Susie’s humans were gifted a dog photography session and artwork credit for Christmas, but with covid restrictions we were only able to arrange her session in May (I’m a tad late with the blog update…as usual!).
We met at Hillend carpark at 6:30pm and headed straight for the beach as Susie was raring to go. She has got to be the biggest (fluff)ball of energy that I’ve ever met – she was literally itching to get going. I usually like to try and get some portrait shots done before we let loose on the beach as the dogs are the cleanest they’re going to be for the rest of the session; we managed one or two quick shots of Susie, but the excitement of being on the beach was just a tad too overwhelming for her, so we let her loose to run off some energy. Susie is very much an all action/adventure dog, and the images from her session really show that! She loves the sea and once she was off her lead she belted it down to the waters edge.
After some time playing in the sea and chasing her ball on the beach, we managed a brief moment of calm for some more posed shots. For dogs that are a bit more energetic and sometimes distracted on location I like to pop them back onto their lead for the posed shots and then edit the lead out afterwards. We used this technique for the latter half of Susie’s session, it really helped to regain her focus and resulted in some beautiful portraits of her. I especially love this one of her posing on some driftwood with Worm’s Head in the background.
We were beginning to lose the light to some cloud cover, so called it a day not too long after this shot. I’m pretty sure that Susie enjoyed herself at her session, and we got some beautiful images for her human’s to treasure.
If a photography session for your dog is something you’ve been pondering over, then give me a shout. I shoot on location around South Wales and also in the studio.