Category Archives: Pets

Puppy Session with Pepper

Meet Pepper, a tiny little Mini Dachshund. She is around 5-6 months old and has a whole lot of personality. Photos were taken at Round Lake in Frederic Wi. During my editing process I usually throw a few black and whites in for my clients but I ended up doing a lot of black and white photos with Pepper because her unique markings made for some great contrast.

The color photos turned out great too but I think the black and whites are my favorite. We also did part of Pepper’s photo session on a boat. This was her first time on one and she absolutely loved it. How cute is she in that little life jacket.

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Location and Lighting: A pony, a goat and a really cute 6 year old named Harper.

Here is another one of my favorite locations for photo shoots. This one is at at my friends hobby farm in Cottage Grove. The day we planned for was supposed to be cloudy which is my favorite type of weather for natural lighting. I was a little disappointed when I woke up and saw that the sun was shining bright. As much as I love the sun, it can be very challenging for photos especially during the middle of the day when the sun is at it’s highest. It is a good thing that I love a challenge.

For Harper’s photo shoot we walked around the property looking for areas that have the most interesting backgrounds and where I could work around the bright sun. When working a photo shoot on a sunny day, you want to make sure that the sun is not facing your subject. As you can see in the example below, it causes eye squinting, dark shadows around the eyes and an overexposed (very bright) face.

To adjust for the brightness of the sun, Harpers photos were all shot with either the sun behind her or to the left or right of her. If you look at the brightest spots on her hair, that will tell you the direction the sun is facing. You can see that she is not squinting and there are no dark shadows around her eyes.

Finding areas that the sun is being blocked by a building can work well too as you can see in the photo with the wagon wheel. The building behind her was blocking the sun which created a small area that we could use to get nice lighting.

The main reason we chose the hobby farm was for the ponies and the goats. Harper had never met a pony or goat before so this was a new experience for her. She was a natural once she got used to them. Daisy the pony and Flirt the goat were not quite as cooperative as Harper. You can’t tell in the photos but we struggled quite a bit. We had lots of retakes but managed to get some great shots.

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Driving Miss Allie

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:

Had to get one of Mama Flo too 🙂


Cora – Easter Mini Session

Cora had so much fun with her Easter mini session. I still have openings on Friday, March 20th and Sunday March 22nd. My studio is clean and disinfected in between sessions. PM me or send an email to casphoto@comcast.net and I can get you signed up!

I think Meadow was a little jealous. She kept photo bombing.

 


Easter Mini Sessions

Meadow was the lucky one today. She got to help me try out some Easter themes for my upcoming Easter mini sessions.  I will be posting more details this weekend about the mini sessions and how you can sign up for them.