Archive for the ‘Photo Shoots’ Category
“I’d like to arrange a photo shoot as a gift for my girlfriend. And could you do one extra little thing? …” So began one of the most distinctive shoots I’ve had so far. Anthony went on to explain that he wanted photos of his girlfriend, Natalie with her dog, Abigail, and himself. And at the end of the session he wanted me to photograph him getting down on one knee and proposing! To Natalie, not Abigail — just to be clear. I think Abigail approved when her lady said, “YES!”
This is Aspen. She is 14 years old but you’d never know it from looking at her! Gorgeous isn’t she? Thanks for dropping by the studio for a portrait session, Aspen!
I got to teach a How to Take Great Photos of Your Dog class at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s Camp Muddy Paws this week and it was a blast! The class was made up of 40 kids, 11-12 years old and armed with digital cameras. We discussed tips for shootingat interesting angles, getting the dogs to look at you with interest, how to crop a photo to make it more interesting, and much more. The kids asked really well-thought-out questions and kept me on my toes. Then they broke into groups to put what they learned into practice with a couple of borrowed dogs from the shelter.
Here’s some of their photos – great work everyone!
OMG I have never been disliked by a canine the way this little Bichon Frise disliked me. Her name is Izzie and her buddy’s name is Lily. Lily loved me as you can see – she totally cheeses it up for the camera! But Izzie could barely stomach glancing at me out of the corner of her eye. They make a great pair, a study in contrasts like the comedy/tragedy masks
When my webmaster, Michi, created this blog for me she told me I’d have to write a bit at least once a week to keep it current with search engines. Oh, sure, no problem, I can do once a week. Um, last entry was when? Well I’ve been busy dammit. I’ve been doing many, many photo shoots for the Kong dog toy company. Which by the way is a lovely company. The kind of friendly, bring-your-do-to-work place that I could work at if — God forbid — I ever had to get a real job. Again, God forbid. The photos are for their website, their ads, their packaging, etc for all their dog and cat toys. Cats are a bitch. Yes, cats are a female dog — I understand the misnomer but it’s accurate in an abstract sort of way. I’m really beginning to dislike those creatures. Sooooo tempermental. But dogs are jubilant, life-affirming lovebugs. That’s not my bias talking, those are hardcore indisputable facts. Anyhoo, the shoots are fun and it’s been nice to be busy.
I think the type of client I work with at any given time is a reflection of that time and whew! are the times a-crazy now. In the middle of moving to a new home I thought it was a good time to also completely remodel my website and start a new business as a Silpada jewelry rep and continue scheduling photo shoots and offer to start doing photo shoots of new home listings for my real estate agent. Not sure why that sounded good all at the same time but there it is. My most recent photo shoot felt just like my life: chaotic! But it all turned out fun. She had three adorable dogs and wanted a family portrait of herself with them all. Great idea but – wow – these were energetic dogs Shirley, the human, is a lovely person and her dogs just adore her. I think we finally got some good shots once the critters calmed down. Here’s a sample!