There's an old Hollywood adage; "Never work with children or animals", because they'll upstage you every time but luckily the opposite is true for photography. Put kids and animals together and you get magic like with Amelia and Maggie photographed in the wildflowers of Prairie Creek Park in Richardson, Texas. Amelia's grandmother called me to inquire about photographing her with her own French Bulldog puppy, Maggie. "Stop" I said, "You had me at puppy!". Make it a French Bulldog with a cute as can be toddler and I was in photographer's heaven.
I suggested a field of wildflowers near where the family lived and Grandma brought reinforcements with Amelia's parents, so yes, we had four adults to wrangle and photograph a two year old and a puppy. Yep, that sounds about right! We had a beautiful morning the day of the session and everything went off without a hitch. I've learned to keep things moving with children and husbands - oops - I mean puppies (but actually the same holds true for hubs as well!) so we pulled off 3 outfits and over a hundred images of Amelia and Maggie, Amelia by herself and of course Maggie by herself in 45 minutes before the wheels fell off and Amelia was over it all.
The morning sun provided the prefect backlighting for this session so it was a natural choice for this week's theme of the Pet Photography 52 week challenge, which is "back lighting".
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Now on to Floppy Ears Photography by Lyndall Hord, the home of cheeky and cheerful Sydney pet photography and then continue clicking on the link at the bottom of each post for an around-the-world tour of beautiful pet photography. 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. 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, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and surrounding communities in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas.