Photographing Babies...Even Those with Fur
I have a tough time telling people what I most enjoy photographing. I love taking pictures, so I enjoy photographing anything. However, there is a special place in my heart for babies...Even those with fur. There is nothing more precious than a newborn baby but cuddly new puppies (who haven't yet reached the "I wanna bite you and jump on you" phase) are a close second. I photographed Remi and Dakota on Christmas eve, when they were both at my house. Both of these furry babies were experiencing their first days/nights away from their mamas and they were in that quiet, sleepy-baby-like stage, which is reflected in Dakota's yawn.
For this photo, Remi and Dakota had been allowed to introduce themselves to each other and spend some time sniffing and chewing on each other before I placed them atop a large foot stool in hopes that they would offer me at least one cute shot.
I should clarify that this was a personal photo-- not a job, which is why you see some informal background objects. The black puppy (a husky, shepherd, lab mix) is Remi and she belongs to my daughters. The golden puppy, Dakota (a golden-doodle) was a gift for my nieces and nephew. I loved the contrast between these two puppies-- in color, size, shape and personality. At this time, Dakota was very laid back-- almost to the point of being shy and Remi was just entering that frisky-stage; she was curious about her new surroundings (and about Dakota). Dakota was interested only in snuggling and being held...Remi was interested in bugging Dakota.
Whether I am photographing one or two (or more) puppies, or a newborn's tiny fingers and toes, a wedding or other occasion, I am enjoying myself but, hands down, the puppies and the babies are my cutest subjects.
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