You may not know it from looking at him, but Jim is a retired working dog. After years of sniffing out trouble, Jim found his forever home with Matt. And despite his tough job description, Jim is a little camera shy. As we wandered around downtown San Diego, Jim started to relax. He was especially happy when we made it to Petco Park and he was allowed to run and play. So my favorite shot of him is this first one at the park where he’s snuggling up into Matt’s hands and smiling at the camera. It doesn’t get much cuter than this man’s best friend.
The hardest thing about photographing puppies is that they want to eat the camera, chew on the strap, and generally don’t know the “sit” and “stay” commands. They trip over themselves, go in the exact direction you don’t want them to go, and just like to make things more difficult. But it’s all worth it, because when you finally get a good puppy picture, all is right in the world.
Meet Carlos, the ten week old Frenchie. Carlos likes chewing on shoes (which are currently bigger than him) and furniture. He sleeps in the bed, snuggling so close you have to be careful not to crush him. And his favorite game is chasing you around the house – and it only takes about ten times of running back and forth across the living room to get him to so tired he passes out.
Good luck not falling in love.
and again but in color because I’m obsessed…