As I walked out of the office at the end of the day, my mind was focused on the pending photography shoot of a friend’s elderly dog. I was feeling a bit apprehensive, not having had much experience with animal photography. Dexter is much loved and will soon not be with us. Adding to that apprehension was the fact that I wasn’t very happy with the photos I’d taken the day before.
When climbing into the truck, I saw the sun shining through these leaves. The colors were so like fall … in the beginning of June. As soon as I pressed the shutter, I knew I’d be happy with the result. In fact, I really couldn’t decide which one I liked best, so I posted all three!
And that was just the boost of confidence that I needed to go visit Dexter.
I’m not sure I captured the personality of this sweet old boy. What is it about a dog? No matter how much in pain or how hard it is to get around, a dog will still wag that tail and try to make the people around him happy.
What a guy! I’m so glad I met him.
Isn’t he though? Such a sweet guy
These are excellent, Laurie. Love the last one of Dexter especially! I can just imagine that in a frame in a place of honor in his owners’ home. Nice work!
Thanks Christine …that means alot!
I’m with Christine. That last photograph is a perfect portrait!
Thank you, Lynda. I was worried … big responsibility!
Dexter’s photo shoot was a success. I’m sure the people who love him will be grateful for years.
I do hope!! Thanks Chrystal!
Bryan, Thank you!
Nice photos! I have been getting very interested in pet photography, myself and have posted a bit of my work on my site. It is challenging for sure!! Sometimes it seems like I find one or two good photos for every 100 or so I take when it comes to pets 🙂 Good job!
Thank you so much … and I completely get the 100 photos for one or two! I’d be broke if i were using film!
Exactly! I would be, also! 🙂
Oh geez, that’d be a hard day but joyful too. I’m tearing up just thinking about how hard it will be for them to say goodbye. I really liked the second one of Dexter. There’s is something about watching a dog or any pet, when they may not know you’re there. They always seem to just be waiting to make someone smile. I could do that all day long.
You are exactly right … they do just want to make someone happy! I always felt a twinge of guilt about my last dog, Kenya. Rescued, well loved, but often alone (except for the cat) because I was serving on City Council and way too many other committees). She never gave me grief about it!!
Oh, how dear. But don’t feel guilty.The beautiful about animals is they have no expectations, I’m sure the moments you shared were everything to him.
PS I think you did, especially in the final image, its beautiful!!
Thanks so much for the lovely comment … I like that one too!