In honor of National Pet Day, which was celebrated by millions of dogs, cats, birds and fish across the country on Tuesday, I thought it would be fun to use “pets” as my Taking Focus theme for the week. Not only do I have two sweet cats, who may or may not be spoiled as if they were our children, but I have also photographed many a pet for One Eleven Photography clients as well as during my time working for newspapers. I love when clients want to bring along their dogs (and a bird in one case : ) because they help tell the story of that couple or that family just a little bit better. And, they just add a fun element to the photos.
This first set of photos are from client photo sessions:
I still love this shot from a dog show I covered in Dubuque, Iowa.
I’ve taken many pictures of people’s horses for some reason but this is one of my favorites.
This a photo I found of my family’s pooch, Murray, when he was a younger fella. It makes me smile because he’s pretty old now and it’s nice to remember when he was 100%.
The rest are of my two kitties, Ruby and Gus, who possibly get photographed a little too much. I can only imagine how many photos there will be when we have kids!