I'm a big lover of mutts, so when I was booked to photograph Cooper, a labrador-boxer mix, I was very thrilled.
We did the entire session at home. When I shoot indoors, I like to use a fix lens with my Nikon D600. Since the apartment wasn't very spacious, I used my Nikkor 32mm 1.4 for the entire session, and it was great.
Cooper is a young pup, but his level of energy was very low and it worked perfectly. He was a great model and posed graciously for me.
Since I work only with natural light, we did most of the session in the bedroom because it had abundant natural light. The bed and the blankets turned out to be the perfect accessory.
Since I started Frame Your Pet, I've photographed a few dogs that were older than 17 years of age. Pretty amazing. All those dogs had something in common: they were part of a family that had tons of love to give. Love is the best medicine for a long and healthy life, not only for humans but also for dogs. I believe Cooper will have a long and happy life!
I love to capture the bond between pets and owners. Cooper's mom didn't want to miss the opportunity to take portraits of some of the things she likes to do with her pup, like cuddling in bed.
Some people think that having photos of your pet is a little odd, but it all depends on the eye and the approach taken for the photos.
For Angela and Cooper, I wanted to create a series of "collages" to illustrate their bond, but do it in a more creative and modern way. So, I got onto the bed and started to take pictures of them together.
Here are some more photos from that day.
Being a Labrador with some Boxer in his blood, sometimes Cooper's teeth get stuck in the lips. His mom finds it adorable so I wanted to capture this expression in particular. He looks so goofy!
Would you like to have a session like this with your pet? I'd be thrilled to be your photographer! Contact me to schedule your free consultation and let's talk about what I can do for you.
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