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About a month ago, I blogged about "Dapper Dogs" in the studio. Now lets not leave out the Dapper Cats, kitties look great in bowties too!
In two recent sessions, families brought in their felines for some formal portraits. While the styling of the sessions were open to many options, among the favorite looks were the ones with these fashionable bowties.
Purchased online, the ties were varied in color and size and inexpensive. They can be tricky to photograph with long haired cats and if the pose involves laying down (with cats I have minimal control over that). Despite the mild posing challenges, I enjoyed how these turned out and so did their families.
As Colorado has enjoyed a most beautiful season of golden leaves, DelaFoto has also had a wave of Goldens! Golden Retrievers that is. Always cheerful, soft and huggable, these darlings recently graced my studio this during 3 unique sessions.
First, there was Stefanie and her wonderful senior, Emma. With a frosty muzzle at the age of 13, Emma is a vibrant girl who just loved being pampered during her session with mom. My favorite image is of the ladies smiling with heads pressed together, in a gentle hug.
Then came Zoey, who is the newest addition to Darby's family. She's a 5 year old rescue who's been learning to overcome her anxieties with hopes that she can be a therapy dog like her brother Cormac. Lean in build, with long hair, high energy and a bit goofball, she glowed in the studio.
Finally, there was the family session with three Goldens! This fun session with Danielle & Ben's Golden crew included: snuggle bug Kitt Katt, goofy Gilligan & their newest addition, love bug Jesse. Everyone piled in and held on for a fun session where yes, three Goldens can smile together for the camera, no problem!
How I love the dapper dogs with their bowties! Some adorable pups have been at the studio lately, wearing their best and making their moms and dads proud. Meet (from left to right) Martin, Wrigley and Bourbon. Three different sessions, each of these pups sat beautifully and gave their best "I've got this" expression. I've even had kitties come in wearing ties too.
While I keep neckties in stock in a variety of sizes and looks, the variety of ties folks bring are wonderful. I'm told many of these dogs are known at their parks for their unique collar style. Super cute, cant wait to see more as we get into our holiday portrait season!
Partnering with Mile High Dog Magazine for our 3rd Annual Cover Contest together was another big success! A record breaking day with 104 dogs entering in just one morning. Sitting fees/contest entries were donated to Dumb Friends League at Wag 'N Trail for a total of $540.
We set up a bright and sunny outdoor studio and every dog got one professional headshot to enter the contest. It was non-stop and we sure had some beautiful pups, with lots of unique personalities! Everyone's dog is a star while we share all the entries online. Soon, the list will be narrowed to a top three contenders. Those lucky pups will be shared on Facebook where everyone gets to vote on the final winner. It's going to be a tough choice, I'm glad I don't have to make that decision!
The winning dog will be called back for a 1 hour photo session with me, where the best image will be featured on the cover of the Holiday issue of Mile High Dog Magazine. It's always so much fun to be part of this contest, I can't wait to see who the winner will be and get some festive photos together. Thank you to everyone that participated this year and previous years too, it has been a fun experience and such a great cause!
A couple of months ago, Kim & Matt came to me for some fun studio pictures with their sweet dachsies "DD" & "Dexter". The final photos were such a hit that they came back for a new session with the whole family, featuring 5 adults and 4 dogs in one sitting!
With some family members coming in from out of town (for their first time professional group photo) preparations were made in advance and the half hour sitting went splendidly. Styled with jewel colors for a relaxed but timeless look, we got everyone close and cozy with their pups. The final image which became a beautiful set of canvas prints, was a true gem. It was a first for me and I'm so pleased with the outcome, can wait for more photo challenges like this one!