Studio Dog Portraits Johannesburg & Pretoria
The definition of chaos is probably three dogs in a photography studio, and then after that, spending a day at my house LOL. Israel, Athena and Charlie came through to the studio to have their portraits taken recently and they kept their parents and I very entertained.
This is Charlie, professional snack taster and squeaky toy locater. This little lady got so excited by the treats and toys that we had to hide them to reduce the energy to a manageable level. Once she'd calmed to a mild panic she stayed still long enough for me to get some shots. Beagles are renowned for their ability to sniff out snacks and tasty treats and Charlie was on the hunt for the stash in between shots.
Athena and Israel are seasoned professionals when it comes to posing. They are both award winning show dogs, although I'm not sure this particular pose would get a rosette in the ring. I absolutely love Weimaraners, they have such a wonderful range of facial expressions. Despite the slightly goofy looks here, Weims are highly intelligent and very sensitive dogs. In fact, they probably posed like this on purpose knowing it would entertain us all.
Listen humans, just give me the snacks.
Israel striking a pose.
Athena channelling her inner Princess Di.
It's my aim, along with capturing the personality of the dogs I photograph, to create beautiful portraits that can be made into wall art. Sometimes that's easier said than done (this shot is a composite of two separate images) but perseverance and patience always pay off. I can't wait to see how these images end up being displayed.