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fawn frenchie pup standing on wooden sleeper with cute head tilt

Doug the Frenchie | Sydney Pet Photographer

July 21, 2017 | Leave a reply

When I decided to do the #SquishyFaceCrew book project it was because I hoped to fill my schedule with shoots just like this one. Not only does Doug have an adorable little squishy face but he also had me in stitches with his antics.

Before I’d even taken my first photo Doug was playing the sand is lava. I wish I’d made a video because it was HILARIOUS! I was glad he’s only little because anything bigger moving that fast and so out of control would have been terrifying. This is the face of a naughty French Bulldog who’s been asked to be still when all he wants to do is zoom!

fawn french bulldog puppy play bow on sand

Did you see this photo on my Facebook or Instagram before I cleaned all the sand and grot off his face? Who knew that one day my job would require me to do that? haha

smiling cheeky fawn frenchie pup

I love this photo so much I squeed when I took it.

fawn frenchie pup standing on wooden sleeper with cute head tilt

looking down on fawn frenchie pup sitting on wooden sleeper

“Are you being served?”

fawn french bulldog standing with front feet on wooden sleeper looking like a bartender

This photo pretty much sums up the shoot for me. It has a full double page spread in the album his owner bought. I’ll post a flip through on my Instagram in a day or two.

fawn french bulldog doing crazy zoomies in the sand

A 20×30″ canvas of this image is currently sitting in my office and I may struggle to part with it.

happy smiling french bulldog running towards camera on sand backlit

cute frenchie dog doing play bow with green ball between feet


handsome fawn french bulldog with black mask headshot with bokeh

I’m not really sure what he was looking at or for but I thought it was a nice image. And his little piglet butt is pretty cute too.

dog looking into the distance with lens flare

Before we adopted Angel (our far from angelic Staffy), about 11 years ago, I wanted a French Bulldog. I remember writing to breeders asking for a fawn one with a black mask. (Understandably, not many of them wrote back!) Doug is exactly what I had in mind. I won’t lie, since meeting him I live in hope that one day his owner will decide to give him to me. May as well dream here as in bed, right? Let’s just say this photo is of him not wanting to go home because he loves me too. Who cares if it’s the truth, it’s a beautiful story with a sad ending!

fawn french bulldog in drivers seat of black car at the wheel

I had so much fun at this session. I drove home feeling pretty sure that I was really going to enjoy making this book. If you own a squishy faced dog and would like to take part you can find all the info on this page:

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two cocker spaniels sitting between owner's legs at park

Benson and Milly | Sydney Dog Photographer

July 20, 2017 | Leave a reply

It’s been quiet around here while I was having some work done on my websites. Apologies if you subscribe by email and received old posts to your inbox multiple times, it wasn’t my doing! I’m back now and I’ve stockpiled a bunch of posts for you so get ready to be bombarded with dog photos again.

I first met Benson and Milly back in May. There was much texting back and forth trying to decide if the weather was suitable that day and eventually we chose to go ahead. Unfortunately the light was really average so I suggested we shoot again when it was nicer. It wasn’t a total waste of time though, this first image is the one they chose for a large acrylic wall art piece. (It arrived from my supplier today and looks soooooo good!)

two cocker spaniels standing on rocks with big sky

We got the last of the autumn leaves, which were exactly the same colour as Benson’s coat.

golden cocker spaniel dog sitting in autumn leaves smiling with head tilt

Milly looks pretty good amongst them too. Check out the length of her eyelashes! Much envy!

black and white cocker spaniel dog sitting in autumn leaves smiling

I wouldn’t say it was a bad choice to go ahead with the first shoot because having to meet up again meant I got to hang out with these lovely dogs and their even lovelier owners a second time. That pretty light was just the icing on the cake.

happy golden cocker spaniel dog with bokeh

black and white cocker spaniel dog sitting on a rock with bokeh

With the help of two people I managed to get a shot of them sitting together. It was no easy feat!

two dogs sitting on a metal picnic table at park

Winter in Sydney isn’t half bad.

golden cocker spaniel dog standing on wall against blue sky

black and white cocker spaniel dog sitting on wall against blue sky

I enlisted my helpers again (who also happen to be Benson and Milly’s owners) to get the dogs to sit together for a family photo. There was a third helper beside me with their ball. #teamwork

two cocker spaniels sitting between owner's legs at park

And finally they got to do their favourite thing, FETCH!

golden cocker spaniel dog running in park at sunset with ball in mouth

black and white cocker spaniel dog running in park at sunset with ball in mouth

The sunset was intense and as it filtered through the trees I was so happy that I’d invested the extra time to get the job done right.

If you’d like to check out Benson and Milly’s album you can see a digital flip through on my Instagram.

These two are the fifth matching pair of dogs that I’ve photographed this year and I have three more pairs booked in for sessions. Being slightly OCD that really pleases me! Do you have two dogs of the same breed that you’d like to have photographed? Get in touch, I’d love to create some memories for you to treasure.

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