Seriously how lucky am I? Maggie and Rosie, are the 3rd and 4th Golden Retrievers that I’ve had the absolute pleasure of photographing. These dogs are consistently sweet and consistently adorable each and every time they are in front of my camera, and these two sisters were absolutely no exception!
Their lovely owner, Kathy, approached me at a recent dog event and shelter open house with such excitement of finally acquiring some quality images of her and her girls. She told me of her struggles to get photos with her phone and also trying to put herself in the shot while also getting the attention of both dogs, and I was more than happy to take all of the struggle out of that process for her. The day of her shoot arrived, and Pratt’s Falls Park in Manlius, NY couldn’t have been a more perfect setting.
Maggie, the older of the two sisters, was such a well-behaved and well-mannered young lady who provided me with so many wonderful photo opportunities. She would pose perfectly and look right at me. This was probably the first time I’ve gotten a photo from below and looking up at a dog, as she stood on a picnic table curiously gazing down at me.
Rosie was unlike any dog I had seen before. I wasn’t aware, before this session, that an English Cream Golden Retriever even existed! She was so majestic as she pranced through the tall grasses and flowers, she reminded me of a character from my favorite childhood movie. For those of you who have never seen The Neverending Story (1984), first off, go watch it! Then tell me if Rosie is not a real-world version of Falkor the flying luck dragon. Ok, temporary nerd moment over, back to this amazing session!
Truly great photos are taken when you aren’t worried about anything but enjoying the moment and interacting with those who you love. I find great satisfaction in being able to provide this experience for my clients! Those times of rolling laughter, unbridled silliness, and blissful carefree are often few and far between. How great to be able to capture that in a photo? I hope that is what I was able to do for Kathy in the following images of herself, Maggie, and Rosie. We ran around in the grass, took a few breaks on some nearby benches, and then really settled in for some quiet pond observation at the end of the session.
Thank you Kathy, Rosie, and Maggie for sharing this sunny day with me and my wonderful assistant Mary Grace. And thank you as always, Mary Grace, for being a great assistant and a great friend!