This week’s Project 52 theme is “Blur.” Even though I absolutely love using shallow depth of field in my photos, I still had a really hard time deciding just how to show “blur” this week. Luckily, Iris decided to inspire me by stalking me in the grass. That is what I love so much about working with animals – they always come up with something completely unexpected and at the same time absolutely adorable and beautiful.
The rose bush in my garden is in full bloom right now and it is just stunning. I originally tried to get Iris to pose next to the rose bush, but I think her idea (above) turned out better than mine! Still, I can’t resist sharing just one rose photo.
If you’d like to see how the rest of the Project 52 group decided to use “Blur” in their photos, next up is Tracy Sutherland Photography in British Columbia. Don’t forget to follow the link in each blog post to see everyone’s photos!
It was a windy spring day when Izzy and Gracie had their photo session on the beach in Salisbury, MA! Izzy and Gracie were two absolutely perfect models. After all, who can resist their sweet puppy faces? Izzy (the chocolate merle cockapoo) was 9 months old and Gracie (the chocolate and white labradoodle) was just 11 weeks old when they had their session. They were full of energy and so much fun!
Izzy was mystified by the movement of the water and was so curious and fun. She found lots of good smells on the beach as you can see by the sand on her little nose!
Gracie was so gentle and sweet. This was her first trip to the ocean and she had a blast! She was quite the little poser too. I don’t think it’s possible to take a “bad” photo of either of these girls.
But don’t let their sweet faces fool you. They have boundless energy and love to PLAY! They both love wrestling with each other, and they enjoy each other’s company so much. They are such good “sisters.”
I’m so glad I had the opportunity to meet and photograph these wonderfully sweet little girls! I can’t imagine a better way to spend the day than with two adorable puppies playing at the beach. If you’d like to schedule a photography session for your pet, please contact me so we can discuss all of the details.
At the beginning of April, I traveled to Littleton, MA to photograph Gemini Dog Training’s CPE Agility Trial. It was my first trial of 2013, and I was so excited to be back outside photographing dogs having fun. There truly isn’t a better way to spend a weekend than surrounded by happy dogs! The trial started off COLD, but once the sun came out, it did warm up a little bit. The cold certainly didn’t slow the dogs down!
Here are some of my favorite photos from both days of the trial. All of the dogs (and handlers too!) did such a wonderful job, it was hard to narrow it down to just a few.
I’m so glad I had the opportunity to photography all of the talented and happy dog who were at the April 2013 CPE Agility Trial. If you’d like to see the rest of the photographs from the weekend’s trial, the complete galleries are here:
Saturday, April 6, 2013: http://proofs.blueamrichstudio.com/130406-cpe-gemini
Sunday, April 7, 2013: http://proofs.blueamrichstudio.com/130407-cpe-gemini
Congratulations to everyone and I can’t wait to see you next time!
This week’s Project 52 theme is “Something New.” The challenge was to try something that we’ve never tried before, whether it was a new piece a equipment, a new shooting technique, a new way of post processing or whatever else “new” thing we could think of.
For this week, I decided to try a new shooting angle. For all of these photos, I held my camera right on the ground pointing up at Iris. I was sitting on the ground in front of her, so I wasn’t actually looking through the viewfinder. I just made sure that the lens was pointing in the right direction and did my best to still convince her to look at the camera (or the treat I was holding right next to the lens!)
This next one makes me laugh everytime I look at it! I asked Iris, “What’s that?” and then pointed to the camera in an attempt at getting her to look toward the lens. And she said, “Oh, I don’t know! I think I better check it out!”
I think the low camera angle makes her looks very heroic. Or very bored, depending on her expression! At the end, I ran out of treats, so Iris said she ran out of the ability to pay attention. Ah, I really do love my smart little herding dog who refuses to work for free.
Ready to see what new things the rest of the Project 52 group tried this week? Next up is Denver Pet Photographer, StinkDog Photos. Don’t forget to keep following the links in each blog post to see all of the this week’s “Something New” photos.
This week’s Project 52 theme is “April Showers Bring May Flowers.” I don’t know about you, but I’m thoroughly enjoying the beautiful spring weather that we’ve been having in Boston this week! I was so excited when I saw this week’s theme because I had the perfect location scouting trip planned.
Last weekend, I went to the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain to do some exploring. Sarik, the most adorable and energetic Chihuahua, came along with me because he wanted to show off just how handsome he is! So many of the trees in the arboretum are flowering right now, and it was an absolutely perfect evening for a walk. And of course, I don’t think I could have found a cuter model!
Ready to see more pets and flowers (and maybe even a few pets enjoying the showers too)? Go check out Pet Portraits by Tracy Sutherland Photography to see how Tracy interpreted this week’s theme. Be sure to keep following the links at the end of each blog post so that you’ll be able to see all of this week’s pet photos!