Do I hear an echo? I’m sure I must. I am the worst of all bloggers on the planet, I think. One of my many New Year’s resolutions is to post on this blog more often. So I am starting off the New Year ( my definition of “starting off” is anytime within 8 days of the New Year) with SOME of my faves from 2012.
I hesitated to do this because I don’t want anyone’s feelings hurt if their dog/horse/cat doesn’t show up here. I just chose a few but had so many wonderful shoots. In fact, I didn’t have a single shoot in 2012 that wasn’t wonderful. Lucky me!!
So on with the show.
The first prize goes to Scooter. He wins the “Dog I Most Want to Squeeze and Kiss Every Time I See His Picture” award. (Yes, these are the kind of categories you will be subjected to in this post. Don’t say you weren’t warned. ) Scooter is a rescue dog who came to his owner, Angie, in horrific condition but you would certainly never know it. He’s so full of himself it’s hilarious- can’t you just see the little ‘tude he’s copping? What a little buster!
The next award goes to Fastest Shoot Ever- I think it lasted about 10 minutes. This is the Kentucky Humane Society calendar cover for 2013. It turned out great but it was a very fast, “hairy” job!! That’s because these two dogs had never met and did not exactly get along. The super happy and very social puppy, Noelle, was a little too much for 11 year old Lacie, who would have much preferred a nature walk to a puppy hanging off her ear. But they hung in there just long enough for me to get about 5 shots, including this one. Whew!
And while we’re on the topic of charity shoots and calendars…. Daisy was the 2013 Louisville Weimaraner Rescue Calendar girl. She wins for Silliest Smile!! Love it!
Best Sunrise Shot:
Best Sunset Shot:
Best Puppy Picture: Little Luca. She also wins for the puppy with the best attention span. This is at the end of the shoot in which she posed like the Queen for about half an hour!! That’s like 6 hours in puppy time.
Most Dogs/Grown-up and Baby Humans posing in one portrait!
Most Photogenic Horse- the incredible Hansen. He’s a talented racehorse, a gorgeous guy, and a big sweetie too.
The award for Best Eyes go to Sahalie. They are the deepest amber color- gorgeous!!
I think little Henry gets the nod for Best Outfit.
Best Model goes to Gabby. She and her sister Foxy have been photographed by me three times, and they have posing down to a science. They are both fabulous!!!!!
Most Photogenic Feline goes to Atlas. He’s one of those cats who thinks he’s a dog. And what incredible eyes!
And, on a completely unrelated side note, I just realized that the vast majority of the cats I’ve photographed have names that start with the letter A. Hmm…. weird…
Most Fun During a Shoot goes to Gracie! She was joyful and tireless and loved every minute of it!! Even after the two hour car ride to get here!!
And finally…… the award for Most Challenging Pose!!! You probably can’t fully appreciate the dexterity of this little guy but he was balancing on a rock, down a hill by a rushing creek. ( He also gets the award for Canine Bravery during a Photoshoot!!)
What a great year!!!! And so many others too that I wish I could show. Maybe I’ll do a part two sometime soon:)
Here’s to 2013- may my clients be just as wonderful!!