After the success of my photoshoot with Rusty the golden retriever puppy, I formally launched my pet pawtrait mini sessions. It wasn't long before Christie got in touch with me to arrange one for her adorable liver-spotted dalmatian, Nora. I suggested Hothfield Common, near Ashford, as it was both local to Christie and a great open space often used by dog walkers. With the summer now coming to a close, we had some great colours on display, including the pinks and purples of the heather coming out. This was the perfect backdrop for some lovely photos of Nora, both on her own, and with Christie and her partner Paul in some almost Christmas card worthy poses! Once we got Nora to sit still, of course.
Kim is one of my oldest friends and I've known her since secondary school. In fact she was part of the inspiration for me pursuing a photography career. She also has a special place in her heart for dogs, and when the reality of getting a puppy turned into bringing home Rusty, she was quick to suggest a photo session with the playful golden retriever! Animals (especially quick ones) was a new genre for me at the time but I have since launched my pet pawtrait mini sessions after the success of our time down the Folkestone Warren at sunset, together with Kim and her partner Jamie. I don't have a dog myself but I can see why so many people are just head over heels in love with them!