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. 


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:

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!