Dollar is now over 12 years old and has been fighting to stay in good health. It was time to get them into the studio for an intimate, "dog mom and me" portrait session. I had planned on offering these as mini-sessions in celebration of Mother's Day, but the Coronavirus had other ideas, so that will have to wait until 2021.
As soon as Dallas County relaxed the shelter-in-place orders, we got Stephanie and Dollar on the calendar soon afterward. I explained my notion for the portraits; black and white, intimate, focusing on the relationship between she and Dollar. Stephanie trusted my vision and agreed to the concept. The session was photographed with the intent to be printed in black and white so the backdrop, flooring and even Stephanie's clothing were all taken into account to produce the final printed black and white artwork to be hung on the wall of her home.
It was a great stroke of coincidence that this week's theme in the 52 Week Pet Photography Project is black and white as I am editing Stephanie and Dollar's session as I write this. I am thrilled with how my idea came to life with these two sweethearts.
A Collage Wall for the Home
Stephanie chose these three images to be printed and hung as a cluster on the wall in her home. Using special software, I was able to show exactly how the artwork would look hanging in her home so we could select the correct size for the space, eliminating any guesswork and guaranteeing satisfaction when I deliver and install the pieces for her.
Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography is a Certified Professional Photographer with the organization Professional Photographers of America; a designation held by fewer than 2,500 photographers nationwide and a hallmark of consistency, technical skill, artistry and professionalism. While her work is typically richly saturated with the colors of nature, she does appreciate the classic beautify of black and white photography as well. Penny Whistle specializes in both on-location and studio photography providing pet, equine, family, couples & engagement and high school senior portraits as well as corporate headshots and commercial photography services in her studio located in historic downtown Carrollton as well as on location in Coppell, Carrollton, Southlake, Denton and the greater Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex.