I always love when animals are involved in photo sessions. My stress level does tend to go up a few notches especially when I hear the word cat. Don’t get me wrong, I love cats but they are the least cooperative when it comes to pet sessions. Thankfully Luey and Lila are pretty social and they are used to being outside on leashes. These 2 actually cooperated better than Nash, our canine friend.
Location was Silver Lake Park in North St Paul. This was a new location for me and it will be on my top list of favorite places for photo sessions especially in the Fall.
Yes, Nash does look sweet and innocent in his photos. Well he is very sweet just not sure about the innocent part. If I remember correctly, Nash had far more retakes than Luey and Lila especially during the family photos. The issue with him was his puppy energy. He didn’t like to sit still but once we got him to sit, he sat very well…for about 15 seconds.
Family session was a bit more challenging because we had to get 2 cats and a dog to all look at the camera at the same time. The cats actually did better than I had expected. I think being held helped a lot. Nash probably could of benefited from being held but we still managed to get a cute picture after a few retakes. Megan’s mom, Julie, was a great help. I couldn’t have gotten what I did with out her.
Final product and the only head I had to swap out was Nates.
This was an easy one for Nash. All he had to do was walk.
Sitting was a whole other story. We had to try multiple times
to get this
A few of my favorite ones of just the two of them
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Trumpeter Swans are one of my favorite birds. When I actively worked as a Veterinary Nurse I got to work up close and personal with them. It was quite an amazing experience. As a photographer, I have always wanted to get pictures of them in the wild but never had the opportunity until a few weeks ago. I just happened to be sitting in my camper and saw these 2 come across the my view. I grabbed my camera and slowly made my to them, trying to get as close as possible without scaring them off.
I have been on this lake for over 10 years and this is my first time seeing them so I was pretty excited. I was even more excited when the next images started to unfold in front of me. I love being at the right place at the right time.
Trumpeter Swans are North America’s largest and heaviest flying bird. Because of their massive size, they need at least 100 yards in order for them to take off. I hope you enjoyed my pictures.
A couple of week ago I did a photo shoot on my friends hobby farm. She has ponies, chickens, goats and just added on 6 ducks. Her daughter Allie let me use one of her ponies for my photo shoot. Allie spent a lot of time getting Daisy ready for photos so I told Allie I would do some photos of her and her ponies after my shoot was done.
Here is Allie and Leroy:
Daisy was a bit more challenging but we made it work: