This dog photography session in the Berkshires of beautiful Western Massachusetts (that's about 3 hours West of Boston) was simply spectacular. The client is actually a couple whom I've become good friends with, who live right here in my building: The Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts in North Adams. I'm always so honored when friends hire me, because not only does it show a deep trust in me as an artist, it also shows that friends trust me to play both the role of professional photographer and good friend at the same time. It's a balancing act that I find challenging and exciting.
Chloe (the Golden/etc etc etc mix), Betty and Andrew live in a large, open, airy and bright artist loft here at the Eclipse Mill building. Betty is a textile artist, and Andrew is a writer and book collector, so it was important to me to incorporate their surroundings - the beautiful and unique home that they've built - into our portraits. Chloe is an incredibly sweet dog, always wagging her tail and smiling, but she is very mellow at home. She also pulls her family together, which - if you've ever read my blog before - you know that I love to see. For this fine are dog photography session, my focus was showing Chloe's sweet yet independent nature, while also showing the sweetness and deep love that exists between Chloe and her people. By keeping things mellow, and letting our photography session unfold very naturally, the end result was a series of fine art dog portraits that are warm and intimate, and truly a display of such joy and connection. I couldn't be happier with how these dog photographs turned out.
In the end, my clients selected three beautiful portraits to be printed, matted and signed. They now hang on the walls of their studio, amongst an eclectic series of painting, photography and textile art, and I'm honored to be part of their collection.
Thanks for a wonderful session, guys!