This week has been busy - we photographed 9 dogs on Monday for the rescue (Maxx and Me Pet Rescue - www.maxxandme.org). What a wonderful group of dogs - all with different personalities. Some outgoing and wanting to play, some timid and wondering what the whole photo session was about. Then others that just wanted to snuggle - it was a fulfilling, tiring day.
Here's a few photographs turned to monochrome - black and white (turning them to some other color - blue, red, green, etc just didn't seem right).
First, it's Dippy - a little worried about the whole modeling job - but eventually rose to the occasion and gave us a few great photographs.
Next is Hershel - he is beautiful. They say he is part border collie - he loves his treats. He was the first of 9 we photographed - easy one - but some were much tougher!
Last, is Oreo - with his dark brown fur giving him patch work over the eyes, he is full of energy and ready to go. This guy loved to play ball - so we used that as a way to get some energy out before we started with photographs - it worked!
After finishing the photographs of all these wonderful dogs - we realized the variety of things that we had to come up with in order to get what we wanted. All they wanted was to play or have human attention - but they knew we wanted more. Some we played with, some we snuggled with, others we made weird noises and some we pretended to bark. Along the way, we also realized that sometimes it was just sitting down and hanging out until they were ready. A wonderful day and hoping that each finds it's foster home or forever home so they can enjoy home life instead of just a boarding facility with lots of dogs to play with during day care (which they really seemed to like, so maybe that's not so bad after all).
For more pet photographers sharing their take on this theme, head over to visit Terri J Photography, photographing pets and their people in Toronto and Ontario and then head around the rest of the blog circle.
If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, send an email to [email protected] or give us a call/text Linda at 813-610-2671 in the Tampa Bay area (Florida).