Thursday, November 4, 2010


Little Friends Photo was just voted LOS ANGELES' BEST PET PHOTOGRAPHER in the 2010 Readers' Choice Awards by Tails Pet Magazine! Thanks to everyone who voted! Tens of thousands of enthusiastic pet lovers logged into to vote and I am quite flattered I was the number one choice! Let's party!

For a complete list of winners, check out the TAILS INC website.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Article in the Herald & Review

Article in the Herald & Review today about my volunteer efforts. This is super exciting for me because this is the local newspaper in the city where I grew up! :) Thanks so much for writing this, H&R!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

POOF POOF! - Carmel, CA Pet Photography

POOF POOF the Magnificent is a fearless 6-month old Pomeranian with the heart of a lion. Poofy was born with only three legs and due to a recent slip-and-fall, she broke one of her three working legs! Oh no!!! So now she's down to 2! Poor Poof Poof!! She has one working back leg and one working front leg, but you shou...ld see her hop around! She is like a little wind-up-toy. You set her down and she just hops everywhere!! She is my hero!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Interview with Pet Life Radio

Interview with Pet Life Radio! Put that Richard Marx song on pause for a moment and have a listen:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Little Friends featured on Best Friends!

Our little friends are our best friends! Check out the feature article on the Best Friends website.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Dog Whisperer and Seth Casteel

Cesar Millan and Seth Casteel - teaming up! Check out the feature story on Cesar's website about my photography. Thanks so much, Cesar! Looking forward to working together on future projects! And a big thanks for all you do for pets and all you do for people! We're lucky to have the guidance of The Dog Whisperer!

Cesar Millan "The Dog Whisperer" and Lifestyle Pet Photographer Seth Casteel at the Patterns for Paws fundraiser to benefit the Amanda Foundation Animal Rescue

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

2011 Calendars!

The 2011 Dog Calendars are available now and I'm especially excited that my very own Nala is gracing the cover of "Just Labradoodles" by Willow Creek Press! I'm just so proud of her - earning her keep and all! Plenty of treats for you, Nal!!! For all you Doodle lovers, order your copy today! :)

Oscar the Not-a-Grouch

Endless Summer

Monday, July 12, 2010


A fun new book to check out! Available at your local pet stores and book stores! Cover photo and also interior photos by Little Friends Photo. Click here to buy it through!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

TAILS Pet Magazine - July 2010 Cover

The July edition of Tails Pet Magazine is now available featuring RACHELLE LEVEVRE (Victoria from Twilight) and her dog, Jack, on the cover. Thanks for a fun photo shoot, Rachelle! And thanks for all that you do for animals! Be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine or check it out online!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

AKC Family Dog Magazine - July/August

Congrats to Brunello the Golden Retriever on landing the July/August cover of AKC Family Dog Magazine! You are representing all of the Goldens in the country! Nicely done! Now get that ball already!

Photo by Seth Casteel / Little Friends Photo / Los Angeles Dog Photography

Monday, April 19, 2010

Associated Press Story - SETH CASTEEL

Shelter Dogs Benefit From Volunteer's Photographs
Los Angeles shelter manager says volunteer's photos are saving lives of dogs who need homes. Click below for the full story which has been picked up by dozens of outlets accross the country including ABC News, MSNBC and The Los Angeles Times...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

DOG WORLD Magazine Cover - May 2010

The May 2010 edition of DOG WORLD Magazine features a Little Friends Photo of a Pug Puppy racing down a hillside! This is very exciting news for photographer Seth Casteel as DOG WORLD is one of the most prestigious dog magazines in the world. Congrats to the Pug Puppy and his owner! The magazine is available in all major pet stores and book stores.

"This was an outstanding photo shoot! Excellent weather. Energetic puppies. Lots of assistants to help. A snowy mountain in the background! When this shot was taken, I knew it was a cover! It was interesting to see such a determined expression from an 8-week old Pug Puppy."

and here's a photo they used for the article:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

JEOPARDY! - Mexican Hairless Dog

A Little Friends Photo was featured on JEOPARDY! - America's Favorite Quiz Show, on Monday, March 22nd, 2010. Over 9 million people tuned in to watch the show. The next day, Little Friends received 9 million phone calls and booked 9 million photo shoots. Just kidding. Wouldn't that be crazy! Here's the photo - did you see it? This rare dog breed is called a Mexican Hairless Dog or "Xoloitzcuintle", and is native to Mexico. "Xolos" as they are often called, were considered sacred dogs by the Aztecs (and also Toltecs, Mayans and some other groups) because they believed the dogs were needed by their masters’ souls to help them safely through the underworld. The doggie model in this photo is named Fiona. She resides in Los Angeles and and is owned by Scott Leibow. Congrats to both Fiona and Scott!

Si, seƱor, it's the type of dog seen here (picture shown)
QUESTION: What is the Mexican Hairless

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Little Friends on Atomic Dog Radio!

Check out the recent interview on LA Talk Radio's fantastic new show, ATOMIC DOG RADIO!

"Russ and Jillian discuss training tools. In-studio guest, celebrity pet photographer and advocate Seth Casteel, joins an informative discussion about the recent West Hollywood pet sale ban. Seth also shares how his photographic skills help find homes for shelter dogs.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Tinks the rescue strikes again!

Here's Tinks in her latest claim to fame. Connecting it up at the Chihuahua Connection.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

L.A. Shelter Dogs available for adoption

Here are some friendly faces from the West Los Angeles Animal shelter looking for forever homes. Please contact for more info.

TAILS Pet Magazine Cover - Lisa Ling

It was a pleasure to photograph Lisa Ling for the February 2010 edition of TAILS Pet Magazine. The photo shoot took place at the beautiful Topanga State Park in Los Angeles and featured a litter of adorable Shepherd-mix puppies from the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter. We had a great time and I'm happy to report that all of the puppies have found forever homes!

Special Thanks to Lisa for all that she does to make this world a better place, including her support of animals. Lisa is known for her role as a co-host of ABC's The View (from 1999–2002), host of National Geographic Explorer, reporter on Channel One News, and special correspondent for CNN and the Oprah Winfrey Show, where she investigated the hidden world of puppy mills, exposing the truth that so many people deserved to know.

Cover by Seth Casteel of Little Friends Photo

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Article in Fido Friendly Magazine

Feature article in Fido Friendly Magazine profiling Little Friends Photo.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Teddy Hilton - On the move!

Little Friends Photo had the privilege to photograph the World-Famous Teddy Hilton again. This time - on the move! Check out the posting at!