A day with Dude
I am so glad I got to spend the day with Dude for a pet photography session!!
The First meeting: Montverde, Florida
Lynn and I have known each other for years. We are actually family friends so if I had to talk about our first meeting, I’m talking about over 11 years ago. Anyways, she came to me and explained how Katie was having a birthday soon and she wanted to surprise her with a pet photo session for Dude. Dude is a 17 year old Dachshund.
The pet photo session: Montverde, Florida
I drove over to Katie’s house when Lynn was house sitting and babysitting her granddaughter for the weekend. I came in and sat on the couch for a while because I wanted Dude to get use to me being there. He is pretty much blind and deaf at this point and I didn’t want to scare him. Once he got use to me I pulled out my camera and let him get used to it. The house was lit well enough so I didn’t need to set any kind of continuous lighting. We started our pet photography session out in the back yard. Lynn would set him down and then he would run around the yard. For an old Dachshund he sure did have me crawling all over the yard as fast as I could move! Then after getting some photographic images outdoors we moved inside. Dude has his own love seat couch! We put him on his spot and let him sit there as I took photographs of him. He is a super sweet boy!
This apparently is his most notorious look!
After the session: Montverde, Florida
I came home and went to town on the photographs editing them. I went through and picked which ones were the best of the best pet images. Dude was quite the little ham for an old man! Then there was the weeks of waiting and not letting Katie know what Lynn and I were up too! No posting or hinting about it on Facebook. Katie stopped by and I was so nervous about her daughter saying something about me being at the house! Anyways, my cover wasn’t blown! Lynn presented Katie with metallic wall art. Lynn said there were tears and mascara running all over the place! I’m so happy my images brought great joy to Katie!
Thank you!: Montverde, Florida
Thank you for having me over Lynn to do a surprise pet session for Katie’s birthday! I’m so glad we could keep the secret as long as we did! I can’t wait to work with you again on another photography project!
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