I can't believe how fast time flies. I know that's a cliche but almost three months ago I had the privilege of photographing two beautiful Chow Chows for one of my friends. It seems like two weeks ago. How does that happen?? Freedom (a gorgeous butterscotch color) is a couple years old and came to them by way of a Rescue group. The second Chow, Liberty, was still a puppy (maybe 16 wks old???) and she's the one who gave me the biggest challenge. Not because she wouldn't follow direction, but because of her black coloring. I have yet to master the trick to photographing black..... With permission from the family, I thought I would share a couple photos from that shoot:
We all loved this series, with their images reflected in the water. I'm not sure if this is the best photo, I am just sharing the few images I still have downloaded on my computer. Next is a gorgeous side-view of Freedom:
Isn't he beautiful? (and just as nice as he can be too). I know some people are wary about adopting from a rescue or shelter but with some patience and a lot of love, look what the reward is. I hate to think how many abused animals never experience love, safety or security. They get started on the wrong foot and it never goes right from thereon. Freedom is such a lucky boy in that respect and my hat is off to them for working with him. Okay, okay, moving on. Let's give little Liberty her time in the spotlight too:
Isn't she the cutest? She reminded me of a little black bear cub except her disposition couldn't be any sweeter. As a photographer, I look at these pictures and think I didn't do her justice. In so many of them she appeared to be a dark shape next Freedom, her black eyes and nose lost in the identical coloring of her coat. Someday I'll figure out the trick and we'll repeat the shoot so that you can really shine little girl! Such a fun experience on a beautiful fall afternoon. I still can't believe it was three months ago tho!!!