Dog Days of Summer in Moline Illinois

Have you ever wondered where the the term, “Dog Days of Summer”, came from?  The urban dictionary I was reading termed them,” a time in summer where it is so hot and humid that dogs go crazy by barking and howling”. MAR_3653

Dog Days of Summer are referred to as the time from approximately July 3rd to August 11th  when the the star Sirius, rises and sets with the sun.  Part of the Canis Major constellation, the star is the brightest star in the sky and is seen easily with the naked eye.

The ancient Romans believed that the summer heat was caused by Sirius.  Ancient Egyptians believed that Sirius had effect on earth because the annual rising of the star coincided with the days jut before the flooding of the Nile River.  They watched for the star to mark the coming of the floods.

Next month, the studio will be celebrating Dog Days of Summer with special pet portraits here at the studio.  Family and children are welcome to join in on the fun.

Set for August 23rd and 24th,  and August 30th and 31st,  a one hour portrait session and 5×20 framed collage will be available for $99 (a $195 value).

Designers 1A portion of the sales will be donated to the Viking Pups, a college organization that works with the Quad Cities Canine Assistance Network to raise and train therapy dogs.

Are you in?  Give Lisa a call at 309.269.5013 to schedule your appointment today.

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About lisafrancescon

Lisa is a portrait artist who uses photography as part of a process to capture the personality of animals and the special relationship they have with their owners. Based out of Moline Illnois, she travels throughout the Midwest providing timeless images of family pets. Her fine art portraits can be viewed at various pet businesses throughout the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities. Lisa holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Western Illinois University and taught in the public schools for many years. She continues to teach photography classes in her studio covering a wide range of topics. Her class sizes are small so she can offer her students a hands-on experience and individual attention. Lisa is a Certified Professional Photographer and has been awarded the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees through the Professional Photographers of America. She is a member of the American Society of Photographers, one of the most prestigious photographic associations in the world and an association that must be invited into through photographic achievement. Among her many awards and accolades, Lisa has been recognized as one of the top 10 photographers in Illinois in both 2015 and 2016 from the Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois.
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