It was a pleasure recently, presenting at the Sackville Photoraphy Club about how I photograph pets. Coming from a farming background in rural P.E.I., we always had animals around. My family were Border Collie breeders, and the dogs were as much a part of the family as they were working dogs. When I was small, still toddling around in diapers, one of the dogs used to guard me from getting to close to the wood stove we had in our house. If I got to close, she would grab me by my clothing, and pull me back. She was a wonderful dog named Fay, and being so close to her and the rest of the farm animals from such a young age really taught me a lot about how to respect and interact with animals.
Nowadays, you’ll find me photographing pets with their family all the time. They are important. Since they are only here for a short while, having beautiful photographs to remember them by is precious.
Meet Phineas: An energetic wheaten terrier who modeled for us at the Sackville Photography Club while I was demonstrating some tips for getting better pet photos. Thank you to his mom, Stephanie for bringing him.