Dog Photo Sessions
I offer one-to-one dog photo sessions, at a location of your choice, providing you with lovely, natural pictures of your prized pooch. Until the end of the year, the cost is just £45 (for one dog) for an hour’s session. Anyone booking a session as a Christmas gift, will receive a voucher which is valid for 12 months.
Visit the website for more details http://thedogsnapper.com/
Thought I’d try a quick blog post while out and about. I usually write my posts when I get back so I can tart the images up a bit. But today I only have my camera phone so I’m experimenting with the WordPress app. Mobile blogging, that’s the way to go.
These two pics are from the end of the walk and feature Frodo (a Jack Russell) and Meg ( a Welsh Springer). Frodo had rolled in something stinky and I can still smell it on my hand after giving him a pat. Nice.
This one is of the two Tibetan Terriers, Pepper (left) and Russ. Hope the owner finds this post as I didn’t even have a card on me this morning. Very unprofessional.
Just had to get out early this morning. In anticipation of me being gone a long time and with no breakfast inside, my lovely wife even made me a flask of coffee. Barney very quickly sensed that a Sunday morning lie in was not on the cards and he was champing at the bit. We headed over the Ridgeway, down the pathway to Pennington Road and across the road on to Hilly Fields. I love it over there. If you get there early, it’s very peaceful and the sun is so low at this time of year giving the crisp, frosty ground a lovely a glow. I’m always on the look out for nice light and found some great ‘bands’ of light where the trees were casting long shadows. I’m certainly building an immense portfolio of pictures of Barney carrying sticks and logs. It’s rather charming because that’s what he does and he obviously enjoys it. Other people often comment on how cute it all looks and say things like, “look at the size of the stick he’s carrying” and I usually reply with, “that’s nothing, you should have seen the one he was carrying last week.” I like to ‘big up’ my boy.
Here’s some of the dogs I photographed at Discover Dogs at Earls Court last Saturday. It was good to be back there again and I managed to meet up with some of the lovely people I’d been corresponding with over the year. This is a great event to go to if you’re already a dog owner or are thinking of getting a dog as 200 or so breeds are there on show. Enthusiastic and knowledgable breed owners are there to fill you in on everything you need to know about their particular breeds. I’m always intrigued to see so many different dogs all together; tall ones, short ones, fat ones, thin ones, lively ones, docile ones. They’re all there. I even managed to see a few that I recognised (and photographed) from last year like Vinnie the Dogue de Bordeaux and Bobby the Schnauzer. One dog I didn’t get to see however (although I know he was there because he was tweeting) was Lucky the Chihuahua. I did a dog photo session with Lucky a month or so back and some of the pics can be found after this post and on my Facebook page.
I’m also going to give a mention to the person with the best hair of the day, namely Bridget Orlando. She was photographing the poodles at the same time as me so I just had to get a shot of her with her closely-cropped, pink spotty hair. Bridget is an artist who paints people and animals – her dog portrait gallery has some lovely images – check it out.
You better watch him – he’ll have your sandwiches!
If you like the pictures, why not subscribe to my blog or ‘like’ my Facebook page for regular updates. I’ll add these pics to the online shop part of my website in case anyone would like a print done. Whatever you do, spread the word! If you recognise any of the dogs on here, let the owner know. And lastly, while I’m plugging my services, why not click on the link to find out about my one-to-one dog photo sessions – you may even be able to get one in before Christmas or buy a voucher for a session (which is valid for six months).
Not all my dog photography sessions end with the dog falling in a fountain but this is what happened to Bobby, an eight month old Westie/Bichon Frise X. We were nearing the end of a session at Dunorlan Park with Bobby posing on one of the plinths by the fountain, when he decided to get a closer look. In a water nympth-like jesture, Bobby sort of just plopped into the water but was quickly grabbed upon by the owner before the weeds could get hold of him. Poor, young Bobby took on the apperance of a drowned rat while three grown adults couldn’t stop laughing. Still, no damage done and we now know that Bobby can swim.
As Barney and I came back from our walk in the woods yesterday, we met Fern, Ruby and Tigga. They were excited to see Barney, but what these three eager beavers really wanted was to get to the woods.
They could smell it. They were nearly there. Why the hell are these two annoying people chatting when the woods are just around the corner?
Yesterday, I photographed a doggy TV star! Yes, this is THE Lucky the Chihuahua, as seen on ITV2s Top Dog Model program. Lucky made it all the way to the final three but was sadly runner-up to the overall winner Simba the Leonberger.
I first met Lucky at Discover Dogs last year; on that occasion I got a quick snap and blogged it (Discover Dogs blog post) along with lots of others. Lucky’s owner Isa, saw the post and liked The Dog Snapper Facebook page and has been liking the pictures I put up there ever since. In fact, the cover picture on Lucky’s Facebook page is the one I took at Discover Dogs. (I can also see that Lucky’s got double the amount of FB likes compared to me, but then again, he is a TV star).
Anyway, Isa got in touch as she needs some pics for a piece that Dogs Today magazine are going to run. They suggested supplying some of her own iPhone pics for the article, but wanting to see her dog looking his best, she thought she’d get in touch to get a dog photo session done. Great idea and he was fantastic to photograph in the Autumn light. So here he is, in lots of lovely warm light, autumnal colours and the odd silhouette thrown in for good measure. I’ll put the rest up on my Facebook page soon.