Nick called. He said his girlfriend Lindsey had a little dog that was the love of her life. He knew Winston was her No. 1 guy and he wanted to do something special for her for Valentine's Day and that something special was a pet photography session. Now that is our specialty.
I prepared a cute little gift certificate and it wasn't long before I heard from Lindsey, who thought Nick was the best boyfriend for surprising her with a pet photography shoot.
Now in all honesty, we've been having quite a difficult March. Lindsey's photo shoot was the first one the entire month that didn't need to be postponed because of the weather. I know, Los Angeles is legendary for having great weather and we haven't had much precipitation all year but my sessions have been rained out for weeks. So finally, our shoot date arrived this weekend and the weather was spectacular.
Winston is a 7-year-old Yorkie/Brussels Griffon mix. I know. You don't need to tell me what a combo that is. He's a little firecracker. Winston has a beautiful mottled spiky gray coat and his face is black and Lindsey says his darker face makes him more difficult to photograph. Hold my beer... I've got this.
Lindsey and Nick -- and Winston, too -- have a gorgeous light-filled home with very interesting furnishings that were perfect for the shoot. We had him in this chair, that ottoman, on a blanket, on top of a table -- just all over. And Lindsey wanted to make sure I got a photo of Winston's favorite squeaky toy... a little green jalapeno.
And then we went outside for a little walk. Oh my gosh, he is just so tiny, he is just a little sweetheart. Once again, I was so tempted to slip him into my camera bag... but naw, I don't do that. Just tempted!
I created a little video of Winston's pet photography session and here are a few images for your enjoyment.
When you need that special gift for a special someone, well, just let me say... everyone is thrilled to receive a Modern Pet Portraiture gift certificate!