Been to the Dogs

05th November 2012
People say don’t work with animals and children so I’m obviously a glutton for punishment and worked with both in one photo session.

The children were really nice but the pets, dogs, were really hard work particularly the Bulldogs, the Jack Russell was easier.

It was also the first time I’d taken the studio lights and background to someones house for a photo session, so I can now say I have a mobile studio!

It took a little longer to set up than I anticipated but Sarah and Claire were ok with that.

The first session taking photos of the girls went fine but the second session with the dogs, that wasn’t so fine.

Sarah & Claire wanted some photos of the two dogs together so I started with that first, that was definitely a bit of a nightmare. If we could get one dog facing the camera, the other one would be facing in the opposite direction!!

Probably the best shot of the two dogs together

Not even enticing them with meat could encourage them to sit and pose together.

We gave up on that after about 15mins of trying everyone’s patience. Separating them and taking individual photos of them came next, it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be but after about ten minutes of trying I eventually got some reasonable shots of the first one.

A very pregnant Jess - 2 weeks to go

Enter the second dog, and it was just as bad as the first so it’s a good job I have the patience of a saint! But I eventually did get some decent shots.


Last but not least in came Briersey the Jack Russell, apparently named after Lee Briers and just like its namesake, he was definitely a bit of a livewire.

Briersey was definitely more of a poser and a livewire all in one, so I got some really nice shots of this little Jack Russell.

Briersey the livewire Jack Russell

Overall a successful photographic session but very difficult to get some decent shots!!

Composite photograph of Jess & Ruby


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