The in-between moments are why I rarely stop clicking.
I don’t want to miss a thing during dog photo sessions. Not a single funny, goofy, sweet, loving moment between you and your dog.
The in-between moments can give me those images that make you smile, laugh and maybe even get a little misty during your gallery reveal and print ordering session.
They can even turn into the Magic Moment sometimes.
Favorite bloopers from dog photo sessions
Very few times do I leave dog photo sessions without a blooper or two.
After all, we’re working with dogs here and one of the main reasons we have them in our lives is the joy they bring.
Blinks, side-eyes and tongues out are sure to unleash an “aaaaaah, that’s my boy” from a dog mama. I can always hear her heart growing a teeny tiny bit, too, right in front of me.
Here’s a few bloopers from recent dog photo sessions. I hope they bring a big ol’ smile to your face … and get your heart to grow a teeny tiny bit.
This boxer puppy was a hoot. His dip into the Spokane River near the Islands Trailhead in Spokane Valley was his first time near water.
He threw his face all the way in and started blowing bubbles. We all near collapsed in giggles.
Oh, but Ollie is such a good boy. A few minutes later, he posed perfectly in the water. It’s like he even knew how to find the perfect light for me.
This little cocker spaniel puppy is all attitude. Sage, who appears in the Paws of the Panhandle with her older brother Tucker, made me think of those old “gotta get a Gund” commercials.
I had an idea that when I locked my wide-angle lens onto D500 she would give me something wild. She was more than a bit curious about the treat in my hand.
But then another perfect pose, head tilt and all. Can you see that she’s full of guff?
3. Sami and Beth
This has to be one of my favorite bloopers from recent dog photo sessions.
We had Sami and Beth out for a hike on Gold Hill and we stopped for portraits when we got to the lookout.
They sat sweetly next to a tree and gave me gold.
Then Sami decided she wanted some smooches from her mama.
4. The Heaths
Oh, wait, but I love this one too. Augh … how do we get so attached to every single one of our clients from dog photo sessions? I’m so fortunate to have this job, meet the people I do, and gain their trust and friendship.
The Heaths are a fun couple, whose one-eyed rescue dog from Mumbai won the cover photo contest for Paws of the Panhandle. You might recognize the name, too, since Shawn is the co-founder of Heath’s Haven, the rescue for which I volunteer as photographer of special needs dogs.
They picked cover girl Comet and Dobby from their pack for their Paws of the Panhandle portrait session at Post Falls Community Forest.
We hiked down to one of my favorite spots along the Spokane River. Getting Comet and Dobby to look at me was a bit of a challenge.
Then seconds later …
5. Zoe and Regan
Paws of the Panhandle gave me such an incredible opportunity to do dog photo sessions at places I’d been dying to do them! I’ve certainly scouted more than a handful of epic locations in the Spokane and North Idaho areas.
Finally, my goals could come to life and Farragut State Park in Athol, Idaho, was on the list.
Zoe, a springer spaniel with a stern look but a joie de vivre, and regal Reagan, a stunning black Labrador retriever, wasted no time jumping into the water of chilly Lake Pend Oreille.
I went in after them.
We took a few minutes to dry off and then headed up to this lovely greenspace. It took some time to settle these two rambunctious girls down but then …
I loved this image so much that I turned into a metal print sample that is currently hanging with a few others on the wall at Bardic Brewing in Spokane Valley.
Drop by and have one of their neat brews or ciders!
All around the circle
I’m not lying to you when I say most of my dog photo sessions are full of giggles, smiles and belly laughs.
We. Have. Fun.
I do my best to make the entire process a great experience for you but the sessions are where the rubber hits the road.
I’ll always include bloopers in your gallery so I can get those little grins and giggles out of you during your viewing and print ordering session.
The in-between moments during dog photo sessions were our focus this week for the worldwide pet photographers blog circle. Get clicking and reading because this is going to be a fun.
Let’s head across the puddle to visit my friend Jemma of JM Photography, an award-winning pet photographer in Suffolk, United Kingdom, explaining why she never stops snapping.
When you get to the bottom of her post, click the next link in the circle and then keep going until you find yourself back here to my bloopers during dog photo sessions. That’s when you know you’re home.
Right where you belong.