Right before Christmas we got a call. Do you shoot pets? Yes! We love to shoot pets! Especially dogs. Both Ed and I had dogs growing up. He’s got one now, and I have 3. Mine are spoiled 100 pound monsters! So, we are pretty much ready for any dog that comes in here.
In comes 3 dogs. Two Weimaraners and a Collie mix. If you’ve never been around a Weimaraner, they are very energetic dogs that were originally bred for hunting, and are beautiful dogs.
We had so much fun with this shoot! We would get two dogs to listen, and the third would not cooperate. Or we would get the dogs, and their people were talking. The more people (and pets) you add to an image, the more of a challenge it is.
That being said, We had to include some of the outtakes. Those are always my favorites!
Charlene and John, thanks so much for bringing your furry family. I had a lot of laughs doing this shoot!
Photobooth that is! Our photobooth has taken a life of it’s own! We’ve been so busy with it that we built a second booth to keep up with the demand.
If you haven’t seen or been in our photobooth, then you must be living under a rock! Seriously, we have have been all over the place with it. Hazelton, Penn’s Peak, Sand Springs, Milford, Montdale Country Club, Nay Aug, Moffat Estate and even my own back yard for my daughter’s graduation party.
If you want to check out our booth, join us at Studio 32 in Wilkes Barre on Aug 19th, Nay Aug Park on Aug 20th, or the GDS fair from Aug 27 – Sept 3.
Below are some of the images from some of the crazy people who have been in our booth.
These two guys came to visit us last week. Two of the sweetest puppies. ( I call all dogs puppies, no matter how old they are) Boo is 14 years old, but still gets around pretty good for an old dog! He is missing part of an ear thanks to a fight with a possum.
Mo is the young guy. He’s only 7 months. He looks like he’s part Pit Bull, but what a baby. He made sure he was right next to mommy the whole time.
Once we got the two of them calmed down, they posed nicely for us!
This one is probably my favorite one from the session!
This guy came in to get some portraits done for Valentine’s Day. Such a well behaved dog! We didn’t need a leash, which is always a plus. He pretty much did anything we asked him to do. He had such beautiful markings on him.
This little girl is Pepper. She is a 4 month old lab/beagle mix. We asked her owner to bring her in. Like any puppy, she was a bundle of energy, and so lovable. Like any puppy, she did not want to sit. We did get some really cute shots of her, and shee even let us put a pettiskirt on her. Wait til Joy’s son sees these!
I don’t think we’ve ever come across a dog that we couldn’t get some great shots of. We may have to pull more tricks out of the bag for some, but in general, they all do what we need them to do.
Here are some tips for when you get your pet photographed. Feed and water them before they get here. Walk or run them before you leave. This will burn off some of their energy. Once you get here, take your pet for a walk around the yard. Let him or her sniff around and do their thing.
Once we get your pet inside, we will let him/ her get used to us. We don’t jump right into shooting. We want your pet to feel comfortable and safe.
Here are some of our favorite images from the shoot.
Brenda brought Roxie and Adam to visit us a few weeks ago. We love to do animal portraits, but we are sometimes leary of doing two at once. I know Id never be able to get my two beasts in the same image unless I photoshopped them in. But, these are the dogs from Springbrook Kennels and I knew they would be good.
Both dogs were great posing for us. They would even close their mouths on Brenda’s command! These are some of our favorites from the session.