Archive for Sep 2012

As most of you know, Amanda has a ‘few’ dogs and she offered to let me take pictures of them for Bionic.  We opted for more green grass and met this time at Henderson Lake.  The nice thing about working is with a dog trainer’s dogs is that they are pretty well behaved and we didn’t need to worry about them running off to visit with the people or other dogs walking by.

First up is Brit.  I tend to think of Brit as a fairly serious dog but she was nothing but gleeful during our photo session.

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And then there was Pixel… Oh my.  You can’t help but notice her gorgeous eyes when you meet her, but they are never more expressive than when she is playing.

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Last but not least of Amanda’s dogs that came to “model” is Boone.  He is a very unique dog – in looks and personality.  His quirkiness is what I love most about him though.

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I didn’t set out to get any “official” photos of my own dogs but I always bring a toy with us on a walk and seeing as these were just hanging out in the car, I figured I’d bring one of them as our fetch toy.  Coulee didn’t seem to mind.  ;)

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I got off to a late start with Sadie one night and all we ended up having time for was some silhouettes.  We literally had about 5 minutes before the sun went down so poor Sadie had to go, go, go so we could get some shots.  Thankfully she is a terrier and “go, go, go” is her middle name.

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Kaycee and Piper were my dynamic duo… They love to carry toys back together while at daycare and I was really hoping they would do that at the dog park to0.  And they didn’t disappoint, in fact they gave me exactly what I was hoping for!

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The last instalment of Bionic pictures are coming up tomorrow!  You’ll get to meet some of Amanda’s pups as well as my own dog Coulee.

Next up was Catch.  He was such a trooper!  He dealt with a tonne of distractions and still managed to give me some good shots.  He even braved the cold river for me!  I love the way every dog had their own personality and “style”.  I never knew what I was going to get, and every dog reacted to the toys differently.  Some loved the frisbee, others preferred the bone or ball.  Often, once they found their favourite, they wouldn’t play with any of the others.

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Bionic had said that they wanted some on green grass. As you can see from all the previous pictures, the grass in the coulees where I like to go have already turned brown so we had to find some places with nice mowed and watered grass.  Izzy and her mom joined me at the park in Sunridge one morning.  It was the perfect place – lots of green space and no people around to distract us.  Izzy was into fetch much, but she was a tugging machine!  And you have to admire her colour coordinated collar – this girl came prepared!

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Then I kidnapped Perkins and took him to Nicholas Sheran… another perfect location for a little discrete, off leash fun.

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Two more days of Bionic pictures to go!  Next up are Kaycee, Piper and Sadie.

If I had to pick my favourite way to earn a living, photographing dogs playing with toys would be near the top of the list.  So when Bionic asked me if I was interested in photographing their toys, I jumped at the chance and frankly went a little overboard.  But I couldn’t seem to stop myself.  I was having way too much fun.

First up was Skorch – the cutest little jack russell.  His mom wasn’t too sure how well he would fetch but we decided to give it a try anyway.  She shouldn’t have worried.  He was awesome.  And he really loved the little bone.  He laid there and chewed on it with no encouragement from us.

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Next, I met with Journey and her dad.  I knew Journey from daycare and was sure she’d be perfect for the job.  She is toy crazy and gorgeous – what more could I ask for?  We met down at Popson in the evening and were able to get a few water pictures (the toys float) as well as some silhouettes too.  I LOVE the way the bone glowed orange in the silhouettes.

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These are just a few of my favourites from my first day of shooting.  I’ll share more with you tomorrow!  Lots more to come.