When I first met dog dad Ralph on the day of our session, he prepared me for “four crazy dogs”. He wanted photos of his pack as a present for his wife, but he wasn"t sure that we’d be able to get some decent photos of them together. He let me and the dogs roam around the yard and have some fun together, and before long they were sitting together beautifully (with the help of a bag of treats)! When he saw the photos afterward, he was so happy that we ended up getting so many great group shots of the dogs.
When he told me about his pack of pups over the phone, I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to tell them apart because they’re all Australian Shepherds. I didn't have to worry about that though, because when I met them I realized they’re each so unique looking and have such distinct personalities, that they were all unforgettable.
Let me introduce them to you!
Here are some of my favorite shots from our session!
We did some of the dogs together, some in groups and then some individual shots. Ralph even called his neighbor over to bring her dog Layla. Layla and Harley were born around the same time so they’ve been playing together since they were puppies. All Ralph had to say was “Layla” and Harley started to prance around and get excited for his friend. When her mom brought Layla over, they started playing together just like they were still puppies.
This turned out to be one of my favorite sessions of 2018. A lot of times pet owners are anxious that their pet won't sit, won't do well, will be too hyper during the session, that it makes the pet even more nervous. Ralph was totally at ease, he let the dogs have fun and he trusted me to do my thing and get great photos. He and his wife loved the way they came out and bought my biggest album, which came out so beautifully that I'm going to order a sample of it to keep in my studio. I also got to spend some time with 5 of the sweetest and cutest dogs ever, and that never hurts. If you're getting photos taken of your pet, remember to relax and have fun with it. Your dog will sense you're at ease and they'll be at ease too, and it'll make for fun and beautiful photos like these!
Do you have a pack of “crazy dogs” you’d love to get portraits of?