With his grey trimmed eyebrows and ears Luke appears quite grandpa like. And in fact, had it not been for a minor operation he had performed many years ago, I’m sure he would have had been a proud papa and grandpa.
Luke seemed to enjoy his portrait session. Perhaps he is smiling because of the short respite from his normal job of guarding the yard from invading squirrels and birds, perhaps because of the treats and opportunity to sit on the couch, or more likely, because more than anything else, he wishes to please.
You can see some of my other pet photography here.
Roxy sat for her portrait this afternoon. She did a great job. All she asked in compensation was to receive a few pieces of cat food as treats. There is something really special about cat food. Especially if you are a dog.
Here is an extra bonus photo from Roxy’s portrait session.
This photo sorta goes with my last post (Sir Jack;Old English Bulldog). Amos was sitting in the window the entire time Jack was having his portrait done watching the whole process. I’m not sure if Amos was Jealous (I doubt it since cats always know they are really in charge) or simply waiting for his close up.
Jack is an Old English Bulldog that was in need of a formal portrait. Due to his very busy social schedule I only had a short period between state functions to shoot his photograph. Despite his rather professional demeanor I found him exceptionally charming and quite warm. (I probably shouldn’t spoil his “tough guy” image but he was quite friendly & greeted me immediately with repeated wet slobbery kisses.)
Amos lives in Fairbanks Alaska. This particular day it was in the mid 70′s, quite beautiful outside and Amos REALLY wanted to go out and play. He spent the majority of his photo session looking out the French doors and doing his best to express his desire to be let out. I pretended to be a stupid human not understanding a single meow while clicking away at my shutter.
I probably should have named this post differently because I don’t believe Bella is at all aware that she is a dog. I thought she was never going to be satisfied with her hair & makeup before the shoot. Ok, she wasn’t really wearing makeup… Morkie’s are naturally beautiful! A while back I did a post about her beautiful black lab ‘sister’ Mist that you can read here. They are both beautiful and just as sweet as they look!
Not long ago I was setting up my camera at a clients to do some portrait photography when a beautiful black Labrador retriever “Mist” walked up carrying a white Frisbee & proceeded to start tapping my leg with the disk. I confess, I am a sucker for a pretty face & Mist is very persuading so I took a few minutes to do a little playing. Fortunately, she is much better at catching than I am at throwing. Despite the lack of accuracy of my throws, Mist was quite patient with me & virtually always able to catch my passes in mid air. I love doing pet portraits & after my scheduled session she was kind enough to negotiate with her “people” to have her portrait taken as well. I also photographed Mist’s adorable Morkie “stepsister” Bella. I’ll be sure & post Bella’s beautiful portrait soon.
Perhaps this horse is sticking it’s tongue out at me because I was taking his photo, perhaps it was because he was just licking his lips after a nice bite of fresh grass, or maybe, just maybe, it was because he knew the next time I looked at his face it would be over 100 degrees in Austin Texas & he would be breathing the cool fresh Colorado air.
This green eyed beauty is by far the smallest of those living in her household. She shares her home with two dogs, one far larger and much less sophisticated cat and two humans whom she has trained to provide her with food and a warm spot in her bed. While she is seemingly shy & demure, she is quick to communicate that she is the positively queen of them all.