Being constantly surrounded by dogs definitely has its perks. Not only do I get to enjoy working with some amazing dogs, but I also have many muses to practice my photography techniques on lots of different personalities and breeds. As a dog trainer at Canine Life Skills just outside of St. Louis, you’ll also find me perfecting my pet photography craft with many of the dogs that come through for training. Not only do I get to enjoy doing all of the things that I love, but it’s also a great distraction for the dogs as they work on their training skills.
This fall, we had lots of different dogs come through that found themselves in front of my camera for a quick photo session. We had all types of dogs, from big to small and puppies to adults. Each had their own distinct personalities (with some of the smallest ones having the mightiest personalities). Fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons, with all of the colors and plenty of leaves to play in! I love how the colorful leaves make some of the best backdrops to highlight those lovable dog personalities for their portraits!
Here are a few of the dogs I got to photograph this Fall while they were here for training.
He was such a handsome German Shepherd to photograph!
He also had some great expressions for his portraits.
What a fun dog to photograph!
Look at this cute, little Beagle puppy!
This deaf, pint-size puppy held still for a second for her portrait.
I love that sweet face!
I think she spotted the treat.
What a dog model!
She took a little break during her session.
Oh, that sweet Beagle face!
I love a good head tilt in a dog portrait!
The serious look.
The candid look.
And the relaxed look (or as relaxed as a Shepherd gets).
There was lots of personality in this little puppy!
During his photography session, he took a quick second to check out my noises before he went back to eating the leaves.
Here’s another little dog model!
What a cute little dog!
We found some color for his portraits.
We took advantage of his many sides during his photo session.
We found some fun things to get on for this puppy’s photos.
He’s rocking that look!
I LOVE this sweet Shepherd face!