Early last year I ran a huge giveaway to raise funds for Fetching Dogs. First prize was a Ruthless Photos voucher and Bentley’s person was the lucky winner.

black shepherd mix standing in long grass with yellow flowers
black shepherd mix sitting in front of long grass with yellow flowers

Bentley really wanted to like me but if I could maybe not try to touch him or stand too close it would be just swell, please and thank you. And if he could run around with his orange ball for the rest of the day that would be even better!

black shepherd mix dog running on beach with orange chuckit ball
black shepherd mix dog at beach with orange chuckit ball in mouth
black shepherd mix dog running across rocks at beach

Once we’d both learned to respect the invisible bubble we got along famously. He even forgot about it occasionally and teased me into thinking he was ready for pats, NOPE – hard yes for treats but hard no for affection, lady!

black shepherd mix sitting on rocks at beach
black shepherd mix laying on rocks at beach
black shepherd mix standing in water with feet on rock looking up at camera

When the light started to fade we packed up and drove to our second location. The plan was to just do some shots with the off-camera lighting and then pack up. The sunset was really pretty though so we stuck around for silhouette’s against the colourful sky. Bentley got paid extra for working overtime.

black shepherd mix standing on rock with sunflare between legs
black shepherd mix standing on rock silhouette against sunset sky

Bentley’s a keen flyballer and has a very busy social schedule. You can follow his adventures on Instagram here. If you visit my stand at the Dog Lovers Show you might be lucky enough to meet him.

I’d love to capture your pet’s colourful life too and create equally stunning artworks for your home. Click the button below to get in touch for more info.

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