Autumn is my favourite time of the year for portrait photography. The autumnal colours and low light creates a perfect backdrop for pet portraits. The commission for dog portraits have become more popular and in 2019 I found myself doing more and more of them. As a dog owner myself, I understand the bond that owners have with their pets and the part they play in our lives.
In November, I was contacted by Heather from Cheshire K9 training and asked if I would be interested in a few of her members taking part in an afternoon photography session with their dogs. Cheshire K9 training is a dog training group that runs Obedience, Gundog and Ability classes based in Chelford. I currently do Heather’s obedience and gundogs classes with my labradors. The dogs and I really enjoy her classes.
I decided that Tatton Park in Knutsford would be the best location for the photoshoots. The weather forecast wasn’t looking great so as a back up I thought I could use the shelter of the trees just in case it started to rain. Tatton Park has a lot to offer as a photography backdrop the Autumnal trees, woodland, lakes, fields and large areas of space make it the perfect location for the dogs to run around in.
In total, I had a number of 6 members and 14 dogs. Each member was given a half an hour photography time slot. I tried to give each member a variety of images from posed pictures in the wood such as the dog sitting, headshots, off-camera flash before taking the dog to the field for some action shots of the dogs playing.
The afternoon was a great success with some lovely feedback from the members. It was a privilege to photograph your beautiful dogs and I hope I was able to give you some pictures that you can treasure.
Moments Captured in time
” Amazing photographs we received from our Photoshoot with Jo. I Loved them all so much I brought every last one! She’s bloody brilliant!
What a great, fun afternoon with moments captured in time.”