It’s time for part four of my Tails of Sydney outtakes. (Previous posts can be seen here if you missed them.) It’s a little late coming to you as the project was put on hold while my husband/assistant recovered from an accident where he injured his back. He’s feeling a lot better now so it’s full steam ahead.
Buster and Ceza had their shoot at Clontarf Reserve, as you can probably tell from their bedraggled coats they had several laps around the dog beach before this photo was taken. What you probably can’t tell is that these boys are full littermates. I kid you not!
Bis had his shoot at Coogee a few weeks ago. We were lucky we did it when we did because the beach took an absolute hammering in the storms a couple of weeks later. I wonder if these boats are even there still.
Che’s shoot was at Carss Park. His owner is the chef behind Wooftastic Tasty Treats and she kindly brought some of his favourites to bribe him with. I’d love to claim that winning smile was my doing but it was more to do with what was in my hand than my charm!
Holly and Billy the Westies, in their adorable little bow ties, had their session in Darling Harbour. More than one person stopped to ask if they’re famous. If they weren’t before well they are now.
Storm and Kitana’s session was at Campbelltown Arts Centre. We weren’t allowed to go through to the Japanese Teahouse and Garden, a Bicentennial gift to the people of Campbelltown by sister city Koshigaya, but the outside of the building was pretty impressive and made a great backdrop for these two gorgeous Rottweilers.
Lui’s shoot was at Parramatta Park a few weeks ago. He’s like more than one of the dogs that are currently snuggled up under my desk together … a rescued blockhead foster fail, my favourite kind of failure!
I’ve photographed a lot of matching sets for my book recently – two kelpies, two cavoodles, two westies, two rotties and now two pugs! Zeke and little Prudence had their shoot in Newtown and were SO great to work with. Gotta love a food motivated dog that can ignore all the distractions that King Street has to offer on a Friday afternoon.
“When we first saw Oreo he was last of his litter. He did not have the same markings as his other siblings and had a big white head. Which worked out well in the end because now he has a batman look to him! He was very calm and docile. Little did we know that the docile puppy was actually hiding a gastrointestinal problem which we had to deal with for another 3 months. Luckily it has now been resolved and underneath it all was a very active and playful puppy.”
Oreo’s people have done a heap of training with him so he was a perfect little model for me at his shoot in the city. I couldn’t wait to download the files as soon as I got home!
Who here recognises Miss Cody? I did her adoption photos when she was a puppy. Last week I got to photograph her again for this project and would you believe, she still hates my camera! With the help of some godawful noises that I’ve never made before I managed to get her ears to come to the party and got the shots I needed, but I have to save them for the book.
Pretty little Bella dragged herself out from her warm bed very very early last week for her shoot at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. I was warned that she’s wary of strangers but she must have known straight away that I’m a crazy dog lady with pockets full of treats because she stood up and wagged her whole body as soon as she saw me. It was a lovely warm welcome on such a freezing cold morning.
Tails of Sydney, as you know, is a fundraising project. Last week I was able to donate $5,633.46 to the three groups I nominated as beneficiaries at the start. It’s just the first of two donations, the second will be made at the end of the project.