As we enter our 4th week under a shelter-in-place order for Dallas County, I'm happy to report that everyone's healthy here and we aim to keep it that way; staying home and saving lives. To be honest, not much has actually changed for our pets. My husband is retired and I'm home most days as the majority of my photography work is on the weekends and I teach dog training classes at night. I'm actually around a bit more as my training class schedule has been reduced and what I am teaching is via online streaming and of course photography is on hiatus during the crisis.
It's week 16 of the Pet Photography 52 Week Project and the subject is isolated, something that all of us around the world are experiencing right now. Rather than head out with my big-girl camera and a plan to create an awesome image of one of my pups, isolated in a large field, I decided to make it a bit more intimate this week and included everyone (except my camera shy husband) in the house. No fancy camera, no "let's try that one more time". I didn't even ask for help from my husband to pose one of the dogs by being the treat dispenser. Nope, I just carried around my cell phone in the house for a few days and snapped what I thought best represented how our pets spend their days. For a cohesive look, I processed them all in black and white but apart from that, no heavy retouching either. I hope you enjoy this little glimpse into our home.
Jiffy look up! JIFFY LOOK UP! (such a cat)
We're Bored. Like Really Bored. Never Been This Bored Before (actually, this is every day).
(click on any image to learn a little bit about our pets)
Rooney hasn't gained much weight over the past few weeks, but I think he's grown about a foot in length! As he's gotten taller, he's started to come into the office when I'm on the computer, stand on his hind legs and put his feet on my shoulders for snuggles and kisses. It took me a few days to capture this one, blurry selfie, but I love it.
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. She's the proud mom to four dogs and a cat and lives in Coppell, Texas. 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.