More dog portraits as Christmas gifts! Griffin & Riley are “cousins” with Giggsy and Laney that I photographed the week before. Their dog moms, both of whom are named Katie, decided to gift their husbands with a super secret gift of dog portraits for the holidays.
As I pulled up to our location for the portrait session, it started to rain. I whipped out my iPhone to see what the problem was. Did you know being an on location photographer also requires being a meteorologist? Good news, the rain was going to hold off for this one. Luckily, the sprinkles didn’t last long and we started the boy’s photos on time. I’m quickly falling in love with this location in Westerville for dog portraits. It may be my new favorite place in Columbus for photo sessions!
Griffin is a 6-year-old Labradoodle with a ton of energy. Riley is also a 6-year-old mixed breed who doesn’t want to leave his mom’s side. You never know how different dogs will act during a photo session, just like kids. I worked with each dog individually before I attempted to put them together for a portrait. Riley was happy to listen, as long as mom didn’t get too far away from him. Griffin was bouncing full of energy and it was hard for him to sit still. Once the dogs were comfortable with me and done exploring the new area, I was able to create a few images of the two of them. Mom even brought along some new ties for them to wear!
Clients always apologize for their dogs’ behavior during a session, but I rarely photograph a dog that is perfect, or even close to perfect. Griffin and Riley did a great job considering they were out in a new location with a complete stranger with a camera making crazy noises and blowing whistles to get their attention.
I’m so glad the rain held off for us and I was able to photograph these two handsome dogs against the backdrop of the fall colors. I’m excited to see what Katie picks for her husband’s surprise holiday gift. Thanks Katie for letting me photograph your boys and picking me to capture lasting memories of them.