photography of the Hillcrest Camera Club including Tracy Bodeo Photography.   The exhibit will be open until the end of March during regular business hours– Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The Rotunda is located at 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  The show is made up all all types of photography– portraiture, nature, landscape photography, architecture and “creative”/abstract work.  Please stop by to see some beautiful and diverse photography!


Reflections Competition

The Hillcrest Camera Club held its latest competition meeting last Monday evening and the assigned subject was “Reflections” in all catagories (Monochrome & Color Prints, Pictorial Projected Images and Projected Nature Images).  It was a beautiful competition to see… wonderful use of color and shape, interesting compositions and many unique images.  I was very happy to be the recipient of 4 of the awards that evening!

waterlily-b1WaterLily— 1st Place – Nature



Warped Building3rd Place- Pictorial



Swan’s Rorschuch— 3rd Place – Monochrome Prints



Getting My Ducks in a Row— 2nd Place- Pictorial


To learn more about the Hillcrest Camera Club, please visit their website at  We love visitors and new members.