This session was so much fun. My client Emi’s pack is made up of three dogs (Peter, Pixie and Tiger Lily) and two cats (Wendy and Nibs). I love a good theme when it comes to animal names, and that one in particular made me smile a lot. Needless to say, with five pets, there was a lot of excitement at our shoot. We set up on her back deck and photographed each one individually before we attempted any kind of group shots. Her yard is super secure and her animals are so well behaved that they all hung out there together while we shot, taking turns playing with her partner Cody and getting their time in the spotlight. They all did such an amazing job at their individual portraits.
First up was gorgeous grey Nibs, a Russian Blue cat. I love his bright yellow-green eyes!
Next up was Pixie, a chihuahua mix with such a beautiful copper colored coat and the softest little ears!
Then Wendy, the Sphynx cat got her turn in the spotlight. Luckily we got a pretty warm day, so Wendy was able to stay nice and comfortable outside, because she's not rocking a fur coat like the rest of her siblings! This adorable hairless girl is obviously so unique looking, it's hard to take your eyes off her!
Next up was the biggest of the bunch, Tiger Lily, the sweetest hound mix. I love her black and white coat and her little spots everywhere. She's too cute!
Lastly was Peter the Corgi with his striking blue eyes and cutest little black and pink nose. He's a natural at posing and knew exactly when to bust out those adorable head tilts all dog lovers are obsessed with!
We tried a couple more breakdowns of smaller groups and then attempted a group shot with all five animals together. I admit it took a little Photoshop trickery, because as good as I am at getting animals to look at the camera, getting three dogs and two cats to all look the same way at the same time is a big ask! I love the result though, and I was so happy I was able to give Emi a great shot of her entire pack of pets!
Spring is here! This is a great time to schedule an outdoor pet photo session before the summer when it can get too hot for pets to be comfortable.