A Girl and Her Dog

I’ve never done much in the way of pet photography. Much to our children’s sadness we don’t have any pets so I don’t have a muse on hand to practice that kind of thing. This girl, however, takes the most amazing photos of her dog.

I found her when I was looking for inspiration for doing our friend Kait’s pictures with her Irish Setter puppy, Sherlock. Kait has not only big plans to be a certified dog trainer, but she also wants to train Sherlock to work with special needs people. A noble goal for a pretty girl and her adorable puppy, don’t you think?

Pace, FL portrait photography Pensacola Senior girl puppy Irish Setter

This one makes me think of some kind of shampoo commercial 🙂

Pace, FL portrait photography Pensacola Senior girl puppy Irish Setter

Told you she’s pretty. Kait is the oldest of nine kids (one of only three girls in the bunch) and is one of Sarah’s dearest friends. She’s also into photography herself which is pretty cool.

Pace, FL portrait photography Pensacola Senior girl puppy Irish Setter

Pace, FL portrait photography Pensacola Senior girl puppy Irish Setter

How cute is he?

Pace, FL portrait photography Pensacola Senior girl puppy Irish Setter

Pace, FL portrait photography Pensacola Senior girl puppy Irish Setter

Pace, FL portrait photography Pensacola Senior girl puppy Irish Setter

They say that the journey of life is sweeter with a dog and I think Kaity has found that to be true. I’m content to just take cute pictures of her and Sherlock 😉

Mini Sessions

Portrait sessions can usually take anywhere from ninety minutes to two hours or more depending on how many locations I’m using. (And how much fun we’re having.) But sometimes I have time constraints that must be worked around and while this seriously cuts down on the amount of time I get to enjoy spending with my clients it doesn’t limit the wonderful pictures that can be captured.
Recently I volunteered my time to do 30 minute mini sessions as a fundraiser for my daughter’s Jr/Sr trip to New York in the spring. It was so much fun and hopefully I’ll get the opportunity to do it again.

There is something so fun about brothers and sisters.

Every session I find myself drawn to a particular image. Sometimes it’s series of images that clearly shows the bond between the subjects. With this family there were several images that I really liked but we did a few minutes with the father and son and every time I look at them I smile. It’s obvious that they have a wonderful relationship.

I love pictures like that, that just show people having a good time. The whole weekend was full of moments like that. It’s the reason behind why I love doing what I do.

Best Shot Friday

Sometimes when I’ve had a heavy shooting schedule and lots of editing I have to walk away from the camera for a few days. This usually happens after a wedding or other large event. Other times I’m shooting a lot but it’s different people or locations so it’s not as much of an issue…I just need to look at something else…shoot something else to feel refreshed. This may explain random pictures on my flickr stream of eggs and other such stuff.

And it’s also how I ended up in my daughters’ room shooting a picture of her basket of yarn and knitting supplies for this weeks’ best shot Friday. I love it.
I volunteered my time to do a mini session fundraiser at my children’s school to raise money for the Jr/Sr trip to New York in the spring. It was a success and I got some really great images (it amazes me at how many good pictures can be captured in 30 minutes!) I think all told there were six or seven families that participated and if there is enough interest I would certainly do it again. I had a great time doing it. 
Here are a couple of pictures from the first family that signed up. I love this first shot…so sweet to see the fun between the brothers and their sister.

It was a great start to a weekend of picture taking don’t you think?
Linking up at Photo Story Friday and Best Shot Friday and 1440.