Tumbling with Titan: Karynn, Mike & Titan

It sure has been a while since I’ve posted, hasn’t it? Well, I’m sure you can forgive me with these new photos I’m about to share with you! 😉

These last few weeks have been absolutely crazy between training for the North American Irish Dance Championships in New Orleans, launching my Rates & Services page, scheduling photo sessions with some clients and more!

That being said, I’ve finally had the opportunity to edit the photos from my recent photo shoot with some dear friends and their new puppy, Titan. After getting rained out of our first scheduled dates, thanks to a freak hail and wind storm that struck the greater Edmonton region, we were finally able to meet up on June 26th at Red Willow Park in St. Albert. Needless to say, all the finger crossing worked after hoping for nice lighting, beautiful weather and lush scenery. 🤞🏼

With Kevin’s helping hand (he was the designated dog treat giver and ball thrower), I was able to take some gorgeous shots of Titan and his two wonderful owners, Mike and Karynn. I’ll be the first to admit that snagging these photos required some quick maneuvering, following a very energetic dog around and a near run-in with another dog’s brown gift while finding different angles to shoot while in the grass.😳

By the end of the night, we left with a near empty bag of dog treats, a plethora of mosquito bites and some fantastic shots.

So without further ado, let me introduce you to the happy family!

Here are some tips for any photographers who are looking to do portraits with dogs:

  1. Always have an aid or assistant on hand. They can attract the dog’s attention bait them with treats while you focus on taking the picture.
  2. Bring a full bag of the dog’s favourite treats. Sometimes they won’t need that positive reinforcement, but their attention can lessen as the shoot progresses. This will keep their attention while reinforcing good behaviour.
  3. Have a small step ladder to take shots from a higher angle. This goes for any portait shoot and can help you try some new angles.

Christina

About Christina Zoernig

Christina Zoernig is a St.Albert-based photographer who specializes in lifestyle, landscape and portrait photography. She's also a digital media specialist with a journalism background. When she's not busy competing as an Irish dancer or focusing on her day job, you'll often find her with my camera and a chai tea latte in hand!

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