Paws4Art is a fine arts studio, owned by partners Donnasue Jacobi and Fred Roessler. They have been creating fine art photography together since 1985. Fred creates his fine arts photographs using traditional film and darkroom processes. He concentrates on visual images to capture the character of older forgotten places and times. Fred also specializes in pet portraits and uses a digital camera for pet portrait montages that Donnasue uses to design a personal photography book of your day with them and your beloved pets. He loves working with dogs to create a lasting imagery of beloved pets. His photography is offered for private and corporate collections. Donnasue is also a print maker and book artist/designer. She combines her love of design, hand-bound bookbinding, and photography to teach fun art classes for most age groups and skill levels. She also accepts commissions for a wide variety of custom books and greeting cards for personal and business needs.

Galleries List
Body Parts Gallery
Body Parts
Books Gallery
Candy Caddies Gallery
Candy Caddies

Cards Gallery
Clay Monoprints Gallery
Clay Monoprints
Creatures Gallery
Dog Portraits Gallery
Dog Portraits
Dogs at Play Gallery
Dogs at Play
Filoli Gardens Gallery
Filoli Gardens

Florals Gallery
Historical Towns & Parks Gallery
Historical Towns & Parks
Horses Galley

Hostess Paper Gifts Gallery
Hostess Paper Gifts
Inner Gardens Gallery
Inner Gardens
Landscapes Gallery

Lavender Paper Gifts Gallery
Lavender Paper Gifts

Recycled Calendars Gallery
Recycled Calendars Paper Gifts
Still Life Gallery
Still Life

Sunflowers Gallery

Trains Gallery
Willowside Ranch Gallery
Willowside Ranch

Pet Portraits

If you haven't yet checked out my newest website, you are missing out on some fun and fabulous images! I LOVE photographing people's pets and creating art from the images, either photographic prints or making hand-bound books from the images. Donnasue has been working tirelessly on capturing “dogs at play.”

We are working on updating and merging all of websites so that will house all of our photographic work into one home.

Some people think, "Why would I get a portrait of my dog?" The answer is those of us who have a dog or many dogs consider them as much a part of the family as anyone else, and so capturing portraits of them and creating wall art or family albums and books immortalizes that truth. Why not have a framed print or canvas with an image capturing the essence of your beloved pet adorning your wall?

We can offer original silver gelatin prints from our darkroom or beautiful color prints from digital images of dogs in motion. If you’d like something old fashioned, I can hand-paint the silver gelatin print with oils for a truly special art piece. I feel lucky to do what I do and be able to meet interesting pets and their people. Sharing in the profound bonding between them is inspirational!

Paws4Art is a truly pet-friendly boutique portrait studio in Menlo Park, California. Our profound love of animals helps us create heirloom quality artwork of your pet for display in your home. We have photographed cats and horses for clients in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our work has been shown at the Pacific Art League and Sanchez Gallery. If you are looking for a photographer to capture the essence of your beloved pet, call us!

Let us preserve tomorrow's memories - today.

Contact our studio today for additional information or to discuss how easy it is to schedule a portrait session for your pet(s).

Portrait Sessions and Rates

Contact Information: PAWS4ART
Donnasue Jacobi
P.O. Box 1545
San Andreas, CA 95249
PHONE: 209-754-907


Free photo shoots during 2013

Holiday Cards from your pooch
Sep 28 & 29 from11 a to 4pm, call to schedule your time – all pets welcome (and their humans).

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All photos are copyrighted ©Fred Roessler and ©Donnasue Jacobi, all rights reserved. See the contact information for licensing usage.
I also offer prints, singly or in folio sets, please contact me for more information.