and here’s why…
This style of pet photography is only limited by imagination. Once a concept is dreamed up then it is just a matter of problem solving on how to photograph sections of it safely to bring it all together in post production. Below are some examples of how some pieces have come together. NONE of the pets were particularly well trained… if at all!
So the idea was to capture the client’s daughter in a vintage styled image with her beloved teddy bear and Coco their Labradoodle (the chicken got thrown in along the way to add to the quirky factor). All up there were 4 photos:
- The young girl holding her teddy bear
- Coco sitting on the chair with her mum standing behind me so she would look at the camera (took a while but we got there!)
- The background
- The chicken (being guarded to the left)
You can seen in the video below how it came together
Would you believe that Lentil wasn’t wearing a top hat and monocle… suits him I know but alas he doesn’t particularly like wearing hats. Now this portrait comprised of 4 photos.
- Lentil himself
- the hat
- the monocle
- his back ear, as the original ear was too dark so re-shot which a backlight but loved Lentil’s expression from the original so just replaced the ear.
The Kissing Booth. The idea was to have his big squishy face in all its slobbery goodness. Of course French Mastiffs are known to be drool machines as it is but I took the drool from a few different photos as he only ever had one drool going at any one time
This photo is a rarity in that it is mostly one photo with the exception of the extra drool. The set was the biggest challenge but managed to source the materials and build it on a tight budget.
Don’t think you have the imagination to dream up your pet’s portrait. That’s what I’m here for 🙂 I’m happy to work with any ideas you have or to ask questions about your pet and throw ideas at you till the right one fits.