Posted on March 6, 2014
I am currently putting together a behind the scenes video-slideshow to show what I do and why I do it.
So some people think being a photographer is glamorous job. As you can see from a few of these behind the scenes images, mostly I just lay on the ground and get stopped and slobbered on by dogs…lol…not so glamorous maybe, but lots and lots of fun and laughter.
I always finish a dog shoot, covered in dog drool, dog hair and dirt, but feeling like I have really got to know and capture that dogs personality, plus being able to show and share in the special relationship dogs have with their owners is why I do it.
I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
A special thanks for theses behind the scenes images, goes to:
Mary Lee… http://www.maryleephotography.com/
Nikki Closser… http://nikkiclosser.com/
Posted on February 25, 2014
I know I say…”I fell in love” with pretty much every dog I photograph, BUT this little guy Zeppelin really did steal my heart when I was back in Sydney last month.
He is just the right amount of cute, sweet, cuddly, cheeky, mischievous, curious and funny you would want in a puppy. Dachshunds are one of my top 5 breeds and If I could clone him for my own I would. Zeppy has more than just one cheeky habit though, he loves winding up his pet kitty cat “Chino”. He also has an insatiable thirst for beer and will do anything to even lick the outside of a beer bottle. Humping/attacking Teddy is also one of his funny little habits, as seen in the video. lol Oh and he snores very loudly, as loud as his father I am told. Even though Zeppelin is only 4 months he is so well behaved and was a total rockstar during the entire shoot.
Maybe it has something to do with him being named after one of the biggest rockstar bands of the 70′s Led Zeppelin.
Posted on February 18, 2014
This big sexy beast is Tank! Also known as princess Tank, I am told he can be a bit precious at times. He backs his booty up onto the comfy couch and sits like a human. He will only eat “ORGANIC” Kangaroo meat with cooked mash potato, he demands toe rubs and back rubs by putting his paw on your hand repeatedly and he will only play the “BANG” game if there is soft carpet to drop dead on.
Plus Tank loves spooning anyone as long as there is a soft comfy bed to lay in.
He also loves getting out and about around Manly and hanging with his BFF Oscar the Golden Retriever.
Tank was hilarious to photograph, he was very suspicious of me and the camera at first and kept barking and bouncing around like a big bunny rabbit, then once I had been there for a while, he tired the paw and back rub trick on me. Of course I fell for it, I am such a sucker for any cute doggy trick.
Posted on February 14, 2014
Posted on February 11, 2014
This cheeky little Cavachon (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise hybrid) is Oliver.
He was super psyched to be out in Central Park this day, even in the slushy, wet slippery snow.
As soon as he got there he was curious about everything and ready to get into anything. First he started barking and trying to get to the beautiful big clydesdale horses that pull the carriages in the park. He chased and barked at the resident park pigeons! Then when he spotted the ducks walking on the frozen pond, at the south side of Central Park, he even tried chasing them on the the ice. Then he took off to the bridge to see all the tourist taking their holiday snaps. Oliver is a very determined, mischievous little pup and you can’t help admire his cunning ways. I think it is hilarious that Oliver will take any object around the house that he thinks will get him in trouble, toss it around in front of someone until they notice he took something he shouldn’t have, then he runs towards his treat jar. He spits out the object in exchange for a cookie. Though Oliver’s favorite toy is a Pascal plush toy from the movie Tangled. It is the one toy he always wants to play with, sometimes he even sleeps with it.
Posted on January 28, 2014
This girl, this face, this dog is amazing! Sunny is by far one of the most well trained, well behaved dogs I have ever photographed.
She has such a soulfulness and calmness about her that made me fall in love with her straight away.
She loves the outdoors, whether it is just sniffing around the neighbourhood on walks with her Mom or BMX bike rides with her Dad.
Sunny’s other favorite past time is chasing squirrels and rabbits, but she has only been successful at winning this game just once and hopefully never EVER again.
This ative puppy doesn’t like to stay up late though, most nights she will take herself off to bed early, walking past her Mom and Dad to the bedroom always make them laugh. If Sunny does wake up in the middle of the night needing to go outside, she will sit and make noises like Chewbacca till someone wakes up to take her out.
When she does wake up in the morning she loves spooning with her Mom once Dad has gone to work and those wonderful ombre eyebrows and beard make the best bed head you have ever seen. Now most people mistake Sunny for a “HE not a “SHE” so we had some fun making her look a bit girly in some of these shots, but I think this face is just wonderful. Sunny girl has so many different looks and lots and lots of funny faces to make us smile.