I met up with Cece (a Dachsund/Beagle Mix) at Klyde Warren Park. The morning light there is just absolutely gorgeous! Cece kept cracking me up because anytime you pick her up or move her, she just goes entirely limp! She is definitely a cuddler and is like putty in your hands. The first and last images really show what I’m talking about…Thanks for a great session, Cece!
Lexi is the most chill dog I have EVER photographed! Which is especially surprising considering that she is a Labrador/German Shepherd mix. I have two labs myself, and I would certainly never describe them as chill – especially when there are new people to play with or new places to explore! Luckily, Lexi was up for anything and always attentive, never straying more than a few feet from us even when she was off the leash. And look at her sweet, natural smile! She was an absolute pleasure to photograph. Her dad recently retired from his career as a firefighter so we spent most of their session at the firehouse. We were even able to use the truck and put Lexi in it for a few shots. How fun is that??
George’s mom works in the Dallas Arts District, so of course that made it the perfect spot for his photo session! Even though he is a Westie on the outside, George has the heart of a retriever. As soon as I brought out the tennis ball, he was raring to go! Just check out that fierce determination as his fur flies in the wind! He was seriously into it! And fetching isn’t his only trick, he is also an agility dog. He showed off a bit of his repertoire on an empty bike rack. George has so much personality (I was cracking up while editing all his funny out-takes) and I’m so glad I was able to capture and preserve these memories for his mom and dad!
This portrait session was a birthday surprise for Tex and Yna’s dad! Tex (red collar) is originally from Hungary and comes from a champion bloodline. Yna (pink collar) is a bit shy and likes to be around her big brother so we did the session in their home to keep her comfortable. Luckily, Yna sniffed out right away that I was a friend and surprised us all by coming right out of her shell. But that wasn’t my only surprise! Tex and Yna had just gotten a little brother, a chocolate lab named Charlie. Even though they were the focus of the session, I did get to photograph him a little bit. German Shepherds are a particularly loyal breed of dog and I’m so glad I was able to capture the special bond they have with their dad.
The Dallas Arts District and Klyde Warren Park are two of of my favorite spots for a portrait session. It is a great mix of urban and park with plenty of variety. I met up with Coco on a beautiful 70 degree January day and as you can see, both he and his mom were fantastic models! With pugs and bulldogs, it is especially important to keep them from getting overheated so scheduling a portrait session in the fall and winter is a perfect time for these little guys.