I have been waiting for this photo session for months! I contacted Anthony in the fall about portraits of his dogs as part of the display I am working on for Noah’s Too Pet Resort. Between schedule conflicts, tons of rain and then winter moving in, we were not able to coordinate our schedules. Finally we worked something out a few weeks ago. I am so glad that the session was pushed to the spring. The weather was perfect and the backdrop, a park in Westerville, was beautiful.
Enter the dogs – three Boxers: Bogie who is 14, Bruno who is 7 and Leo who is 13. Then there’s Honey and what a honey this 2-year-old Golden mix was. The personalities of these dogs were so different! We started with Bogie, the oldest dog of the bunch. I think he fell in love with me, scratch that, he fell in love with my bag of treats. Next was Bruno who was a total ham for the camera and did so well! Bruno, the youngest of the Boxers, had such a look of confusion when we started his portraits. I was finally able to get him to warm up and give me some not so serious looks. “The Boys” were all super well behaved and were all able to be off leash for their photographs, which is always a bonus. Honey on the other hand, was the feisty one and we kept her on leash for her images. Even though she was pretty wired, she did an amazing job for the camera. I quickly fell in love with every single one of the dogs that day. I love the fact that all four of them had been rescued and I know these dogs are having a great life together!
After the first round of individual photographs, we walked the dogs to another section of the park. This location in Westerville is quickly becoming one of my favorite areas to work at. We found the most beautiful patch of trees with perfect lighting. It was time to get all four dogs together for an image. It took a few tries and while none of them look perfect, I think the final images show their personalities so well! I could not just leave this amazing setting, so I grabbed a few more photographs of each dog individually as well.
I had a wonderful afternoon with these four beautiful dogs and I was even lucky enough to get kisses from most of them when our photos were over. Below are just a few of my favorite images from their portraits. Enjoy!