Halloween – Pet Session

Heres a little something from last year Halloween, the ever beautiful Storm as a pumpkin for halloween. She loved her costume, it kept her nice and worm on this frosty morning and she got tones of attention from all the trick or treaters.

Are you a Halloween lover? Got any plans for this year? Looking forward to next Halloween already ūüôā !

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Pet Session – Kate & Storm

As an animal lover I fell head over heals involve with Storm, she is such a well behaved little girl and her pet session was one of the easies photoshoots I have ever done.

Storm and Kate are such a well suited pair, the love they share for each other is beyond words and you can see their connection in every look they share and each command Storm obeys.

I couldn’t have asked for a better photoshoot to start of with after moving to the United Kingdom. I could spend all day every day photographing owners and their pets, each one shares such a special connection beyond words. I truly believe animals have the purest of souls and this is shown in their unconditional love for us.

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TDSI Shoot

And finally The Doggie Support Initiative winners photos are here. Gail and her furkid Kiara won the TDSI photoshoot raffle draw, to support dogs in need.

It was just before christmas so we added a bit of christmas props. Kiara just loves running and she is so fast so I took a lot of photos just to get one of her running and it turned out great it actually looks like she is flying, just one of my favourite photos. Just a friendly lovely girl and loved photographing her.

Birthday Celebration

I am so please to have been part of this lovely day, spent at the Ostrich Ranch. The day started off with everyone meeting at the ranch and having a stroll in and around the little souvenir shops, followed by quick group photos before a guided tour around the inner part of the ranch. Where we were shown the skeletal structure of an ostrich, the size of their eggs, compared to other bird eggs.

Then everyone got to pet and feed some of the ostrich’s, as well as meeting the ostrich that holds the world record for been the worlds smallest ostrich. then if you wanted to you could have a sit on one ¬†of the tamer ostriches, as the birthday girl did.¬†Followed by drinks, celebrations and a great meal prepared by the ostrich ranches restaurant.

This was both an educational and relaxing day spent celebrating in a slightly different way.

This was also my first time using my new 50mm f1.8 lens Nikkor lens, that I had been just dying to use and the results are better than I was expecting, it didn’t take long to become my favourite lens.

Sheeba

Here she is, Sheeba 10 week old puppy, Max’s little sister (Max, last week’s post) at her first Doggie shoot.

After  she had a good sniff around my studio and wondering off every now and then, she sat just long enough between treats for me to take photos of  her and after she had her fill she started to get sleepy (just like her brother) and I got some lovely photos of her getting comfy and eventually falling into a well deserved slumber.

This beautiful blue eyed girl is a true model, well as long as you have treats to bribe her with. She has been on several photoshoots, including having taken part in a winter wonderland kiddies clothing shoot for a UK clothing company.

Max

10 Week old puppy Max’s first photoshoot. This handsome young husky’s photoshoot came just before christmas, I set up and decorated a christmas tree for him to pull down and he was well suited to the job, before I could even pick up my camera he was already pulling at the tree and I had just managed to take one photo and down came the tree.

He had an absolute blast and fell asleep half way through the shoot, thats when I manages to get a santa hat on him just long enough to get a few photos and then he was back at it. After a well deserved rest for Max we removed all the chewable props and he sat nicely for some puppy portrait shots.

Keep an eye out for his little sisters photoshoot coming next week.

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Cederberg

A few images from a camping trip last year in the Cederberg. Stayed at Driehoek farm, where it was just so peaceful, with some of the most amazing views. I tried my hand at Astrophotography, when on a hike to find some cave paintings and fell involve with a few doggies.

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