It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I recently had my Christmas Pet Pawtraits mini sessions again for 2021. We’ve been running this for the last few years, it’s so much fun and I get to meet some really cool dogs. We had a bunch of great dogs and even some new ones this year. We had two gorgeous backdrops from Kate…

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In the studio with Emily Pt 3

Changed the background and the outfit again, found this gorgeous dress in the studio closet, never even been worn…so pretty. And Dexter, of course, just had to be in shot. We thought it would be cute to get him to give Emily a flower. It took about 5 minutes to teach him to grab the…

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‘Tis the season…

Well for photographers it’s the season alright. We have to shoot our Christmas promo shots early (like super early), so we can advertise for Christmas shoots, which themselves have to be done early, so we can get all the images edited and printed and what not and off to their new homes! But when you’re…

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Dexter in the studio with Velvet 56

I’m sure you all know by now how much Dexter just adores being in the studio…he has his favourite chair (or two) and once that bowtie goes on he knows it’s action time. Well I wanted to play with the new Lensbaby Velvet 56, he really is my only willing participant as far as model…

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Playing in the studio with lights

I recently spent a cold wet afternoon in the studio with Hubby and the dogs, he had agreed to sit for me so I could play with some different lighting effects. Mostly it was for a series of articles I wrote for Photofocus.com. I won’t go into all the specifics, you can read the article…

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In the studio – With Dexter

Rarely a day goes by that I am not accompanied in the studio by the dogs. Dexter in particular loves to be involved in whatever I am doing. I had set up a scene by my window and placed a chair as part of my scene. As soon as I put the chair there, Mr…

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Dogs in the studio – again

With an ongoing Covid Lockdown, again…it seems my only willing and available model is Dexter. He is actually getting really quite good and is really learning his craft. I know many will think it is staged, but it’s not. I set up this still life/ lifestyle scene for a shoot and young Mr. Dexter ever…

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Tea with friends

I was recently setting up some still life in the studio, the dogs were with me, as per usual. This was my scene below. I barely snapped the scene above and Dexter just happened to pop up on the chair, far more interested in the chocolate chip muffins (which he didn’t get) than anything else.…

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Dogs in the studio…

While we were in lockdown, my daughter and I decided to have a little fun in the studio. Something I had seen before and wanted to try. Not everything went to plan on the day, but it was still loads of fun. Throwing treats for Dexter to catch and capturing him in action. I call…

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Monday’s Musings…

Well week two of lockdown and honestly, I think it may stretch into three! I had my first Covid jab last week and spent three days feeling ‘blah’ one of the common side affects with my friends who pretty much all had their shot last week was feeling ‘heavy’ almost like wading through water. Of…

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