A Tail of Two Dogs
“Every dog owner thinks their dog is the best dog in the world and every dog owner is right”
Can we have a moment of applause for my witty blog title? I’m rather proud of it! I seem to have had a run of dogs recently in the studio with Hugo and Hector the Pugs joining Adam’s cake smash and Arnold the Bulldog protecting his newborn human baby sister Payton. And I am definitely not complaining, quite the opposite in fact. Then to my utter joy a week or so apart I had two doggos in that couldn’t be any more different.
First up, named after the loveable and huge monster in Monsters Inc was Sully the St. Bernard.
Be still my heart, ever since watching the movie Beethoven as a kid I’ve loved St Bernards. This was the first time having one in the studio though.
Look at him!! He was a gentle giant as he plodded up the stairs to the studio. Armed with a pack of ham his owners didn’t have to give him much direction he pretty much sat down and chilled.
He was booked in for a very special reason. It was his first birthday.
So he had a birthday hat!!! That also means he hasn’t finished growing yet. Yikes!
Just look at those paws! Humungous!
Despite taking lots of breaks to fuss this gorgeous fella I made a beautiful gallery of images that his owners love and record his first birthday.
Alas, I couldn’t keep him so I had to let him go home and then wipe the drool off of, well everywhere, in the studio!
Luqa’s owner had been gifted a Pet Photosession by her mum for Christmas 2019!! Finally, after 3 lockdowns, I was able to honour her original voucher.
Luqa is a Yorkie/Maltese cross and where Sully was huge, Luqa was teeny tiny.
You could easily fit him in a teeny tiny handbag. Luqa didn’t want anything to do with me at first but eventually came around with some of my doggy treats.
For such a tiny pooch he had the biggest expressive eyes.
This is a toddler-sized wicker chair. When I was editing this image he reminded me of another cute creature but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Then it came to me.
Tell me you see it too??
As Luqa was so little and inquisitive I used a variety of props to keep him still for a moment to capture an image.
Like little boxes.
And even a tiny bowl!
I have to say big or tiny, both dogs were very well behaved.
If you would like to get your furry friend professionally photographed but not sure how they’ll be or want to invest in a full shoot I am currently running a ‘Dog Day’s of Summer” Mini Session on two dates. One for outside images and one for Studio images.
(and yup Sully made it onto the ad poster!).
You can book here.