Monday, 14 March 2011

So what is it you do, exactly?!

Hairy Dog Photography, providing very contemporary lifestyle photography for you and your dogs throughout the North East.  Photoshoots available in Sunderland, Durham, Newcastle and throughout the region.

Over the last week, I've been accused twice of making up the phrase, "Dog Lifestyle Photography".  Mea Culpa - guilty as charged.  "Lifestyle portraiture" is a phrase employed by contemporary photographers to describe a way of shooting their subjects in an unposed and natural manner.

This is something Emerson Photography been doing for some time anyway.  Hairy Dog Photography does exactly the same thing but includes the hairiest member of the family, usually as the main focus of the shoot.

The series of photos you're seeing here were shot a good while ago now, on Balmedie Beach near Aberdeen.  I wanted to give a full and frank account of a day at the beach with a much loved dog.  The family are now my in-laws but I don't hold it against them :-)

To ensure this picture of the day is complete, I made sure to record the surroundings with a few almost landscapey shots - they help to set the scene.

Your hairy dog doesn't necessarily have to be in each and every shot (although he will be the focus of the shoot) - I do like to get the whole family, or even just the one owner involved.  I love to see and capture moments of interaction between you and your pet.

This particular day involved a BBQ in the dunes - Kasper was rewarded with no less than two sandy sausages - this is probably why he looks so happy in all the photos!

This is just a very small selection from the days' shoot.  It was shot a long time ago (on film no less!) but was the beginnings of Hairy Dog Photography.  From that day onwards, I knew that as soon as I had the time, I would do the same for other families - everybody likes photos of their dogs, but dog-lovers really love photos of their pets enjoying a day out with the family!

There are several options after your shoot.  Perhaps a nice, simple, framed picture for the living room wall - a family photo and dog portrait all in one!  Hairy Dog can also produce beautiful little coffe table books for those who absolutely must have all the images - these really are lovely little keepsakes.  Canvasses and acryllic-sandwich prints are very popular too.

All shoots are FREE until the middle of April, due to high demand.  After this, they will be available at the very reasonable price of £40, complete with a free 7x5" print.  Bargain!  Please do feel free to get in touch through the Hairy Dog website.

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