For the last three years, I have donated a photography portrait session along with a piece of wall art to CHA Animal Shelter’s Paws to Party wine tasting and silent auction event. This year, Patty was the winner of a photo session and a wall print for her home. She decided to have the photos taken at her home in Columbus for her two dogs, Honey and Ringo. Both of these Cattle-mix dogs are 6-years-old and rescued from CHA. Honey is the newest addition to the family, just arriving from the shelter in December while Ringo has been with them closer to a year. I love how well these two get along with each other, it is like they were meant to be brother and sister!
Like all of my pet sessions, I started with getting to know the dogs. Honey is very friendly and warmed up to me instantly. She quickly collapsed to the ground for a belly rub. Ringo, on the other hand, was not too sure about me. Luckily after seeing all the attention his sister was getting, he decided to come check me out. We headed out to their enclosed backyard to start the session. Ringo did not like the camera and quickly started barking at it when it was time for some photographs. Patty is not sure what may have happened to Ringo earlier in his life, but she thinks he was probably abused because of the way he sometimes acts. He finally became used to the camera after a few minutes, thank goodness! I was able to photograph a few images of these two individually as well as playing together in the yard, which was pretty funny.
Their home and area around the home is quite striking and had some great backdrops for the photographs. I was able to incorporate the home in the background of some of the photos as well as the beautiful foliage in the area. I am glad that I was able to meet and photograph these two beautiful rescue dogs. Honey reminded me of my own dog, Spencer, with one ear that goes straight up and the other ear that flops down. It is the silly little details of pets that I love to capture, because they are so memorable to their owners. It was a great session
and I am thrilled that Patty was able to win and enjoy a wall portrait of her dogs.