You never know what you are going to get with the weather in Wisconsin in spring. My shoot with Hope and Prince fell on a day of off and on showers with the chance of heavy rain later in the evening. Although it was cold, windy and looking like it could rain at any moment we went forward with the shoot. And I'm very glad we did. The overcast sky and wind produced some great pictures. Hope, the brown Pomeranian, was a little shy around the camera but, as you can see by the photo below, eventually came around with a great smile. Prince, the black and white Pomeranian, eventually got bored of barking at me and posed for some nice, windswept images. Minutes after I jumped in the car to head home it started to rain. Thanks Kim for braving the elements and contacting me to photograph Hope and Prince. I love little dogs with big personalities!
Besides my dog Chloe, Sara and Sydney (belonging to my parents) are the most photographed dogs on my computer. You may recognize them from my "Dogs" gallery or prior blog posts. We wanted to get some new pictures of the girls for the holidays... so I thought I'd share. Sara (brown/black) is incredibly photogenic. Sydney (black) takes a little more work. However it doesn't take much to get a good head tilt out of either of them. I hope the holiday season has been good to everyone so far. Enjoy it, it will be over before you know.
Stella was the second black lab I had the opportunity to shoot in a week and I'm not complaining. I love labs! She is 7 years old (which I would still consider a puppy in lab years) and was as ball and stick obsessed as one might expect. Even though our photo shoot was technically the 3rd time that day she got to burn off energy (and it was only 10am) she outlasted us all. Summer is a great time to photograph but there is just something about fall with the warm brown colors that you gotta love! Thanks Tony for introducing me to Stella. I hope I was able to help her wear off a little more of that lab energy.
RW Wrinkles is a 3.5 year old black lab. We started with some studio shots. Wrinkles is a lab; he likes balls. So getting him to look at anything but the ball (ya, I just said "the word") was nearly impossible. So I miiiiiiiiiight have digitally added the tennis ball into some of the pictures. You do what you gotta do. We managed to get some good studio shots and then headed outdoors to wear off some energy. Thanks Roxane for letting me shoot Wrinkles and, for the record, I think this will be the best Christmas present ever (but I'm biased)! I hope you enjoy the pictures.
Talk about a perfect evening for photography. For the most part this month has been rainy and cold. However, we caught a break for Hugo, Adele and Elita's shoot. We had blue skies, a comfortable temperature and amazing evening sunlight. Aside from the normal photographic challenges of shooting the two color extremes (white and black dogs) and one high speed squirl chase we got some great shots. Hugo is a 16 year old Standard Poodle known around his home as "The General". Adele (white) and Elita (black) are 3 year old Standard Poodles known as the "Amazing Poodle-ettes". Thanks Christina for contacting me to shoot Hugo, Adele and Elita. I hope you guys enjoy the photos!
I had a great time shooting Buttons and Lucifer. Buttons, the more out going striped Tabby, came out to greet me immediately while Lucifer took a little while longer. It was questionable whether Lucifer would make an appearance but she ended up being out the whole time (as long as I didn't make any sudden moves). I was really glad when Kristina contacted me to shoot her cats. I don't get to shoot nearly as many cats as I'd like to. They are a very different subject than dogs, but equally as great! So if you interested in getting your cat photographed please contact me. Thanks again Kristina for introducing me to Buttons and Lucifer and I hope you enjoy the pictures.