I've tried a number of editing styles since my photographic career began, but the one that I kept returning to was this; an elegant, somewhat dreamy interpretation of what I saw before me during the session. Over time I've learned to spot the areas that will provide the depth that you see in the image below and when conditions are just right, you also get a sweet kiss of light in the background like here at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.
The combination of my vision during the session for how a location and lighting can look, and the retouching afterward to bring it to life, is the Penny Whistle secret sauce.
For me it goes without saying that leashes are removed, but I do need to say it because I often hear "you must know a lot of really well trained dogs". I assure them that with few exceptions, every single dog you see on my website was on a leash for their session, even in the studio (as well as a few cats!).
I was just finishing the retouching for this Silver Session with Faith, who I'm sorry to report passed away a couple of weeks after this image was taken. I received this text from her mom; "Faith crossed the rainbow bridge this morning, so feeling even more thankful than ever for those photos you took of us. Thank you again." It's so important to capture images of pets to help us through the grieving process after they're no longer with us.
I though this a good example of how I bring an image from "straight out of the camera" (SOOC) to client delivery so was perfect for this week's theme, before and after, in the Pet Photography 52 Week Project.
Now on to Jo Lyons Photography, the down-to-earth dog-loving photographer for cherished dogs of the Great Lakes NSWto see their before-and-after work and then continue clicking on the link at the bottom of each page for an around-the-world tour of transformational 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.