Saturday, January 22, 2011

Professional Phodography

In the midst of this pile of purebred poo, I realized that there is one thing that makes me stop and smell the daisies:  a really good photograph of a dog . . . being a dog, a rascal, a family pet, a loyal companion. If you can manage to get the owner(s) in there without ruining the image, so much the better – it’s just much harder to accomplish.

I am very impressed with the work of this one Montana photographer, Lauren Grabelle. I don’t recall how I found her, but her work is really fun to review. Check it out – if you love dogs, I don’t see how you could be disappointed. Another terrific photographer, Illona Haus , of Scruffy Dog Photography provides a little background to go with her clients’ fabulous photo sessions on her blog. I've always been a sucker for dog stories.

My daughters and I recently spent an icy afternoon scrolling and oohing and awwing through the images from these two photographers.

Some might balk at the expense of a professional photograph of a pet. It's indulgent!  I say, Hell, yes it is! and What took you so long to have my picture made? (That would be the dog talking.)

Glinda? Is that you?

As an occasional wedding photographer -- not to mention mother to two girls who are constantly trying to capture the silliness of our Pug on their digital cameras -- and full-time dog lover, I think that getting paid to creatively capture the warm vitality of a moment in time in the life of beloved pet could be a rewarding and exceptionally cool job.


Enjoy the links. 

2 comments:

Lauren Grabelle Photography said...

Thank you for your kind words and for blogging about my photography. Couldn't agree with you more about it being a important indulgence! Be sure to follow my blog by becoming a fan on facebook if you'd like: http://www.facebook.com/laurengrabelle

Thanks again!

Lynne said...

You're very welcome - your photos are wonderful! Thanks for pointing me to your blog, I don't know how I missed it!