This is the chair we have on load from our home's previous occupant's dog. Both our dogs love it, and today I experimented with the sole window light in the room it's in. My toddler helped.
We have decided not to decorate for Christmas this year. In the past we have had guests or time off work to enjoy our decorations. This year we have a busy 11-month-old human baby added to our chaos, no guests over the holidays for the first time ever, and boxes everywhere for our January move. To summarize, there has been one exception to our decision not to decorate this year. That is one string of droopy, yellow hue holiday lights I tossed up haphazardly in our kitchen. Well, today we had a quick bit of fun with them while my son played with his lunch. I hope to expand on this concept in the future, when I actually have more than a minute trying to keep a dog in a sit and my toddler from running into her with his walker -of which she is afriad.
I had the pleasure of revisiting one of my very favorite and most photogenic subjects this past fall, but didn't have the time to post the photos sooner. Enjoy my latest take on this lovely collie!
Our original plans fell through this afternoon, so we headed outdoors in the frigid air to capture some quick southern December shots before my son's nap time. Here's what we got of "Blair," my three-year old East German WL GSD von Schraderhaus.
Meet Leo! He has the gusto of a puppy and the heart of a lion! He's one handsome boy. Do you like his Halloween costume? He's ready for the Zombie apocalypse! You can follow Leo's adventures on Instagram @adventuresofkeikipaws
This is Rex! I had the pleasure of shooting him last week...He was a wiggler! I managed to get some decent adorable shots of this little dude regardless. More energetic dogs generally give a better variety of expressions. Unfortunately I was struggling with a couple lighting errors and a few other malfunctions so I didn't have as many final shots to choose from as I would prefer. This was my first time working with a black paper backdrop. Note: Fallen fur shows up like lightening! The next time I shot dogs, I cleaned fur up after each break. It is a bitch (no pun intended) to edit out sans Photo Shop. Anyway, these were my favorite final edits. Enjoy!
Testing some alternate lighting techniques. This is my own eldest, Blair - aka Xe von Schraderhaus. Blair is a three year old DDR East Working Line German Shepherd Dog. Photos by yours truly! I hope you enjoy her - she is such a princess with posing. You can follow some of her adventures on Instagram @allysonfilkins #blairthegsd. Training videos coming soon!
I had the pleasure of shooting this sweet, shy girl yesterday afternoon. Like many of my furry-pawed subjects, she was a frame wanderer, but full of affection and kisses for yours truly!
This is my own middle child, Teacup (aka Blue Collar's Patriotic Liberty Bell). She enjoys helping me set up for shoots and dog-proof my props and backdrops. Follow Teacup's activities on Instagram #TeacupTheSaintBernard or follow the blog for video training updates!
Last year I started taking pet portraits -or "pawtraits" as I call them. I took a little time off to have a baby and adjust to baby-centered life the past year, but I'll be starting this fun little project back up again next week, so here's one of my favorites from last year. This is "Whiskey Rose."
You can follow the adventures of Whiskey Rose on Instagram @cry_havoc17