Oriol—a long time friend of my husband—wanted to surprise his wife Marta with a unique gift for Christmas, so he purchased a Frame Your Pet gift certificate for her. Since I was in Barcelona for the holidays, we set a date for the pet photography shoot in their hometown of L'Ametlla del Valles.
Oriol and Marta have an eight year old French Bulldog named Lord. They wanted to capture his playful and outgoing personality, so we decided to do an outdoor family session at a beautiful field outside of town. However, since Lord is a bulldog, he's anything but athletic, and it took some creativity to keep him moving without tiring him out.
The warm, winter light of the afternoon cast a golden glow on Lord and his family as they romped in the bright green grass during the dog photography session. The large field provided the perfect location for the family to interact naturally with each other and for me to capture some tender moments.
It was entertaining to watch Lord interact with his owners throughout their family portraits. When Oriol grabs Marta, Lord starts jumping and twisting in the air, gallantly trying to rescue his mom. He also enjoys playing fetch and tried to snatch the stick out of his dad's hands.
As the afternoon drew to a close, we headed up to the mountains to watch the sunset and admire the beautifully illuminated landscapes below. I knew that Oriol and Marta also wanted some fine art portraits of Lord to hang in their home, so I made sure to choose the best location to get the right artistic portraits for them. In additional to their lifestyle pet photography session, I took some clean and artistic dog portraits of Lord that would serve as timeless keepsakes of their first dog together for many years to come.
Here are the best photos from the session.