Had a shoot with Toby who at the time was a  6 month old Labradoodle. He was one of the  best behaved 6 month old dogs I have met.  He did experiment by munching on a bit of charcoal but he had to find out what it tasted like and I m not sure he was that enamoured with it ? The shoot was at a lovely wooded park in Irchester.

 

Earlier in the year I was lucky to have the opportunity to have a photoshoot with a black Cockerpoo called willow but the shoot had an ulterior motive.  The couple were getting married in a couple of months and they wanted they dog Willow to be part of their big day. Any why not indeed….. The shoot was at Felmersham in Bedfordshire and very close to the church where they were getting married.  One feature of the shoot was  specially prepared bandana for the dog to be photographed in as featured in one of the photos.

Here are a few shots from the day.

During November 2016 I was lucky to have had the chance to photograph two Chihuahuas. It was the first time I had met these charming little dogs who have big personalities. We took them to a favourite outdoors walk where they very happily let off some steam. It was hard to photograph them as they were so quick but I feel we managed it without cramping their style too much !

Chihuahuas are known to form strong bonds with a particular person. They are affectionate, make good house pets, are intelligent and fast learners. Just a brief bit about their origins. They are thought to have originated in Mexico from a dog called a Techichis. The origins are a little hazy but they possibly go back as far as 300BC.

Now for a few images from the shoot with their proud owner.

 

 

 

 

Buster is a game little Jack Russell Terrier. We completed a shoot with him on a blazing hot day and I think we were all feeling the heat, Buster included. He demonstrated this by sensibly choosing the coolest spots to flop down and was not going to settle for anything less.  He is 10 years old and like so many dogs was rarely parted from his ball. Buster came from a rescue centre and was rehomed at one years old. The photo session was at Priory Park in Great Paxton.

It is so heartening to meet so many dogs that are rehomed and given such wonderfully loving homes.

 

Met Mac in May and we had a beautiful shoot at Odell in Bedfordshire. There was a large bluebell wood in bloom at the time and conditions were perfect.

There is a story attached to Mac’s arrival and his life. He is now a 16 year springer spaniel who came from a rescue centre. The owner’s parents brought Mac home rather quickly to help ease the loss for the owner of their much beloved labrador who had unfortunately to cross the ‘rainbow bridge’. Mac has been a wonderful dog, the kindest dog anyone could wish for and he even helped many others to overcome their fears of dogs since he was so gentle. Up to the age of about 13 he was very lively and full of fun but then he started to slow down and then that was compounded by a stroke. Thankfully he has bounced back from it  and apart from a few muscular hinderances, that he appears to ignore, he is obviously an extremely happy dog.

The last shot below is Mac with his lifelong friend Buster whom had to have a mention. Don’t want him to get jealous 🙂

 

 

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