Buddy and Maddie

Today, one of my photo friends,Anneka Clock, brought me her grandma’s Sheltie dogs to photograph. Buddy, the male, was very excited and happy to be in the studio. Maddie, the blue merle female, was a retired show-dog. She was very skittish and frightened of the studio. This made photographing a bit challenging, as most of the dogs that come in are bouncing off the walls and love to be fawned over and given treats. Luckily, another friend, Charlene Champion, joined us for the shoot and helped wrangle the dogs.

I was excited to photograph the Shelties. I had never shot a similar dog breed, and I figured it would bear some unique photos to beef up my portfolio.

(PS: If you are in the Kansas City area and have a dog or know someone who does, get in contact with me and we’ll try and set up a shoot. I am always looking for new models!)

Here are  few images from today’s session. You can check out all the proofs: HERE.

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Buddy

 

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Maddie

 

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Meet Kylie

A faculty member at UCM, Greg Sorell, approached me after mid-program asking if I would photograph his dog, Kylie. He and his wife had been following my work and loved what I had been doing. I was eager to get another opportunity in the studio, so we set up a meeting.

Kylie was a pretty laid-back dog. Greg told me that she is a lab/collie mix. She was 4-years old, so she was quite a bit more mellow than most of the other dogs that I have been shooting in the studio. It’s tough to get more dynamic action shots with older dogs as they are quite content to just sit and be adored. Kylie was very well-behaved and knew her basic commands, which makes it a lot easier to do the session. Greg and his wife were very helpful and willing to assist with the shoot.

Here are a few proofs. You can see the whole session on my flickr by clicking:HERE

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