Dogs & Their People: A Family Portrait in Blacklick

High in the 50’s, partly cloudy and somewhat muddy. Normally those would not be the best conditions for a portrait session, but when you’re in Ohio in December, it’s better than expected! This time of year is my busiest photography, but also the worst time for the ever changing weather forecast. I always joke that being an on location photographer in Ohio also requires having a minor in meteorology! Kelie contacted me in late November to squeeze in a portrait session for herself, her husband and dogs. I was nervous that the weather would not work in our favor, but amazingly enough it did!

Kelie lives in Pataskala and I have always wanted to photograph right down the road at Blacklick Woods Park. This was a great opportunity to do so since it was close to her. The park was a little busy that day since it had finally stopped raining and was unusually warm for early December. Blacklick Woods is such a great location and I’m so glad I finally had the chance to work there.

Kelie and Ethan brought along their two dogs, Regie and Tyra for their family portraits. These two dogs had such different personalities! Regie is a 4-year-old Boxer who is social and loves everything and everyone. Tyra, an 8-year-old Boxer mix was more laid back and was more focused on her people than the camera or having her portrait taken.

During our session I was able to capture a wide variety of images for them. A few of just Kelie and Ethan as well as the dogs alone, together and with their people. I love when I hear “I brought some costumes for the dogs”, that comment made my day! For a few images, Tyra became Santa and Regie was Santa’s helper. I also enjoy that I’m not the only dog mom out there that loves to dress up her pet for the holidays!

I’m so happy with how the weather turned out in our favor for their photos. Thank you Kelie and family for picking me to photograph your family!

dogs dressed as santa and santa's helper for Christmas

LOVE the costumes!

couple laughing for portrait in park

two boxers dog portrait photographymodern family photo with dogs

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  • Ellen | Kalamazoo photographyDecember 16, 2011 - 5:36 pm

    They are so cute in their holiday outfits, but I absolutely adore the one of them together in the field. The intent looks, the harmony of the colors- everything works so well together!

  • that should scream merry christmas!

  • Karen ThaemertDecember 19, 2011 - 12:17 am

    SO, so cute!!! I love the second to last image. What good looking dogs!

  • alli -glow portraitsDecember 25, 2011 - 12:50 pm

    they will be super pleased with these images – i LOVE them!

  • bethDecember 27, 2011 - 9:27 am

    Oh My Gosh. Love these. So fun and such beautiful dogs and people!

  • I absolutely love these. What wonderful family portraits. I adore the one of the 2 dogs in the field. Its gorgeous.

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