Our niece Kaylee just turned 1 last week. A couple weeks before her first birthday I headed up to shoot Kaylee’s first birthday and cake smash session. We were able to hang out in the back yard and shoot these. Prue and my Dad came up with me and they can both attest to the fact that Kaylee didn’t stop moving for a second. She was all over the yard, crawling and climbing on everything. Even with all the craziness I was able to capture some great images of her. It just kept me on my toes. After we did some regular portraits we busted out the little birthday cake & Kaylee went right after it. She had a great time playing and eating it (Prue also enjoyed a little cake after Kaylee was finished).
We recently shot a few of the employees and their pets at WellPet’s corporate office. We shot a maternity session for Erin who works for WellPet. They were looking to update their website with some images. We are going to be shooting more of the employees once the weather warms up a bit and everything gets a little greener. While waiting for that to happen (who knows how long it will be before we are truly in the midst of Spring) we decided it would be a good idea to shoot just a few employees at the office. This way they had some options for the updated website.
For all those photographers that regularly shoot pets and their owners…I have a new found respect for you! We had a blast shooting this, the dogs (and cat) were all super cute and really great, but you really just have to shoot, shoot, shoot and hope for the best at times. We had a squeaky toy and used that to get their attention, but at times that wasn’t the greatest because then they wanted to come over and check us out. I quickly realized that having too many people around while shooting was a distraction to the dogs (and really the same thing applies with kids & adults). Once we sent everyone who wasn’t needed away the pets calmed down much more.
Enjoy the images.